I like to sit down on a Sunday and plan our menu for the week. We check our diaries for activities that week and decided what we are going to eat. This way we can write a list before we go to the shops and try to limit our spend to just the things we need. As Jonathan is at work Monday-Friday I only menu plan our dinners. I tend to eat left overs for my lunches or have sandwiches or salads.
The Adult’s Menu
Monday: Homemade chilli & rice
Tuesday: Sausage, mash, gravy and peas
Wednesday: Lean in 15 – cheesy chorizo, chicken & spinach
Thursday: Dad’s Birthday! So BBQ at the Hales
Friday: Chicken in herb, garlic & cream cheese sauce, new potatoes and asparagus
Saturday: Anniversary dinner at Maryculter House Hotel
Sunday: Family meal at the Hogg’s
This week Jonathan has also asked for some curried parsnip soup to take for lunch a few days so I’ll be making that, as well as his usual sandwiches to take to work.
I have also started planning a menu for Piglet. This way I know he is getting a variety of fruit and vegetables to try and I know what to get out of the freezer to defrost! He has a fruit or veg after his first nap, usually around lunch time, and then has some form of porridge or baby rice before bed. The menu below is for his lunches.
Thursday: Sweet Potato
As you can see he is still at the first tastes stage of foods. Following this week I want to start combining, but at the moment he is more than happy with everything on its own!
Do you menu plan for the week in advance? I’m always looking for new food ideas – we definitely get stuck in a food rut. Feel free to share below and I’ll be sure to take a look.
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