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:
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:
|Leftovers Curry Puffs|
I started Week 3 with several leftover curry puffs, a little bit of mackerel curry, and some of the gravy from the potato curry.
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?
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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. :)Delete
All sounds good and I definitely like the idea of your curry puffs :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Martha. My curry puffs are a bit like your meatloaf puffs, aren't they? :)Delete
Looks delicious. However, I was just thinking of the late Honor Min and how she used to admonish you to eat more green veggies!ReplyDelete
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.
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?Delete
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.