The next week is another busy one, with the end of term, Good Friday, a trip to Brixham and of course Easter Sunday! So meal planning has had to be as simple as possible this coming week. I have been scouring the t’internet for easy peasy recipes that are one pot or only take minimal effort. We have planned in a takeway for next Saturday so I don’t have to cook after we get back from Brixham, but I found a recipe I want to give a go at some point, so have linked that below in the interim.
Cannot believe we are half way through March already. And just when I was getting used to it feeling like spring the threat of snow is back. Which I will be honest is quite a bit more than little crap! I am positive I have said it several times already, but I am ready for sunny, coat free days, sunnies, picnics and more flowers than you can shake a stick out. Anyway back to business and the weekly meal plan.
It is that time of the week again! Our meal plan was actually done last night as we are heading to Ikea tomorrow in the hope of finally organising the boys Lego collection! So the weekly shop was done solo today ready for next week’s dinners.
Now I have said it before and I will say it again, meal planning saves time and more importantly money! You can eat like kings on a relatively modest amount of money. The main reason you will save money on a weekly meal plan is because you aren’t having to think of a weeks worth of dinners whilst cruising the supermarket aisles, and you won’t have to make several further trips through the week to get the stuff you ‘forgot’.
I have shared previously how we do our meal planning. To be honest this is one area we saved the most money over the course of a month. We set a budget of approximately £120 per week, which may seem a lot but trust me when it comes to being ‘free from’ it is not come cheap! We also make most of our meals from scratch, because my hubby is allergic to MSG. You would be amazed at how many foods contain it in some form or another.
The dreaded ‘what’s for dinner?’ being asked multiple times a day probably gets on my nerves more than the incessant ‘Mum’ing I get the rest of the time. The constant brain block of what to do for dinner, the shopping list, the endless boredom of the same few meals every week because when you do have a spare couple of seconds to actually think about the week ahead all you can think of is fish fingers and chips, beans on toast and spaghetti Bolognese.