The dreaded sickness bug arrived at the end of last week so we didn't have the mushroom stroganoff or the Mexican beef and vegetable stew.
However on Saturday I did make a beef cannelloni which was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be sharing the recipe this week!
For the first part of this week I am going to be making quite plain meals which won't be too heavy for everyone.
On Thursday it is the twins second birthday and we are going out for a family lunch. Our evening meal will probably just be a snack.
Thankfully my oven is now back in full working order so I am no longer having to plan around the hob and can bake again which has been a huge relief!
This is what we will be enjoying this week...
Week Commencing 17th February 2014
Monday - Breaded Fish and Homemade Chips
This is what I have got planned for tonights meal. The twins, Joseph and the hubby are all still getting over their tummy bugs so this is a meal that will be quite light on their delicate tummies. When I make homemade chips I cook them in the hot air fryer which only needs a tablespoon of oil so they are no greasy like other chips. Home cooked fish and chips are not only healthier than going to the takeaway but also a lot cheaper!
Tuesday - Vegetable Macaroni Cheese
This is a meal that I have not made in such a long time but one that I love! It is a basic macaroni cheese with courgettes, tomatoes, onions and peppers added in. This is a lovely meal which costs very little to make so is perfect for families who are living on a tight budget!
Wednesday - Vegetable and Chestnut Pie
This pie is a cheese sauce based pie with chestnut mushrooms, onions, whole chestnuts and broccoli with a wholemeal pastry.
Birthday Thursday - Sandwiches and Salad
As we will be eating out a lunch time we will just be having sandwiches and salad as a light tea.
Friday - Slow Cooked Beef with Vegetable Yorkshire Puddings
I will be cooking a slow cooked beef joint as this is something that I can leave in the slow cooker all day. Hubby has taken Thursday and Friday off work so I can leave this cooking while we go out. A good beef joint can often cost more but it I think that it is worth the cost as you get enough meat for two days worth of meals!
Saturday - Leftover Beef Chilli
I love using leftovers. They always make such flavoursome meals. This week I'll be using the left over beef to make a chilli which will be served with brown rice and of course cheesy nachos and dips!
As well as this there will be fresh homemade bread and a birthday cake to look forward to.
I am sharing my weekly meal plan on At Home With Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday