Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Being original with a meal plan for 1.5 people

I really enjoyed last weeks meal planning for the week-  making and eating it. Shopping for it and planning it less so lol

This week I have had to adapt again as I only have myself and Weeny to feed.

Monday  - pizza and left over salad I get left over slices for lunch on Tuesday lol
Tuesday - Chicken curry with left over veg's - I get a lunch out of this one as well stored for the freezer.
Wednesday - Quorn Sausages and mash and broccoli & carrots and gravy ( veg of course)
Thursday -  Frozen fish and chips ( real ones) and pea

We stick to Ice Cream for dessert mostly unless I make crumble or apple pie or pavlova which is rare.

I can see this becoming a bit repetitive however.  I tend to stick to the same things quite often.
Weeny needs a proper meal at night now as she has a packed lunch during the day and does not get tea at holiday club. This will also be the case with School Lunch only then a long wait till tea.

I need ideas for easy, quick, cheap cook meals. For curry I use maysan mild curry paste that comes in a box.  Stir fry veg/meat then add curry paste and water.
She eats and enjoys Gammon so that's one substitute. Not keen on burgers or fish fingers or kiddie food.

Hmm thinking
Weekends we do fine as I cook larger style dishes for me and Biggles and she tucks in just fine.

Have worked out that not including shoes/underwear most of my outfits come in at under a fiver lol  I feel smug about this when I go to work.
Trousers - £1
Top - £1.50
vest - £1.00
Shoes were old ones form tescos - pumps that cost a tenner.  Still going strong.

1 comment:

  1. Cheap and quick ideas for dinners:
    1.) Cous-cous with stir fry veg and a pan fried burger. My kids used to love this.
    2.) Wraps filled with pre-cooked chicken goujons, various salad things and some home made garlic mayonaise. Serve with a cup-a-soup or a hot chocolate on the side.
    3.) Baked beans on a thick slice of wholemeal toast topped with a poached egg.
    4.) Jacket potato(cooked in the microwave)topped with tuna mayonaise that`s mixed with sweetcorn and some diced red onion.
    5.) Baguette pizzas made with halved baguette pieces that are topped with sliced onion, sliced tomato and a few slices of chorizo or pepperoni, then sprinkled over with grated cheese and baked on Gas Mark 6 for about 10 mins. Serve with some salad on the side and a
    mug of hot milk.

    All of these are tried and tested meals I used to serve my school age kids years ago. Hope there are a few your`s might like.