Another Monday! How fast do the weeks seem to fly by? I’ve only got one more week at work until I’m off for a week, which I’m really looking forward to. I was looking at doing some lighter meals as it’s getting warmer, but as the weather has been colder and more rainy the past few days (where’s the sun gone?!) we’ve got a mix of comfort food and lighter meals this week.



I normally do our grocery shopping on Sunday morning whilst Mr FC has some quality daddy-baby time with our little one, so I can take my time in the supermarket. I actually enjoy food shopping and browsing round the store, though I make sure that I stick to the list that I make before I go. Making a list means that I don’t buy things we don’t need, plus ensures that nothing gets thrown away. It also means that I use our stockpile up in good time so that the stock is rotated properly.

Meal Plan 21


So, our meal plan for this week is as follows:

Monday – pizza

Tuesday – slow cooker beef bourguignon with mash and green beans

Wednesday – flat iron steaks with sweet potato fries

Thursday –  sausages with cauliflower mash

Friday – spaghetti puttanesca

Saturday – chicken curry with poppadoms


Lots of things on this week’s plan are meals we have had before, so we know that we have lots of tasty meals to look forward to this week. The beef bourguignon cooked in the slow cooker is such an easy yet tasty dish which will be lovely after a long day at work. I never thought I’d like this particularly, but I am loving having cauliflower mash with meals, instead of “normal” mashed potatoes. It definitely makes the meal a lot lighter!


Breakfast and lunches are included in our budget as well; breakfast is normally a banana for Mr FC. I’ve bought some cereal bars for my breakfast as I’ll need to eat something quickly when I arrive at work. We’ll have to be more organised with lunches this week, especially now we’re both at work. We’re having sandwich thins for lunches this week with ham and coleslaw or cheese and chutney as the filling. I am also loving having ham and cream cheese as a filling, and we always have cream cheese in the fridge. There’s also fresh fruit and yogurts to take and some bags of low calorie popcorn as a snack. Plus some kitkats for that chocolate hit!


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Part of our planning and budget for food means that some items are used from our stockpile every week. This is so the food we already have in the cupboards is used regularly and rotated so nothing goes to waste, but it’s also a good habit to get in to so that if we cannot get to the shops for whatever reason, I can make meals from what we already have in the cupboards. The eggs are from our stockpile and all of the meat is from the freezer this week, as is the slow cooker beef bourguignon which was cooked at the weekend.


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What are you eating this week? Trying anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! 

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