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This weeks meal plan Monday – Salmon steaks with steamed vegetables Tuesday – Beef Ravioli with bolognese sauce Wednesday – Slow Cooker Country Chicken Thursday – Crustless quiche, again because I LOVE this recipe. Friday – Rissoles with sweet potato mash and vegetables, I made double quantity of rissoles and place uncooked left overs in […]

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Sorry today’s post is a little late, I have been working really hard the last week with upgrading a section of the website, all to be revealed later today.   I hope you have all enjoyed the guest posters from last week contributing their posts the ‘Organising You’ series:  Organising and celebrating you, A mothers […]

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  • I made this exact recipe on the weekend for a cake fundraiser stall, and then put them on the end of skewers & placed in a small vase. So effective & the kids loved them!ReplyCancel

  • Gayemurphy

    Wow! I didn’t realise Julie Goodwin had a website with her recipes on it!!! Thanks!!! (I was given “our family table” cookbook for Mother’s Day) I’ve started to meal plan – not quite getting to the full seven days – but from Monday to Friday the meals are planned out! I’ve been thinking about doing a shepherds pie for awhile… thanks for reminding me to ‘plan it in’…ReplyCancel

  • Can anyone suggest a substitute for cocoa?ReplyCancel

  • Anoter cute idea was putting a spearmint leaf lolly onto a skewer, followed by a marshmallow, spread some butter icing on the end of marshmallow, dip into sprinkles. Cute edible marshmallow flowers in a vase :)ReplyCancel

  • Oopsiemumma

    I’ve only just discovered your meal plans and I LOVE them. They are what real people can cook for real kids. I always used to do meal plans with exotic dishes then would get stressed about cooking it and it would always turn out hideous. I’ve only just recently discovered the power of doing a meal plan with ‘normal’ foods. So nice to know you do too and I’ll be popping back to check each week, your schnitzel is one I keep forgetting to put on my plans. You never know but one day I might get organised and be able to link up with you!ReplyCancel

  • Use caramel out if a tin!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz
    this is our meal plan for the week ahead!

Very easy meals this week as I have been busy preparing for my twins, now 9, birthday parties.  Full blog post about their parties coming soon, however we had a wonderful day, filled with so much fun, smiles and excitement. This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish, pasta and vegetables Tuesday – Creamy Thai Chicken with brown […]

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This weeks meal plan Monday – Salmon and Brocolli Pasta Bake Tuesday – Crustless Quiche Wednesday – leftovers from freezer, on toast Thursday – Fish fillets with pasta and vegetables Friday – Pie with potato and vegetables Saturday – Chicken and Bacon Risotto Sunday – Ham and Potato Cakes with salad Baking – White chocolate and raspberry […]

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This weeks meal plan Monday – Tuna Pasta Bake Tuesday – Homemade Pizza, as requested by the birthday girl Wednesday – Chicken caesar salad  Thursday – BBQ sausages and steak with salad Friday – Chicken and Spinach Lasange with vegetables Saturday – Beef Enchilada’s, inspired by The Fridge Door Sunday – Easy dinner, eggs on toast Baking […]

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  • SusieQTpies Scraps

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up and gave you a Pin in Pinterest under my Meal Planning Board! I’m following you, too! I’m on Pinterest.

    Have a super week! SusieReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Bacon Pasta Bake Tuesday – Donna Hay’s, Chorizo, Spinach and Ricotta Frittata (Fast, Fresh, Simple cookbook)  next time I will omit the sage and ricotta. Wednesday – KFC, we had a delightful day seeing Mary Poppins the musical so… had the night off     Thursday – Slow Cooked Silverside […]

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I have been very spoilt over the last two weeks with hubby cooking dinner most nights.  He wanted to do it so it felt like a bit of a break  for me too.  We have enjoyed BBQ’s, salads, cup a noodles, nights out with family, date night dinner (yum cha, yummo) and  pizza.  So if […]

