Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Menu Planning

I've struggled long and hard with menu planning (not really). I normally just go to the fridge and see what's in there that needs using up. Or I'll take something out of the freezer the night before.


being a Filofax aficionado and would be organising guru, I thought I'd have a go.

My planner post is here, which I posted yesterday. The same day, I read this post and thought it quite a chatty way to menu plan, so, with apologies to Jackie here's my take on it.


Roast chicken, I think, which I've taken out of the freezer. I must make a note to pick up another one when I'm next at the shops. I'll serve this with roast potatoes, carrots and possibly peas from the freezer. I'm trying to run down the veg that I've got stored in there. I'll make some stuffing from a packet.


We won't have eaten all the chicken so we'll have some with chips tonight, tinned tomatoes and mushrooms. There'll be some stuffing left too.


Having smaller portions (It's a diet thing!) will mean there will be some chicken left to put in a curry. I'll use up the peppers that have been in the fridge from 'I don't know when' and add in some frozen home grown veg from the freezer. There may be some mushrooms left in the box too. I'll serve it with rice.


I doubt if there'll be any chicken bits left to make a pie but I know there'll be some rice and curry left over for me and DH can have a chop from the freezer with a baked potato.


If I've been to town yesterday I'll call into the market for some fish. We've tried haddock, hake and halibut. It's about time I moved on to another letter. (Any suggestions?)


Easy peasy day so I'll use up a couple of ready prepared meals from bulk cooking. Let's hunt the liver and onions for DH and the bacon, leek and potato bake that I made the other week for me.


I've probably succeeded in not going out for a big shop this week. I'll raid the freezer for some mince and probably make spag bol. 

Lunches as usual will be some sort of egg concoction or soup made from one of the meals and breakfasts will be toast as usual. DH has butter and marmalade on his while I just have Marmite.


PS This post was written on Monday, the planning was done on Sunday.


  1. Its amazing how much you can et out of a chicken if you try , Even better is you can get one reduced once i went into ALdi and they had reduced some chickens to £1.39 , I bought 6 , They kept us going for ages xx

  2. Thanks for the compliment Mum. I do find that if I list out absolutely everything I am more inclined to stick with the menu I have planned for the day.... However I am know to change days around every so often.

    God bless.

  3. Hubby does not like whole chickens, he's not a fan of dark meat. Did you see Mary Berry last night on BB", she made a great chicken and bacon pie.

  4. You're so organized, it's almost scary. I'm not a big fish fan, but I do like flounder.

  5. Blimey - I need you round our place, Mum! I'm doing chicken casserole tonight for Husband and I, but Monkeychild is an exceptionally fussy eater so its bacon, pasta and sweetcorn for her!

    P.S. I have no idea what I'm cooking for tomorrow!

    1. My DD was the same. Just think you and DH and let Monkeychild make her own.

  6. What a fun way to menu plan. How about salmon. We had that for tea last night.


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