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What's your meal plan dinners this week?

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  • Great ideas here!
    Our regulars are:
    Southern fried chicken, homemade chips and tinned peas - this is the cheat day
    Roast chicken, spuds and carrots with some other green veg - broccolli or leek usually
    next day is leftover chicken in a pie with carrots and peas and a shortcrust pastry lid on
    Bolognese / Beef n' Bean with spaghetti / brown rice
    spice fried chicken fillets with mash, veg and gravy
    lamb chops with chips and salad
    chicken wrapped in pancetta
    crustless quiche with chips and salad
    omelette?
    Aldi's frozen garlic and herb fish fillets with spuds and veg/salad
    slow cooker ideas are: ham joint, beef joint, beef stew, chicken casserole
    pressure cooker ideas - chicken thighs with lemon, chicken with cranberries




  • Food shopped this morning and i had intended on looking at this thread before I left for some inspiration but forgot.

    Roast chicken pie today with asparagus & broccoli, usually roast with some olive oil, salt pepper. Last min grate some parmigiano reggiano on top of the asparagus

    Home made pizzas with chicken/mixed peppers etc on top, serve with mixed leaf salad

    Baked cod and sweet potato, toppings vary
    Tacos, with guac & salsa and I sub the sour cream for greek yogurt
    Chicken curry with rice and naan bread
    fajitas or quesadilla (depends on my mood)
    Spag bol

    I also picked up a prawn stirfry thing in Dunnes and fish cakes to try




  • Also I follow this woman on instagram and I think her food is amazing and almost all of it is straightforward and easy.

    healthyfitbella




  • Next week or so:
    - Vietnamese pork bowls (inspired by the pork mince thread)
    - Buttermilk chicken with potato rosti and asparagus.
    - Boiled cabbage/potato mash and baked ham (gf's request).
    - Honey/Lemon glazed salmon with roast brocolli and rice.
    - Chicken katsu curry and rice.
    - Vegetarian pasta one-pot.
    - Corn fritters and roast cauliflower.

    So much for less meat. Sh*t.




  • jrosen wrote: »
    Also I follow this woman on instagram and I think her food is amazing and almost all of it is straightforward and easy.

    healthyfitbella

    I made beef bourgignon 2 weeks ago using her re wipe, it was delicious. Her (and her husband's) restaurant was sharing some fabulous Italian recipes at the start of last lockdown which were delicious - La Cucina is name of restaurant.


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  • cee_jay wrote: »
    I made beef bourgignon 2 weeks ago using her re wipe, it was delicious. Her (and her husband's) restaurant was sharing some fabulous Italian recipes at the start of last lockdown which were delicious - La Cucina is name of restaurant.

    Thats right, some great recipes. Have yet to make the pizza, couldnt get yeast or the flour lol the demand was high




  • jrosen wrote: »
    Thats right, some great recipes. Have yet to make the pizza, couldnt get yeast or the flour lol the demand was high

    I made pizza for the first time during the lockdown and used greek yogurt and self-raising flour. Even though I have some yeast now, I'm sticking with this weird lockdown pizza recipe, because it's easy and it works :pac: It's on the menu for tomorrow night. Just need to work out the meal plan for the rest of the week...




  • I use natural yogurt and self raising flour, very quick and easy.




  • Good to know on the pizza ingredients, wouldnt have thought.




  • This week (although the days are likely to switch around):

    Saturday/Halloween: Homemade pizza
    Sunday: Dinner meat*, mash and veg
    Monday: Deconstructed shepards pie
    Tuesday: Leftovers from Monday
    Wednesday: Caramelised pork bowl (that someone recommended on this forum!)
    Thursday: Milanos pollo pesto pasta
    Friday: Dinner meat*, mash and veg

    *just whatever looks good in the supermarket or butcher. Or maybe just some frozen breaded fish.


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  • jrosen wrote: »
    Good to know on the pizza ingredients, wouldnt have thought.

