Meal Plan – Homemade Fried Rice

I must say I am so pleased to be back to my weekly meal planning, during the past few weeks I wasn’t planning our meals as usual.  I didn’t meal plan because I just didn’t have the mindset to think and I didn’t have the energy to
visit the grocery store for a long period.  In the end, I had to start planning again, going shopping for food 3 times a week is frustrating, I would much prefer to be spending the time at home with the family or doing something productive.

Beef and Garlic Stir Fry

To get back into my routine I took the easy option, the week prior to this meal plan we had basic meals, nothing extravagant or needing a recipe.  I needed to be kind to myself to get back into routine.  I have been making muffins from packets, meals using the seasoned sachets such as the stir-frys from McCormicks and meat that just needed heating in the oven (frozen fish portions or something from the butcher). I have found being kind to myself was what I needed to find my way back to the kitchen.  If you don’t meal plan, I recommend you try it, even just for a week, you will see the benefits.  You will find here more tips on How to meal plan and my past meal plans for ideas.

This weeks meal plan

Monday Slow cooked silverside with vegetables

Tuesday Chow Mein

Wednesday – Left overs from freezer

Thursday – Fish with vegetables

Friday Homemade Fried Rice

Saturday – Lenard’s Chicken Jumbo Hamburgers

Sunday – Roast Beef with vegetables

Baking – Packet Blueberry Muffins

Dessert – Donna Hay’s Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake

Homemade Fried Rice


 Lenard’s Chicken Jumbo Hamburgers

 Donna Hay’s Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake

I made this dessert for a BBQ lunch we went to over the weekend.  I prepared it the night before the BBQ, it was very easy to make and not very time consuming.  It was so delicious and tasted like chocolate heaven.


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PoseidonDubiety July 16, 2012 - 7:02 AM Reply
Lisa Warren July 16, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Whatever Michelle Bridges tells me I can eat! lol. Your menu plans always look so good Katrina. Coveting that cake big time!!

Kirsty July 16, 2012 - 11:46 AM

I have a revolving fortnightly meal plan as I find thinking of new meals each week too hard.  Here is mine:
Week 1
Monday – Cottage PieTuesday – Bacon, brocolli and carrot rissotto
Wednesday – Egg fried rice (meat free meal)
Thursday – Hawaiian pizza and home made potato chips
Friday – Spaghetti bolognaise
Saturday – date night (buy takeaways once the kids are in bed!)
Sunday – Easy tea – bacon and eggs on toast
Week 2
Monday – Sausages, corn cobs, veges
Tuesday – roast chicken, roast potatoes, mini corn cobs, gravy and mixed veges
Wednesday – easy tea – soup and toast/cheese on toast
Thursday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veges
Friday – Honey pork noodle stirfry
Saturday – Mince, vege and rice dish
Sunday – easy tea – spaghetti and eggs on toast
I change this menu every now and then, once we are sick of it or when the season changes.

julie mcdonald July 16, 2012 - 4:42 PM

The food is always good here – I have much more success with packet muffins that from scratch ones.  I think the packet mixtures are much better than they used to be – no one can tell the difference at my house and I can have a batch whipped up in 10 minutes and on a plate after 20!
We are having Thai Green Curry tonight but that  rice may be on the menu later in the week.  ]

Cheers – Joolz

Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:55 PM

Ooh Thai Green Curry sounds delicious. The fried rice is really easy to make, hope you enjoy it.

ToshikoNgos July 19, 2012 - 3:38 PM

The food items really look tasty and mouth watering… Specially loved the fried rice…


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