Monday, 24 December 2012

Meal Planning Monday - 7th January 2013

We've a jar of red pesto to be used up this week from yesterdays Slow Cooked Italian Beef so there's a bit of a theme this week!

Monday - Spaghetti Bolognaise

Tuesday - Cod with Red Pesto

Wednesday - Garlic Mushrooms with Garlic Bread with Tomato Pesto

Thursday - Macaroni Cheese

Friday - Chicken Stir Fry

Saturday - Vegetable Chilli

Sunday - Slow Cooked Country Chicken Stew

If you need more inspiration, there's loads of links to other meal plans over at At Home With Mrs M.

To make the above, here's this weeks shopping list...

(This will make a large batch of veg chilli and Bolognese for the freezer) 1kg minced beef (this is enough for about 12 portions of Bolognese) 3 tins choppedtomatoes 2 tins plum tomatoes Dried Italian herbs Knorr stockpot (beef) 3 medium onions 1.25 kg mushrooms (for Bolognese, vegetable chilli and garlic mushrooms) 2 cod fillets or loins 5 lb potatoes Green beans 10 Carrots 1/2 bottle of barefoot white zinfandel rose wine Garlic puree Natural breadcrumbs Golden breadcrumbs Butter Cheese Macaroni Milk Plain flour Ready made pizza base Sir fry mix 6 chicken breasts Tin of condensed cream of mushroom soup Cabbage Small Aubergine vegetable or sunflower oil 2 medium courgettes 1 yellow pepper 1 orange pepper 500g passatta 1 400g tin red kidney beans 1 400g tin cannellini beans vegetable stock Mild chilli powder (or to your own taste)


  1. Cod and pesto sounds like a lovely combo. Have a great week x

    1. It gives the cod something its lacking - taste!! haha!

      You have a good week too!!

  2. Macaroni cheese is a firm fave in this house, I think my kids would have it every day if they could! I hid cauliflower in it last week, none of them noticed haha!

    1. I like it with bacon in and breadcrumbs on top but the boys can't wait and basically have macaroni with cheese sauce on. I'll try hiding some cauliflower in it, hopefully they won't notice!

  3. Garlic mushrooms and garlic bread - I'm DROOLING here!

  4. Yum!! Another one drooling at the garlic mushrooms and garlic bread. Thanks for joining in!



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