The Meal Planning Linky Week #89 Meal Plan

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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.

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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.

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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 & rolls

Thai curry, rice & poppadoms

Lasagne & homemade garlic bread

Toad in the hole with mash & vegetables

Slow cooker paella

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!

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

16 Responses

  1. Joleisa September 13, 2019 / 11:54 am

    I’m coming over on the day you have the sweet and sour chicken! If only…
    Nice meals again. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great week ahead.

    • katykicker September 15, 2019 / 8:11 am

      Thanks to my favourite ladies! Have a great week too.

  2. Anne Sweet September 14, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    oh yes, I love a nice sweet and sour in the slow cooker, might have to put that on the menu soon. I’m craving toad-in-the hole too, it’s one of my favourites.

    • katykicker September 15, 2019 / 8:13 am

      I love a nice easy dinner atm!

  3. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and wine September 14, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    a lovely week of food as always and i have not had sweet and sour chicken in ages and i could eat prawn crackers forever

    • katykicker September 15, 2019 / 8:14 am

      Me too! x

  4. Shoestring Jane September 15, 2019 / 6:28 am

    I’m amazed you aren’t just going to takeaways and ready meals this week. I hope you are getting sorted. Have you actually moved in yet? Such an exciting time.

    • katykicker September 15, 2019 / 8:15 am

      Oh we are having some ready meals (Think I mentioned in my post) but trying to avoid the takeaways atm! No, we move in on the 3rd x

  5. Rachel @ Coffee Cake Kids September 15, 2019 / 11:17 am

    Sweet and sour chicken is always one of our favourites – it feels like a great way of getting some veg into the kids as well!

    • katykicker September 16, 2019 / 12:07 pm

      I have been making a quorn version lately which Daisy loves!

  6. Louise Fairweather September 15, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    Ah thanks! The fish pie was particularly good. I have never thought of doing paella in the slow cooker before – will check that out

    • katykicker September 16, 2019 / 12:08 pm

      We are having it for dinner tonight and I can’t wait!

  7. Kim Cooper September 16, 2019 / 7:58 am

    Your meals sounds great, now were back off holiday I need to pull my finger out and get back into a routine.
    Have a great week x

    • katykicker September 16, 2019 / 12:09 pm

      Today is a great day to get motivated! x

  8. Charlotte Zealey September 17, 2019 / 7:35 am

    Your meals always sound amazing even when you are trying to move house. I do not blame you for using things up after all its less to move.

    • katykicker September 19, 2019 / 11:03 am

      Thanks so much love xx

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