meal planning sharing

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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kanga » 19 Feb 2016, 06:51

Not a faff at all (in my opinion!) You bake potatoes, mix wth egg & flour & shape into pieces. They cook in minutes so the longest bit is baking the potatoes to start with. This is the recipe I use. I'm quite keen to add flavours to the gnocchi themselves next.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kitcameron » 19 Feb 2016, 13:32

Yep, I think MPs pork recipe will be our date night next week. Nomnomnom.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby EnigmaFish » 20 Feb 2016, 20:57

You might remember that I wanted to try a slow cooker week, with all the meals being prepped in advance and put straight into the slow cooker from the freezer. Well, we finally decided to try this one, with these seven meals:
Chicken Tacos
Cheesy Tortellini with Ground Beef
Chicken Noodle Soup
Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Turkey Black Bean Chili
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Pesto Meatballs

We aren't doing the first or the last one. The Chicken Tacos recipe doesn't count as a slow-cooker dump meal in my opinion. All the steps are basically done on the day you cook it, which isn't the idea here. The Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Pesto Meatballs doesn't count as a slow-cooker dump meal pq it doesn't go in the slow cooker. Also, it seemed like too much work.

They're all in the freezer now, and the first one comes out tomorrow for dinner. I'll let you all know how the week goes.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kitcameron » 20 Feb 2016, 23:01

I don't think I'd have got my slow cooker clean in time to put the following days meal in lol
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby EnigmaFish » 20 Feb 2016, 23:25

It's a fair point. I found some slow cooker liners in our local pound shop. They're plastic bags to go inside the slow cooker, something like this.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Treeb » 21 Feb 2016, 09:19

That was exactly my thought kc! I tend to do a slow cooker meal about once per week, which is about how often I manage to get it clean. :?
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby lizandimo » 21 Feb 2016, 16:03

Kanga wrote:Not a faff at all (in my opinion!) You bake potatoes, mix wth egg & flour & shape into pieces. They cook in minutes so the longest bit is baking the potatoes to start with. This is the recipe I use. I'm quite keen to add flavours to the gnocchi themselves next.


Thanks for the recipe, always good to have one recommended, think I'll actually give it a go now!

EF - slow cooker liners?! Pure genius!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kitcameron » 21 Feb 2016, 17:47

Never heard of them, may have to look into them lol.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby EnigmaFish » 21 Feb 2016, 22:29

I know! I hadn't heard of them either until my stepmother said you can buy them in America. I thought I'd never find them here, but I found them *and* they were cheap.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kitcameron » 22 Feb 2016, 21:35

Excellent, will have to have a look. Although that's very lazy of me as we do have a dishwasher even if the doesn't get it fully clean it does most of the manky work.

Here are our meals:
Shepherds pie
Beef stroganoff and rice
Pork stir fry
Soft taco boats stuffed with mince and veg
Garlic and honey slow cooked chicken (we didn't get round to it last week)
Chicken and bacon with blue cheese sauce and pasta
Roast lamb
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Treeb » 24 Feb 2016, 03:30

Just tried this cheesy chicken and wild rice casserole tonight, which was very yummy! It probably has a bit too much cheese to really count as "healthy", but it does have veggies and whole grains and such. I couldn't find straight wild rice at our store so I ended up with a mix of brown rice, red rice, and wild rice which I added just a little white rice in with. L is in a super picky phase and wouldn't eat it, but the rest of us enjoyed it.

The rest of our week is:
Chicken, quinoa, and roast broccoli
Pasta of some sort
Fish with leftover quinoa and some kind of veg
Leftover cheesy chicken and rice dish
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby LucyLastic » 25 Feb 2016, 00:51

Sat: Butter chicken & homemade naans (Lorraine Pascal's recipe - low fat and utterly delicious)
Sun: Ham & egg salad
Mon: Leftover butter chicken (still fab)
Tues: Meera Sodha's daily dal & spiced vegetable wholegrain rice (I totally love dal/daal/dahl)
Weds: Spiced sweet potato, lentil & butter bean shepherd's pie
Thurs: Mediterranean baked cod with wholewheat pasta
Fri: Cumin chicken with griddled courgettes and orange, saffron and mint wholegrain couscous
Sat: Beanburgers with salad in rolls & chips

Allegedly. I generally do about 4-5 of my planned meals each week. Better than none!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Treeb » 25 Feb 2016, 01:18

Yum LL, that all sounds delicious.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby treek » 25 Feb 2016, 22:48

Oooh, LL where's the shepherds pie recipe from? Sounds amazing! :)
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby LucyLastic » 25 Feb 2016, 22:59

Sainsbury's had a 'collection' magazine out in January called 'Fresh' - all healthy/low-fat-ish recipes. I think all of the recipes are online anyway (the ones I've cooked have been, as I've imported them to MyFitnessPal, including the Spicy Shepherd's Pie recipe. I used half carrot, half sweet potato for the topping this time, and used a packet of Merchant Gourmet puy lentils then added a tin of butter beans and some chopped up cauliflower and broccoli as well.
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