That said, one thing that I find always helps keep me feeling on top of things and in control are lists and meal plans. Meal plans are a life saver for our family, they mean we know what we need to buy when we go shopping instead of picking up loads of unnecessary items, can organise meals around the kids activities, meetings, parents evenings etc and it means that we don't have to waste money on last minute take-aways.
So below and keeping us on track this week is our meal plan.
Chicken and mushroom curry with rice, poppadoms, naan bread and salad.
(made with leftover roast chicken)
Cottage pie, vegetables and yorkshire puds
Lamb chops, cous cous and roasted veg
Fajitas, potato wedges, onion rings and corn on the cob
Pasta salad - we'll use the leftover meat from the fajitas
Pizza, breaded mushrooms, dough balls and salad
Roast beef with all the trimmings
That's what's on or menu for the coming week. Sometimes I lack inspiration when meal planning so I put together a post with over 20 meal ideas. I'd love you to comment some of your favourite meal ideas on that post or below.
I'm linking this post up with the Meal Planning Linky over on the lovely Katy Kicker's blog where there will b loads more inspiration, so don't forget to pop over and take a look.
What's on your menu for this week?