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  • Brooke

    Katrina, the lamb pie looks delish! Definitely one too try when it cools down a bit!ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    Do you mean favourite recipes from 2011?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No 2010 is correct :). I was intending on doing both together but didn’t have time.ReplyCancel

  • […] for some meal planning inspiration check out The Organised Housewife, Quirky Cooking and My Little Thermomix for more […]ReplyCancel

  • Hrrrm. Meal planning is not so good at my house at the moment! Hopefully next week when we’re all at home it will come good again!ReplyCancel

  • Christeen

    Made the Choc Sprinkle Cookies the other day. They were GREAT!! A big hit with everyone, even the daughter of my always baking friend. She said that they were better than her mum’s! ThanksReplyCancel

I would like to say a big thank you to Lisa for sharing her families weekly meal while I am away in Kuala Lumpur.  However I am sure that my hubby is cooking beautiful meals for my family 😉 Please remember that I post meal plans from my week that just passed, which gives me […]

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This weeks meal plan Monday – Lamb cutlets and Vegetables Tuesday – Beef and brocoli stir fry Wednesday – Macaroni and cheese Thursday – Chicken filo with vegetables Friday – Christmas celebration Saturday – Mediterranean Tuna and Rice Pie (delicious!) Sunday – Roast Beef with potato and vegetables Baking – Apple Slice (so easy and very yummy) […]

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  • Mmm. Apple Slice!

    I have lots of time away from home this week, so we have some easy, dad-friendly meals on our plan…


  • Anonymous

    Oh that apple slice looks amazing!!!

    A few fun meals this week :)ReplyCancel

  • Sevencherubs

    That apple slice looks awesome! Yummo. I am trying to eat healthier this week but so finding it difficult already. Great recipe ideas thanks xReplyCancel

    • You should try the slice Naomi when you aren’t on your diet, you will love it!ReplyCancel

  • V Blyth

    I’ve had that Apple Slice before and it’s amazing. Thanks for the recipe. Also a quick recipe when you need to take food to share, sounds crazy but works a treat and is always the first dish gone.
    Chicken and Tuna Salad
    1 bbq chicken, pulled apart into bite size pieces
    1 tin of tuna (a good one pls)
    1 jar of egg mayonnaise
    500g baby potatoes, boiled with the skin on (or potatoes cut into quarters)
    Handful of Snow peas (topped and tailed) or Sweet peas in pods
    anything else you might like to add
    Mix everything together, adding as much mayonnaise as you like, add salt and pepper, chill and enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • I hope you enjoy the pie, it is delicious!ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan Monday – Chicken Carbonara Pasta Bake Tuesday – Curried mince with potato and vegetables Wednesday – Salmon Patties with vegetables  Thursday – Fish, pasta and salad Friday – Zucchini Slice and salad Saturday – Homemade Pizza Sunday – Roast Beef postato and vegetables Baking – Carrot Muffins Salmon Patties Chicken Cabonara Pasta […]

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This weeks meal plan Don’t forget to link your meal plan up below, or comment letting me know what you plan is for the week… I love seeing new recipes Monday – Slow cooker beef massaman curry  Tuesday – Fish with (continental) cheesey rice and vegetables Wednesday – Eggs on toast Thursday – Curried mince with […]

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This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Taryn S for winning the new Donna Hay cookbook.   I am a big Donna Hay fan, I love her simplicity in cooking, recipes are not extravagant, her cheat options make cooking easy and the end result always tastes delicious.  I was excited to learn of her new cookbook, […]

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  • Samy_savva

    I dont have a blog, however this is this weeks meal plan starting tonight:

    Monday – Spaghetti and Meatballs – a Dolmio sauce from the supermarket
    Tuesday – Chorizo and Tomato Frittata – Donna Hay 10th Anniversary Special Mag
    Wednesday – Homemade Pizza
    Thursday – Battered Fish and Salad
    Friday – Roasted Tomato, Eggplant and Haloumi Burger – Donna Hay website
    Saturday – Mummy and Oly Out – Daddy – WHATEVER (hehe)
    Sunday – our choice

    This household also LOVES Donna Hay. Her recipes are simple, tasty and I never have any fuss out of miss 3 eating any of her meals. They are great for families on the go but also have the more intense cooking experience for when you have the time.

