The Meal Planning Linky Week #96 Meal Plan

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Happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one. I’m at that point of the year where I’m not quite sure where all the time is going! I’m already writing the final meal plan before having a break for a family holiday, and the 8 months since our last one has just flown by. I meal plan to save money, where possible, make the most of bargains and use up 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 too. 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: Our weekly meal plan 25th October from Cups of Charlotte

The Meal Planning Linky Week #96

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 #96 are:

Pizza dough in the breadmaker

Pizza night (homemade pizza dough in the breadmaker)

Chicken in black bean sauce with egg fried rice

The Slow cooker chicken and prawn paella with chorizo added

Slow cooker chicken and prawn paella with crusty bread

Bolognese pasta bake

Bolognese pasta bake with homemade garlic bread

Homemade onion gravy recipe

Sausage, mash & onion gravy

Beef hotpot

Beef hotpot

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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Hearty, frugal & simple dinners for the whole family. #mealplanning #frugal #food #slowcooker #cheapeats #fakeaway

18 Responses

  1. Tasha Dewdney November 1, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    that chicken looks amazing!! Quite fancy the idea of hotpot too. have a great week x

    • katykicker November 2, 2019 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks lovely, you too! x

  2. Shoestring Jane November 2, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    I still haven’t tried to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker, except chopped up in a casserole. I need to give it a go.

    • katykicker November 2, 2019 / 2:51 pm

      Definitely do! It’s so convenient and makes its own wonderful stock.

  3. Anne Sweet November 2, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    I would so love a roast chicken, we haven’t had one in ages but no-else fancies it but me. Thanks for hosting, I hope you are settling well in your new home x

    • katykicker November 5, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Maybe you could make one and then use the leftovers for something else like a chicken pie or even some nice simple omelettes?

  4. Kim Carberry November 4, 2019 / 11:14 am

    Have a fab holiday! You deserve it after the house move.
    I think I need to try your Slow cooker chicken and prawn paella. It looks so good. x

    • katykicker November 5, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Thanks so much! The paella is really nice – we’re having it for dinner tonight!

  5. Emma November 4, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Beef hotpot…yes!!! I’ve been meaning to give it a go but still haven’t got round to it but this is definitely hotpot time of the year.

    • katykicker November 5, 2019 / 9:41 am

      It’s PERFECT at this time of year isn’t it! x

  6. Becky Wilkinson November 5, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    Delicious week of meals Katy. Lots of yummy winter warmers.

    • katykicker November 9, 2019 / 11:12 am

      Thanks love x

  7. Paula @ Mummy Vs Work November 6, 2019 / 7:47 am

    I’m going to give a hotpot a go, never made it before but it looks yummy!

    • katykicker November 9, 2019 / 11:12 am

      It is absolutely delicious!

  8. Charlotte Zealey November 6, 2019 / 9:05 am

    Roast Chicken is something which I have been craving for weeks. I don’t know what it is about this time of year that makes me want it.

    • katykicker November 9, 2019 / 11:13 am

      I think it is probably the change in the weather isn’t it! x

  9. Catherine Lewis November 7, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    I absolutely am going to try making paella in the slow cooker – it sounds so good!

    • katykicker November 9, 2019 / 11:14 am

      I hope it goes well! x

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