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Old 04-12-2008, 7:17 AM
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Default MealPlans WB 5th December 2008

Hi Guys!

Another week has flown past. This week we are having:

Thursday-Baked Spuds & Beans
Friday-Girls night (friends coming over and treating me to an Indian)
Saturday-Roast Chicken, Roasties & Veg
Sunday-At Friends
Monday-Toad In Hole, Mash & Veg
Tuesday-Lamb Stew & Dumplings
Wednesday-Curry & Rice

So what are you all having?

Have a good week.

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Old 04-12-2008, 9:59 AM
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Morning all!
I haven't posted on this thread for ages as I've been all over the place (literally) with work.
So here goes....
  • Thursday - enchilladas
  • Friday - quorn escalope, salad and HM wedges
  • Saturday - fish, chips and mushy peas
  • Sunday - quorn "meat" pie, mash/roasties, peas, one other veg and gravy
  • Monday - jacket potato, cheese and beans
  • Tuesday - chick pea curry and rice
  • Wednesday - kiev, salad and jacket spud
  • Thursday - pasta, veg and pesto with garlic bread
I am trying to make some room in the freezer for the Xmas shop (have a whole tribe straying with me ) and also attempting to economise a bit this week just buying what I need to make up the meals rather than doing a "big" shop as this will be the last shopping week before pay day and I'd rather keep the money for Xmas emergencies than spend unnecessarily.

Good luck to everyone else - who I'm sure will have a more exciting menu than mine!
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Hi Rach

Your menu sounds delish to me!....anyway....just think of the space your making for all the gorgeous Xmas food. Remember to freeze and surplus and extra veggies etc could be made into soup or curry etc.

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:58 AM
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Hi everyone

Eating the contents of the freezer this week

Fri - Chilli, hm guacamole, rice, nacho's.

Sat - Curry, rice

Sun - Beef casserole, roasted sweet potatoes

Mon - Something with chicken breasts

Tues - Acapulco chicken (chilli but made with chicken), rice, salad

Weds - Spag bol

Thurs - hm pizza

Have a great week
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:15 AM
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Hello,

I did not do so good last week so starting back this week.

Thurs - Hake wedges veg
Fri - Burgers and salad
Sat - Sweet & sour chicken rice
Sun - Steak champ veg
Mon - Meat pie potato veg
Tue - Chilli rice
Wed - Chicken & broccoli bake

Gingin how do you make acapulco chicken?

Have a good week everyone and Merry Christmas!

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:32 AM
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Right! at this time of year I hate going to the shops, so I try and live out of the freezer as far as possible and also plan to do all the food shopping bar emergency purchases of fresh items, as I hate shopping in December. Call me a killjoy/misery guts if you like, but queueing whereever you go doesn't appeal.

Thursday: Lentil and Chickpea curry and rice (make today)
Friday: Pub with the Wrinklies
Saturday: Roast Goose (F) , red cabbage,(F) stuffing etc etc, apricot (F)crumble
Sunday:Leftovers or go to MIL
Monday: Fish(F) Pie and Broccoli(F)
Tuesday: Burgers(F) and Potato Wedges
Wednesday: Egg, Beans and Toast
Thursday: Pasta carbonara (bacon in (F))
Friday Soup (F)and Sandwich
Saturday: jacket Potatoes
Sunday: Morris Dancers for lunch. home made soups (F), bread and cakes
Monday: Pizza (F)
TuesdayL lamb Casserole(F)
Wednesday Veg curry (F)
Thursday: QUiche and Potato Wedges
Friday Jacket Potatoes
Saturday Toad (F)in the Hole
Sunday - out for lunch, it's my birthday
Monday Corned Beef Hash
Tuesday: leftovers, whatever
Wednesday for a few days at Mum's for Xmas!
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:36 AM
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Thurs-Cold cuts Fried potatoes and egg
Fri- Takeaway
Sat-Chili
Sun-Roast Chicken all the trimmings
Mon-Meat pie mash Veg
Tus-Sausages mash peas
Wed Shepherds pie cabbage
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:14 PM
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Hi! My plan for the week is:

T - pie, mash, peas and carrots
F - tuna pasta bake
S - salmon and cous cous
S - turkey meatballs and pasta from freezer
M - sausages, mash and beans
T - turkey curry and rice
W - chilli and mash batch for freezer

Have a good week everyone

Nikki x

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HI all, - purpleivy - I hate supermarkets at this time of year too! I try and shop in my lunch hour and find it a nightmare to get back to work on time Just wish the freezer was bigger so I could last most of December with no food shops.

Here's my list:

Today: HM chilli in wraps
Fri: Smoked salmon omelette (was meant to be weds but I was ill so didn't buy any eggs).
Sat: Gammon with veg
Sun: Turkey fajitas (something different as I'm getting bored)
Mon: Mackerel/Kippers and veg
Tue: ??? Something from the freezer - seem to have Tuesday decision issues :confused: Think there's turkey curry in there though, or else salmon fillets
Wed: Smoked pork sausage mash and veg
Thur: Chilli wraps
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:22 PM
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this weeks plans are:

Thursday - toasties eaten
Friday - Jackets and mince (batch cooked) eaten
Saturday - pasta and more mince and potato layer bake
Sunday - Sausage/chicken cobbler
Monday - hm soup and rolls
Tuesday - fajitas
Wednesday - corned beef hash and dumplings
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Hello there - I'm also still trying to make space in the freezer. And I'm not going shopping either! Here's the plan:

thur - ratatouille from freezer with chickpeas and couscous
fri - pumpkin & blue cheese risotto
sat - HM pizza with sardines and broccoli
sun - potatoes mashed with kale from garden, smoked sausage
mon - organic veal escalopes with HM wedges and red cabbage from garden
tues - chickpea/chorizo stew with brown rice
wed - liver & bacon, cabbage from garden (January King) and/or turnips.