    A pizza dough made without yeast is very different to a fermented yeast dough.
    Don't expect it to be the same thing.




  • I do this every week & keep a note on my phone!

    Today: chicken satay, noodles, Asian slaw.
    Sunday: fish cakes, broccoli, roasted baby potatoes
    Monday: fajita bowl
    Tuesday: soup & sandwiches
    Wednesday: creamy turkey Bolognese with spinach.
    Thursday: mini Da Piero pizzas
    Friday: veggie burgers and chips!

    I do a lot of freezer meals so it’s just reheating this week apart from the fajitas.




  • Monday: Cottage pie
    Tuesday: Tuna and feta salad
    Wednesday: Pan-fried Salmon darne with roasted Mediterranean veg and baked feta (left over from salad)
    Thursday: Oven roasted cod fillet with panko, parmesan and oregano crust, roasted baby potatoes and salad.
    Friday: Chickpea curry and brown rice
    Saturday: Pan fried duck breast, roasted baby potatoes and turnip
    Sunday: Slow cooked beef with mushrooms and mash




  • woodchuck wrote: »
    Wednesday: Caramelised pork bowl (that someone recommended on this forum)

    Sounds yum! Can you point me in the right direction please?




  • Toulouse wrote: »
    Sounds yum! Can you point me in the right direction please?

    I think it's this one. https://www.recipetineats.com/vietnamese-caramelised-pork-bowls/




  • Toulouse wrote: »
    Monday: Cottage pie
    Tuesday: Tuna and feta salad
    Wednesday: Pan-fried Salmon darne with roasted Mediterranean veg and baked feta (left over from salad)
    Thursday: Oven roasted cod fillet with panko, parmesan and oregano crust, roasted baby potatoes and salad.
    Friday: Chickpea curry and brown rice
    Saturday: Pan fried duck breast, roasted baby potatoes and turnip
    Sunday: Slow cooked beef with mushrooms and mash

    Can you tell me about the baked feta please?




  • Can you tell me about the baked feta please?

    I just pop it on top of the veg I’m roasting after they’ve been in the oven for about 10 mins.

    Dice an aubergine, slice a courgette and a red pepper - drizzle some oil and seasoning over, mix and put on the middle shelf of fan oven at 200c. After 10 mins just put the feta on top, leave it in one piece. After another 10 mins take out of the oven and stir the veg that are not under the feta and scatter 10-15 cherry tomatoes in. Back in the oven for 20 mins and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.

    My friend just bakes feta in an ovenproof dish, with some olive oil and chilli flakes on top and some peppers and cherry tomatoes around it. Bake until brown on top.




  • Tonight's dinner: Salmon darnes, sweetcorn, sugar snap peas and mash.
    Monday: Pasta Night: Carbonara
    Tuesday: Slow Cooker: BBQ ribs, Roast butternut squash and baked potato with sour cream and sweet chilli drizzle.
    Wednesday: Sushi
    Thursday: Slow cooker again: Chicken Cacciatore, mash and green beans
    Friday: Fakeaway: Home made pizzas, chinese chicken wings.




  • con747 wrote: »

    Yup, that's the one! Haven't tried it yet, but looking forward to it :)




  • Sunday: Roast chicken or pork, roast potatoes, carrots & broccoli, homemade gravy.
    Monday: Salisbury steak, onion gravy, (done in pressure cooker) and peas and mash potatoes (non pressure cooker)
    Tuesday: Chicken curry and rice.
    Wednesday: Chilli con carne with spaghetti.
    Thursday: Panfried chicken fillet or roasted lamb chops, veg and mash.
    Friday: Kung Pao chicken/stirfry chicken and rice
    Saturday: Pork koftas and rice.
    All cooked from scratch.


