The Meal Planning Linky Week #90 Meal Plan

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Happy Friday! Another week has flown by in a sea of sandpaper and paint over at our new house. I’m REALLY struggling with spinning all of the plates and today I am off to a blogging conference for the weekend. I’m really excited and I have also just realised that next week is our last full week in our flat. This means I’ve got one week left to use up all of the food in the chest freezer, so we can defrost it before moving. Anyway, I won’t chat all day – as I’ve got to get on! I’ve done myself a favour and ordere a few ready meals in so that we can still eat fairly well, and avoid the takeaway too. This week I want to try and ensure that we’re having zero food waste and keep avoiding expensive takeaways too. We need every penny we can save for moving as we are in need of paint, new carpets and 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!

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My favourite meal plan from last week was: What’s Cooking at The Madhouse?

The Meal Planning Linky Week #90

This week I have planned 7 dinners. I have a few days where I am at home in the morning and I plan to slow cooker dinners overnight while asleep and then pop in the fridge in the morning. This way I can re-heat whatever time we arrive home from the house and have a healthy homemade dinner waiting too.

The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #90 are:

Pork & parsnip traybake with mash 

Easy homemade garlic bread - look at the bread once it has been dressed! Delicious

Lasagne & homemade garlic bread

Slow cooker beef chilli - A sneak peek at the end result

Slow cooker turkey chilli 

Air fryer potato wedges

Chicken kebabs & airfryer chips or Air fryer potato wedges 

Jacket potatoes in the slow cooker - The potatoes in action!

Slow cooker jacket potatoes with leftover slow cooker chilli 

Shortcrust pastry pizza with anything leftover in the fridge (got to run everything down!) 

Roast pork dinner (the last one in our flat!) 

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 22, 2019 / 10:30 am

    We are excitedly counting down the days with you too! No doubt you will still find that you do have some foods leftover, and that will serve you well right after the move. Think canned things that are easy to turn into a meal.
    I hope Blogon was fun and worthwhile. I missed it so much.
    Have a great week ahead

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:33 am

      Yes absolutely! I won’t be wasting any food during the move, which I’m really happy about. I had a great time, hope to see you at one again in the future! x

  2. Sarah - Mud, cakes and wine September 22, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    So much going on and good luck with getting the chest freezer cleared…. i need to go through my freezer better x

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thanks so much! It’s going to be a bit of a juggling act to get it all done in time but I’m sure we will manage somehow.

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thank you. It’s a firm favourite at home now!

  3. Emma September 23, 2019 / 10:41 am

    I know that you will be super busy over the next week or so but if you can double up on a couple of your meals when cooking it will help big time with budgeting when you move if you have frozen cooked meals that you can just defrost and heat up.
    Everyone is so excited for your move, I feel like half of Instagram will be moving with you…in spirit! lol

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:35 am

      Sadly I have to be without a fridge/freezer for 1-2 days during the move, so won’t be able to keep foods BUT I am not going to be wasting ANY food, as I’ve planned it with military precision!
      Thanks so much – so many kind people over on Instagram.

  4. Kim Cooper September 23, 2019 / 11:00 am

    I love batch cooking now make my evening so easy if were busy or late home from work. Chicken kebabs sounds delicious and one i should try my hand at.

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:35 am

      Thanks! I am looking forward to getting back to batch cooking etc once we have moved.

  5. Anne Sweet September 23, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Good luck with all the packing, oh I hate moving house, but it really is worth it in the end. I don’t think I’ve ever tried chillie with turkey, that sounds interesting.

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:35 am

      It is a great way to lower the fat without really changing the taste much.

      Thanks so much! I’m mostly enjoying the process so far but we have 9 days to go and so the pressure is on now!

  6. Kim Carberry September 23, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    I hope you had a fab time at BlogOn.
    Good luck with using all the food in the freezer and with the move.
    What a fantastic idea to cook things in the slow cooker overnight! Why haven’t I thought of that before! x

    • katykicker September 24, 2019 / 9:37 am

      I did thank you!

      I’m really excited to get the move done now, and be in the new house! Eek!

  7. Charlotte Zealey September 24, 2019 / 9:42 am

    I can not believe that you are moving so soon. It seemed like a dream not long ago. Blogon sounds like it was a lot of fun. I think we will be using the slow cooker very soon as the weather turns I do not use it enough. x

    • katykicker September 27, 2019 / 9:21 am

      I know Charlotte! I can’t believe it either. There are just 6 days to go now! I’ve got a brand new slow cooker I am looking forward to trying out too!

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