On Thursday I leave for a training course in the UK, so DH will live on 'leftover meals' from the freezer for the 4 or 5 days after that.

Have a nice week!
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Well, I had a list divided into a few places, but in the end decided that I could get everything for immediate use, so no point in going further than Lidl. I have to go past other supermarket when I get my petrol on the way to choir tonight, so just left it. Or might just wait till Sunday when I usually shop as early as poss to get whoopsied items. Was lovely to come straight home.

Now my next challenge is to try and sort out January. I'm sure I've got enough staples and meals in the freezer already, will just need to get fresh food. Life will change early next year. DD is already abroad on gap year till May. She'll be in Uni next Sept. Dh is embarking on working abroad, short visits till Feb, then away for most of 2 years. So it will be a bit of a different way of life, just ds and I. He's applying to a specialist school for 6th form, which will necessitate boarding. So I could end up on my own.

I need to start and plan for all the above so that I have appropriate meals without going and buying loads of stuff in specially.
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This is what I have planned for us next week from Friday evening:

Breakfasts - Toasted teacake poss with lemon curd (!) for me and LO, to drink: tea for me, milk for LO. Hubby takes cornflakes and a banana to have with coffee at work.

Lunches - Saturday: lunch out Sunday: Sausages, yorkies, veg and tatties
Monday & Tuesday: Root veg and thyme soup for all of us
Rest of the week: Cream cheese or PB & J sarnies, yog and apple for hubby's packed lunch each day; Egg mayo salad, cheese toasties, pasta salad & PB & J sarnies for me and LO across the week. Water for all.

Snacks - Fruit cake, lemon curd tarts, and some cherry, apricot and sultana flapjacks made throughout the week.

Dinners

Friday: Bean chilli and rice
Saturday: Roasted veg and avocado fajitas
Sunday: Egg sandwiches, crisps, followed by cake
Monday: Double cheese and salmon pasta
Tuesday: Leftover stir fry and rice
Wednesday: Carrot, pea, broccoli and cauli korma with rice
Thursday: Lasagne made with an anchovy tomato sauce

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There's some lovely mealplans here this week. Mine are:

Thursday: Pizza
Friday: Jacket Potato with Melee Beans
Saturday: Chilli con carne
Sunday: Chicken Curry
Monday: Leftover Chilli with pasta
Tuesday: At Mum's
Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Thursday: Shepherd's Pie with veggies

As usual, lunches will be sandwiches or leftovers, and desserts will be yoghurts or fruit (or chocolate if my will breaks...) Have a good week, everyone *hug*

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Hi all

Tonight - leftover 3 Bird Roast with roast pots & mixed veg TICK
Tomorrow - Chicken with ham & cheese, mash & green beans TICK
Saturday - Pasta - Mum & Dad are coming over TICK
Sunday - maybe out, maybe shepherds pie Shepherds pie!
Monday - Quorn spaghetti & meatballs TICK
Tuesday - Ham & Turkey Burgers & mixed veg Nope - OH out so chicken & chips
Wednesday - Quorn fillets, mash & green beans
Thursday - Fishcakes & veg OH away so pasta for me!
Friday - Quorn curry & rice OH still away but I'm out with work!

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Mine are:

Friday - Spaghetti Bolognese
Saturday - At friend's for dinner
Sunday - Roast beef, pots,mixed veg, gravy
Monday - Pasta and sauce, garlic bread
Tuesday - Salmon, pots, sweetcorn
Wednesday - Chicken with garlic mushroms, rice, peas
Thursday - Chicken fajitas

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Hi everyone

This week we're having:

Thursday - HM Lentil & veg soup with Naan bread
Friday - Sausage Pasta
Saturday - Liver or fishfingers, pots & peas
Sunday - Meatballs & spaghetti
Monday - Stuffed baked potatoes & beans
Tuesday - Pitta pizza, chips, garlic bread & salad
Wednesday - Chicken curry & rice

Lunches: Generally sandwiches, HM soup, leftovers and pancakes

Breakfasts: Porridge

There's some great ideas on here for menus
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fri: chicken stir fry and noodles root veg & barley stew thingy from the tesco mag
sat: leftovers from fri
sun: salmon fishcake catfish goujons, wedges & peas (all F)
mon: sausages (F), mash & beans couldn't find sausages in the freezer, so had chilli (F) instead
tue: steak (F) & chips (if I can find the steak in the freezer )
wed: garlic chicken (F) & stir fried veg (F) and noodles
thurs: leftovers from wednesday
fri: HM pizza (need to remember to make it will make extra for the freezer though)

trying to use up stuff from the freezer because I'm not entirely sure what's in it! The meal plan will probably change again through the week, it usually does


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Sun 7th Local beef burgers, HM rolls, HM wedges
Mon 8th Chicken casserole, dumplings, swede and roast tatties
Tue 9th Macaroni cheese & garlic bread
Wed 10th Mince n tatties
Thu 11th out
Fri 12th Spag bol & HM doughballs
Sat 13th Toad in the hole (with mini smoky bacon sausages), mash & gravy
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Tue 9th Macaroni cheese & garlic bread


Orkney or anyone

When I make my macaroni cheese, I can't seem to get it right. If I make a white sauce and then bake it in the oven with the cooked pasta, it seems to lose it's "sauciness" and just comes out one great big gloopy lump. Is there a magic trick to making a nice cheesey, thick sauce for macaroni cheese?
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