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  • tonight: mac and cheese (obligatory peas)
    Tues: Random freezer food
    Wed: rice and whatever freezer curry i find
    Thu: cheese and green veg risotto
    Fri Pizza (it's friday of course)




  • Tonight Homemade Doner Kebabs
    Tomorrow Vegetable Curry and Rice ( homemade sauce)
    Wednesday Homemade Beef Burgers
    Thursday Homemade Pizza
    Friday Homemade Battered Fish and Chips
    Saturday Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Sunday Slow cooked Ham, cabbage and roasties




  • con747 wrote: »

    Tonight I am trying to use up the contents of the fridge/freezer, there was some pork mince in the freezer, so will make this. Going to try adding diced carrot with the onion, and some green beans maybe.




  • cee_jay wrote: »
    Tonight I am trying to use up the contents of the fridge/freezer, there was some pork mince in the freezer, so will make this. Going to try adding diced carrot with the onion, and some green beans maybe.

    Looks delicious
    I'm doing this on Saturday, if you've any tips let me know!




  • Tomorrow is shopping day.

    Thursday Chicken noodle soup with some crusty bread
    Friday Home made burgers/might do turkey.
    Saturday Pan fried chicken with lemon/rosemary, creamy mash with spinach and veg
    Sunday Roast of some form
    Monday Salmon with seasoned fried rice peas and corn
    Tuesday Carbonara - will add chicken
    Wednesday Sausage & mash




  • woodchuck wrote: »
    Yup, that's the one! Haven't tried it yet, but looking forward to it :)

    I've made this before. Your kitchen will smell like wet dog for a while after adding the fish sauce. My partner was like no way am I eating that when I was making it. But it all works out and its delicious (and he did eat it and enjoy it FYI).

    Since I'm here my meal plans for this week albeit we are halfway in:

    Monday & leftovers TuesdayIndian beef keema

    Wednesday: Chicken pasta w/spinach and sundried tomatoes

    Thursday: Tomato risotto - trying to use up our tomato plant harvest

    Friday: Gyoza from the freezer made previously. Good one for pork mince too but finding the wrappers can be hit or miss.

    Saturday: Unplanned freezer dive




  • I made the Vietnamese caramelised pork bowls the other evening - it was not a success The teenager went upstairs to change his socks during cooking as the smell was so bad he thought it was feet. The pork never caramelised for me - so it just tasted like sugary pork. The smell really did linger for quite some time!

    Today's online shop arrived, think the meal plan this week is:

    Today: Homemade pizza
    Friday: Korean Fried chicken burgers
    Saturday: Spaghetti Bolognese
    Sunday: Steak with baked potatoes and mushrooms/onions
    Monday: Katsu chicken curry
    Tuesday: Sambal pork noodles (posted on pork mince thread https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spicy-sweet-sambal-pork-noodles?verso=true)
    Wednesday: Some one pan dish with chicken thighs - depends what is left veg wise.




  • Awaiting my Tesco Delivery.

    This week's plan will feature a few 2 night Dinners.

    So -

    Aubergine & Ricotta Pasta (Jamie)

    Chorizo & Mediterranean Veg Pasta Bake (Rachel Allen - basic recipe)

    Roast Chicken with all the trimmings

    Cottage Pie




  • I never do out a proper meal plan per week but I do have a general idea of what sort of dinners I'll do when I'm doing the grocery shop which gets picked up on a Friday.

    Sat - dinner at the in-laws (post lockdown/birthday dinner)
    Sun - burgers
    Mon/Tue - Slow cooker chicken fajhitas
    Wed - chicken korma with garlic flatbreads
    Thur - mystery dinner to use up stuff - maybe a creamy pancetta pasta
    Fri - pizza night

    Gonna make a leek and potato soup too that'll cover a few lunches and I'm a big fan of jacket potatoes with whatever leftover sauces I have from dinner.


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  • cee_jay wrote: »
    I made the Vietnamese caramelised pork bowls the other evening - it was not a success The teenager went upstairs to change his socks during cooking as the smell was so bad he thought it was feet. The pork never caramelised for me - so it just tasted like sugary pork. The smell really did linger for quite some time!

    Oh no! I'm attempting this one tonight for the first time... I was looking forward to it, but now I'm just scared :eek:


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