Tuesday, November 17, 2020

November Meal Plans - Week 2 Review and Week 3

I am late with my weekly meal plans!  Better late than never?

I started out Week 2 with a few leftovers that had to be eaten - a piece of baked chicken, a small amount of canned corned beef, potato curry, fish curry, and stringhoppers.

These were my November Week 2 Meal Plan Options:

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:  Fruit, French toast, salad, toast✓, sandwiches (tuna or egg salad), milk rice with fish curry✓

Dinner:  Baked chicken with salad, string hoppers with fish curry and potato curry✓, fried rice, "breakfast for dinner" (pancakes waffles or scrambled eggs on toast✓), spaghetti with meat sauce, leftovers✓

Snacks/Desserts: Fruit✓, nuts. cereal, etc.  Maybe cornbread or a pie, if I feel like baking!

And this is how it all worked out:

Brunch:  Toast, butter, homemade strawberry jam
Dinner:  Scrambled egg on toast 
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes, pineapple guava (feijoa), a piece of chocolate

Brunch:  Toast and seeni sambol
Dinner: Chicken noodle soup
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes; grilled cheese sandwich
Brunch:  Stringhoppers with potato curry and seeni sambol
Dinner:  Macaroni and cheese
Snacks/Dessert: Apple, toast and seeni sambol, a piece of chocolate

Brunch: Milk rice and mackerel curry  
Dinner: Baked potato
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes, apple slices with peanut butter

Brunch: Leftover milk rice and seeni sambol
Dinner: Chicken noodle soup
Snacks/Dessert: apple slices, cereal

Brunch: Stringhoppers, seeni sambol
Dinner:  Waffles, fish curry
Snacks/Dessert: Creme brulee

Brunch:  Leftover waffles and seeni sambol
Dinner:  Curry puffs filled with a mixture of leftovers (baked chicken, corned beef, potato curry)
Snacks/Dessert: Tres leches cake

Leftovers Curry Puffs

Well, that was a bit "hit or miss", wasn't it?  And, did I mention that I was on a seeni sambol (sweet and spicy onion relish) kick?  It seems I had it at practically every meal!  

November Week 3 Meal Plan Options:

I started Week 3 with several leftover curry puffs, a little bit of mackerel curry, and some of the gravy from the potato curry.

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:  Fruit, curry puffs, French toast, pancakes, sandwiches (cheese, tuna or egg salad), soup

Dinner:  Curry puffs, coconut roti with fish curry, spaghetti with meat sauce, pork chops, oven fried chicken.

Snacks/Desserts: Fruit, nuts. cereal, etc. 

Of course, November Week 3 has already started.  

Sunday: I had curry puffs for both brunch and dinner!  Snacks included a pomegranate from the tree and cashews.

Monday: Again, curry puffs for brunch and dinner!  Snacks included a banana, another pomegranate, and a cheese sandwich.

Tuesday: I had a banana for brunch and some vada (a fried snack made with lentils and spices) with my afternoon tea.  Haven't decided what I'll have for dinner, yet (it's a little after 6:00 p.m. as I type this).  Maybe I'll make the coconut roti to have with the fish curry, tonight.  

How are your weekly meal plans coming along? 


  1. I planned for the entire month and then bulk cooked most of the options. I'm not following the plan too strictly as I know I have enough portions for at least six weeks worth of meals so now I can just take whatever I fancy out of the freezer. I seem to be favouring the chilli and the soups so I think I will run out of those before the end of the month but will have plenty of other choices so am not worried.

    1. I like the fact that you do a monthly meal plan and bulk cook. I am not that organized. However, every now and then, I freeze a portion of something I cook so I can have it another day. Sounds like you might need to make more chilli and soups to replenish your stock!

  2. We don't really have a plan except to use the chicken in the fridge and some tomatoes on the counter before they go to waste. I like the way that you list options for the week instead of each day. That method works better for us.

    1. The meal plan options seem to work better for me, right now. Back when my daughter was at home and I was working, I'd prepare two main dishes and alternate them. My daughter still does a version of that, but, she makes two full meals from two different cultures - a Sri Lankan meal of curries and several Japanese dishes, or Korean dishes. :)

  3. All sounds good and I definitely like the idea of your curry puffs :)

    1. Thank you, Martha. My curry puffs are a bit like your meatloaf puffs, aren't they? :)

  4. Looks delicious. However, I was just thinking of the late Honor Min and how she used to admonish you to eat more green veggies!
    We seem to have fallen into a pattern of salmon on Wednesdays. I cook a couple of frozen pieces in the oven. Yesterday's supper was far from elegant. I made a frittata containing potato, mushrooms and red pepper (with green beans on the side), but my pan was sticking and it turned out more like a scramble!😊 It went down well, though.

    1. Sigh...every time I do my meal plans, I admonish myself about vegetables. I miss Honor Min; it's been a couple of years hasn't it?

      Salmon on Wednesdays sounds good. I read somewhere that some people meal plan so that Mondays are always pasta, Tuesdays are always chicken, and so forth. I think that would be a good way to simplify meal planning.


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