Weekly Meal Plan #8

It’s that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below what your having for dinners this week, it may inspire me too!!  Have a great week!

MEAL PLANNING TIP

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

Get the kids to help you – My kids have been helping me cook dinner from when they were young, initially because they were curious but it was also a great help for me too and allowed us some quality time together!  It helps them appreciate the time and effort mum or dad puts into dinner each night and it’s a great introduction to help them try new food.  I love that it helped my kids build their math skills when they were younger and there is even a bit of chemistry mixed in when they see baking powder in action! Ultimately, it will help to boost their confidence and eventually one day allow you to sit down and relax while they cook dinner for you!!

Task ideas for kids in the kitchen

  • Grate: cheese, carrot
  • Peeling vegetables: potatoes, carrots, cucumbers
  • Rolling: biscuits, homemade meatballs, rissoles
  • Microwaving frozen veggies
  • Slicing:  soft fruit and veggies
  • Open: jars, cans
  • Rolling: pizza & scroll dough
  • Measure: liquids, solids
  • Wash: fruit, vegetables
  • Top: homemade pizza
  • Crack an egg
  • Whisk
  • Set the table
  • Wash the dishes

Find more of my meal planning tips here:

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

MONDAY

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef – This is full of flavour and makes the house smell so good!!

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef – This recipe can also be found in my Winter Dinner Ideas eBook. 

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

TUESDAY

Chicken schnitzels with Mashed Potato & Vegetables – I like this type of dinner, super easy and gets hubby helping too because I don’t operate the BBQ!

RECIPE: Schnitzels cooked on the BBQ

WEDNESDAY

Eggs on Toast – …Because it’s ok to have simple dinners!

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

THURSDAY

Salmon Chowder – This is a really easy soup to make, particularly as you purchase the salmon ready cooked so all you have to do is shred it before adding soup to the bowls.

RECIPE: This is an exclusive recipe in my Winter Dinner Ideas eBook. 

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

FRIDAY

Homemade Pizzas – This brings so much laughter and joy into our home at the end of a busy week.  

RECIPE: We usually just make one with ham and cheese and another with Chorizo, Salami and some vegetables for crunch.

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

SATURDAY

Ricotta & Spinach Balls in Tomato – This is a great meal to have the night before grocery shopping, as I don’t have any fresh meat in the fridge. Eat them as they are or with salad, pasta or bread. This recipe is easy to double in quantity to feed lots of people and use Lorraine’s quick way to make meatballs to save time rolling!

RECIPE: Ricotta & Spinach Balls in Tomato

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

SUNDAY

Curried Fish and Vegetable Pot Pie – This pot pie would make enough to feed 8 people. I used an extra large rectangular casserole dish. Use the rest for leftovers for the following day, dinner or lunch or half the recipe for a serving of four.

RECIPE: Curried Fish and Vegetable Pot Pie

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

BAKING

Apple and Oat Muffins – These muffins are delicious and reasonably healthy! Filled with wholemeal flour, oats and apples, you could even add in some sultanas if you wanted.  I was really pleased with the amount of batter this recipe made – 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffins. Enough for the kids to have some for afternoon tea and freeze for school lunch boxes.

RECIPE: Apple and Oat Muffins

It's that time of week again for my latest family weekly meal plan. I think you would have already guessed by now how much I love meal planning and how beneficial it is to your schedule and wallet! I hope you can find a meal or two on here to inspire your meal plan this week.

 

What is on your meal plan this week?

 

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4 comments

Tracy June 12, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Getting the kids involved is such a key part of getting dinner on its way. Partly because they need to learn this life skill, and partly because living in a family (or any community, really) of any size should mean sharing the load. With me working long days and having baby adult aged kids I find that asking them what they want to cook AND scheduling that for days when we know they’ll be home yields a high success rate in terms of having them cook dinner. Here’s my week:
Monday: Potato, cauliflower & leek soup (with Costco dinner rolls – so dying – YUM!!)
Tuesday: Leftover soup & rolls
Wednesday: Honey soy chicken, stir fried veggies & rice
Thursday: Chicken tenders (from freezer, thank you Costco) & veggies
Friday: Fend for yourself (Mr Busy will be at church before I get home from work)
Saturday: Leftover chicken, veg & rice

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Prijy George June 12, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Hi Kat,
I am really loving all your posts regarding meal plans and organising. I have never yet started to be like you, but yes I hope one day I will get in to that track. I am trying to implement in bits and pieces…I have a long long way to go. Your post, just keeps me motivated every time!. Please keep posting! Thank you.

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Bec June 13, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This week we’re having:
Monday: pumpkin soup with breadrolls
Tuesday: pumpkin risotto with bacon
Wednesday: family dinner with extended family
Thursday: satay chicken stirfry
Friday: homemade fish and chips
Saturday: lasagne and salad
Sunday: curried sausages and mash

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Rochelle June 21, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hi Kat, great meal ideas! I used to meal plan weekly but haven’t for a couple of years. This weekend I’m going to restart this concept as it makes the weekly shopping easier!
Monday – Mushroom risotto with added Mushrooms, leftover Chicken from Sun nights roast and added peas.
Tuesday – pan fried blue cod with coatncook, bought fries, salad and cheese pieces.
Wednesday(tonight) – Apricot Chicken casserole made from scratch with tenderloin meat, no bones;) plus hasselback potatoes, carrots and broccoli
Thursday – Salmon, vegetable stir fry and cous cous
Friday – beef casserole, potato mash, beans, pumpkin and cabbage.
Saturday – home made pizzas, we always have a tropical and meat one
Sunday – Roast of some sort, need to check out deep freeze!
Ok so now I’ve just set my meal plan;) must take a pic so I can write in diary:)) Thanks Kat

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