Meal Plan – Pumpkin and Bacon Cauli-rice and more

Needing some dinner inspiration?  Each Monday I share my families weekly meal plan with dinner and baking ideas to inspire you.  Including recipes so you can make it for your family too! See my previous weekly meal plans here.


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This weeks meal plan


Easy Salmon Pasta Bake

This is a really easy dish to make, the sauce only takes minutes.  I’ve topped it with Panko breadcrumbs which are a Japanese style breadcrumb traditionally used for deep-frying, but I like it on top of bakes as it gives it a crispy topping.  They can be found with the other breadcrumbs or in the asian food aisle. 


Lamb Rissoles with mashed potato and vegetables


Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a wonderful winter warmer recipe, especially good for when you are feeling under the weather.



Chicken and Leek Lasagna with steamed vegetables

With a beautiful caramalised filling the whole family will enjoy this!

chicken leek lasange


Pumpkin and Bacon Cauli-rice with Sage

This pumpkin and bacon cauli-rice with sage recipe is full on delicious! 



Homemade baked fish fingers with salad

A fantastic recipe to get the kids to eat fish, they will love the crunch of the Panko crumbs.



Pizza Toasted Sandwiches

I think it’s perfectly acceptable to have toasted sandwiches for dinner, especially when you have had a nutritious dinner the night before and eaten reasonably healthy through the day.  

Easy Dinner Idea - pizza toasted sandwich


Honey Carrot Muffins

These tasty carrot muffins contain no nuts which makes them perfect for school lunch-boxes.

Homemade Honey LCM Bars

Only 3 ingredients, butter, honey and rice bubbles.  

What is on your meal plan this week?

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Julia K July 27, 2015 - 8:43 AM

sun 26 july hamburgers

mon 27 july mango chicken curry w/rice & green beans

tues 28 july shepherd’s pie w/ veggies

wed 29 july creamy lamb & tomato fettucine w/ salad

thurs 30 july curried sausages, mash & veggies

fri 31 july sweet ‘n sour pork w/rice

sat 1 august bacon & cheese croquettes w/salad

baking gingerbread men
double choc muffins

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Julia your meal plan sounds amazing! I love the sound of Mango chicken with rice and green beans! Very yummy!

Natalie July 27, 2015 - 8:50 AM

those honey and carrot muffins sound good, I have a few carrots in the fridge that need using. Our meal plan for this week is:

Mon-spaghetti bolognese
Tue-chicken risotto
Wed-frozen fish portions with chips and salad
Thur-silverside in the slow cooker with steamed vegetables
Fri-homemade beef and blackbean with rice
Sat-out for dinner
Sun-Roast lamb and vegetables

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Ooh another beautiful meal plan! Loveing the sound of Beef and blackbean with rice. And i just love silverside in the slow cooker, a perfect winter meal.:)

Laura July 27, 2015 - 8:52 AM

I haven’t had time to plan this weeks meals as the kids have been sick all weekend. I will be adding the chicken noodle soup to the grocery list, they will enjoy this for tonights dinner, will soothe their poor little throats.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 9:49 AM

Chicken noodle soup is delicious, quick and easy. I hope your kiddies are feeling better soon.:)

Carla and Emma: The Merrymaker Sisters July 27, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Hi Katrina! Thanks so so so much for including us in your weekly meal plan! We hope you LOVE LOVE the cauli rice! We certainly do 🙂 e + c <3

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:38 AM

It is beautiful! And i real winner in our house.:) Thank you

Kylie July 27, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Our Meal Plan this week:
Mon – Pork Medallions with Cabbage & Mash
Tue – Chicken Caesar Salad
Wed – Vietnamese Pork Chops & Salad
Thurs – Takeaway
Fri – Spag Bol
Sat – Chicken Noodle Soup
Sun – Beef & Red Wine Stew in Slow Cooker

Baking – Banana Muffins

Your Chicken Noodle soup looks great, so I changed my Plan to cook it next weekend! I’m away in Melbourne for a few days this week, so hubby will do takeaway and Spag Bol for the kids while I’m gone.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Ooh i am loving the sound of your Pork medallions with cabbage and mash! Sounds very enticing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 27, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Haha we eat toasted sandwiches for dinner sometimes! Omelettes and easy things are common too! The lasagna looks fantastic!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:40 AM

It’s great to have something easy and simple on a Friday or Saturday night, i think it is a great way to finish a busy week off.:)

Kirra July 29, 2015 - 7:08 AM

I am just thinking about our meal plan thismorning as i shop on thursdays 🙂 hubby is on night shift here so our dinner is at 2pm lol i also cook up a couple of light easy meals thati can freeze & reheat for my 2yo and i around 5pm.

Thurs- Corn meat, veg & sweet potato w/ leek white sauce
Fri- chicken thai red curry and rice
Sat- left overs ( i will be away)
Sun- roast pork, veg and gravy
Mon- salmon pasta bake & salad
Tue-curried sausages and rice
Wed- spag bog in whole roast sweet potatos, avo/corn salsa and greek yoghurt.
Light meals-•skinnymixers cheesy bacon mac & cheese
•Pumpkin, veg and ham soup
•Sliced cold pork and corn meat on bread
Snacks- choc cupcakes and fruity banana cookies

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Soiunds like a delicious week of meals at your place, Kirra!.:)

Marion Vannucci August 1, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Hi Katrina,

Last night I made the Cauli-rice recipe, however I replaced the pumpkin with sweet potato. It was soooo delicious. We had it as a main course dish without any extra meat, and it was quite filling.

Looking forward to trying some more of your menu ideas.


Kate - Kat's Assistant August 3, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Ooh i like the sound of sweet potato. Sounds delicious, i will have to give it a try. Thanks Marion for the idea.:)


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