Sunday, April 22, 2012

Menu plan for this week

I am having one of those week where you dive into the freezer and the pantry to look for bits and pieces that can make a meal. Amazing how well you can eat some times even when you don't go shopping.

SUNDAY DINNER
Butter Chicken with Rice - uses 1 tin tomato, curry paste, lump of chicken, serve with rice

MONDAY BREAKFAST
Breakfast wraps/Apple Muffins

MONDAY LUNCH
Baked potatoes with spam and baked beans, salad

MONDAY DINNER
Spaghetti - uses tomato paste, mince, pasta

TUESDAY BREAKFAST
Porridge with apple

TUESDAY LUNCH
Carbonara - uses frozen diced bacon, pasta (may have to make pasta?)

TUESDAY DINNER
Country Sausage Hot Pot - uses sausages, tinned tomatoes, carrots, onion, serve with mashed spud

WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST
Toast, yoghurt, fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH
Frozen pasta

WEDNESDAY DINNER
Pasties - uses 1 lump mince, grated carrots and potato, corn or peas

THURSDAY BREAKFAST
Dutch Apple Baby - uses green apples, buy 2 if kids have eaten the ones in fridge

THURSDAY LUNCH
Tinned Sausage and Vegie meal
Pasta with vegetables and creamy sauce

THURSDAY DINNER
Kate’s Tomato Casserole Pg 138 $21 Challenge book - uses 1 tin tomatoes, 2 tins chickpeas, 1 stick celery, 500g diced beef, serve with mashed spud

SPARE - Nachos - uses 1 mince, 1 or 2 pkts cornchips, cheese, wraps possibly

SNACKS
Yoghurt - 2 tubs
Bananas 10
Corn chips 2 pkts (see spare meal)
Crackers and sourcream or hummus
Grapes
Apples (hopefully kids forget about them)

Best wishes
Jen

7 comments:

  1. Looks like a great plan Jen. It is great to use what's in the pantry/freezer and not have to buy more, good on you!

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  2. Would love to know how you make nachos... first time I've seen mince listed for nachos!?
    Love how you have 'lumps' of meat i.e. chicken/mince etc LOL

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    1. My kids won't eat kidney beans on their own so I use 500g mince with Mexican seasoning and then add a tin of kidney beans which I cook long enough to soften. I try to sneak a grated carrot in. Then I mash as many of the beans as I feel I have to so the kids can't easily pick them out. I serve this mince mixture on the side of corn chips that have been warmed in the oven with melted cheese on top. Those of us with more mature tastes add fresh salsa and avocado while the littles have some sour cream.

      And most of my lumps are 500g but the chicken might be 650g so it was easier to write lump. lol

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  3. Hi jen, good to see how you and yours are getting on. Love reading other people's menus. Very impressed that you even contemplated making pasta, and that you ever eat something other than Vegemite toast for breakfast. Would love to hear more about those Dutch apple babies?

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Pasta making, if the kitchen table is clean, isn't too hard. Well, for the flat type it isn't. Ravioli was very fiddly. Jackson, now 10, is quite good at helping feed it through the rollers.

      I posted the recipe for Dutch Apple Baby this afternoon. I hope you come back and get to try it.

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  4. I think I need to do a week like this. My freezer is full of bags of things like roasted capsicum and cooked beetroot that I couldn't bear to chuck away.

    My boys would have left the green apples - they only eat red ones!

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    1. Hit the google button Scimum, you might find some very interesting recipes to use up those odd things you don't want to chuck away.

      Although I am not quite sure how I would mix those two. The beetroot I would blend up with a little sourcream and make into a dip. The roasted capsicum, tossed through some pasta with butter and bacon, maybe?

      Give it a go. You will at least make space for new mystery freezer foods. lol

      Best wishes
      Jen

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