Sunday, 18 September 2016

Weekly Menu Plan

Hello, Happy Sunday.

I just wanted to start this post by saying a big thank you to Nathalie, Susan and Bless for all their lunch food tips. I really appreciate all your help and can tell you that I went shopping today and bought eggs for egg salads, chicken for chicken salads, I also bought fruit, yoghurt and cereal bars so hopefully the five pounds I put on this week will soon come off. (Fingers crossed!)

Monday - Chilli and Rice (slow cooker)
Tuesday - Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Vegetable Couscous
Wednesday - Soup and Fresh Bread
Thursday - Chicken Bhuna and Rice
Friday - Shepherds Pie and Veg
Saturday - Spaghetti Carbonara
Sunday - Whatever my daughter would like meal (She is off on her residential trip the day after)
As some of you will know I have started to do my shopping once a week at Tesco instead of nightly at ASDA firstly,  because I am trying to bring my shopping bill down and secondly, because I am trying to make my life easier. Well today we were thrilled to have the added bonus of seeing my brother and sister in law just as we were walking into Tesco so we stopped and had a lovely chat with them in hindsight we should have had a coffee with them as there is a coffee shop inside but they had just come back from visiting mum and dad so I'm sure they had their fill of coffee.
The children have had a very organised day today they have all done their reading, spellings maths and English homework. Had their showers, packed their lunches and bags for tomorrow. I am really proud of how organised they are becoming and how quickly they are getting used to doing their jobs.
Mummy just needs to iron the school uniform and clean their shoes now. Blah! So I guess I had better go and get on with it.
Have a great day and take care xx


  1. Oh Tara. Your menu plan sounds wonderful. Were you able to prep some of those meals, or your lunches, ahead of time? I see you have at least one slow cooker meal going for you.

    You should be proud of your children. They are very adaptable to new routines and they will develop more self confidence with how organized they are.

    1. I have a ham and egg salad packed up for tomorrow, with some fruit Susan. But as I am doing a slow cooker meal tomorrow I'm going to prep my food for the rest of the week when I get in.

      I am proud of them Susan. They truly are my shining light, when everything else is difficult they are always easy xxx

  2. I second Susan's comment! Half your work is already done by having made a menu. You are far ahead of me! Good job, kids! It's very impressive how swiftly they have taken charge of their responsibilities!

    I think once a week shopping is really going to help you. You might not catch those clearance stickers as often but it'll save you tons of time and probably money too since you'll be in the stores and away from temptation!

    Good luck with the diet this week. With all the walking that you do, you shouldn't have to worry about running too.

  3. Sounds like you are nicely organized for the week. Well done! How nice that your children are adapting well to new routines and getting themselves organized, too. May I invite myself to dinner on Friday night, please? Love shepherd's pie! I know, I should make some with the ground beef I bought, yesterday. Hope you have a smooth week ahead.