Our Evening Meals (W/C 30/03)

I'm trying to reduce my food budget as much as possible as I'm trying to save up for something special and also to prove to myself that I can keep my budget low. I was talking with Mediocre Mum about our weekly shopping budgets and I found it amazing how different we look at things. With this week, when I take out what I already have I'm spending  (includes cat food and household products).

Saturday - Chicken and Bacon Pasta

My recipe for this is one Chicken Breast shredded, 100g of Bacon cut into small pieces, 300g of Spaghetti and a 200g pot of Creme Fraiche.  It's so simple that I can do this blindfolded, but instead I'm going to get Big Boy to help me make it.

Sunday - Roast Lamb

It's Easter Sunday, which means we have Roast Lamb, with Roast Potatoes, Carrots and Peas and Gravy for our traditional Easter roast meal. Daddy has found a great Yorkshire Pudding recipe, so I'm encouraging him to make more, especially if we have my Mum round as she loves Yorkshire Puddings and her favourite thing to do is to take home the Lamb bone, although she might have to fight the children for it!

Monday - Take Away Pizza

With us being out at Chessington World of Adventures today with Lego Chima, we're going for Take away Pizza tonight. We're rather pleased that so many Pizza companies are doing gluten free versions now as it makes it so much nicer and easier for us as a family.

Tuesday - Fish Stew

The last time I attempted a Fish stew it was a bit of a disaster. We all ate it, because as I've maintained if you are hungry enough you will eat what ever is put in front of you! I'm going to make it tomato based and will be using Hake, instead of cooking the hake in the stew though I'll serve it along side, as I think that might rescue the dish.

Wednesday - Chicken Pie

I'm going to fill up a pie with one shredded Chicken breast (the other one from Saturday) and plenty of vegetables. I'll serve it with Mashed Potatoes and Salad and the only thing I have to decide now is if it will be a gravy or a cream sauce.

Thursday - Vegetable Lasagne

We loved this the other week, so much so that other than the Baked Sloppy Joes I'm always going on about, it is the one recipe I would willingly only eat for the rest of my life. I'm thinking that we should all take out shares in courgettes as I'm going to be buying a lot of them in the next few months.

Friday - Chilli Salmon Stir Fry with Rice

After the success of the Sticky Chilli Salmon Daddy and I had the other week, I thought I would make something similar for the four of us. There will be a lot of shredded vegetables to make the stir fry (carrots, courgettes, peppers and possibly some broccoli if there is some in the freezer) with the Salmon tossed into this mix and served with Rice. I hope the children like it as much as I'm hoping that we grown ups will like it!

So that's what we have for dinner this week, what about you?

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