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Meal Plan Saturday 30th July 2016

Sorry about the lack of meal plans for a couple of weeks, the end of term was like a whirlwind and then we went straight on our holiday.

Now we are back to reality with a bit of a bump, it's the summer holidays and Mr MC&W is back working all day in London having both lunch and dinner away from home.

Weaning ZAP has been slow and painful at times. I always want to be honest in my updates, he has been weaned on packets and pots finally he is accepting food and I am able to start cooking homemade meals from scratch.

Saturday 30th July - Spaghetti Bol this was requested by OB the whole time he was on holiday

Sunday 31st July - Roast chicken with roast potatoes and lots of veggies it my and the boys favourite

Monday 1st August - I am trying the boys on a simple stir fry again I hope to have some left over chicken and I am trying them on whole grain rice. Let's see how that goes down

Tuesday 2nd August- Tuna Fishcakes with lots of salad

Wednesday 3rd aAugust - I am entertaining my BIL girls today so it's going to be a busy one. Simple jackets and beans for dinner

Thursday - Creamy pea and ham spaghetti

Friday - Homemade pizza the boys can choose their own toppings and make the dough with me

Mr MC&W is on a bit of a health kick and often gets hungry when he gets home from London so we are trying a few slightly healthier snacks.

For example oven cooked chickpeas in a spicy mix, a cottage cheese and red pepper toastie but I will pen a separate blog about this new adventure.

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