I have been doing this for a while at home now, but have never really shared it on the blog, so I thought that I'd jump on the band waggon!
I get asked a lot how I keep on top everything that 4 young children come with and feed them well, without breaking the bank.
Well, the most common reason for breaking into your overdraft is your expenditure on groceries!
How much do you throw out every week? How many times have you looked in your over flowing freezer and said "There's nothing to eat!"? How many times a week (or night!) to you groan, trying to think of something to cook for the family?
We are all guilty of that from time to time, but making a menu plan helps to not only use the food stock we already have in our home, it cuts out the annoying " Muuuuuuum!, what's for dinner?" And it also reduces the amount we spend in the shops.
Every Monday, I shall be posting my weeks menu plan, I also have a baking day, in which I make homemade treats with the children for that week.
I also try to make one or 2 meals a week a cheats dinner where I cook double the amount of meat for example and use it over 2 days/meals, so there is less cooking, they will be labelled with a '*'
Monday: Spaghetti and HM *Chicken Meatballs in a HM tomato sauce.
Tuesday: *Chicken and potatoes with cabbage and carrots.
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with Baked Beans
Thursday: *Pork Risotto
Friday: HM Sausage Pie with HM Baked Potato Wedges
Saturday: HM Pizza and Salad
Sunday: *Pork Roast Dinner
Baking - Chocolate Brownies.
If anyone would like recipes for any of the above, please leave a comment below and I will post. I will set up a recipe tab and add them all there when I have a little more time!
What are you having for dinner this week?