Weekly Meal Plan #13

Preparing the week’s meals ahead of time will help save money, waste and the headache of having to think on the spot after a long day.  This weeks meal ideas have been suggested by Kylie who is a valued reader of The Organised Housewife blog.

Please share what you are having this week below, I’d love to read it!!


Each week I am going to share one meal planning/grocery budget tip to help you through this process.

Make your own cleaning products – Sometimes your grocery shop can exceed budget and this is because you’ve had to purchase essentials like toilet paper and cleaning supplies.  Consider making your own cleaning products. I do and have saved so much money, reduced chemicals in the home and more importantly, my reusable wipes have reduced landfill.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:


Chicken Parmigiana 

RECIPE: Chicken Parmigiana with Avocado and Vegetables


Porcupine Meatballs

RECIPE: Porcupine Meatballs


Lamb Korma – Make this fragrant lamb korma for a fantastic dinner feast.

RECIPE: Lamb Korma


Shepherd’s Pie – As winter approaches we are start to enjoy the casseroles and pies.  My hubby cooked this Shepherd’s Pie for us, something quick and easy for him to prepare.

RECIPE: Quick Shepherd’s Pie 


Homemade Burgers

RECIPE: Homemade Beef Burgers


Super Easy Cheats Beef Lasagne – This recipe is so super simple using pre-made sauces from the supermarket for those nights you are feeling like some comfort foot but not spending too much time cooking.

RECIPE: Super Easy Cheats Beef Lasagne


Simple Thai Chicken Curry – This is a delicious meal that is super fast.

RECIPE: Simple Thai Chicken Curry


Ham & Corn Muffins

RECIPE: Ham & Corn Muffins

What is on your meal plan this week?


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Tracy August 21, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Those burgers look so very yummy, and those porcupine meatballs take me back a ways. My mother used to hate them, and as I recall I wasn’t especially thrilled. Maybe it was Mum’s version and I should give it another go?

My menu for the week is thus:
Monday: Thai chicken curry, rice, roti bread
Tuesday: Chicken Kiev (pre-prepared from Aldi), vegetables
Wednesday: Oven Friend Chicken, vegetables
Thursday: Mum & Dad are bringing dinner with them (Hallelujah!)
Friday: Fend for Yourself Friday
Saturday: Homemade pizza (using Aldi pizza bases from the bread section)
Sunday: Veggie Plate (a plate filled with roasted & steamed veggies)
There are links in the post on my blog, to a couple of the recipes I’m using, and we’re not doing any baking this week. Well, maybe an apple and rhubarb crumble, if someone besides me gets inspired. This is my favourite crumble topping recipe: http://jamieivey.com/blueberry-crisp-from-bread-wine

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 22, 2017 - 8:26 AM

I think flavour has evolved so much since we were younger, I remember a lot of my favourites were bland back in the day. I’d give it another go! I love the idea of your Thursday night when you get dinner brought to you!!!! Thank you for sharing your meal plan, it looks delicious!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 24, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Tracy. Hope you enjoyed your Porcupines Meatballs. They are delicious ??

Judith Clark May 7, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Monday Roast lamb, potato bake, cauliflower broccoli gratin pea’s bean’s & corn
Tuseday Mince chow meni & steamed rice with pappadam’s
Wed’s Leftover roast done in gravy with leftover potato bake cauliflower gratin & steamed veggies
Thur’s Leftover mince chow meni with steamed rice & pappadam’s
Friday Homemade rissoles done in gravy with creamy mash & steamed veggies
Sat Chicken Soup with warm dinner rolls
Sun Crumb cutles creamy mash & steamed veggies or lambs fry bacon in homemade onion gravy with creamy mash with
steamed veggies

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 10, 2018 - 9:17 AM

I haven’t had potato bake in so long, this sounds delicious!!!!! Thank you for sharing your meal plan Judith 🙂

Tara May 8, 2018 - 10:21 PM

This week I only have to cook for three nights and my boys have chosen a Mexican theme so we’re having:

TUESDAY – Chicken and black beans nachos (from this month’s Coles mag)
WEDNESDAY – Chilli con carne served on rice and eaten with tortilla strips
THURSDAY – Mexican chicken soup (also from this month’s Coles mag)

Monday and Friday are “restaurant night’ at our place where the menu is whatever leftovers we have in the freezer

Saturday we’re going out to dinner for my brother’s birthday and Sunday is mother’s day so I will wait and see what the boys make me for dinner…

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM

ooh I think I need to get a copy of the mag the mexican soup sounds like something I may like!

Lee May 10, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Thursday : Rice Loaf, Sweet Sour Sauce, Salad. Steamed Veges
Friday : Atlantic Salmon, Salad, Steamed Veges
Saturday : Curry Lentils, Salad, Steamed Veges
Sunday : Egg, Tomato, Onion, Coconut Bread
Monday : Fruit Day
Tuesday : Steak, Salad, Steamed Veges
Wednesday : Ratatouille, Salad, Steamed Veges
Salad:s usually lettuce, grated carrot, grated beetroot, cucumber, tomato, avocado with lemon or lime juice and celtic salt
Steamed veges: favourites are sweet potato, carrot, broccoli and asparagus (in season), zucchini with lemon or lime juice and celtic salt


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