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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.
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.
The rules of the Meal Planning Linky
Link back to Katykicker on your post or display my linky badge
Comment on this post
Visit other people if you would like to
What I will give you in return for linking up with The Meal Planning Linky
I will comment on all posts linked up
Pin your post on my Pinterest (vertical pins only)
Share your post on my Twitter – at least once every week
A link back to my favourite meal plan each week (Follow link)
Grab the Meal Planning Linky badge
How to link up with The Meal Planning Linky Week #110
Once your post is live all you need to do is hit the button that says “Click here to enter”. This takes you to the link-up page where you can add your post.
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.