The countdown has begun! With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve had to think hard and fast about what we’ll be eating next week. This week was a bit of a pain. I planned well up until yesterday, when I forgot we planned loads of play date lunches, so the meal plan pretty much went out the window.
I’ve been dropping the balls all over the place for the last few weeks, thank god for my meal plans, as to be honest, food is just one less thing for me to think about at the moment! It was also my eldest daughter’s birthday party AND my husband’s birthday on Sunday, so we splashed out on a carvery lunch, one, so I wouldn’t have to cook, and two, so the kids would have had something decent to eat that day. In typical kid style though, they refused to eat any of it!!
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Anyway, as a reminder, here was my food plan for this week, now with my adjustments:
|Friday 16th – 22nd||Breakfast||Lunch||Dinner|
|Friday||Scotch Pancakes and Smoothie||Soup & Bread||Shepard’s Pie|
|Saturday||Soreen Bar & Hoops||Eggy bread & Smoothie Crackers, Cheese & Crisps||Fish Cakes, Homemade Chips & Beans|
|Sunday||Weetabix||OUT – Carvery||Party Dinner|
|Monday||Egg & Toast||Sandwiches, Apple & Crisps||Beef Curry & Rice|
|Tuesday||Shreddies||Pancakes & Pear
Cheesy Muffins & Banana cake
|Pasta and Cheese Sauce|
|Wednesday||Soreen Bar & Banana||Hot Cross Buns, Crisps and Apple||Sausages, Mash Waffles & Beans|
|Thursday||Fruit toast||Pancakes & Banana
Play Date Lunch
|Homemade Pizza & Garlic Bread|
I’ve managed to do what I haven’t been able to manage in a couple of weeks, and gone back to enforcing the fruit as snacks rule. Its been hard work to be honest, but one I really plan on cracking down on.
So yesterday evening was shopping day for us, thanks to Christmas and because The Hub couldn’t bear to shop on the last Friday before Christmas. Really don’t blame him to be honest.
My list for him was a long one, and all credit to him, he stuck to it! It was also a bit everywhere, with bits for the big day as well as afterwards, to help us get through that horrible middle period before New Year.
As most of you know by now, we shop in Aldi, and I was pleasantly surprised we he got home saying that he only spent £82! That’s everything for Christmas (except the turkey and gammon, as we bought them last month) and should feed the eleven people we are having over.
So here’s the food plan for the coming week. I’m sure I’ll be all over the place again, but hey, a girl can dream right?
We’re hoping that this shop will last us until next Friday. No special reason other than the fact that that’s the first day back for The Hub, and he can do it after work, without the kids “trying” to help out.
|Friday||Hoops, Pear & Banana.||Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Crisps, Apple.||Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans.|
|Saturday||Shreddies & Yogurt||Gammon, Egg & Chips. Jelly.||Beans on Toast. Yogurt|
|Sunday||Pancakes & Smoothie||Xmas Lunch||Snack Dinner|
|Monday||Weetabix & Apple||Sandwiches, Crisps & Pear.||Roast Dinner|
|Tuesday||Shreddies & Smoothie||Soup & Bread||Spag Bol.|
|Wednesday||Eggy Bread||Scotch Pancakes||Fish Curry & Rice|
|Thursday||Porridge & Apple||Sandwiches, Yogurt & Plum||Fish Cakes, Homemade Chips & Beans|
|Friday||Egg & Soldiers||Crackers, Cheese & Yogurt||Homemade Pizza & Garlic Bread|
Hope I’ve given you some inspiration for the coming week. It doesn’t matter if you don’t follow your plan for the whole week. It’s more of a guideline anyway to help keep you on track while you’re walking round the supermarket.
Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you all next week!
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