    I made the Donna Hay spin on spaghetti bolognese from her 10th Anniversary mag the other night and it was AMAZING and definitely gave food for thought on spag bol night!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    Katrina – I’m a big fan of sharing Meal Plans, thanks for making it so simple!ReplyCancel

  • We love Donna Hay too – what a fabulous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Anderson

    My meal planner for this week
    Monday: Chow Mein
    Tuesday: steak with steamed Veggi’s
    Wednesday: raviolia and bolognese sauce
    Thursday: Bbq fish & salad
    Fri: Hamburgers on the Bbq
    Sat: Roast Lamb in the Webber with friends
    Sun: toaties with left over Lamb (if any left)ReplyCancel

  • Sunday – toasted sandwiches
    Monday – chicken burgers
    Tuesday – rissoles and salad
    Wednesday – spag Bol
    Thursday – slow cooker corned beef and salad
    Friday – pasta marinara
    Saturday – roast lamb and balsamic roast vegesReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Mon- Stirfry Tues- meat & vege Wed – spag Bol Thurs- beef strog Fri – Homemade pizza Sat – fish and salad Sun Roast dinner. I need meal planners!ReplyCancel

  • M – Spaghetti w bol sauce & veg

    T- homemade pizza (*buy fresh cheese & ham)

    W – frozen fish, salad, homemade chips (Mum over for dinner)

    Th – Beef snitzel & veg

    F – Brown Bothers pasta sauce w chicken, veg & penne

    Sat – eat out

    Su – BBQ: sausages, eggs, veg burgers, ham burgers & salad ReplyCancel

  • M – Laksa
    T – BBQ steak & salad
    W – homemade sweet & sour pork with rice
    T – Chicken Caesar Salad
    F – takeaway with friends, usually Japanese
    S – BBQ Salmon & SaladReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    Here’s our meal plan for this week:
    Monday – Chicken on sweet potato rosti – I think this is from Food Fast (Donna Hay)
    Tuesday – spaghetti bolognese
    Wednesday – roast, salad and roasted spuds
    Thursday – beef stir fry
    Friday – Mulligatawny chicken (Annabel Karmel)
    Saturday – Chicken pot pies
    Sunday – lasagne

    • Kirrily

      And for baking I’ve made the Donna Hay blueberry muffins (I saw the link in your “you might also like..” section. The recipe was easy to find with a quick Google search.

  • Maree

    Meal Plan this week:

    Monday- Marinated chicken drumsticks (bbq sauce, sweet chilli sauce & tomato sauce) with salad
    Tuesday- Sticky sausages with vegetables
    Wednesday- Chiken stirfry with oyster sauce and rice
    Thursday- Tuna pasta bake with salad
    Friday- Chicken laksa with hokkien noodles
    Saturday – Homemade pizza
    Sunday – Beef teryaki with sushi riceReplyCancel

  • Mumma K

    Hi, I linked my first meal plan up through blog links on my new blog :)ReplyCancel

  • I’ve added my monthly meal plan – it includes the meal plan for our week (surprise that). Hope it is okay because that is how meal planning works in our house, on a month by month basis.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    Monday – Cornflake Crumbed Cutlets & Vegetables
    Tuesday – Fettucine Cabonara
    Wednesday – Tacos
    Thursday – Homemade Pizzas
    Friday – Crispy Skin Chicken Wraps
    Saturday – Steak Diane, Potato Bake & Steamed Vegetables
    Sunday – BBQ Chicken & Greek SaladReplyCancel

