Meal Planning Monday: 11/11/13

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I’ve finally managed to get myself in gear in time for Meal Planning Monday!

This week looks like this:

Monday: Chicken Fajitas

These are one of our favourites. The boys have them with plenty of soured cream, I like lots of cheese on mine and my husband piles on the jalapeños!

Tuesday: Spaghetti Bolognese

This is always a really quick dish and Tuesdays are our busiest day so we’ll be tucking into this around 20 minutes after we get home – quick, tasty and filling!

Wednesday: Lamb Stew

This is something I made with the leftover lamb from Sunday – I portioned it and froze it so it’ll be fast and tasty! I’ll do some mashed potato to go with it. I will make double mash ready for Thursday’s tea.

Thursday: Sausage, Mash and Onion Gravy

A good old winter warmer, bangers and mash is filling and gives you a big foodie snuggle 🙂

Friday: Chicken Casserole

I think we’ll try this one from the BBC website

Or if I’m feeling a little more adventurous on the day I might go for this Moroccan version instead!

Saturday: Chicken Curry

Saturday is usually a family day for us, so I think I’ll do one of my favourite meals. It’s an authentic Pakistani Chicken Curry recipe from my friend’s mum. 

I like you, so I’ll share the recipe – but don’t go telling everyone!

You will need:

4 chicken breasts, cubed
1 green pepper, sliced (optional)
2 tbsp margerine
2 medium onions
2 garlic cloves
Splash of water
1 salad or beef tomato
pinch of white cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli flakes
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp madras powder
¼ tsp tandoori masala
pinch turmeric

Chopped coriander to garnish

I know it seems like a long ingredient list but once you’ve got these spices you’ve got an excellent curry base which can be adapted to taste. I use these spices all the time.

Method: (this is exactly what my friend’s mum said)

Chop the onions, chuck them into a large frying pan with the garlic and 2 tablespoons margarine, and cook until onions are soft.

Add a splash of water, tomato, chicken, pepper if using and all spices.

Bring to the boil and simmer for around 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

Serve with rice and garnish with fresh coriander.

* I sometimes add a tin of chopped tomatoes to give it more sauce, or mix in some plain yoghurt to cool it down for the kids*

Sunday: Roast Dinner

We do our shopping over the weekend so I haven’t bought for this meal yet, but I usually do a roast dinner. Having had lamb last week I imagine it’ll be beef or chicken this week.

I’m linking this post up to Mrs. M’s Meal Planning Mondays. For more recipe inspiration, click on the button!

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  1. I do this too! I always plan ahead what meals to have when, it also helps the food budget so we don’t buy more than we need! Lovely meal ideas.

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