Here is the review of how April's Meal Plan Week 4 turned out - as you can see, I reverted to my usual "plans are meant to be changed" routine!
Brunch - 3 crackers while I waited for the car to be serviced!
Tea - Cheese, crackers, half an apple
Dinner - Leftover soup and a piece of buttered toast
Brunch: Tortilla with scrambled egg and katta sambol ✓
Dinner: Sausages with vegetables and leftover rice ✓
Brunch: Banana muffins (have to bake) ✓
Dinner: Spaghetti and
sauce (with ground turkey); salad leftover sausage and vegetables
Banana muffins Rice and curries at cousin's
Dinner: Leftover sausages with
mashed potatoes pasta and vegetables
Pancakes Leftover sausage and pasta stir-fry
Leftover spaghetti and sauce; salad The serving of rice and curries from cousin's lunch on Thursday
Brunch: Pancakes (Yay! I finally made pancakes! Enjoyed them with butter and syrup!)
Baked battered fish fillets with green peas and fries Ground turkey with vegetables added to it and fried potatoes
|Ground Turkey Mixture|
Sunday (May 1):
Brunch: Milkrice and fish curry, seeni sambol
Soup, maybe Leftover ground turkey mixture and fried potatoes
Which brings us to May and the meal plan for the first week in May! This week's meal plan is based on what I have in the fridge (leftovers), in the freezer, and pantry. I do plan to go grocery shopping, sometime during the week for fresh fruits and some stock up items, such as pasta.
Brunch: Leftover milkrice, fish curry, katta sambol (from a jar in the fridge)
Dinner: Leftover ground turkey mixture, fried potatoes, stir fried broccoli stems
Brunch: Leftover pancakes from Saturday
Dinner: Rice, fish curry, broccoli leaves mallung
Dinner: Coconut roti with the last of the fish curry and katta sambol
Dinner: Leftover roti with katta sambol and chicken curry (from the freezer)
Brunch: Scrambled egg and toast
Dinner: Soup (turkey and vegetables; trying to use up part of the turkey carcass in the freezer); muffins
Dinner: Leftover soup
Sunday (Mothers' Day):
Brunch: Waffles with triple berry sauce (berry mix in the freezer)
Dinner: Roast pork (from the freezer) made into a stew or stir fry, a boxed rice mix, steamed broccoli
Dessert: Peach pie or cobbler (last packet of frozen peaches from last year's crop)
That is the plan! How it turns out will be anyone's guess! :D As always, I am blessed to be able to plan meals in advance, as opposed to wondering where my next meal will come from, to have access to all the food I need and the ability to buy it and I am grateful for that blessing.
How about you? Are you making any meal plans this week? If not a detailed plan, then, do you have any meal plan options?
Well done with the meal plans! I have actually been doing pretty well. Because of all the work we are doing at Jane's I have done well at the meal planning. I'm only going to the store once a week if I can help it so that forces me to plan a little more! Perhaps that's a good thing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon; sounds like you are doing well with your meal planning, too. Shopping weekly is a good way to keep the spending down, too, isn't it?Delete
I do like your changeable meal plans but on the whole they do work well for you. Now that more supermarket delivery slots are available for me and back to normal apart from some unavailable items, I am doing smaller food orders so little and often is my motto. I pay a monthly delivery charge which is very reasonable I feel and works well for us. I have spend a minimum of £40 per order and have scraped in at £43 for the grocery delivery due tomorrow. Yes, working well.ReplyDelete
I like the flexibility of being able to change things as needed. Sounds like you have your grocery shopping and deliveries organized very nicely, Eileen. "Little and often" is a good motto! Hope you receive everything you've ordered when your groceries are delivered, tomorrow. :)Delete
You eat wonderful food. I'm always impressed how you organise your meals and how you are flexible when you need to use up leftovers.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa. Leftovers are my friend! :D Very often, they are 'planned overs' - meant to last for more than one meal so I don't have to cook every day, unless I want to. :)Delete
We don't have a plan, but could benefit from one. We have done most of the meals we had on our dinner idea list, so it's time to make a new one.ReplyDelete
A list of dinner ideas is sort of a meal plan, too, I'd say. You don't have to assign a specific day when each meal will be prepared, as long as you remember to put things to thaw or soak, if needed. You have the added challenge of being in the middle of kitchen renovations, so, a list of meals that are easy to prepare in a crockpot/slow cooker would be good, I'd say. :)Delete
I need to think about doing some more batch cooking for the freezer but before I start that, I should probably do an inventory to see exactly what I have. I tend to have a lot of salads at this time of year so meal planning gets a lot easier!ReplyDelete
Yes, a freezer inventory is very helpful, I've found. I did one, last week, and have a better idea of what I have (and don't have). I need to get into the habit of having more salads!Delete
What a delicious list of menus. Made me rethink my own diet......ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ratnamurti. My diet is sadly lacking in vegetables, I think, so it might not be the best diet, but, I do try to sneak in vegetables where I can! My fish curry, for example, has onions and tomatoes as well as green chilies. :)Delete
Any mail plan still remains in my mind and gets written down after it happens, which is back to front but works for me as I always have a record anyway of what we had for the main meal. I probably should write down breakfast and lunch as well. I picked up a deli chicken on Saturday and we had some for supper, then sandwiches for lunch twice, then a chicken curry tonight and the remains have been simmering for soup. Pretty good value as I didn't have to cook it in the first place. Tomorrow will be "wait and see"! I'm sure I can think of something.ReplyDelete
Writing down what you had afterwards will give you a more accurate record! :) Sounds like you made full use of the deli chicken; very good value for the money! I'm sure you'll come up with something delicious for tomorrow. :) I followed the meal plan yesterday and today, but, now I have leftover rice from what I cooked today...Delete
You have done well with your plan. It is a blessing to be able to have a choice and and plan our meals, so many cant. I start a Hello Fresh sub next week and chose the vegetarian option it will be interesting. For the rest of my meals I will live out of my pantry, I want to find where my gaps are.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. Yes, it truly is a blessing to be able to plan meals and have a choice. Even to be able to cook is a blessing - my friend's daughter was unable to obtain gas for cooking for almost a week. I hope you will enjoy the Hello Fresh meals; you'll have to tell me what you received, etc. :)Delete
Thank you, Regine. :)Delete
You've planned some good meals. And Yeah! for pancakes. lolReplyDelete
I still haven't made any. haha Although I did make my husband some French toast the other day with some bread that was languishing.
I like how you make your ground meat mixture and then freeze some.
I do that once in a while with ground sausage or ground beef since I usually brown a pound but only use 1/2 lb in whatever I'm making and add more vegetables or beans to compensate.
Thank you, Debra. :) Yes! Finally got around to making some pancakes! French toast sounds good, too! I bought some white bread, yesterday, and now, I can make some French toast, as I don't like them made with the multi-grain bread that I have been buying, recently, because it is better for me!Delete
I like having pre-cooked ground meat in the freezer - makes it easier to make something quickly. I don't have any more ground meat in the freezer, now, other than the two packages of ground turkey mixture that I froze. The cheapest ground meat is turkey at $3.99/lb. and that's on sale! I'd rather buy chicken (bone-in) at $.99/lb.; yes, part of that is bone, but, I save the bones to make broth for soup.