Weekly Meal Plan #15

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Meal planning can be a simple task that will make a big impact on your week.  For my family it has saved us money as we don’t waist unused food,  time as I know what meat to defrost prior and time standing in front of the fridge and pantry not knowing where to start.

Here is a weekly meal plan that has been inspired by one of my readers, Tracy

MEAL PLANNING TIP

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

Reuse meal plans Keep a copy of your weekly meal plans to have on hand for days your too busy, unwell or can’t be bothered to meal plan.  Keep them tidily away in a folder for easy reference.

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

MONDAY – Chinese simmering chicken, rice, veggies

RECIPE: Found on Taste 

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

TUESDAY – Veggie Plate 

RECIPE: Found on Thekitchn

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

WEDNESDAY – Panko-Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel

RECIPE: Found on kidspot

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

THURSDAY – Beef Burgers with wedges 

RECIPE: Found on taste

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

FRIDAY – Country Beef and Vegetable Casserole

RECIPE: Found on foodtolove

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

SATURDAY – Sweet potato and corn salad

RECIPE: Found on taste

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

SUNDAY – Moroccan-style Roast Chicken

RECIPE: Found on taste

Meal Planning allows you to shop for ingredients you need throughout the week, saving you time and money.

BAKING – Chocolate chip oat biscuits

RECIPE: Choc Chip Oat Biscuits

What is on your meal plan this week?

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5 comments

Tracy September 4, 2017 - 6:59 AM

This week is a good kitchen week for me – I’m using some meals I prepared and froze last week. YAY!!!
Monday: Chicken parmigiana & veggies (using the tenderloins I crumbed & froze last week – yay me).
Tuesday: Pasta Bolognese (Mr Busy cooking)
Wednesday: Chinese simmering chicken, rice, veggies (again, prepared & frozen, ready to cook, last week)
Thursday: Veggie plate (Miss Sunshine cooking – roast potatoes, cauli/brocc au gratin, carrots, corn on the cob)
Friday: Fend for Yourself
Saturday: Chicken casserole with leftover roast from the weekend
Sunday: Minestrone & bread rolls
If one of the kids would bake I would beg them for coconut bread. It is the easiest thing, but the one they do the least. Go figure.
1 cup SR flour
1 cup sugar (I go about 3/4 cup)
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup milk
Mix til combined and bake in a loaf pan for about 45 minutes at 160 FF/180 regular oven.
My parents slice this an spread it with butter….it’s just as good without. I have it either way depending on the day.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Wow sounds great Tracy. Having frozen meals from the week before is a great tip to incorporate into the plan. Coconut bread…. yummmm

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Sherri September 4, 2017 - 8:02 AM

I will be doing my menu plan later today. Thanks for the recipe ideas I especially liked the sweet potato and corn salad and will be trying this one soon. I also would like to say thanks to Tracy for the coconut bread recipe.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Wonderful Sherri. What benefits do you find you have in your household when you plan your meals for the week?

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Dominique September 8, 2017 - 3:34 PM

I find that planning definitely saves time and money. Due to a medical condition, I can’t always cook. So shopping still needs to be done on an almost daylie basis. Never the less, not having to think about all the time is a big bonus. I do find I need a better system for my fridge /freezer and pantry inventory and I have to be careful to incorporate my weekly fruit and veg box in my plan so I don’t buy to much fresh that will go off. I also grow tomatoes, Peppers, herbs, strawberries and raspberries this year.

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