Weezl and friends Phase 2 -giving it a whirl for Shirl! Testing meal plan for a month

edited 5 April 2010 at 6:54AM in How much have you saved?
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  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    allegra yes please to the second list, though is there a way we can show which have yet to have their finalised amounts added, cos I'm still working on it due to PC issues yesterday:eek: I have all the ones (I think) that you let me know I needed to sort by the weekend done tho :D

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  • artybearartybear Forumite
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    lol weezl its no big deal really-we did it backwards. When we got together we were already living together and so lived together for a couple of years. For a variety of reasons (i.e me going to live in Venice) we couldnt move back in together so hopefully now one the post grad is done we can be back to normal!!

    For things like the butter and pate what are people using for storage??

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  • edited 28 April 2010 at 12:19PM
    AllegraAllegra Forumite
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    edited 28 April 2010 at 12:19PM
    Warning - all the quantities, where given, are for a family of 4 - don't forget to do the maths to suit your family before embarking on batch cooking !

    Month 1 Recipes :

    Bread - 10 batches of 4 loaves, each loaf yields 16 slices

    Breakfasts
    Porridge x 16
    Apple curd - 1 batch made with 1 kg apples
    Breakfast pancakes x 2
    Nut butter 2 batches with 400g peanuts each

    Lunches
    Tangy bean pate 2 batches with 1 can beans
    Houmus 1 batch
    Lunchtime pate (1 batch, eaten at 3 meals)
    Green pea soup x 1
    Pea and apple soup x 3
    Potato and onion soup x 2
    Chutney
    Mayo
    Butternut squash risotto x 1

    Snacks
    Carrot cake x 4 - 32 pieces each
    Boodle's biscuits - 2 batches of 41
    Orange flim-flam (1 batch) & bread 50-60 slices
    Savoury bites - 3 batches
    Savoury flapjacks
    Scones - 4 cheese and mustard batches, 3 tomato, 4 raisins (each batch 21 scone)


    Dinners
    Spanish Omelette x2 -serve with 80g carrots and 250g potatoes per person
    Carbonara x2 -serve with 3 slices bread each
    Delia's onion tart x2 -serve with 80g each of peas and carrots
    Risi e bisi x3
    Pizza x3
    Chicken and onion pie x2 - serve with 80g carrots and 200g potato each
    Bacon and onion steamed pudding x2 serve with 80g peas & 250g potatoes p/p
    Chilli x2 - served with 100g rice each
    Pasta Alfredo x2
    Cottage pie x2 - serve with 80g each of peas and carrots per person
    Bean curry x3 - serve with 100g rice each
    Pasta Amatriciana x2
    Chicken with bubble and squeak and stuffing x2
    Veggie burgers x2


    The ones in grey are still being updated by the lovely Weezl :)

    Meals with potatoes - a note from Weezl:
    In the spirit of adding variety, you can either make them into wedges or add an oil and vinegar dressing each time, or alternatively you could use some of shanks' mayo (I'm guessing you'll have to do this quite a bit shanks cos you've made loads!) in any case all I ask is that you use approx 25ml per person per meal of oil to coat the potatoes whether you're roasting or dressing them
  • FrankieMFrankieM Forumite
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    arty I've put the nut butter in glass jars.
    The apple curd, houmous and bean pate are in 'chinese takeaway' containers. Mainly because I'm far to messy to get the stuff in the 'tiny' hole at the top of a jar!
  • artybearartybear Forumite
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    hmmm.......i may need more storage thingies thenxxxx
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  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    Month 1 Recipes :

    Bread

    Breakfasts
    Porridge
    Apple curd
    Breakfast pancakes
    Nut butter

    Lunches
    Tangy bean pate
    Houmus
    Lunchtime pate
    Green pea soup
    Pea and apple soup
    Tomato oat biscuits
    Mayo
    Butternut squash risotto


    Snacks
    Boodle's biscuits
    Orange flim-flam
    Savoury bites
    Carrot cake
    Cheese balls
    Cereal bars
    Potato and onion soup


    Dinners
    Spanish Omelette
    Carbonara
    Delia's onion tart
    Risi e bisi
    Pizza
    Chicken and onion pie
    Bacon and onion steamed pudding
    Chilli
    Pasta Alfredo
    Cottage pie
    Bean curry
    Pasta Amatriciana
    Chicken with bubble and squeak and stuffing
    Veggie burgers


    in grey are the ones I need to update :o

    Very up for being prodded if you need them sooner :D

    shall I prioritise snacks next?

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
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    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • FrankieMFrankieM Forumite
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    Do you have empty marg tubs? They'd work as well. I just couldn't find the lids for mine...I'm so organised!
  • AllegraAllegra Forumite
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    weezl74 wrote: »
    allegra yes please to the second list, though is there a way we can show which have yet to have their finalised amounts added, cos I'm still working on it due to PC issues yesterday:eek: I have all the ones (I think) that you let me know I needed to sort by the weekend done tho :D

    Great minds, Weezl - that's my next task, and I will edit the list post to show my findings, lol. Hark at me making myself sound all professional :rotfl:Actually, I think that might well be behind my sudden spurt of organising mania - I must be missing work :eek:

    Arty, all my spreads are in glass jars except houmus which is in tupperware container. No rhyme or reason to it, I'm afraid, just what I happened to pull out of the cupboard this morning. Lunchtime pate is also in a plastic container, cos that went straight in the freezer as soon as it was cooled.

    BTW, I am pleased to report that I have managed to do the morning's batch cooking without doing anything particularly amusing or having to redecorate the kitchen ;) The kettle did explode first thing, though, just to keep me on my toes, but that definitely wasn't my fault, it was rather elderly and we expected it to go at any moment.
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    I was wondering about baking the carrot cake in a roasting tin. It is one I use for tray bakes. is about 14 inches by 12 inches. Do you think that is too large for the amount of ingredients in the recipe?
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  • Afternoon!
    After making a not-at-all-frugal guinness and chocolate cake I have made a 1/2 batch of the no knead bread and the soup is now cooking away. I popped out to get bacon after I realised the potatoes we had would probably have killed someone, sealed in a plastic bag in the dark for a while they were a leeetle mouldy, eww!

    Will be back later with more feedback! x
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