  • Bec from Because Everything Co

    We love meal planning! We’ve been doing it for almost four years and save ourselves a bundle as well as being more organised and never wondering what we’re having for tea…

    Monday ~ Thai Poached Chicken
    Tuesday ~ Garlic Pepper Beef Stir-fry
    Wednesday ~ Date Night
    Thursday ~ Pumpkin and Sage Tortellini
    Friday ~ Five Spice Pork with Cous Cous
    Saturday ~ Asian Pork Spare Ribs
    Sunday ~ Take Away Fish & Chips

    Oh I’ve just realised half of these recipes are from the Simple Dinners by Donna Hay feature in our state Sunday paperReplyCancel

  • Julie-Ann

    Mon – Baked fish with herbs and salad
    Tues – Nonna’s Meatballs and pasta
    Wed – Pork and Red lentils
    Thurs – Chicken Schnitzel and salad
    Fri – Spinach and Ricotta canneloni
    Sat – Woodfired pizzas
    Sun – backyard BBQReplyCancel

  • Mon ~ left over silverside with mash and veg
    Tues ~ Snags and Veg
    Wed ~ Fish and Veg
    Thurs ~ BBQ at the school for end of year concert
    Fri ~ Taco’s
    Sat ~ Takeaway
    Sun ~ Silverside and VegReplyCancel

  • Sebnar

    Monday – Beef stroganoff
    Tuesday – Fish and fennel pie
    Wed – Out
    Thurs – Out
    Fri – Beef in black bean sauce
    Sat – Out
    Sunday – Turkey BolgnaniseReplyCancel

  • Paula

    I haven’t meal planned weekly – I prepare 30 dishes over 3-4 days that all go to the Freezer. I add a list to the door of the freezer of what meals (and how many of each)and get to choose the night before or early in the morning without having to do much work – either rice or a salad!

    My current list of dishes is:
    Bolognaise Sauce
    Rolled Italian Meatloaf
    Chicken Curry
    Sausage Sweet ‘n’ Sour
    Chicken & Spinach Lasagne
    Beef Goulash
    Apricot Chicken
    Chicken Casserole
    Satay Chicken
    Rogan Josh
    Beef Stroganoff
    Burrito Mince
    Beef in Red Wine
    Pork Sweet ‘n’ Sour
    Beef Tortilla Stack
    Pork Korma
    Lamb & Feta Pasta
    Citrus Chicken
    Honey Mustard Chicken

  • Cherrytree

    As I don’t work Mon and Tuesday, I cook big meals and freeze for later in the week

    Monday – Spag Bol (made 2 lots of mince)
    Tuesday – Sausage risotto
    Wednesday – Chicken schnitzel
    THursday – Chicken Schnitizel
    Friday – Lasagne
    Saturday – Toasted Sandwiches (having family BBQ for lunch)
    Sunday – Crumbed Pork Strips

  • Kiara M.

    Mon: Beef Stirfry with hokkien noodles
    Tues: Spaghetti Bol. and garlic bread
    Wed: Dinner @ MIL’S!
    Thurs: (quick dinner night) Scrambled eggs on toast
    Fri: Creamy tuscan chicken
    Sat: Honey Soy chicken wings, Baked veg and Rice
    (special night so Pavlova for dessert)
    Sun: Fish and chips (with a healthy salad of course! ;))
    Baking: Cupcakes for playgroup following Monday

  • Kristy

    Monday – Homemade rissoles with mashed potatoe and steamed vegies
    Tuesday – Chicken Curry with rice and pappadums
    Wednesday – Chicken Parm and salad
    Thursday – Olive crusted lamb cutlets with vegies
    Friday – Apricot Chicken with mashed potatoes and vegies
    Saturday – Tacos
    Sunday – Roast Lamb and roasted vegiesReplyCancel

