Monday, 10 September 2012

Meal Planning Monday

After my not-so-great start to joining in Meal Planning Monday last week (i.e. writing the post on Monday but then completely forgetting to link it until the Thursday) I will endeavour to do better this week.
Anyway-the plan for this week:
Monday-Jambalaya (This went down well. I made it with the 'Chorizo style' sausages from Sainsbury's and they really worked in this dish).
Tuesday-Fish pie (or all we do is eat meat all week).
Wednesday-Toad in the hole.
Thursday-Chicken and chickpea pilaf
Friday-Lemon sole, new potatoes and green beans.
Saturday-Menudo (men-oo-dough). I'll cook this tomato based stew with chicken.
Sunday-Steak pie, mash and veg medley.
A good few one-pots there. Less washing up=more time to do other things.
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Monday, 3 September 2012

Meal Planning Monday

Thursday 6th September 2012-Oh dear!!!! I was just catching up with Mrs M and I realised that I didn't link this post! I blame lack of sleep on the part of Toddler and Baby. Oh well, only 3 days late. Will try harder next week-promise.
My first Meal Planning Monday! I think I'll (and moreover my family will) be forever grateful to Mrs M for coming up with the idea as I am the queen of spending a good chunk of money in the supermarket, exiting with about five bags full up with shopping and still not have anything to make a meal out of!

Here goes...

Monday (As it's 8:55pm I can report this was a success. Toddler even said, "This is yummy Mummy." She has never said anything of the sort before.) : Roast chicken, mash, peas.

Tuesday: Spaghetti Bolognese.

Wednesday: Crispy chicken fajitas and salad.

Thursday: Spanish tortilla, salad and coleslaw.

Friday: Fish pie.

Saturday: Lamb casserole.

Sunday: Chicken burgers in buns with salad.

An abundance of chicken and salad I'll agree but they're favourite staples in the Village Mama household. I used to eat a lot of vegetarian (I'm not vegetarian) food before I was hitched-might try slipping some more veggie options in in the weeks to come.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Listography-Top 5 songs I grew up to.

Kate's Listography is back after a summer break with 'Top 5 songs I grew up to.' For me that's tunes from the 80's. Let's see what I remember...

1.  'System Addict'-5 Star, the UK's answer to The Jackson 5. I loved 5 Star, bought their tape and the 5 Star annual. I was quite surprised to see one of the sisters from the group on 'The Voice' tv show recently.

2.  The one where the chorus went 'Hey, how are you doing? I'm sorry you couldn't get through-but this is a message that's been recorded especially for you...' I can't remember the name of the song or the band but it was the first song that popped into my head when I read Kate's original post. I remember as a child that it would be cool to sing the chorus into an answering machine I would have as an adult-to this day I've not done it.

3.  'Take on Me'-A-ha. Iconic video and catchy tune.

4. 'Karma Chameleon'-Culture Club. Didn't know what it was about then-still don't really know what it's about now. Catchy tune though.

5.  Anything by Howard Jones. Bog-standard name--excellent tunes.

So, that's my top 5. Scoot on over to Kate Takes 5 if you want to join in too.