#Week 6 Meal Plan – Trying Something New

So last week, I hand on heart pledged that I would attempt to try new food. See, the thing with me is, I love cooking, I’m just not that good at it, and when two little monkeys just say yuck to everything that isn’t beige, it kind of kills your mojo.

I’m not going to let that stop me, though! This week, I plan on going ahead with my plan of trying one new thing a week and making it from scratch.

Now, I fine with the basic slow cooked Spaghetti Bolognese. To be honest, that’s my stable dish when I know I’m going to be out all day, need to plow as many vegetables into the little tykes as I can, and, it’s something the kids will ‘kind of’ eat if the mood takes them.

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No, this was way out of my comfort zone. This was Hunters Chicken with Homemade Chips and beans. Yep. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? You say that, but I really am that bad a cook. I like things I can just bung in one pan and leave.

Anyway, it went okay. It was nice and I would cook it again. It’s not overly healthy, but then, we don’t overly eat healthy food anyone. Everything in balance right?

So this was our meal plan for last week:

Friday 13th January –Friday 20th JanuaryBreakfastLunchDinner
FridayCereal & AppleHomemade Soup & BreadHomemade Pizza
SaturdayCrumpets & SmoothieHot Cross Buns & CarrotsFish Cakes, Homemade Chips & Beans
SundayEggy BreadPepper & Onion MeltsSlow Cooked Spaghetti Bolognese
MondayFruit Porridge & a PlumCheesy Muffins & CrispsSausages, Mash & Frozen Vegetables
TuesdayCereal & PearHam Sandwich & PearSweet & Sour Chicken & Rice
WednesdayFruity French ToastHomemade Soup & BreadHunters Chicken, Roast Sweet Potatoes & Frozen Vegatables
ThursdayFruit Bread & SmoothieCrackers, Ham & CrispsCheese & Bacon Pasta Bake
FridayEgg & SoldiersHam Sandwich, Crisps & PearChicken Nuggets, Mash & Beans

We did really well and stuck to it. Plus, it only cost us £42 which I was chuffed with and that included nappies! Whoop!

Now, this week coming is going to be tricky. The Hubs shifts are all over the place, and when he isn’t around, I seem to lose all focus and just cook whatever the kids and i fancy, normally chicken nuggets. So I’m going to try my hardest this week to stick to it and not get stuck in the rut of just following my gut!

This week’s new meal of choice is going be, wait for it, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice, and yes, I’m going to ‘try’ and cook it all from scratch!!!

Friday 20th January – Friday 27th JanuaryBreakfastLunchDinner
FridayEgg & SoldiersHam Sandwich, Crisps & PearChicken Nuggets, Mash & Beans
SaturdayHoops & SmoothieHot cross Bun & YogurtSweet & Sour Chicken and Rice
SundayScrambled Egg on ToastCrackers, Cheese & PlumsGammon Roast
MondayPorridge with Raspberries.Crumpets & EggFish Cakes, Homemade Chips & Beans
TuesdayWeetabix & BananaCheesy Muffins and Carrot Sticks with Crisps.Cottage Pie
WednesdayFruit Bread with SmoothieSoup & BreadSausages, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables and Gravy
ThursdayHoops & OrangeHam Sandwich, Crisps & PearHomemade Pizza
FridayEgg & SoldiersHam crackers, Crisps & BananaCheesy Pasta Bake

So this week again, we haven’t managed to go shopping yet, so I can’t tell you how much all this was but I’m hoping it’s around my £50 budget.

We need wipes too, but luckily Aldi have their baby event on this week, so I’m taking full advantage of that!

Hopefully, I’ll have another cracking recipe to share with you too, something that doesn’t take long to cook but is reasonably healthy. Watch this space YouTube, recording these would be a lot quicker!

See you next week!



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