Monday, 14 May 2012
Meal Planning Monday - 14/5/12
I've seen a few of these posts recently on other people's blogs and as this is something I've been doing anyway for the past couple of years I though I might as well join in. I don't always do the plan on a Monday but I will try and stick with the day and post my plans regularly from now on. Since selling the car 3 years ago we've been getting the shopping delivered, the car hasn't been replaced as only I drive and we can't afford it. Although we have to pay a small delivery charge to Tesco we always try and get their cheapest delivery slots, these are usually on Tuesday or Wednesday. This week though we're having the shopping delivered on Monday.
When it comes to making the plan it's usually a bit of challenge because my boyfriend works shifts and he usually doesn't get the rota for the following week until Tues/Weds after we've bought the shopping. What makes it even more challenging is the fact that his working week runs from Fri-Thurs. This means that I end up planning meals that can easily be reheated if he gets home around 10.30pm after I've already eaten. If he gets a week of lots of late shifts i.e. home after midnight then he eats what I call 'freezer food' e.g. chicken burgers/pies and chips before going to work and I tend to do myself some kind of 'veggie surprise' depending on what's in the fridge. I do offer to prepare proper food for him as I'm working from home a lot at the moment but he seems to enjoy eating his junk. He's not fat and he gets fed properly when he is home for dinner so it could be worse. Generally he only tends to get 1 or 2 late shifts a week which is good.
So for this week we will be having the following - don't always follow the days usually depends on what we feel like having, also only know what shifts boyfriend will be working up until Thurs.
Monday - chilli con carne with rice left over from last week
Tuesday - pasta with ham and butternut squash - ham leftover from ham pie
Wednesday - river cobbler (white fish) with green lentils and bacon
Thursday - beef casserole with sweet potato mash and leeks
Friday - kedgeree
Saturday - vegetable curry with rice
Sunday - beef casserole or vegetable curry
I've added this into the linky with Mrs M