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Meal Plan Monday 31st August 2015

Again its late, this week I am mainly going to blame children going back to school.... not quite sure of my excuse for next week I am sure I can come up with one.

Cooking times are fun and games as Mr MC&W is on an assignment in London and we just never have any idea about when he will be home meaning we can be eating really late, not good for a pregnant lady.

Monday - Cheat night a ready made Chinese Meal

Tuesday - A roast veggie and pesto puff pastry tart - this is one made up by little old me and I have a photo as it was very nice. This will be accompanied by boiled new potatoes and lots of salad. The boys will have the same but its tomato and cheese

Wednesday - I really like the Birds Eye Fish in a Mediterranean sauce we will have this with rice and roasted peppers, Courgette, red onions. The boys are having jacket Potatoes with breaded chicken and Broccoli

Thursday - Gnocchi with a tomato sauce with chorrizo and baked in the oven with mozzarella on top. The boys will have the Gnocchi with a simple tomato sauce and peas on the side

Friday - Caribbean and Chicken Curry the boys will have a Chicken Korma

Caribbean-chicken-curry

Saturday - 15 min Meatloaf Melts, the boys will have Spag Bol

15 min Meatloaf Melts

Sunday - Roasted Gammon steaks with potatoes and veggies


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