The Meal Planning Linky Week #110 Meal Plan

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Hello! Happy Friday! I’ve had a fantastic week both professionally and around my home. It has been fantastic to get some more jobs ticked off the list and I have really been enjoying working hard too. My new office is very motivational, and that is definitely helping me to work smarter not harder. Anyway, this weeks meal plan is ready. I love planning dinners each week and sharing them with you.

Having absolutely minimal food waste is really important to me. I try to make things stretch because we still have so many house jobs to pay for. I am taking steps to make sure we are avoiding overspending on groceries. This week I’m keeping the budget low again, and using lots of Simply Cook recipes this week. *Why not sign up and grab yourself a box for £1? < This is a subscription service so be sure to cancel if you don’t want it to auto-renew. I will also be visiting Lidl to try and keep my grocery spends low.

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky

Every week I sit down, for 20-30 minutes, and I plan out a load of lovely dinners. I check Tom’s schedule too. Next week he will be on day shifts, which is great as I have time to cook every evening while he does the bedtime routine. I’m sure we will swap roles one or two nights too, so I can enjoy a break from cooking. It works really well for us and I love having time to cook every night now.

I’ve been meal planning for over 2 years now pretty much every single week. It is a great way for us to save money.

Every week I ask other bloggers to link up their meal plans, to try and share recipes around with one another, inspire each other and hopefully drive a little bit of extra traffic too! I really enjoy this linky and seeing what meals everyone is cooking that week.

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My favourite meal plan from last week: Our weekly meal plan from Life As Kim. I love seeing normal family meal plans and Kim made some lovely dinners!

The Meal Planning Linky Week #1110

I’ve planned 7 dinners this week. Lots of lovely lunches and breakfasts too.

Grab yourself a £1 Simply Cook box!

I recently ordered myself a Simply Cook box (Paid for it myself but as I’m using a referral code here this section of this post is technically an AD just to be clear). You select 4 meals and get sent a little box with 3 spice, herb and stock blends plus a recipe card. Then you just buy the ingredients you need and you can make a fantastic dinner with ease. It’s a little like a Hello Fresh or Gousto box, but without the expense and you have to buy the fresh items still. However, for just £1 you can get 4 of these little kits to liven up mealtimes and get some inspiration. I’ve got a couple of boxes now so that next time I want to cook something a bit different I’ve got the inspiration already on hand! If you want to grab a box for £1 just *sign up to Simply Cook. This is a subscription service so be sure to cancel if you don’t want it to renew at £9.99 – I just set myself a reminder for a few days before the next box needed to be selected.

The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #110 are:

Vietnamese Pork (Simply Cook)

Bombay Biriyani (Simply Cook)

Chicken & mushroom risotto (Simply Cook)

Baked pasta with sausage & kale (Simply Cook)

Gunpowder potatoes & kebabs (Simply Cook)

Chicken makhani, rice & naan  (Simply Cook)

Lamb kofta flatbreads (Simply Cook)

I’m really enjoying changing things up recently. I think I’ll swap a couple of the meat dishes with Quorn substitute, or similar, it just depends on what they have in Lidl when I go shopping.

If you’re looking for meal planning inspiration then be sure to read my meal planning tips. Also, check out my meal planning with mince post. I’ve also got a post about making a roast chicken go further.

Why not check out some of my latest recipes?

20 Responses

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:24 am

      Thank you, we’ve been enjoying some lovely meals lately.

  1. Shoestring Jane February 8, 2020 / 7:42 am

    So glad you are settling in. My office is a bit cold and the internet is pants! Need to sort those issues. Meals look good. I enjoy Simply Cook too.

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:24 am

      Definitely! Get yourself a heater and some wifi boosting plugs! x

  2. Anne February 8, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    Ive never made a biryani, but I’d like to try. I also haven’t made a risotto in quite a while. I’ve tried Simply Cook before but I found I wasn’t using all of the recipes so I had to cancel. I like that you can buy some in the supermarket though, they are great for saving money when you want to try something new.

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:24 am

      Yeah it’s a great way to try 1 a week or something isn’t it.

  3. Louise Fairweather February 9, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    You have a lovely mix of meals there. Always good to have some inspiration

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:25 am

      Thank you xx

  4. Kim Carberry February 10, 2020 / 8:45 am

    It sounds like your new office is fantastic and working wonders for your motivation.
    All of your meals sound so good. I do like the sound of the Vietnamese Pork. x

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:26 am

      Thank you, it’s going really well! x

  5. Clare McDougall February 10, 2020 / 2:03 pm

    The chicken & mushroom risotto sounds so good! I’m going to give Simply Cook a try at some point, I’ve heard lots of good things.

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:26 am

      I’m finding that they are encouraging me to cook more and inspiring me too!

  6. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs February 10, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    Lovely to hear that you are getting more done in your new office. It’s surprising how a nice workspace can make all of the difference!
    You have lots of yummy meals planned for this week. The chicken makhani, rice & naan sounds amazing!
    Thanks so much for hosting x

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:27 am

      It really is surprising! The chicken makhani is one of my favourite of the Simply Cook meals!

  7. Catherine February 13, 2020 / 9:54 am

    Gunpowder potatoes sounds intriguing! Everything on your meal plan sounds lovely. Thanks so much for hosting. xxx

    • katykicker February 13, 2020 / 10:28 am

      They are SO tasty!! x

  8. Gemma @ MakeupMuddle.com February 13, 2020 / 9:50 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing that deal on the £1 box! I’ve been tempted to join for some time now, but that’s such a decent discount I have to finally try it! xo

    • katykicker February 18, 2020 / 10:27 am

      That’s fab! Let me know how it goes x

    • katykicker February 18, 2020 / 10:27 am

      Thanks Kim! x

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