{Meal Planning} Spaghetti with Capsicum and Haloumi

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Pantry Raid Challenge!!!

1 day each month I’m going to challenge you to a PANTRY RAID!  You need to create your meal plan using items from your pantry.  Sometimes it’s easy to forget the can’s of vegetables or the pasta sauce in the back of the pantry.  So I challenge you pick 4 items from your pantry and use in this weeks meal plan. 

My items – Tin of corn, Jelly, Jatz Biscuits, Tin of Salmon

What are your 4 items?

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 – Spaghetti with Capsicum and Haloumi

Tuesday – Chicken Fritters with salad

Wednesday – Salmon Patties with vegetables

Thursday – Steak with potato and vegetables

Friday – Fish Tacos

Saturday – BBQ with salad

Sunday – Roast lamb, roast pot and vegetables

Baking –  Chocolate earthquake cookies, Jelly Slice

Spaghetti with Capsicum and Haloumi – $120 Food Challenge {image credit} 

Roast Lamb – Gordan Ramsay {image credit}


What is on your meal plan this week?

If your linking up, please:

  1. Link directly to your blog post not your website, post must be about your weekly meal plan
  2. Paste my meal plan button (grab button HERE) on your post so that others can join along and link up too
  3. Remember to come back next week!

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Melanie Hutchison on Facebook September 12, 2011 - 6:06 AM

I “raid” every week, I can feed a family of 5 on $160 a week and we only eat healthy foods…… forget mince or snags, they arent even in the menu ever! Lots of thai infulence here . its heatlhy, its cheap and snazzy!!

Suzie Q Taylor on Facebook September 12, 2011 - 6:48 AM

Great l am up for this one …. My miss 15 challenged me to this about a month ago and l wasn’t allowed to buy anything and I was very surprised as to what we made and the new creations as my pantry and freezer were well stocked .

Maree September 12, 2011 - 7:21 AM

We always have our pantry very well stocked because we live an hour from a shop. Our freezer is always full to the brim with meat and bread and milk. Our pantry seems to be overflowing with tins and packets and we have our own vegie garden out the back. But even with having all of this surplus – we do end up with those tins at the back of the pantry that don’t ever seem to get used. I’ll go searching today – I suspect it’ll be tuna and condensed milk! 😉

Dorothy @ Singular Insanity September 12, 2011 - 8:16 AM

I have to say that I hate cooking. My pantry is always full of staples though, just in case. I’m much more into baking. For dinners we have a few family favourites that I cook in large batches and freeze. One day I’ll have the courage to be more adventurous and challenge the kids…

Alyce September 12, 2011 - 8:46 AM

Mmm, that spaghetti looks good! We love haloumi here. Any cheese really, but haloumi is a favourite 🙂

LisaW September 12, 2011 - 8:58 AM

I totally read that wrong! I was wondering why you’d be blogging about a “panty raid”!! lol. My pantry has items in there so old, it should be looked at by an archeologist. My mother also told me, if there’s a tin of tuna in the pantry, you have a meal…and wouldn’t you know it, there’s several in there. Probably time for tuna mornay so I can use up those frozen veges too. Your meal plan looks delicious this week Katrina!

An September 12, 2011 - 11:12 AM

Thanks so much for your website Katrina – I love it!!

Your meal plan looks delicious 🙂

My 4 items will be:
1) Jelly – Mmm that jelly slice looks delicious.
2) Minestrone soup out of the freezer (use up before it gets too warm for soup).
3) Kangaroo fillets from the freezer that I probably wouldn’t have remembered if you didn’t prompt me to go ‘raid’.
4) And some wholemeal spaghetti that again I probably would have otherwise overlooked – the wholemeal variety isn’t a staple in our house unfortunately.

I also found some meat in the freezer which is past it’s best and I will gradually feed that to our big pooch over the week.

Thanks again … oh and my ceiling fans are all clean … looking forward to more cleaning challenges!

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me September 12, 2011 - 1:23 PM

The choc earthquake cookies look yum. Instead of salmon rissoles, we make them with tuna.

Triple Tee on Facebook September 12, 2011 - 1:38 PM

Cornish pasties for tea. A bit of steak, onion, 2 potatoes and a carrot made with homemade flaky pastry. Yumm

Naomi Ellis September 12, 2011 - 7:44 PM

Love the challenge idea – sounds fun. Woo hoo! I can finally comment on your blog. Love these suggestions for eating. Yummo! N x

An September 12, 2011 - 8:01 PM

I made the salmon rissoles tonight. They were really good, my 5 year old went back for seconds so a winner for sure!

Norlin September 12, 2011 - 8:24 PM

Mmmm…that roast lamb sure does look delicious and if you were lucky enough to have some left overs, you can use that for the next day as lunch fillings! 🙂


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