Weekly Meal Plan #12

Here is a weekly meal plan submitted by one of my lovely readers, Tracy. Her meal plan looks so delicious while still being simple enough to mean you wont need to spend all night in the kitchen!


This week isn’t really a tip, but something I found and thought I’d share.  I was glancing through the Woolworths catalogue and found Boost Juice Bars now have a frozen fruit range.  They are on special this week $8 save $1, not a huge saving but I wouldn’t mind trying them to compare the quality to the other brands.

Some other good savings:

  • Pork Loin Cutlets $14kg, save $6.99kg
  • Shortcut Bacon $12kg, save $5kg
  • Double Smoked Ham $22kg, save $6kg
  • Smoked Cod Fillets $10kg, save $5kg
  • Crumpet Breads are half price


Find more of my meal planning tips here:


Pasta Bolognese – I love bolognese as it’s a good way to use up any vegetables in your fridge that are about to expire.

RECIPE: Chicken Bolognese

Chicken Bolognese


Thai Chicken Curry with rice & roti bread – great winter dish

RECIPE: Simple Thai Chicken Curry 


Mum’s minestrone – Tracy said she makes a bean-free version. However, I found it difficult to find a loved recipe for this, so I’ve included one with beans.

RECIPE: Minestrone Soup


Honey Soy Chicken with rice & veggies –  Unlike Chinese Honey Chicken, this recipe I’ve included doesn’t have batter. Instead the chicken is coated in a honey sauce.

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken


Fend for Yourself Friday – Love this term Tracy has used! I like making something easy on Fridays that the kids can easily whip up too, like pizza or toasties.

RECIPE: Chorizo & Salami Pizza



Burgers & wedges – You’ll love this hearty curry flavoured burger filled with healthy vegetables, peanut butter and coriander.

RECIPE: Curried Vegetable Burgers


Tracy hasn’t included a recipe for Sunday night but I’ve added a roast dish in here. I love Sunday roasts and they aren’t as difficult as most people think!

RECIPE: Roast Pork with Caramelised Apples and Onion



Tracy didn’t include a baking item so I’ve included in my own recipe for a bread.

RECIPE: Banana & Maple Syrup Bread

What is on your meal plan this week?

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Tracy August 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

You’re so right, Katrina. Meal planning isn’t about being extravagant, it’s about doing all the pre-thinking so you don’t have to figure it out at 6pm when you get home from a long day!

My plan for this week…
Monday: Lasange (homemade from the freezer)
Tuesday: Veggie plate – this is a plate of steamed and roasted veggies. I usually do a au gratin style thing with the broccoli and cauliflower to add some protein
Wednesday: Rosemary balsamic chicken (I’m gonna try the crockpot…wish me luck), recipe from here: http://www.wholesomelicious.com/rosemary-balsamic-sheet-pan-chicken-bacon-apples/
Thursday: Freezer meal = Meat/Chicken pies, frozen veggies, jacket potato
Friday: Fend for yourself Friday
Saturday: Homemade pizza (we’re loving Aldi’s pizza bases, found in the bread section – so yum!)
Sunday: Tuna & rice

We rarely bake, but if we do it’ll be Mr Busy’s chocolate chip biscuits, because he is the master of the biscuit. We don’t meddle with perfection, so they’ve become his thing. I posted the recipe here some time ago: http://beyondmypicketfence.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/and-baking-continues.html

By the way, I’ve also posted the recipe for Mum’s Minestrone. I did it in the crockpot, but you could equally do it in any old large stock pot and just simmer for about 30 minutes or so. http://beyondmypicketfence.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/mums-minestrone-and-crockpot-win.html

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 15, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Thanks so much for sharing your meal plans.
Love Fend for yourself Friday, I would love to see what the kids came up!


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