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What's your meal plan dinners this week?



  • I’m phoning it in this week and relying more on pre prepared foods fuelled by a trip to the nice dunnes for treats.

    James whelan chicken parcels, roast veg and potatoes
    Crispy duck pancakes, fried rice
    James whelan beef stir fry and noodles
    Butternut squash and prawn risotto
    Homemade pizza
    Pasta of some kind

  • Dial Hard wrote: »
    It's soooooo good. This is my second time making it in two weeks - I use Meliz Cooks' recipe:

    A little hack: Lidl's fresh chicken burgers are just minced thighs with a tiny bit of seasoning so I use these rather than mincing my own thighs.

    I make my own pepper paste using the Lidl jarred roasted peppers. Rinse, drain, throw in a blender with three very hot chillies and the juice of a lemon, then simmer over a low heat with a good heaped teaspoon of salt for an hour or two until it's reduced right down to a lovely thick paste. Will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks, or you can freeze it.

    And pul biber is Aleppo pepper. If you can't find that, red chilli flakes are fine.

    Can I use filo pastry instead of Yufka? or what would be the nearest substitution do you think? If there isn't I could probably order it online but if I could get away with an alternative it would be better.

  • Neyite wrote: »
    Can I use filo pastry instead of Yufka? or what would be the nearest substitution do you think? If there isn't I could probably order it online but if I could get away with an alternative it would be better.

    Oh sorry, meant to say in my post, I just use filo!

  • Lost the love this week for food and churning out some regulars.

    Spag bol
    Chicken Pie
    Salmon with veg and spicey potatoes
    Breaded Fish wedges beans
    Roast beef with all the sides
    Pan fried chicken with rosemary baby potatoes

  • Saturday: Pork chops with mash and peas
    Sunday: Lasange and garlic bread
    Monday: Leftover lasange and garlic bread
    Tuesday: Chicken stuffed with pesto and wrapped with bacon. Will probably just do mash and peas with it.
    Wednesday: Wagamammas chicken katsu curry recipe with rice and broccoli (although I'll be cheating and using breaded chicken from the supermarket!)
    Thursday: Leftover chicken katsu curry
    Friday: Some sort of meat, potato and veg

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  • Chipper chips. Onion rings. Any semblance of a plan went out the window around 5pm...

  • Dinner|Meal
    Saturday |BBQ Drumsticks, baby carrots and baby potatoes
    Sunday |Pizza for the family and Chinese curry for me
    Monday |Yufka Mantisi*
    Tuesday |Seafood Chowder with Sourdough cob
    Wednesday|Bacon & Cabbage
    Thursday |Salmon, broccoli & roast baby potatoes
    Friday | takeaway

    *New recipe night -thanks Dial Hard for the recipe, I can't wait to try it!

  • Monday: Grilled seabass, pak choy and rice
    Tuesday: Taco Tuesday!
    Wednesday: Bacon and cabbage
    Thursday: Chilli con carne
    Friday: Steak & Chips
    Saturday: Pasta
    Sunday: Shepherd's Pie

  • Pan fried chicken with sautéed spinach and baby potatoes
    Quesadillas with corn on the cob
    Battered fish and chips (sons request never made before)
    One pot chicken prawn rice dish
    Thai take out
    Home made pizza

  • Salmon, mushrooms and noodles - 3 days
    Meatballs, bolognese sauce and pasta - 3 days
    Wedges and chicken dippers - 1 day

    No particular order, depends on use by dates!

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  • Dinner|Meal
    Monday|Steak, onions, mash, broccoli
    Tuesday|Slow cooker lamb curry and rice
    Wednesday|Home made burgers and chips
    Thursday|One tray pork chops with apple, sage, squash and baby potatoes
    Friday|Lamb meatballs, tomato sauce, lemon couscous
    Sunday|Home made pizza

  • No Particular order but Today is African Peanut stew

    African peanut stew
    Shepherds pie
    Pork & Aubergine hoisin stir fry with fried rice
    Sausage pasta with garlic bread
    Southern fried chicken or meatloaf, roast veg and mash
    Pub platter - Cocktail sausages, nachos, chicken wings, spring rolls & chips (Saturday watching the match)
    Duck leg cassoulet

  • Saturday: Fajitas!

    Sunday: Steak with all the trimmings

    Monday: Vietnamese caramelised pork bowls

    Tuesday: Chicken topped with pesto, tomato and mozzarella. With potatoes and veg.

    Wednesday: Tuscan chicken with pasta

    Thursday: Bought some reggae reggae sauce... about a decade late to the trend, but going to try it as a chicken marinade! With potatoes and veg.

    Friday: Leftover Tuscan chicken with pasta

    (Will probably change the order around a bit)

  • This evening was pizza takeaway. I'm getting a very small shop delivered and aim to use up what's in the fridge and freezer.

    Sunday: Swedish Meatballs and mash
    Monday: Pork chop tray bake
    Tuesday: Lamb cutlets with cous cous
    Wednesday: Steak
    Thursday: Chicken risotto
    Friday: Savoury pastry tart

    I have order a BuJo dine at home Easter Feast for the weekend. Saturday will be BuJo burgers, Sunday roast beef.

    There is too much red meat this week for my liking, but need to empty the freezer to make space.

  • When cooking for one it's difficult. I really miss having lunch out.

    Mine will be basic. Plain veg each day with meat and fish.

  • I'm also only making meals for one. At least I can have whatever I want to eat. I'll be doubling up on a couple of meals.

