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Happy Friday! What a busy week we have had so far. We’ve got the keys to our new house and a LOT of work to do. This means that some of the meals I am sharing on this meal plan I’m not making myself. I’ve decided to do myself a favour and get a few nicer ready meals in so that we can still eat fairly well, and avoid the takeaway. This week I want to try and ensure that we’re having zero food waste and avoiding expensive takeaways too. We’ll need every penny we can save for moving costs as we will need paint, new carpets and lots, lots more! Meal planning helps us to stay organised and saves us money too. Every week I share with you my meal plan for the coming week and provide a post for other bloggers to link up (see below). I love seeing what everyone is linking up meal plan wise, cooking each week and also getting inspiration for my own meal plan. I hope that this will help people to find lots of inspiration, delicious recipes and maybe read some helpful blog posts about meal planning and money saving. Don’t forget to check out my post to help you avoid overspending on your groceries.
I sit down once per week & see what groceries we have leftover from the previous week. Then I think about the different meals that we haven’t had recently, or look online for some inspiration. I then place my Tesco shop online. In the past, I switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and saved over 30%! I’ve been enjoying shopping at Tesco again because I love the convenience of just picking things online and then collecting during a slot that suits us. Also, I’m really pleased that Tesco recently moved to not having plastic bags too! We don’t have the time for browsing the aisles of Aldi at the moment. I’ve even been doing my food shop in a couple of stages too, just because I’m so pushed for time! I’m scheduling this post about 30 minutes before I have to go meet the person measuring up for new carpets in our house. I know all the rushing will be worthwhile though.
The rules of the Meal Planning Linky
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How to link up with The Meal Planning Linky Week #89
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My favourite meal plan from last week was: Meal Planning Mondays from A Strong Coffee
The Meal Planning Linky Week #89
This week I have planned 7 dinners. I’ve been planning dinners that take under 15 minutes to prepare and then buying some ready-made meals to go alongside those. This means I won’t be sharing as many of my own linked recipes for the next few weeks. I’m ok with that though as it is miles cheaper than using takeaways and healthier too.and
The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #89 are:
Fish pie & soft white rolls
Thai curry, rice & poppadoms
Lasagne & homemade garlic bread
Toad in the hole with mash & vegetables
Chicken & bacon pasta with homemade garlic bread
Sweet & sour chicken, egg fried rice & prawn crackers < homemade except the prawn crackers!
I absolutely love my triple slow cooker. It helps me to batch cook, make a separate meal for Daisy and I can even make side dishes too!