Hello Monday! This marks the last full week of my holidays, which are seemingly flying over way too fast. It is always the same, that when you are not at work, the time goes by even more quickly than when you’re there. I have had a wonderful time at home with the Frugal Baby and we have been doing some lovely things, whether that has been sensory play at the library or at the seaside paddling in the sea. We’re meeting up with a Mummy friend on Wednesday to go out for the day too 🙂


I’ve also had a break from slimming world – a planned one – and so it’s back to weigh in tonight to assess the damage. I have definitely not been on plan over the past couple of weeks, so I need to get straight back on track. I’m finding it more tricky now I’m not in a routine, so I suppose going back to work will help in that respect. It’s all too easy to wander into the kitchen for a snack when I am at home!

Meal Plan Monday 28


This week’s meal plan looks like this:

Monday – Pizza with onion rings and potato wedges (Mr FC)

Tuesday – out

Wednesday – prawn and courgette curry with rice

Thursday – chicken casserole with mashed potato and greens

Friday – fish, sw chips and mushy peas.


Not much different to this week’s menu. Monday night I don’t eat until after I’ve been to weigh in and it’s normally something small, so nothing on the plan. We’re going out with Mr FC’s sister and her husband on Tuesday night to an American diner in town so that’s not going to be healthy… 😉 the prawn and courgette curry is on there as my Dad has been growing courgettes and has given us two from his plant that are ready so found a yummy recipe to have those in. The fish with sw chips and mushy peas is from the Fakeaway book and we’ve had it before and although it’s not quite as good as from the chippy, it’s not bad!  Lots of extra vegetables are in our meals too as I am really trying to get our fruit and vegetable intake up each week. We need to set a good example to the Frugal Baby.


For my lunches this week I have bought some noodles to have, as they are quick and easy and cheap. Then fresh fruit and yoghurt for pudding. I have also bought a couple of baking potatoes so I can have a jacket potato with baked beans for lunch two days this week; definitely a perk of being at home means I can have much more a variety at lunch time. I have got some rich tea biscuits to have with a cuppa when the dreaded 3pm slump arrives 🙂


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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. Using a combination of fresh and frozen food really keeps our grocery budget down. The fish is from the freezer, as I got quite a big piece which we didn’t need all of last time, so that’s handy. The pizza is also frozen, as are the onion rings and wedges.


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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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