    Cottage Pie and Veg x2
    Beef Casserole and Veg x2
    Mac and Cheese with ham pieces this one from tesco
    Beef Lasagne
    Pasta and Meatballs in tomato sauce

  • Dinner|Meal
    Saturday |Spanakopita & hoisin sesame sausages
    Sunday |Bacon & cabbage, baby potatoes
    Monday |Pasta night - Lasagne/Spaghetti Bolognase
    Tuesday |Battered haddock, roasties and green beans
    Wednesday|Chicken cacciatore, mash and broccoli
    Thursday |Lamb tagine, lemon cous cous
    Friday | homemade pizza & spicy wings

  • Monday: meatloaf, roast vegetables and mash
    Tuesday: spaghetti and meatballs
    Wednesday: stir fry or duck leg cassoulet. (I’ve leftover rice but might use it for lunch instead. Leftover cassoulet beans are in the freezer)
    Thursday: BBQ. Might do a spatchcock chicken, corn on the cob definitely
    Friday: chilli or maybe a taco lasagne type thing. I’ve wraps that are welded together so this could use them up
    Saturday: homemade pizza or takeaway
    Sunday: no idea. Must see how the leftovers are doing. Or a take away

  • Wednesday cottage pie and veg
    Thursday mac and cheese
    Friday pizza and chips
    Saturday beef casserole
    Sunday cod, veg and chips
    Monday meatballs and pasta
    Tuesday not sure, might double up on a previous meal

    I start my weekly meals from Wednesday as that's when I get my grocery delivery.

  • Shopping arrives today, so hope everything I ordered is available! It's my partner's son's birthday this day week, so we will do a takeaway for his birthday then (his choice). I've never cooked duck on the BBQ, but got a smoker box last week for it so gonna see how it works out if the weather is nice.

    Tuesday Beef Wellington
    Wednesday Baked veggie Pasta dish
    Thursday Homemade Spice Bag
    Friday Chilli Peanut Beef
    Saturday Duck Breasts - hopefully on BBQ
    Sunday Roast Pork Dinner
    Monday Chicken thighs - possibly paella
    Tuesday Birthday Takeaway

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  • Carbonara
    Mushroom Ragu
    Salmon primavera
    Chicken, buttermilk and wild garlic pie
    Piri piri chicken
    NY style pizza
    Chilli and baked potatoes

    A lot of eggs and chicken to use up from our flock so much fresh pasta and chicken on the menu!

  • Dinner|Meal
    Saturday |Roast chicken & stuffing, carrot & parsnip, and roast baby potatoes
    Sunday |battered haddock peas, and baby potatoes
    Monday |Chilli peanut beef & rice
    Tuesday |Ikea meatballs, mash and red cabbage
    Wednesday|Salmon, broccoli and potatoes
    Thursday |Chicken, leek & mushroom pie with roasties
    Friday |mom's night off so takeaway

    I got the chilli peanut beef recipe from this thread (thanks Cee_Jay!) it was New Recipe night and really nice! It's a keeper.

  • We love that chilli peanut beef so much! It is so tasty!
    We had a BBQ yesterday (cooked indoors because of the rain) for my stepson's birthday. There is so much food leftover which will be the basis of this week's meal planning.

    Monday BBQ
    Tuesday Burgers/Prawns (BBQ leftovers)
    Wednesday Chicken fillets with leftover salads
    Thursday Beef stir fry - possibly chilli peanut beef
    Friday Takeaway
    Saturday Chicken and chorizo rice bake (Cooking Club recipe)
    Sunday Roast Chicken

  • Liable to change, as it inevitably does every week, but as it stands:

    Tonight - Lamb with jewelled couscous, salad and za'atar manaqish
    Tom - Buffalo mac & cheese with grilled pork medallions
    Thursday - spaghetti & meatballs
    Fri - Steak
    Sat - Clam linguine
    Sun - Takeaway of some description

  • Would either of you have the recipe for the chilli peanut beef please? :D

  • Fog Stop wrote: »
    Monday: Tuscan prawn pasta
    Tuesday: As above
    Wednesday: Tahini chicken salad
    Thursday: Same again
    Friday: Salmon tacos with mango salsa
    Saturday: Same (have you noticed a pattern?)
    Sunday: Takeaway maybe

    Could break things up by alternating:
    M: Tuscan
    T: Tahini
    W: Tuscan
    Th: Tahini


  • woodchuck wrote: »
    Would either of you have the recipe for the chilli peanut beef please? :D

    Chilli Peanut Beef

    400g free-range rump steak, sliced into 1.5cm slices
    200g green beans
    175g baby sweetcorn
    1 red pepper, finely sliced
    1 red chilli, finely grated
    2 cloves of garlic, finely grated
    5cm fresh ginger, grated
    1 tsp sea salt flakes
    1 tbsp sesame oil

    45g crunchy peanut butter
    1 tbsp dark soy sauce
    1 tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice
    1 tbsp water

    50g spinach, roughly chopped
    3 spring onions, finely sliced
    a handful of salted peanuts, roughly chopped
    quick-cook noodles or rice

    Step 1 Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C fan/gas 7. Tip the sliced steak, green beans, sweetcorn and pepper into a roasting tin large enough to hold all the veg in a single layer.

    Step 2 Add the grated chilli, garlic, ginger, sea salt and sesame oil and mix to make sure everything is coated.

    Step 3 Move the slices of steak to the top of the tin, as you want them to char nicely, then transfer to the oven to roast for 25 minutes.

    Step 4 Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter, soy sauce and rice vinegar or lime juice with the water.

    Step 5 Once the beef is cooked, stir through the spinach, pour over the dressing, scatter with the spring onions and salted peanuts and serve with the cooked noodles or rice.

    I added a bit of chilli to the sauce for a bit of heat.

  • That sounds divine

  • Awesome, thank you, I'll definitely give it a go :)

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  • Had roast chicken for the last two days. Started pulled pork yesterday for today and tomorrow. Burgers Friday, takeaway Saturday.