  • Lee

    Monday – GF Spaghetti Bolagnese
    Tuesday – Chicken burgers with the work – (after school sports)
    Wednesday – Asian baked salmon and vegetables
    Thursday – Homemade pizzas – (after school sports)
    Friday – Mexican Quesadillas – (after school sports)
    Saturday – Crumbed chicken tenders and pumpkin risotto
    Sunday – Roast pork and vegetables.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    Monday – Homemade pizzas (the kids pick their own toppings)
    Tuesday – Pesto gnocchi
    Wednesday – Chicken schnitzel and salad
    Thursday – Salmon, pea & corn fritters
    Friday – Chicken rissoles, homemade chunky chips and salad
    Saturday – Pork sausage & vegetable casserole
    Sunday – out for birthday dinner
    Baking – birthday cake for my husbandReplyCancel

  • m -crumbed beef salad jacket potato
    T- chicken patties (made & frozen last week) salad
    W slow cooked
    T-creamy salsa chicken
    F chicken leek & corn pie
    S pork & waterchesnut rissoles with salad
    S savoury slice & salad
    Have a big week coming up , sooo love having meal plans :)ReplyCancel

  • […] why am I writing all this?  Well Katrina from The Organised Housewife is having a giveaway of Donna Hay’s new book Simple Dinners and i wanna enter in that draw […]ReplyCancel

  • Hey Katrina, here’s my post:

    Fingers crossed!! That Banoffee pie looks so yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    Monday – Sausage casserole and steamed veg
    Tuesday – Chicken potato bake and tossed salad
    Wednesday – Steak Kebabs, chips and salad
    Thursday – Good old Spag bog
    Friday – Roast Chicken and veg
    Saturday – Homemade pizza
    Sunday – Quiche and salad

    Baking – left over cereal into bikkies & muffins :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Monday – Roast Chicken with Roast Potato and Steam Veg
    Tues – Left Over Chicken – Chicken Spaghetti
    Wed – Thai Chicken Soup (making chicken stock with left over Chicken Bones)
    Thurs – Potato & Tuna Patties and Salad
    Fri – Hamburgers
    Sat – Beef Stirfry
    Sun – Home Made Crumbed Fish, Chips and Salad

    Baking – Flourless Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies
    – Pumpkin MuffinsReplyCancel

  • Kgraham_81

    Monday Crumbed fish, pommes and salad
    Tuesday Chicken Lasagna and salad
    Wednesday Roast Beef and roast vegetables
    Thursday BBQ Meatloaf and vegies
    Friday CreamyChicken Carbonara
    Saturday take away/out for dinner
    Sunday Beef and Vegetable stir fryReplyCancel

  • Monday – Baked chicken breasts with roast sweet potato, gravy, peas, zucchini
    Tuesday – Pizza (Cheap Tuesday)
    Wednesday – Taco’s and Burritos night
    Thursday – chicken parmagiana with vegetables and mash
    Friday – Lamb cutlets with carrots, broccoli and mash.
    Saturday – Pea and ham soup – Ravioli
    Sunday – Honey, soy and garlic chicken wings, corn on the cob, french friesReplyCancel

  • tezzinbrissie

    Monday: Greek style roast lamb with risoni
    Tuesday: Spaghetti Bolognese
    Wednesday: Roast pumpkin and chorizo risotto
    Thursday: Left over spg bol
    Friday: Out for dinner
    Saturday: Pizza
    Sunday: Out for birthday dinnerReplyCancel

  • Larknorm

    Monday – Chicken Yakitori and salad, Tuesday – Mexican beef stirfry, Wednesday – Spring vegetable soup, Thursday – Lamb fajitas, Friday – Steak with baked potatoes and salad, Saturday – sausages with mash potatoes and steamed vegetables and Sunday – home made potato and rosemary pizzaReplyCancel

  • Tasha Moon

    Monday – Roast chicken and veges
    Tuesday – Pork and Vege noodles
    Wednesday – Home made turkey hamburgers
    Thursday – Haloumi Chicken (Donna Hay)
    Friday – Home made pizzas
    Saturday – BBQ and salad
    Sunday – leftoversReplyCancel

