Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Meal Planning Tuesday

Tuesday is here again
Some mmay have noticed I didnt post my meal plan last week
you can read about why here
In short I am now a single mumma of two
So we ate trying to find our feet again

This will also affect my meal plans each week as I am now only feeding
1 adult a 3yo and almost 1yo
And i will also be returning to work
So I will be using the slow cooker and meals I stocked in the freezer last week
you may see some repeats and you will defiantly see lots of easy meals.
There will also be some nights where its just me while the boys are at their dads so they may be leftovers or something out of the cupboard.

Im looking forward to planning meals as a single mum
I dont want to slip back into the boring meals and I'll definatly be freezing lots of leftovers
So hopefully I can give you all some new ideas.
I will also trying my very hardest to include a recipe with each meal plan
Thats tried and tested and loved.

Now.. onto this weeks menu

Wednesday - chicken fried rice
Thursday - Vegie Ribbon Pasta
from the 4 ingredients Kids cook book
Friday - healthy fish n chips
also from the 4 ingredients Kids cook book
Saturday - Small versions of my Chicken Pie 
just me for dinner
Sunday - Teriyaki beef stir fry
just me for dinner
Monday - Lasagne in the slow cooker
Tuesday - Warm Chicken salad
just me for dinner

If you would like even more inspiration head on over to The Organised Housewife blog and have a look through all the fabulous recipes and meal plans!

Recipe Book
This weeks recipe is from the Kids 4 Ingredients Cook Book

My little men absolutly loved it!

Beef & Gnocchi Bake

500gm lean mine beef
700gm jar of pasta sauce with vegetables
300gm ready made Gnocchi
1/2 cup (50g) parmesan cheese, grated

Cook beef mincce until browned, breaking up any lumps.
Stir in pasta sauce and bring to boil.
Reduce heat & simmer for 5mins.
Meanwhile cook gnocchi in large saucepan of salted boiling water for 3-4 mins, drain whe cooked.
Pour beef mixture into a lasagne dish, top with the gnocchi (i mixed ours together)
& sprinkle over with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese turns golden.

So quick and easy and very yummy

So whats on your menu this week?

* NOT a sponsored post i purchased this book a few weeks ago and my boys love the meal

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