Family Meal Plan Idea – Ricotta Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce

Struggling to know what to cook for dinner?  Each Monday I will share my families weekly meal plan and other recipes to help inspire you.  I use easy family friendly recipes that the kids will enjoy.  I do try my best to keep our meal plan healthy, however we may have something every now that may not be.  See my previous weekly meal plans here.

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This weeks family meal plan idea

MONDAY

Ricotta Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce

These ricotta fritters are a version of an easy peasy gnocchi.  It’s quite an intense and very time consuming task to make your own gnocchi at home so these little gorgeously golden dumplings are a cheat’s version but please don’t be fooled, although they come together almost effortlessly they are no way any less flavourful than their laborious counterparts.

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TUESDAY

Beef Stirfry and vegetables with white rice

I added extra vegetables to this recipe and used minced ginger instead of fresh.

WEDNESDAY

Chicken & roast pumpkin pasta bake

I’m not a fan of pumpkin so I rarely cook with it, but I must say I LOVED this Chicken & roast pumpkin pasta bake, it was delicious.

THURSDAY

BBQ Lamb chops with salad

FRIDAY

Dinner at a friends house

SATURDAY

Devilled Sausages with mashed potato

A lovely meal for a cold night, sausages are always a hit in our home, we love a bit of mash and sauce/gravy.

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SUNDAY

Wonton Soup

Have you ever made wonton soup or dumplings before? It is really easy and such a delicious family meal. Here is a very simple beginners version for you to try. It so easy to adapt this recipe to your family’s taste.

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BAKING

Going Troppo Coconut Lime Biscuits

Easy to make and with a bit of zest are great for summer baking (or any time really!)

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What is on your meal plan this week?

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8 comments

Bec @ The Plumbette March 30, 2015 - 7:27 AM

I need to get inspiration from meal plans like this I think. Lately I have been serving up the same dinners and I need to change it up a bit. I’m trying to add more veggies at night too. I’ve never made a wonton soup because I’ve always thought wontons were too hard to make but you make them sound easy so I may just have to give them a go. Have a great week Kat. x

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 30, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Bec, i am so lost if i don’t meal plan LOL It does become hard trying to think what to cook everynight.
The wantons really are easy and yummy.:) Hope you have a great week too x

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Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers March 30, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Thanks so much for linking up the biscuits. I would be lost without meal planning too, I’m going to give the ricotta fritters and the wanton soup a try over the holidays. thanks again. x

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 30, 2015 - 8:50 AM

Vicki, the ricotta fritters are really good! So much flavour.:)

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Julia K March 30, 2015 - 10:51 AM

I’m planning on defrosting the freezer this week before we go away for the holidays. As such all my meals are “freezer finds” this week 🙂

Sunday DD14’s Birthday Dinner Celebration at local restaurant

Monday Sweet N Sour Meatballs with rice. This is an “Organised

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Julia K March 30, 2015 - 10:59 AM

I’m planning on defrosting the freezer this week before we go away for the holidays. As such all my meals are “freezer finds” this week 🙂 Week’s like this are great as I just have to make the sides / vegetables and I have much less washing up to do !

Sunday DD14’s Birthday Dinner Celebration at local restaurant

Monday Sweet N Sour Meatballs with rice. This is an “Organised Housewife’s” recipe which I made up as a double batch a couple of weeks ago. Fussy Master 10 can have frozen fish fillets.

Tuesday Honey Mustard Chicken (from Freezer) with Rice

Wednesday Beef Stroganoff (from Freezer) with Pasta & veggies

Thursday Coconut Curry Sausages with Mashed Potatoes & Veggies

Friday Dad’s Surprise – we are flying down to VIC for the first week of the Easter Holidays to stay with my husband who works there.

Saturday Depends what’s in Dad’s pantry LOL….

Baking Lemon Coconut Slice ( this is actually a no-bake slice which was super easy. I made it yesterday for DD14 to take to school for a shared lunch)

Easter Cupcakes – DS10 is in his last year at primary school and so the last year of bringing cupcakes in to share on his birthday. I’m going to make little cupcakes with icing piped to resemble a nest and each nest will contain some mini easter eggs and a little fluffy chicken.

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Kylie March 30, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Those Ricotta fritters look yummy. I made something similar years ago that also had spinach in them.
My Plan:
Sat – Thai Chicken Kebabs, stir-fry Veg & Rice
Sun – Porcupine Meatballs, mash & Veg
Mon – Spanakopita & salad
Tues – Nachos
Wed – Pizza
Thurs – BBQ Pork & Noddle Soup
Fri – Tuna Mornay Pie
Baking – Banana Cake and Ricotta Hotcakes(pikelets)

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 1, 2015 - 8:39 AM

Ooh i love the sound of your meal plan Kylie.:) Delicious!

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