{Meal Plan} 1st – 7th August, 2011

August 1, 2011 by flyingdrunkenmonkey

I didn’t really plan to do another meal plan post this week but I had the plan ready early and we have a full week of meals planned this time.

As I have posted before that I’ve created a template for my Weekly Plan/ Meal Plan. You can download the template if you like:

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Please let me know if you use it and what you think!

To the left you can see what this week’s looks like for our house. Monday is Mr Monkey’s day off work and I’ve decided to try something special. I’m not really a huge fan of soups and have never had Pho before but am a little fascinated by it. I’m not sure how it will go but I’m excited to try it.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be just normal days home with just Lily & I so nothing too special. I have some chorizo in the freezer that I had bought on special so decided to cook it this week.
Thursday night is always a simple meal as we have Mum’s Group until around 5pm so leftovers it will be.
I’ve never really made a pie before so am trying a chicken & corn pie on Saturday night.
Mr Monkey is off work on Sunday so we’ll be having some easy but still tasty – steak sandwiches.

So here’s the meal plan:

Monday – Vegetarian Pho
Tuesday – Chorizo & Chickpea Pasta
Wednesday – Quiche
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Home Made Fish & Chips
Saturday – Chicken & Corn Pie, recommended by the lovely Sparkle from Sparkle Says
Sunday – Steak Sandwiches

Baking
Decadent Chocolate Mud Cake from The Veggie Mama = for the birthday of one of the Mum’s Group mums.
Flourless Chocolate Cake = also for Mum’s Group as one of the mums is gluten intolerant.
Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes = to use up the rest of our yoghurt, and I plan to give some to the barista at my favourite coffee shop as it’s his daughter’s first birthday.

Do you meal plan? What is your plan for the week?

Head over to The Organised Housewife to see more meal planning ideas:

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8 Comments »

  1. It can be hard some weeks especially when my fiances work changes his hours but I just rework it a little bit. I’m lucky that my 15yo only has one after school activity and his work is in walking distance. Plus by babies are only 3 and nearly 2 so nothing like that for them just yet.

    • Yeah Mr Monkey has fairly standard hours (and is not home for dinner 5 nights out of 7!) so luckily I don’t have to work around him.
      It’s only little Lily & I at home but we often travel to my parents’ house for a few nights, sometimes on only a day or 2 notice, or we go to Mr Monkey’s parents’ house for dinner.
      I’m thinking that I could perhaps do a fortnight plan and just re-work it as I go but I prefer to have all of the shopping done and that would make it a little harder.

  2. The hardest part would be having fresh stuff spoilt by change of plans. So maybe still plan a fortnights worth but just shop for say 4 or 5 days worth of fresh stuff. Then if you go away for a couple of days it’s not such and issue?

    Brians work ours have just changed. He was working split shifts and finishing about 6.30 (works only 10 minutes away), but now they work one big shift and if he does the arvo shift he’ll be finishing at 10pm!

    • Yeah that’s pretty much what we do with the fresh stuff at the moment – I normally shop on Mondays and then later in the week.

      What does your husband do? Shift work can be really hard on a family. Mr Monkey is a chef – Head Chef at a bistro and works very long hours. He has Sundays and Mondays off thankfully but normally starts at 10am and finishes around 10 – 11pm depending on the day. For example it is now just past midnight and he has only been home for about 20mins! It doesn’t help that his work is 45mins drive away.

  3. He works in Mental Health and Disability. So his shifts start anywhere from 7am. Then can have anywhere form 90mins to 6 hours break in the day (depending on who he’s working for and their amount of funding) and then usually no later than 7pm at night. But this new client requires much more care.
    Currently Brian works 40-50 hours a fortnight which is just right for us. He’ll be working around 70 hours a fortnight for the next few weeks though until they can get extra staff for the support. Luckily he’s on holidays after that for a few weeks.
    It might not seem many hours but working 70 odd hours full time is very draining in this line of work and burn out is quite common

    • Oh that does sound like hard work!! I know being a chef and working those hours is draining work but I can’t imagine what it would be like for people like your husband.
      My mum used to be a nurse and worked in lots of different areas including psych wards and although she didn’t work anywhere near those hours I can remember how draining it was on her.
      Good on your husband!

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