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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!
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.
The rules of the Meal Planning Linky
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What I will give you in return for linking up with The Meal Planning Linky
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How to link up with The Meal Planning Linky Week #112
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 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)
Spaghetti & meatballs with homemade garlic bread
Lamb kofta flatbreads (Simply Cook)
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)
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.