A Mothers Ramblings: Menu Plans (W/C 20/04)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Menu Plans (W/C 20/04)

BURP! I'm sorry about that, I've got terrible indigestion from dinner this evening but despite that I know that meal planning whilst I'm fully fed is the best way for me to choose meals which everyone will like for the next week.

Saturday - Cheesy Pork Chops


For our Saturday meals, I always think of the meal as being a treat because it's something we eat whilst watching Doctor Who and it's normally something a little more Take Away like. Tonight we're having Hassleback potatoes (which I'll throw in the oven before I take my Mum back home) with Cheesy Pork Chops.

Sunday - Roast Chicken


I think that the Sunday Roast is one of the best meals of the week, mainly because I don't cook it but also because it's the one meal that we have every week and the one meal that we never change. Roast Chicken, potatoes, vegetables, gravy and yorkshire puddings. Yummy yummy yum.

Monday - Home Made McDonalds (Chicken Nuggets and Chips)


We're at the hospital this morning with Big Boy to meet with his Diabetic team and to make any minor adjustments to his Insulin to Carb ratio and so he always gets to decide what we have to eat as a "reward" for having been good. As usual Big Boy has decided that we'll have Home Made McDonalds.

Home Made McDonalds

Tuesday - Leek & Parmesan Risotto


If Big Boy hadn't have chosen last nights meal then we would have had this Risotto as part of our Meatless Mondays. Daddy isn't looking forward to this dish, but preferred the sound of it to the Dahl I offered!

Wednesday - Tomato Fish Pie


Daddy doesn't like fish pie. We've chatted about why this is, and he isn't really that sure... So we're going to try a few different things to see if we can find out what it is that Daddy doesn't like about fish pie. This week we're going to see if having a tomato based sauce instead of a white sauce helps. I'm also not adding any vegetables as apparently Daddy also thinks that this might be a reason he doesn't like fish pie.

Thursday - Lasagne Cannelloni


I'm off to see Starlight Express with Top Ender this evening, so we're going to have a quick dinner so that we can make sure we are at the Theatre on time. Daddy and Big Boy are going to have a lot of fun together and I have no doubt that Daddy will let Big Boy stay up a bit late so he'll be getting a treat too. I'm making Cannelloni using Lasagne sheets because I've never made it before and I felt like a challenge!

Friday - Melting Fish Cakes


Daddy and I were chatting about different dishes we like and we thought that we'd make some Chicken Kievs (we haven't found a good gluten free one yet), but then when I suggested we make them using Haddock instead of Chicken we knew we were on to a winner. We're not sure how we're going to make them just yet, but then I have all of Friday to work it out! We're going to serve the Fish cakes with herby mashed potato and steamed vegetables.

I've been thinking about the ways in which people eat meals this week, my husband grew up knowing what meals would be served on what night and I grew up not knowing until the meal was on the table (Or I helped make it) one week to the next. What do you do? I'm wondering if I should move to a schedule of meals over a month or a fortnight or if that's not a good plan.

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