The Meal Planning Linky Week #94 Meal Plan

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Happy Friday! We are settled into our new house well now and normal life is resuming. This means I am meal planning; breakfast, lunch & dinner now. We’re still going to have the odd takeaway treat but we’ll be shopping local and walking there, to avoid minimum spends, and save some money in the process. I want to be able to save money, where possible, get a few bargains and make the most of everything we have in. I’m loving getting back to meal planning and really excited about normality returning to our life after a busy month. This week I want to try and ensure that we’re having zero food waste and keep avoid expensive takeaways too. 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%! For the past week or two I have been shopping at Sainsburys. They’ve sent me some great offers, for extra points and money off too. I’m probably still overspending a little but we are getting great quality food and it is delivered at a convenient time for me.

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My favourite meal plan from last week was: Budget meal plan from 3 Princesses 1 Dude!

The Meal Planning Linky Week #94

This week I have planned 7 dinners. I have a new slow cooker to use next week and I’m looking forward to that!

The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #94 are:

Pizza dough in the breadmaker

Pizza night (homemade pizza dough in the breadmaker)

Sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice (ready-made)

Sausage Cassoulet - A look at the finished dish

Slow cooker sausage cassoulet

Beef hotpot

Beef hotpot

A week of slow cooker dinners Slow-cooker-beef-chilli-A-sneak-peek-at-the-end-result

Slow cooker beef chilli

A week of slow cooker dinners - Jacket-potatoes-in-the-slow-cooker-A-look-at-the-finished-result

Leftover slow cooker beef chilli with slow cooker jacket potatoes

Slow cooker whole chicken uk recipe

Slow cooker whole chicken, air fryer roast potatoes, sage & onion stuffing, onion gravy, airfryer parsnips and more trimmings as I think of them! I’m looking forward to this meal the most! 

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.

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A week of quick, tasty & frugal dinners. Save money and get inspired. #mealplanning #frugal #food #slowcooker #cheapeats #fakeaway

14 Responses

  1. Tasha Dewdney October 18, 2019 / 10:16 am

    love the sound of the pizza dough in the slow cooker!

    • katykicker October 21, 2019 / 9:47 am

      It’s in the breadmaker but pizza dough in the slow cooker is a great idea!

  2. Shoestring Jane October 19, 2019 / 8:14 am

    The sausage cassoulet looks so frugal and nourishing. My kind of dinner 🙂

    • katykicker October 21, 2019 / 9:47 am

      Thank you! It’s absolutely lovely x

  3. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine October 19, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    I fianlly did slow cooker jackets and they were brilliant. Love sausage casserole going to be having that soon

    • katykicker October 21, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Oh yay! I’m so pleased you liked them x

  4. Rachel @ Coffee Cake Kids October 20, 2019 / 11:25 am

    Those potatoes on that hotpot look SO good…I don’t think I’ve made hotpot for the kids and I think they’d love it!

    • katykicker October 21, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Just smear them with a dab of butter if you want them to look that good too x

  5. Becky wilkinson October 21, 2019 / 8:12 am

    I really need to try the slow cooker pizza dough! I was going to make our own dough this week but managed to find some bargain pre bought (£1 for 4 bases and the puree!) so I will use that this week.

    • katykicker October 21, 2019 / 9:49 am

      Oh wow – £1? That’s a bargain!! x

  6. Kim Carberry October 21, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    I’m glad you are settled in your new home.
    All of your meals sound so good for this time of year. So warming x

    • katykicker October 22, 2019 / 10:28 am

      Thank you. It’s pretty cold in the new house so I’m doing lots of warming dinners while we adjust!

  7. Charlotte Zealey October 23, 2019 / 10:01 am

    I am still yet to try jacket potato in the slow cooker for sure this is something which I am going to have to do very soon they always look so nice

    • katykicker October 27, 2019 / 10:38 am

      They’re so easy and tasty too! x

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