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Meal Plan Friday 5th October 2018

We mainly stuck to the meal plan but we did treat ourselves to a curry midweek as the beef curry was quorn and mainly in tins or veggies could be used in other meals we did not waste any food.

We have birthdays and play dates this week so it all seems a little crazy...

Friday - We have a play date for the eldest so its spag bol for all the boys and Mr MC&W and I are having scampi, Chips and Peas

Saturday - Its a birthday treat lunch and then nachos for Mr MC&W and I whilst watching strictly. The boys will have picnic dinner.

Sunday - Honey and Mustard Chicken for Mr MC&W and I, the boys have requested sausages, beans and mash

Slow cooker honey mustard chicken thighs

Monday - Leek, mushroom and goats cheese tart for the adults and a tuna tart for the boys. It will be based on the below but with puff pastry

Leek mushroom and-goats-cheese-strudels

Tuesday - A play date for the middle boy and they will all have pizza, chips and I will attempt salad. We will have simple omelet and chips

Wednesday - Meatballs and spaghetti for us all

Thursday - Fish in a sauce with roasted veg and new potatoes for us all. This will be a freezer one I can throw in the oven and let it cook.



  1. Leek. mushroom and goats cheese tart sounds amazing. My kind of tart #mealplanningmonday

    1. its just everything i love too and feels summer and autumn all at once x

  2. That tart sounds lovely - I absolutely love leeks! Have a great week and thanks for linking up x

    1. They are such a great veggie and add so much flavour x

  3. It does sound like a busy week for you!
    Your meals sound great.

    1. i will be looking forward to a rest but next weekend is as crazy xx

  4. Wow, that's a busy week, and a great menu plan. You've just reminded me about spaghetti and meatballs - I have some of those in the freezer, I think ! :)


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