  • Kristie

    Monday – Terriyaki Chicken
    Tuesday – Pasta Bolognaise
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – Beef & cous cous salad
    Friday – Salad wraps
    Saturday – Satay chicken
    Sunday – leftoversReplyCancel

  • Jess Frisch

    Monday: Zucchini Slice and Garlic Bread
    Tuesday: Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni and Salad
    Wednesday: Corned Silverside and Veges
    Thursday: Pumpkin Rissotto and Asparagus
    Friday: Gourmet mini pizzas
    Saturday: Daddy’s cooking so probably takeaway lol
    Sunday: Homemade chicken sausage rolls and saladReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    My meal week starts on a Wednesday (I shop on Tuesday) so…
    Wednesday – Homemade burgers with salad, frozen chips
    Thursday – leftovers (burgers)
    Friday – out
    Saturday – our ‘takeaway’ night: frozen pizza and icecream cones : )
    Sunday – eggs and tomato on toast
    Monday – sausages, mashed potato and pumpkin, corn, vegies
    Tuesday – leftover sausages, bubble and squeakReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    We always plan our meals, makes it alot easier to shop!

    Monday – Beef Stroganoff & Rice
    Tuesday – Cheese & Spinach Triangles & Salad
    Wednesday – Out for daughters birthday dinner
    Thursday – Porcupine Meatballs & Mash
    Friday – Cherry Tomato Spaghetti
    Saturday – Lamb Kofta Korma & Rice
    Sunday – Oven Baked Fish & Chips & Salad

    Baking – Cupcakes and daughters Birthday Cake.ReplyCancel

  • Monday – spaghetti bolognese & garlic bread (both prepared in big batches & frozen for Mondays after gymnastics
    Tuesday – Macaroni & cheese (recipe from “Frostbite” by Susan Austin – usually make enough for 2 extra kid sized serves)
    Wednesday – chicken & leek risotto (with peas) – always make enough for 2 extra serves for Thursday lunch or dinner
    Thursday – organic pork sausages & grilled hash browns for kids; leftover risotto for parents after martial arts
    Friday – cottage pie (always make 3 serves of the mince, so only need to do the mash the next 2 times – prefer to do that fresh, although occasionally freeze kids’ serves)
    Saturday – home made pizza with various toppings to suit each person
    Sunday – something from Donna Hay “Fast, Fresh, Simple”, my current fave!

    Carla DaltonReplyCancel

  • Gemmiealliston

    My meal plan:
    Monday: tofu roast with veggies!
    Tuesday: veggie burgers
    Wednesday: Spaghetti with lentil and tomato sauce
    Thursday: Roast vegetable salad
    Friday: Mushroom risotto
    Saturday: Pizza
    Sunday: Felafel wraps :)

    YUUUUUUUMMMMMM lolReplyCancel

  • Jessicajryan

    My meal plan

    -Monday chicken and salads
    Tuesday seafood rissotto
    wednesday veal involtini
    thursday lasange and salad
    Friday guinness beef pie and sweet potato chip
    saturday – Pizza
    Sunday – BBQ outside sausages, chicken kebabs chipsReplyCancel

  • Inrb

    Friday – tacos
    Saturday – BBQ and salad
    Sunday – Roast Lamb and Vegies
    Monday – Tikka Marsala and Rice
    Tuesday – Stir fried vegies and Quinoa
    Wednesday – Spaghetti Bolognaise
    Thursday – Fish and SaladReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Our meal plan for the week…
    Sunday – roasted vegetable lasagna
    Monday – moroccan chicken salad
    Tuesday – homemade salmon patties and salad
    Wednesday – homemade lamb souvlaki
    Thursday – chicken chow mein
    Friday – grilled fish and salad
    Saturday – homemade pita pizzasReplyCancel

Weekly meal plan plus family friendly recipe ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner.

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