Food plan, week 39, 2013

Sunday: Left overs – thai Chicken pot, and chicken with Jensen’s sauce

Monday: at a meeting, will bring avocado, smoked mackrel, vegetables, homemade cracker bread and creme fraiche dressing

Tuesday: Same as Monday

Wednesday: Cabbage/carrots/green bean/onion/minced chinese beef pot (with noodles for Lukas)

Thursday: At a meeting, not sure what to bring, there will be food, am waiting to hear if it’s something I can eat. I may just bring leftovers from the day before.

Friday: Chicken in the oven, served with a green bean salad and bearnaise sauce (oven potatoes for Lukas)

Saturday: leftover chicken, fried up with vegetables (what’s left in the fridge) and served with sauce

Sunday: Cauliflower pizza (grate cauliflower, mix with egg yolks and cheese. Spread out in a thin layer, bake till brown, add toping as normal and bake again)


Food plan, week 13

As I suspected, most of our dinners were consumed at my sister’s, so we have a lot of “roll overs” this week. Let’s see if I manage to consume more dinners at home this week – only time will tell!

Sundayquiche with turkey bacon and spinach, served with salad

Monday: Sausages and potato salad (possibly on the grill if the weather continues being this nice)

Tuesday: Meatballs in a curry sauce with rice and salad

Wednesday: My sister’s birthday, so we are there for dinner

Thursdaytomato soup

Friday: Braised beef, cooked in the Römertopf, served with potatoes and salad

Saturday: I am cooking with Noelia all day, so will not be home for dinner and the boys will have to sort themselves out!

Food plan, week 12

To be honest, I will probably not be eating dinner at home much this week as I have promised my sister to go up there for dinner to help her out. I have however still made a food plan, just in case there are days we are not going up there and what we don’t have this week, we can have next week:

Sunday: Spaghetti and meatballs

Monday: Turkey bacon and spinach quiche with salad

Tuesday: Pizza day

Wednesday: Eggs and beans on toast with sausages

Thursday: Tomato soup with homemade buns

Friday: Homemade burgers with potato wedges

Saturday: either at my sister’s or at a friend’s for dinner

Food plan, week 9

Here I am again with a poorly Lukas – this time it’s not his ears, but the flu – PROPER flu, not the kind of flu you have when you say “I have the flu”, but really you have a cold with a bit of a temperature. Thankfully we have Calpol and a big bed and he is able to sleep.

But that aside, it is time to plan next week and do the shopping. We have had to buy a new DVD player, so I am trying to compensate for that buy, by looking through my fridge and freezer again.

Sunday: Chicken curry served with rice, naan bread and onion bhajis

Monday: Breaded fish with boiled potatoes and parsley sauce. Served with a salad

Tuesday: Tortellini with a tomato/bacon sauce, served with salad

Wednesday: I am not at home – Lukas and Matt will cook for themselves, possibly pizza from the freezer.

Thursday:  Meatloaf with leek (place leeks in a ovenproof dish and spread the meatloaf on top). Serve with a winter coleslaw and homemade wedges. 

Friday: Cottage pie, served with peas

Saturday: What-is-left-in-the-fridge-soup with homemade buns

Food Plan, week 8

I know – I seem to have skipped a week, I have decided to follow the calendar weeks rather than my own and this is week 8 according to the calendar.

I finally got to weigh myself for the first time since I started cutting down drastically on my carbs and was pleased to see a 2 lb (1 kg) weight loss since Tuesday……… that is the biggest loss in 5 days since the first dramatic weight loss back in August and that is without having been to the gym and having eaten LOADS of food whenever I wanted……. I think I can do this for a little longer.

Now, I have to plan my first full carb free food plan and that is going to take some thinking………. I also have to plan lunches now as I usually just have some toppings and bread at school, but now I am having to think meat and vegetables rather than sandwiches, so I have to have shopped for the right things and be prepared………

Monday: am (hopefully) out, so the boys will make something themselves. I will have an omelette when I get back in.

Tuesday: Pork chops with a vegetable and tomato sauce in the oven with melted cheese. Served with salad (and boiled potatoes or pasta)

Wednesday: Mince beef filled vegetables, served with a green bean salad (and baked potatoes)

Thursday; I am at work all day and night, so will eat there……… Matt and Lukas will cook something for themselves.

Friday: chicken curry served with onion bhajis.

Saturday: Gammon with spinach in a white sauce (and potatoes)

Sunday: curried meatballs (with rice) and salad

Food plan, week 5, 2012

Life seems to evolve around work, training, more work and more training, but today has come to a halt as Lukas has had an ear ache on and off for 3 days and now it’s become clear that it’s not going to blow over by itself, so I am staying at home from work so get him to the doctor.Today I am baking loads of bread: healthy buns, baked with wholemeal flour, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and oats as well as burger buns for tonight’s “take-away”. May also do a couple of loaves to put in the freezer for next week.

Food wise I have not had anything specific on the go since I (again) cooked an Indian feast for my family on Sunday – this time I added a home made mango chutney.

I added 4 spoonfuls of white balsamic vinegar and 3 spoonfuls of sugar to the recipe as I didn’t find the sweet and sour taste to my liking, But then it was great and what I like is that when you make it fresh, let it cool and eat it the same day, you can really taste the mangoes….

Next week is going to be a bit uninspired -am still working through the content of the fridge and freezer so it is what it is (and pay day is on Tuesday!!!)

Sunday: Pork roast with crackling and roast potatoes and carrots with honey and lemon

Monday: Matt and Lukas alone: tomato soup and mashed potatoes (Lukas’ recipe), I will have a sandwich when I come home.

Tuesday: pumpkin soup, click on the link to see the recipe I am going to attempt:

Wednesday: I am home late, so am hoping there is enough soup left from Tuesday or we will have beans on toast.

Thursday: Spaghetti bolognese or spaghetti and meatballs, served with salad

Friday: cottage pie served with broccoli, carrots and peas

Saturday:  Thai green chicken and vegetable curry, served with noodles or rice

Sunday: Broccoli and fish quiche, served with salad

Week 6: I am alone from Monday as Matt and Lukas are in the UK, so probably won’t do a plan as I haven’t got a clue where I will be and what I will be doing and probably won’t bother cooking for myself,

Food plan, week 4, 2012

I am still trying to keep costs down (looking forward till next payday so we can have something a little bit more interesting). Still have a few things in the freezer which I of course will incorporate.

Sunday: chicken tikka masala and saag aloo with naan bread and onion bhajis and homemade mango chutney (at my sister’s – my brother has not yet had my Indian feast so will cook part of it.)

Monday: Chili con carne (big pot so there are leftovers for the next day) and red cabbage cole slaw. Served with rice.

Tuesday: I am at the cinema, (The Help (Niceville), in case you were wondering). Matt and Lukas: baked potatoes with chili con carne and cheese (or baked beans and cheese) and salad. Johanne’s packed lunch: Leftover chili con carne and pita bread

Wednesday: I am at a meeting all evening, Matt and Lukas: Chips and gravy with sausages, served with broccoli. Johanne’s packed lunch: pita bread with meatballs and vegetables.

Thursday: Rice pudding with sugar, cinnamon and butter knob

Friday: Homemade burgers.

Burger a la Ripon with homemade sesame seed bun

Saturday: Vegetable soup with whatever is left in the fridge – served with freshly baked bread.