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Meal Planning Monday 27th January 2013

I thought I would share our meal plan and hopefully link up with some other bloggers to share some ideas 🙂 We ended up eating out a couple of times last week so some meals have carried over.  Sorry its late, littlest one is poorly just now 😦

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  • Monday: Pork Casserole & Dumplings
  • Tuesday: Pasta & Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday: Fishcakes
  • Thursday: Baked Potatoes
  • Friday: Lasagne
  • Saturday: Chicken Dippers
  • Sunday: Home Made Pizza

We will have either salad or vegetables with each meal and normally some yoghurt and fruit or jelly for dessert 🙂

Im going to link up with At Home with Mrs Ms meal planning monday so that we can all share ideas. http://athomewithmrsm.blogspot.co.uk

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Meal Planning Monday (a little late) 20th Jan 2014

A little late in writing this but I did make a meal plan this week and am sticking to it fairly well:

Monday: Baked Potato

Tuesday: Breaded Fish & Chips

Wednesday: Pasta and Sauce

Thursday: Mince and Potatoes

Friday: Chicken and Cous Cous

Saturday: Home Made Pizza and potato wedges

Sunday: Pork Casserole

Im going to link up with At Home with Mrs Ms meal planning monday so that we can all share ideas. http://athomewithmrsm.blogspot.co.uk

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Home Made Baby Food

Most of the time I try to make my own food for our daughter who’s 8.5 months old. I swear by Annabel Karmels recipes as they were always well received and eaten by our son. To say she enjoyed her tea of salmon last night would be an understatement!

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We do buy pouches of baby food on occasion, however we try to make our own or she eats what we have as much as possible. This way I know what she is eating and it saves us money. Even taking into account the cost of buying the fresh ingredients to make a batch of food, it works out much cheaper than buying a decent standard of pre- made baby food for every meal.

I try to make sure that most of the time we have a batches in the freezer that contain Red Meat, Chicken, Fish, Vegetarian / Pasta and fruit. I freeze in ice cube trays then decant the cubes into a freeze bag. This way I can then defrost a few cubes as we need them.

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Our Annabel Karmel Book 

 

Freezing Vegetables to Prevent Waste

We have been buying a fruit and vegetable box from the local greengrocer (recently discovered) and last week I had one lonely turnip left. Rather than let it go to waste I peeled and chopped it, blanched in boiling water for 2 minutes then I immediately put it into iced cold water. Finally I dried it with kitchen paper and put it in a freezer bag. I will use it in stew, soup or simply cook for 6-8 minutes with a little butter added. A year ago this would have been put in the bin!

Here are some pictures of the process.

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You can freeze loads of vegetables in this way including broccoli (best packed in rigid containers so its not damaged), cauliflower florets, butternut squash. These are usually able to be stored for 12 months.

Im finding that having some vegetables prepared and stored in the freezer makes life much easier when it comes to making soups and stews, all i need to do is put them into the pan, no peeling or chopping required.

I was also given a whole load of cooking apples, these have been peeled and stewed, I’ve made some into individual sized apple crumbles which I have frozen with the crumble uncooked. All I need to do is take them out of the freezer and cook them. I’ve stored the rest of the stewed apple in plastic boxes in the freezer.

Meal Planning Monday 4th November 2013

I thought I would share our meal plan and hopefully link up with some other bloggers to share some ideas 🙂

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  • Monday: Baked Potato with cheese and beans
  • Tuesday: A meal from the freezer
  • Wednesday: Breaded Fish and Cous Cous
  • Thursday: Marinated Chicken
  • Friday: Mince and potatoes
  • Saturday: Homemade Pizza
  • Sunday: Omlette

We will have either salad or vegetables with each meal and normally some yoghurt and fruit or jelly for dessert 🙂

I have all of the ingredients in the house so my only food spend this week should be for lunches and fresh produce 🙂

Im going to link up with At Home with Mrs Ms meal planning monday so that we can all share ideas. http://athomewithmrsm.blogspot.co.uk

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Meal Planning Monday 28th October 2013

I thought I would share our meal plan and hopefully link up with some other bloggers to share some ideas 🙂

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  • Monday: Takeaway
  • Tuesday: Baked Potato
  • Wednesday: Marinated Chicken
  • Thursday: Fish Fingers
  • Friday: Pasta and Sauce (Home made)
  • Saturday: Beans and Cheese on Toast
  • Sunday: Beef Burgers and Potato Wedges (Homemade)

We will have either salad or vegetables with each meal and normally some yoghurt and fruit or jelly for dessert 🙂

Im going to link up with At Home with Mrs Ms meal planning monday so that we can all share ideas. http://athomewithmrsm.blogspot.co.uk

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