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The Meal Planning Linky Week #112 Meal Plan

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Hello! Happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one! We’ve got LOTS going on at home at the moment as we’re redecorating our kitchen. This means that I’m not sure if the meal plan I’m making is realistic, but I’m giving it a go anyway!

Having as little food waste as possible is really important to me. We try our best to make things stretch. 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. Daisy has a party on Sunday so I’ll be popping in for the final hour while Tom sits with her at the party! Looking forward to having a browse on my own, as I’ve always had Daisy with me lately!

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky

At the start of each week, I like to sit down, for 20 or so minutes. I take a quick look at the foo we have in, especially fresh fruits & vegetables, and then I meal plan from there. We’ve been using lots of great Simply Cook recipes lately, as life has been really busy, and it has helped to keep us away from the takeaway.

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. We’ve also been avoiding the takeaway successfully lately which is great. I recently added up what we spent on takeaways in 2019 (quite shocking!) and I’ll be sharing more about that soon I’m sure.

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 Mummy Vs Work

The Meal Planning Linky Week #112

I’ve planned 7 dinners this week. I’m keeping it super easy. Lunches will mostly be leftovers and breakfasts will be very simply; cereal, toast & fruit etc.

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 #112 are:

Sausage, fennel pasta bake (Simply Cook)

Easy homemade garlic bread - look at the bread once it has been dressed! Delicious
We love knocking up super simple garlic breads!

Spaghetti & meatballs with homemade garlic bread

Lamb kofta with no yeast flatbreads

Chicken makhani, rice made in the slow cooker & naan (Simply Cook)

Fish, air fryer chips & beans/mushy peas

Moroccan inspired chicken & rice (Already have flavoured chicken in the freezer)

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze
Slow cooker balsamic glazed gammon

Roast gammon dinner with my ultimate onion gravy, airfryer parsnips, airfryer roast potatoes, sage & onion stuffing, and slow cooker gammon with balsamic glaze. Rolled over from last week as we didn’t get time!

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 favourite slow cooker recipes?

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Catherine

Thursday 27th of February 2020

The lamb kofta flatbreads sound delicious! I hope you manage to have your gammon soon! xxx

katykicker

Friday 28th of February 2020

Thank you, might get to have it this weekend!

Charlotte Zealey

Thursday 27th of February 2020

Would you say an airfryer is worth the money I know that you seem to get a lot of use out of yours. Hope you still managed to get some of these meals I know it will have been hard with your Mum in the hospital.

katykicker

Friday 28th of February 2020

Yes, absolutely, I love mine! I use it for lots of things and really need to write up some more recipes soon!

Thanks love, she's home now fortunately x

Kim Carberry

Monday 24th of February 2020

I hope the decorating goes well and doesn't change the meal plan too much. I am going to start on decorating our bathroom this week. Eek! All of your meals sound so good, especially the Moroccan inspired chicken & rice x

katykicker

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Thank you so much! We've had some lovely meals planned lately, just fining the time to enjoy them all is har with plans all up in the air haha!

Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Monday 24th of February 2020

What a tasty meal plan. Love the sound of lamb kofta flatbreads! Hope your mum is feeling better and thanks so much for hosting. x

katykicker

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Thank you! The flatbreads were really nice!

Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine

Monday 24th of February 2020

I love gammon and your simply cook meals still sounding amazing

katykicker

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

We've been meaning to have this gammon for about 3 weeks now I swear, just something always comes up every week!

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