For many families dinner is a time to bring the family together and provides an opportunity for conversation. Here we have the weeks dinner planning tips to help you get started to prepare for the week ahead so you can take the stress out of the week and enjoy that time together with your loved ones. Katharine has shared her meal plan for the week and says being prepared and organised is why she enjoys meal planning as well as saving money as they have less takeaways and generally healthier.
MEAL PLANNING TIP
Each week I am going to share one meal planning/grocery budget tip to help you through this process.
Find more of my meal planning tips here:
Parmesan-crumbed chicken – Katharine suggests crumbed chicken with fries and salad which sounds like a perfect dinner for the family. The recipe below is served with mashed potato and beans but you can add your own sides to any crumbed chicken dish to suit.
RECIPE: Parmesan-crumbed chicken
Barbecued rump steak with rocket, pear and blue cheese salad – Katharine and family will celebrating a birthday on Tuesday and will be having a family birthday BBQ.
Quick Pork stir-fry – On the dinner plan for Wednesday night is a delicious pork stir-fry. You could use chicken, beef or tofu to make any delicious stir -fry to suit your family budget and requirements.
RECIPE: Quick Port stir-fry
Balsamic steak with tomato pasta salad – Katharine’s dinner plan for Thursday night is steak, pasta and salad. You could have these seperate as side dishes or incorporate into the one dish like this recipe below.
Bangers and mash – A nice and easy dinner idea for the end of the week. You can also serve with some peas and an alternative to the pumpkin and potato mash in the recipe below, you could mix it up with some sweet potato.
RECIPE: Bangers and mash
Chickpea and spinach curry – A tasty Middle Eastern vegetarian curry loaded with flavour
RECIPE: Chickpea and spinach curry
Portuguese roast chicken – Enjoy the flavours of paprika, lemon and garlic with these roast chicken pieces.
RECIPE: Portuguese roast chicken
Birthday Cake – With a birthday earlier this week for Katharine and her family. Perhaps a homemade cake would be on the menu. Grab some ideas straight from my blog where you’ll find my 10 ways to jazz up a store bought cake