Monday, July 18, 2022

July Meal Planning - Week 3

Yogurt with Peach Sauce

This was how last week's meal plan worked out:

Brunches - pizza (Monday)✔, leftover tabouleh-type salad (Tuesday)✔, egg salad or tuna salad sandwiches, French toast,  tortillas and chicken curry, waffles/pancakes, toast with peanut butter and peach jam, scrambled egg and toast, etc.

Dinners - 
- Bread with chicken curry (Monday)✔
- Leftover stir-fried noodles ✔
- Spaghetti and sauce ✔
- Leftover spaghetti and sauce ✔
- Rice and curries (omelet chicken curry, dhal, cabbage, cucumber salad, zucchini chutney, etc.)
- Leftover rice and curries ✔
- Cheese toast ✔
- Pizza from the freezer

Some of the planned dinners were eaten as late brunches (I usually eat my brunch around 2:00 p.m. or later) and some of the brunches were eaten at tea time or as late night snacks, but, all in all, I think it all worked out really well!

On to this week's meal plans!

I am starting out the week with a dish of yogurt I made on Sunday to have as brunches or dessert, a packet of frozen sliced roast pork that I put in the fridge to thaw, most of a bag of cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) that need to be used up, a sweet potato, and beetroot.  I also boiled two eggs this morning and made egg salad.


Yogurt with peach sauce or other toppings, egg salad sandwiches, cereal (imagine that!), fresh fruit salad, pancakes/waffles.


- Sliced pork roast made over and served with rice/noodles/pasta 
- Rice and omelet curry with beetroot and cabbage 
- Pork fried rice
- Shrimp curry (from the freezer) and rice, dhal, cabbage or broccoli
- Leftovers

I think this meal plan will work out well for me.  I have all the items I need on hand, in the fridge, freezer, and pantry.

How about you?  Did you make a meal plan last week?  If so, did you follow it?  Are you making a meal plan for this week?


  1. You did really well with last week's meal plan. I think in this heat it'll be salads for us this week. We enjoyed a salad last night with a tin of red salmon and strawberries and ice cream for dessert. Too hot to have the oven on.

    1. Thank you, Eileen; I'm pleased with how the meal plan worked out, last week. Yes, this is the weather for salads, isn't it? Way too hot to turn on the oven!

  2. Last week's plan seemed to work well for you and hopefully this week will be just as good.

    I'm still putting together meals from my batch cooking so I just choose what I fancy on the day. They all reheat in the microwave so I don't need to use the oven thankfully. It's fish pie at lunch time and an egg salad tonight ... both nice and easy.

    1. Yes, last week's meal plan worked out really well; I'm hoping that this week's will, too. :) I'm glad you are able to pull out meals from the freezer because it means you don't have to cook in the heat you are experiencing. Fish pie for lunch and egg salad for dinner sounds good to me. I had egg salad for dinner, last night, myself, and will probably have it, again, for lunch, today! :)

  3. You seem to do well with using up what's on hand. Do you think that writing it down helps or you would look in the fridge and do the same thing anyway?

    1. I probably would do the same thing, June. I can usually add bits of leftovers to rice or spaghetti noodles to make fried rice or chow mein. The meal plan is there to help me with deciding what to have that week so I can take things out to thaw in advance, etc. Otherwise, I'll probably end up eating scrambled eggs for dinner, several times a week! :D

  4. "Whatever" is the meal plan this week! On Sunday I decided to bake some breaded shrimp in the air fryer and while they kept warm I cooked some fries next. I used up the last mushroom cut up with the frozen green beans I microwaved. Yesterday I found a nice piece of lamb leg in the store so I braised that. I've got a couple of hours to pull myself together and decide on something for tonight!

    1. Some weeks, "whatever" is the best meal plan to have! :D The breaded shrimp dinner sounds delicious! I don't find lamb in the regular grocery stores here in my area these days (a long time ago, I could find lamb chops from time to time), but the ethnic stores sell leg of lamb, lamb shanks (and sheep heads, if you prefer that!). I'm sure you'll be able to put together another lovely meal, tonight! :) I'm enjoying a piece of fresh mango for my brunch (I was going to have egg salad, but, I think I'll have that with my tea in the evening).

  5. You are getting the benefit of your creativity with the yogurt and peach sauce. You make amazing food.

    1. Thank you, Lyssa. The peach sauce goes really well with the yogurt!


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