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22-11-2013 17:37 #11
22-11-2013 17:37 #12
At the moment I do a bulk meat shop fortnightly. I then go home and divide it all up into meal sized portions (we have a big deep freezer) and write our meal plan depending on what meat i've purchased. We also have a few meat free meals. Some of our meals are:
Quiche and salad
Lasagne packed with whatever veg i have (I make a massive one so it will do for leftovers another night)
Grilled chicken and veg
Bangers and mash
Chicken pasta bake
Meatloaf and potato bake (double batch of both so we can have another night)
Chicken enchiladas and Mexican rice
Mince chow mein
Mustard chicken with rice
Grilled fish and steamed Asian greens
Chicken skewers and steamed veg
Steak, chips and garlic mushrooms
I also go to a local greengrocer and buy there, so our side dishes vary a bit depending on seasons, price and availability.
22-11-2013 17:40 #13
I do a fortnightly plan and it is always to a pattern.
Sunday- roast night
Monday- using up roast leftovers or freezer meal
Tuesday- MIL cooks, no meal needed
Wednesday- freezer meal/simple meal
Thursday- freezer meal/simple meal
Friday- take away/simple meal
Saturday- bulk cooking. I will do one or two meals in bulk to freeze. Curries, soups, stews, bolognese, hamburger patties, fish cakes. I will also do a batch of snacks, something like Anzac biscuits or cheesy muffins.
Most weeks I only cook 3-4 nights and any more than that is something quick and easy.
22-11-2013 18:04 #14
22-11-2013 18:14 #15
I try to do meals that I can freeze extra of. So tonight I did Mexican pulled pork in the slowcooker which we had with tortillas, salsa and salad. I'll freeze the leftovers for tacos, baked potatoes, etc.
Or I'll do rissoles and freeze extra.
I also try to do all Asian meals together, all salad-y meals together, etc so no veg gets wasted.
Some favourite meals are
- sausage casserole
- chow mein
- roast lamb
- BBQ chook and salad
- fried rice
- holy yum chicken
- teriyaki chicken
- prawn stirfry
- macaroni beef
- steak and chickpea, fetta and zucchini salad.
22-11-2013 19:08 #16Senior Member
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Some great ideas here people, keep them coming
22-11-2013 19:09 #17
I have an entire cow in my freezer so keep the beef meals coming!
DH, Me and our two boys.
Lost our little squirt 20/11/13.
22-11-2013 20:22 #18Senior Member
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Subbing.... I fail terribly in the cooking department
22-11-2013 20:43 #19Member
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22-11-2013 21:29 #20
I do a weekly plan, usually based around my trip to the fruit shop and seafood shop on Tuesdays and butcher on Fridays - this weeks plan was :
Tuesday - stir fry with prawns, veggies and noodles
Wednesday - roasted cherry tomato pasta and salad ( I added prosciutto to DH,s ) - we have left overs for lunch on Thursdays as it's usually the only day we are home!
Thursday - grilled salmon and roast pumpkin and feta salad
Friday - steak and veggies ( I had salmon again)
Saturday - butter chicken curry and rice
Sunday - hamburgers ( beef for boys lentil patties for me!)
Monday - lamb and falafel kebabs ( I work Mondays so ill make the falafel, tabouli and koftas Sunday night and just do a toasted pita wrap kebab when I get home )
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