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Post them up and every so often I'll snaffle them and put them on the blog, if that's okay? It'll save you the trouble of emailing them to me. (It will mean you lose out on our charming personal interaction but I sense you can live with that.)

Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kitcameron » 24 Feb 2015, 21:39

Haha MP, I was just about to say "MP and I made these a while back and they were ok with the stew" then I realised it was you asking lol.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/braz ... -dumplings - how do I change the link to the name rather than the web address?

Must make it again as it was yummy.

I made a curry in my slow cooker a couple of weeks ago and it's yummy, we made a huge batch so we had some tonight and have some in the freezer still. Can't remember who gave me the recipe but I started a thread about toddler friendly curry or something.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby LucyLastic » 24 Feb 2015, 21:56

Just adding that I made the North African stew that ChristmasGift mentioned from the River Cottage Veg book (my whole week's plan changed after OH got the pork out of the freezer) and it is lovely - really nicely balanced and warming - thanks for the nudge in that direction!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby mamapup » 24 Feb 2015, 22:18

Kc, you're right I.Did make tha. Forgot. But to be honest, my family loved the dish but none of us liked the dumplings.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby RedRum » 25 Feb 2015, 11:34

We get a veg box on Tuesdays and go to the butchers once or twice a week for meat so the week tends to work around that. Last week (starting on a Tuesday) was:

Tues: Venison stew
Weds: Chilli
Thurs: we went out (not a normal occurrence at all let alone mid week but a friend was launching his new restaurant locally so went along to support)
Friday: Thai green curry
Saturday: Bangers and mash
Sunday: Steak pie
Monday: Leftover steak pie

Last night was a green chicken curry, the rest of the week will probably involve some sausages, so bangers and mash or toad in the hole, and a chicken which will get roasted and do two dinners, probably one with rice and salad/veg and one of the soup/curry variety (DH does the butchers shop so will depend what he comes home with!) We'll then most likely do a roast at the weekend, and scrabble about eating the remnants of veg and leftover roast dinner on Monday.

A lot of our dinners serve as the next day's lunch, and I usually make a big pan of soup at the weekend for lunches too. Other regulars are jacket potatoes, bolognese, chicken/avo/bacon salads, but generally speaking we work around the veg in that week's box, a few meat items, and store cupboard bits like brown rice and pasta. In terms of budget, we spend about £50 a week on fruit, veg and dairy from riverford, and about £20 on meat from the butchers. I'd say another £10 a week goes on keeping things like coconut milk, rice, pasta, stock cubes etc stocked up, but that tends to be a trip to the supermarket every 3 or 4 weeks. Until quite recently we got everything but meat from Lidl and were able to eat really really well for about £60-70 a week, but for the last couple of months we have been getting the riverford boxes and to be honest the quality of the produce has been enough to convince us that the small increase in cost is worthwhile.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby t&n's mummy » 25 Feb 2015, 16:23

Dumplings in sc follow recipe on suet packet, plus a spoonful of herbs if I feel like it, drop spoonfuls into sc and then put sc dish into oven to brown the tops, delish!

Sc recipes I like www.slowcookercentral.com you will find my recipe for moussaka in the lamb section which is my fave ATM.

Inspired by you guys (and completely forgetting to pop to the shop for what we planned) I am making veg frittata tonight...
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby pirate_han » 27 Feb 2015, 14:23

LL we had your tikka recipe for dinner last night (and lunch today) and it was yummers. DH has requested I make it again next week :)
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby t&n's mummy » 27 Feb 2015, 16:56

Just thought I would share... Abel and Cole are doing some fab intro offers ATM if anyone is interested and there are codes for a half price meat box, money off fish etc... Check their website...
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby junglewonderland » 27 Feb 2015, 17:40

LL, we had the chicken tikka here too! A bit hit, will be making that one again!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Treeb » 27 Feb 2015, 21:16

That chicken tikka is sounding yummy, I think it's going to have to go on next week's menu!

Made my crockpot beef earlier this week, and was disappointed that it didn't turn out shred-able. Not sure if this is down to the cut of beef I got, difference in slow cooker, or just not cooking it quite long enough. It was yummy anyway though, and dh ate more than expected (he usually rejects any kind of beef or steak beyond hamburgers, meatballs, and ground beef tacos.) L wouldn't eat any of it.
I've eaten some of the leftovers for lunches, and tonight the rest is being made into a beef pot pie. I'm expecting L to eat only the pie crust and maybe a few bits of peas or corn. Hopefully dh will like it, otherwise I'll be left with a whole pie to eat myself!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby lisbeth » 28 Feb 2015, 19:44

LL we had your Chicken Tikka tonight, and it was gorgeous! It was supposed to be for tomorrow too, but there's only enough left for lunch. Dh asked me to thank you for the recipe.

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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby t&n's mummy » 02 Mar 2015, 19:37

Mama pup we did your fish crunch tonight, delicious... But in the process dh managed to break the fridge door, and then thinks he has given himself concussion after the milk fell on his head, scraped his back and nearly knocked himself out standing up under the open fridge door :mona next time I will do it myself!
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Treeb » 02 Mar 2015, 19:51

Lol t&n's mummy - sounds like quite an adventure for your dh!

What is everyone's meal plan for this week? Our menu includes:
Chicken Parmesan
Veggie burgers
Perogies
Shredded chicken nachos
Possible Chinese take-out on Friday or Saturday

I like to plan some quick/easy meals and some more complex meals but not assign to specific days so I can change things around depending on how much time and energy I have on any given day. Dh is also planning to work late at least one night this week, but hasn't chosen a specific day, so that will effect what we end up eating that day too. He'll eat at work and I'll make something simple for just L and myself.
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby t&n's mummy » 02 Mar 2015, 20:00

This week we are having...
Fish crunch
Sausage and mash
Fish pie
Beef and aubergine sc thingy
Something suitable for a play date...
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby qbm » 02 Mar 2015, 20:07

I've just had my braces tightened so the theme for this week's meal plan is 'things I can eat without chewing'...

Homemade pizza (night before aforementioned brace tightening)
Spaghetti bolognaise with orzo
Irish stew
Homemade breaded haddock, wedges, sweetcorn and peas
Ken Hom's sweet and sour fish
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Re: meal planning sharing

Postby Kanga » 02 Mar 2015, 20:41

Our week looks like this:
Roast chicken
Baked potato
Curry (probably the one biddy just posted)
Lasagne
Pesto pasta
Pizza for children, Asian salmon for us once they're in bed
Homemade fish and chips
Sausage and mash
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