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Meal Plan Friday 28th September 2018

Can not believe it is going to be October this week coming. We have had some beautiful weather here in the South East which has felt like a treat, but the nights are cold and the comfort food is hitting the spot.

Friday - Smoked Mackerel and beetroot salad for Mr MC&W and myself. The boys had school lunch so picnic dinner for them.

Saturday - Spag Bol

Sunday - French Style Chicken and Bacon - The boys will have roast chicken breast and both meals with have roast potatoes and greens

French style chicken with peas-and-bacon 

Monday - Gnocchi with broccoli and mushrooms for us all. This is from Jo Pratts The Madhouse Cookbook

Tuesday - Tortellini for the boys with peas and cheese. We will have Salmon with beets and lentils

Mustardy salmon beetroot lentils

Wednesday - Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken for us all. This will be with noodles as we are having rice on Thursday.

Easy sweet and sour chicken

Thursday - Beef curry in the slow cooker using quorn strips for us all. This is the idea but a few changes will be made and I hate cardamon so that will not be included. This will be served with rice and naan breads.

Home style beef curry


  1. Yay, some lovely ideas here. Lots of beetroot I notice! I'm assuming you grew it yourself, I wish I was good at gardening!

    1. we are just getting to the end of it and i am gutted. It was really easy to be honest, if i can anyone can hahaha xx

  2. Your meal plan sounds lovely - I may need to borrow some ideas for next week

  3. I'm not sure why but I just can't get on with gnocchi?!

    Your weeks dinners sound lovely! Thanks for linking up x

    1. it has to be covered in sauce for me and not over cooked or its nasty and slimy x

  4. Fab meal plan. We have Sweet and Sour Chicken on my meal plan too this week. I am really looking forward to it. It's been a while since we last had it. x

    1. yes i was the same ohh not had this in a while xx


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