Welcome to my Weekly Meal Plan Week 9. This week we welcome in the month of March. That means Spring is on its way (though it doesn’t feel like it ) and Easter is just around the corner – yikes!
For those of you are not familiar with my weekly meal plans they work as follows:
“I post a dinner recipe idea for Monday through to Friday and suggest some possible week-end meals. I may throw in a few breakfast, snack, dessert or packed lunch ideas too. Feel free to mix things up ie: you don’t have to make every single recipe, or on the day stated. I’m always changing days around to suit the family schedule, eg: you may want to make Monday’s recipe on Friday, or you may only want to make one of the recipes during the week – just use the weekly meal plan is a guide not a rule!”
Weekly Meal Plan (Week 9)
Kids Packed lunch: Sausage Rolls – because you were super organised and baked some on Sunday!
Tuesday: Is Pancake Day so for diner we’re going to have some savoury pancakes filled with ham and cheese.
For a vegetarian option and what would make a great Meat Free Monday meal one week would be these Leek pancakes with Spinach Kale & Ricotta by Searchingforspice.com
It’s only Pancake Day once a year, so we obviously need to have pancakes for dessert too. I just haven’t quite decided which one yet!
I’ll let you choose:
- Blueberry and maple pancakes from Every Nook & Cranny;
- Burmese Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy Free), by Gillian’s Kitchen;
- Coconut & Lime Freefrom Pancakes (Gluten Free & Vegan), from The Peachicks Bakery;
- Banana Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy Free), from Hijacked by Twins;
- Oat, Almond and Banana Pancakes with Frozen Berry Compote, (Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free), by Easy Peasy Foodie;
- Ricotta Pancakes (Egg Free), by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen;
Kids Packed lunch: Make Extra pancakes and roll up with filling, wrap in greaseproof paper for lunch the next day.
Wednesday: Shepherds Pie – because we had roast leg of lamb at the weekend and I’ll use the leftover meat to make a lovely pie. Serve with fresh garden peas.
Kids Packed lunch: Ham & Cheese Pockets – Just love the idea of these.
Thursday: Chicken wrapped in pancetta – I’ll be out late on Thursday and I need something dead easy but tasty and comforting. I’ll have these all prepped in a baking tray so when I walk through the door I can simply throw into the oven and be done with it. I serve with crusty bread to mop up all the lovely juices, steamed veg or a salad.
Kids Packed lunch: Fresh bagels with chicken & avocado filling. I didn’t do bagels on Monday and today, and if you’ve made an extra chicken breast it will go deliciously in a bagel.
Friday: Blackened Fish Tacos – We’ve had these before and they are very tasty. I have teenagers who eat more spiced food now but still also have little ones so for them I baked some fish fingers to put in their tacos. Needless to say the fish fingers were a massive hit!
Kids Packed lunch: Fish fingers in pitta breads – You know they’ll love them!
Ideally have a roast so you can reinvent leftovers for one night next week!
We will probably have a joint of slow cooked pork (Boston Butt) which I will then shred and serve with rice or mashed potato. Look out for a couple of re-invented pork based dish in the week to come.
Tip: Bake some sweet treat for packed lunches the week ahead. Why not try these moist and crumbly Apple Crumble Breakfast Muffins
Stay tuned and I’ll be back with more ideas for you next week – have a great week!