|COOK|meal planning Monday - 23 June | LarabeeUK

|COOK|meal planning Monday - 23 June





Good afternoon!  Hope you are having a good day and enjoying the sunshine if you are lucky enough not to be at work ;)
Last week didn't quite go to plan, but again no waste so I'm happy with that.
The changes we made were:
Wednesday - the freezer dive was much more fruitful than I expected so I made wedges and we had Chilli.
Friday - I had totally forgotten I was working and so I bought a ready meal curry for the hubs and I ate at lunch for a colleagues leaving do.
Sunday - we both fancied jacket potatoes so we had those with salad
On Saturday we found a great little burger restaurant in MK called Lone star grill I'll give you the link, just in case you are visiting the area (note: it's not in centre:mk!)
My veggie versions in brackets if different! Italics indicate something from the freezer.
And so on to this week...
Tuesday - chip night, the hubs is home for a change too, so he'll get a treat this week!
Wednesday - Chicken curry & rice (mushroom curry)
Thursday - Ham or cheese omelette and salad
Friday - Pepperoni Pizza (tortilla wrap pizza from the blog)
Saturday - 'Healthy chips' egg & sausage (just egg & chips for me)
Sunday - chilli & homemade tortilla chips, look out for the recipe on the blog next week!

So if you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I did actually get the freezer purged!  This is what it looked like before:


It wasn't quite as bad as I thought, I did throw out about 1/2 black bin bag of stuff, but there wasn't anything worth crying about and we were left with quite a bit of food we could actually use which was a nice surprise. In the end I was left with 1 1/2 drawers full.  I had intended on defrosting (it's actually a frost-free freezer!) and cleaning last week, but I never got the time so that still needs doing before we fill it. It actually gives me more time to use up some of the food.

Before:

After:

I took a freezer inventory so I can start getting rid of the food before it needs throwing away, this is something I used to keep up religiously along with my meal plan but over the years the busier I've become the less I've done it - madness I know because it will save me so much grief but we do silly thinks like that don't we?

https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B_D4vgyhzbPscFBfczFOajJ2SW8

If you'd like a copy of the inventory I use in my household planner click here (link is fixed now!!).  I appreciate that it won't fit everyone's planning style but it might give you something to go on.  If you use it, I'd love you to tag me so I can see!!
I'm not going to go on too much about it, but if you'd like to know how I use it, drop me a comment and I'll write a post next week (even if there's only one!)

This post will be linked to Meal Plan Monday at athomewithmrsm.blogspot.com a lovely little community of homemakers and a fabulous resource for meal ideas.






1 comment :

  1. Everything on your meal plan sounds delicious!
    Well done for sorting your freezer out...I need to do mine soon! x

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