Weekly Meal Plan – Macadamia Crusted Barramundi

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Ooh what a week, we celebrated the twins 13th birthday, had a function at the school and Miss 11 had her birthday party on Saturday… one birthday party down, 2 sleepover parties this coming weekend, then that’s us done for the year!

Struggling to know what to cook for dinner?  Each Monday I will share my families weekly meal plan and other recipes to help inspire you.  I use easy family friendly recipes that the kids will enjoy.  I do try my best to keep our meal plan healthy, however we may have something every now that may not be.  See my previous weekly meal plans here.

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan & meal planning printables.



This weeks meal plan

Please share your weekly meal in the comments below, I’d love to read them and it also inspires other readers.


Macadamia Crusted Barramundi with steamed vegetables, thank you to reader Julia K for this recommendation, I read it in her meal plan she shared with us a few weeks ago.

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The twins turned 13 today!  We celebrated with the family at The Wattle Hotel. I got a caesar salad, but the boy and hubby said the beef burger was really good!



Beef and bacon pasta bake with salad



Eggs on toast – easy dinner as we had to be at a school function from 5pm till late.


Jamie Olivers Chicken & Mango Thai Salad

I didn’t have a green mango so used a normal ripe mango, I substituted the bea cured with fried shallots (found in the Asian section at the supermarket) and used caster sugar instead of palm sugar.

Jamie Olivers Chicken & Mango Thai Salad


We had take away, I have eaten everything in the freezer so didn’t have anything on hand to reheat.  Miss 11’s birthday party ended at 5.30pm and I was exhausted.


Miss 13 made dinner tonight, Chicken and Avocado enchiladas.  She followed a recipe in the thermomix cookbook, for those that don’t have a thermomix I found this regular recipe, which looks a little healthier.  We served this with some salad.



I made some treats for Miss 11’s birthday party and a beautiful strawberry cake, which I will share with you in a blog post very soon.

What is on your meal plan this week?

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Tara February 15, 2016 - 7:41 AM

This week we are having zesty chicken with ricotta and zuchinni penne, beef mussamam curry on rice, vra-na-meer-hoender (south african dish which is basically chicken in chutney with mayonaise) on mash with greens, beef and eggplant bolognaise pasta bake with salad, and at the request of my youngest son we are cooking fajitas at the beach (if the weather is good). I only (over) cook 5 nights a week and we have left overs on the other two nights (or occassionaly go out for dinner)

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Frajitas at teh beach, love it!! the penne sounds delicious, do you have a recipe you can share for this??

TARA February 19, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The weather was beautiful last night so after baseball training we headed to the beach for our fajitas BBQ – it was yummo. Doesn’t seem to matter how much I make it all disappears. We had spiced chicked with julienned carrots, zuchinni, onion, red capsicum, pak choy and mushrooms.

Will send penne recipes through on separate comment (the pasta bake also used penne but took 2 1/2 hours to cook so lucky I checked the night before and prepped it)

Tara February 20, 2016 - 6:49 AM

Zesty Chicken with Ricotta & Zucchini Penne
400 g penne pasta
4 chicken breasts (diced)
2 lemon, zested & juiced
6 tbs olive oil
4 zucchini, quartered longways and sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tub light ricotta
2 small handfuls mint, finely chopped

Cook pasta according to packet. When draining reserve some of the cooking water. While pasta is cooking toss the chicken in the lemon zest and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Add the zucchini and garlic to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until warmed though but still crunchy. Stir through the ricotta, mint, and lemon juice. Add the drained pasta to the cooking pot and stir through lemon juice. Loosen with a little of the pasta cooking water if required.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 22, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Yummo, this sounds amazing, do you mind if I share this on the blog? Do you know who the original recipe owner is so I can properly credit them? Thank you so much Tara for sharing it 🙂

TARA March 16, 2016 - 2:31 PM

The original recipe came from HelloFresh but this is my version of it 🙂

happy for you to share.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 17, 2016 - 8:21 AM

Thank you for sharing Tara 😉

Julia K February 16, 2016 - 4:26 PM

This week…

mon 15 february bbq chicken & salads (busy day fund raising and then meetings at night so dinner was a quick & easy affair)

tues 16 february crumbed chicken tenderloins w/ plum sauce & fried rice (don’t usually have the same thing ie chicken two nights in a row, but DH is away tonight so this is something I can quickly put together and have ready when I bring child # 4 home from dance)

wed 17 february wiener schnitzel w/ salad and wedges

thurs 18 february freezer finds

fri 19 february shepherd’s pie w/ veggies

sat 20 february sweet plum and star anise pork w/ rice and snow peas

sun 21 february toad in the hole w/ mash & veggies

baking lemon coconut cake
oatmeal crunch (LOL have had this on the baking plan for several weeks but still haven’t gotten round to making it – it is SO easy and the kids love it). Hopefully this week !

Julia K February 16, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Re: “Toad in the Hole” – this is a traditional dish from Yorkshire (where I was born). I LOATHED eating it as a child, but remember my brothers loved it so I thought I’d try it out on my children and also – to see how I like it now I’m an adult. I find that a lot of my tastes have changed.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Is it the same toad in the hole as I am thinking, toast with a egg cooked in the middle?

Julia K February 18, 2016 - 9:39 AM

English “Toad in the Hole” is a large Yorkshire Pudding with sausages cooked in it. Apparently the toast with egg is an Americanism. As I said – I hated it as a child – so it will be an interesting experiment when I make it. I have my menu plan on the fridge each week and it’s funny that none of the children have asked me about it yet ( they’ll probably think I’ve come up with some culinary treat with cane toads EEEEWWWWWWWW ). Anyhow – here’s a link to a recipe – I’ll let you know how it goes…

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Again, sounds delicious Julia!

Julia K February 16, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Hope you enjoyed the Macadamia Crusted Barramundi. I sometimes serve it with Mango Salsa. The whole dish just screams “Queensland” to me.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2016 - 7:42 AM

we did, was a lovely fresh meal. Ooh Mango salsa would be amazing with it, I’ll remember that when they come back in season 🙂

Susie August 15, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Julia – Can you share the recipe for ‘Oatmeal Crunch’? Thanks!

Dette August 15, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The macadamia crusted barramundi recipe has been removed, does anyone have it. It sounds great.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 16, 2016 - 8:50 PM

I’ve just fixed up the link for you Dette 🙂


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