WEEKLY FAMILY MEAL PLAN #27

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it’s time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans. Each Monday I will share the meals I served my family the previous week.  That way I can share the recipes and what the meal looked like ‘if’ I take a photo. A few things to note:

  • I won’t take photos every night, as I need moments where I’m not always in blog mode and sometimes the food (i.e. pork chop and vegetables) just doesn’t photograph nicely.
  • I do have a thermomix but don’t use it as often as I should.  If I make my meal in the thermomix and share the recipe, I will always include a regular recipe as well for those without a thermomix.
  • I would truly love for you to share your family’s weekly meal plan in the comments (email me photos if you wish) and I’ll pick one to share every few weeks instead of mine as it’s good to get variety.
  • I am not an expert!! I balance our weekly meals to the best of my ability and base the meals around the time I have with my kids after school commitments and our tastes.

I am a huge advocate of meal planning. It not only helps my sanity when I am buggered at the end of a long day, but it mostly saves us money and reduces food waste.  I share my family’s weekly meal plan to help inspire you with your dinner choices.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

MONDAY

Fish Parcels with Vegetables –From start to finish, you will have this light and fresh dinner of flaky baked fish with vegetables on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Find Easy Fish Parcels with Vegetables here.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

TUESDAY

Quick Beef Curry –This creamy Quick Beef Curry only takes 30 minutes to cook, full of flavour and deliciously tender vegetables. Perfect winter dinner idea. Find Quick Beef Curry here.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

WEDNESDAY

Oven Baked Chicken Chipees with fries and vegetables  – my son cooked dinner tonight, this is one of his specialities and I really like the Ingham Chicken Chipees (you can find them in the freezer section at the grocery store with the nuggests) for a quick dinner.

THURSDAY

Chicken Chimichanga – Chimichangas are commonly known as a tortilla rolled around a savoury filling and deep fried. I don’t own a deep fryer, for health benefits I prefer to oven bake everything so I just simply put these in the oven..  Find my chicken chimichanga recipe here.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

FRIDAY

We went out to celebrate some family birthdays!!  We visited Outback Steakhouse in Broadbeach, we’ve been there a few times now, I absolutely love their steak but hubby and my son can’t go past the ribs.

SATURDAY

Pumpkin, Bacon & Feta Frittata –Looking for a light dinner idea to add alongside an easy salad? You’ll enjoy this Pumpkin, Bacon and Feta Frittata.  It’s fuss-free and takes little effort to make, you could use additional veg from the fridge that needs using up.  Find Pumpkin, Bacon & Feta Frittata here.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

SUNDAY

Spaghetti Bolognese – I’m out in Brisbane for a conference so hubby cooked tonight and the dish that he makes and the kids enjoy the most is spaghetti bolognese. You can find my bolognese sauce with hidden vegetables recipe here, although my hubby made it using a Dolmio Bolognese Sauce.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

BAKING

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins –These Choc Chip Zucchini muffins are moist and tasty! Freezer friendly, and make a perfect snack for the kids school lunchboxes.  Find Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins here.Now that the hustle and bustle of Back to school has eased it's time to get back into the regular routine and swing of things here on the blog, which includes sharing my weekly family meal plans.

What is on your meal plan this week?

I would truly love for you to share your family’s weekly meal plan in the comments below (email me photos too if you wish), I’ll pick one to share every few weeks instead of mine as it’s good to get variety and share what other families eat too!

 

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9 comments

Mal Ashford February 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

I am a first time Mum of a Preppy this year so meal planning has been a must, and am also finding your printable Lunchbox planner a life saver. Although I am quite exhausted and honestly have no idea where the 6 hrs from drop off to pick up disappear to!! You may be chuffed to know this weeks Meal plan was based around one of the tasks you set Kat to meal plan around what`s in the pantry/fridge/freezer 🙂 so here`s what we came up with
Mon: Curry Chicken (Home made) with pasta & veg (peas, beans, broccoli,spring onion, carrot )
Tue: Taco night
Wed: Vegetarian spag bol ( Home made pasta sauce, have hidden 6 vegetables in here :D)
Thursday: Mini meat pies and home made chips/sweet potato
Friday: Fish and veg
Saturday: Home made pizza (I love the Geek yoghurt and flour recipe <3 )
Sunday: B.B.Q Pulled pork sliders with Salad and my famous Home made honey mustard potato salad 🙂
Baking: Raspberry Oat slice. I will post a pic when I actually make this one 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Oh that’s fantastic Mal. So glad you have started this task of Meal Planning. You’ll really see the difference it will make in your home. Love your meal plan for the week too. Sounds great

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Melissa February 13, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Sat – Pumpkin, spinach, pea and goat’s cheese risotto
Sun – tortellini
Mon – homemade pizza
Tues – store bought frittata
Wed – chicken and vegies rice
Thurs – veggie burgers in a bun with salad
Fri – meatloaf and vegetables

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Great variety Melissa. Do you have a recipe for the Pumpkin, Spinach, Pea and Goat’s cheese risotto?

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Mary February 17, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Yea thats what I was thinking .. sounds yummOooo

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Melissa February 18, 2018 - 10:35 AM

I do! I’ll email it across. I just took a staple risotto recipe I have and just made a few modifications 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 19, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Great, Thanks Melissa

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Carol September 11, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Hubby is such a fussy eater. He’s got worse now that he’s sick. I get very frustrated at times. I’ve asked him to help me with meal planning but he won’t. I will eat most things so I’m really only trying to plan for him. He wants to eat the same meals all the time. What I have been doing, is make a meal that he can eat for two nights so that I can make something different for me. I’m tired of doing this. I need HELP. He’s 82 and I’m 72.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 14, 2020 - 11:23 AM

Carol it can certainly be hard to accomodate everyone when meal planning. I would suggest making some of your hubby’s meals in bulk and portion freezing them. This way you can grab one of his fav go-to meals on the nights when you want to be a bit more creative with your dinner. Good luck!

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