Menu plan Monday – first ever monthly menu plan!
Last week I sat down with the intention of writing my weekly menu plan, but since I had a few meals left over that I wanted to try, I went on and did a fornight. Then, with Master O napping and Miss E at school, I kept going and did an entire month. I shocked myself! This will make my weeks much easier (and hopefully our shopping bills a bit less…)
We may not stick to it religiously, but with the ability to plan ahead I doubt we’ll miss many.
Lucky for me, A1 generally cooks on the weekend so I only have to plan weeknights. So they are are only Monday-Friday. Most are Thermomix recipes, but it may help for ideas for those without. Where I have an online link to the recipe I’ve provided it, otherwise I’ve mentioned the book it is from.
- Monday ~ Salmon Fillets with potato mash & steamed veg (cooked by A1, no recipe, he wings it…)
- Tuesday ~ Tuna & Brown Rice Salad (EDC); Bean bundles & potatoes (Full Steam Ahead); Beetroot salad (EDC)
- Wednesday ~ Thai Beef Salad (Meat on the Menu)
- Thursday ~ Mexican wraps (based on the Meat on the Menu recipe but with tortillas)
- Friday ~ Baked Penne & Meatballs (Meat on the Menu)
- Monday ~ Chicken Cacciatore (Meat on the Menu)
- Tuesday ~ Tuna Pasta Bake (Non thermomix – my recipe)
- Wednesday ~ Chicken & Olive Braise (Meat on the Menu) & Steamed Bread (Full Steam Ahead)
- Thursday ~ Curried Sausages (Recipe Community)
- Friday ~ Pizza Pockets (Lunch box & After School ideas)
- Monday ~ Bean, Corn & Spinach Quesadillas (Non-Thermomix recipe from the Frostbite freezer friendly food cookbook)
- Tuesday ~Meatballs & Spaghetti (we have a serving of this in the freezer – but you can find it on the recipe community here – it makes enough for two meals in our house)
- Wednesday ~ Chicken & Cashew Satay with Coconut Rice (from the Quirky Cooking blog) – I make this with FreeNut butter in place of the Cashews
- Thursday ~ Beef Curry (Devil of a Cookbook)
- Friday ~ Syrian Chicken (Recipe Community)
- Monday ~ Buckwheat & Millet Chicken & Veg Risotto (from the Feeding Two Growing Boys blog)
- Tuesday ~ Vegie Smugglers nachos (non-thermomix recipe)
- Wednesday ~ Chicken Roulade with Quinoa (Super Kitchen Machine blog)
- Thursday ~ Pizza! (Base recipe from EDC)
- Friday ~Wholemeal Pasta Salad with BBQ Beef (Non Thermomix Recipe of Danni’s)