We've recently started meal planning for each week in advance, I tend to plan five or six meals to leave way for a take-away/meal out. I'll be sharing my meals at the end of each week, I hope you enjoy!
Garlicky Courgette Chicken Gratin
The chicken is from this Hello Fresh recipe, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to re-create it. The potato was my attempt at an hasselback potato, using leftover garlic, rosemary, butter and salt on it. It tasted amazing.
Lamb Roast Dinner with Homemade Yorkshire Puddings & Homemade Mint Sauce
This was most definitely the stand out meal of the week, I love a roast dinner but I'm not the best at cooking them. I outdid myself with this one. The lamb was pre-prepared from Aldi which gave me more time to concentrate on other things, like the delicious homemade mint sauce (recipe here) and Yorkshire Puddings (recipe here).
another photo of the Yorkshire Puddings just because.
Tuna Pasta Bake & Homemade Pesto
The tuna pasta bake recipe came from my Pasta Sauces recipe book. I followed the recipe and then added a lot more cream as it was too salty for my liking, the cream took the saltiness away. I served this with homemade Pesto (recipe here). The pesto was nice but I used cheddar cheese instead of parmesan as that is what I had in the house, this made it quite bitter.
Chicken Stir Fry
One thing that I always aim to do when planning my meals is minimise leftovers. Incorporating a stir fry into your meal plan is a great way to do this as you can pretty much make it up with leftovers! For this I used a cheap bag of Tesco Value beansprouts, diced chicken breast, soy sauce and then added the leftovers (some of which weren't yet leftovers, I put aside what I needed for the planned meal and used the rest in here). The leftovers added were onion, pepper, pine nuts and mushrooms. One super healthy and super cheap meal.
Slow Cooked Pork with Herby Dumplings
This delicious recipe came from my Slow Cooker Magic cookbook. It did go a little bit wrong as it was supposed to contain apples and leeks, but I started it and Spencer finished it resulting in a whole paragraph of the recipe being missed out. Thankfully it still tasted delicious!