Monday, 20 May 2013

Meal Planning Monday

It's the last week at school this week before half term! So there will be no plan next week as I'm wondering about the country seeing people. Last week's plan was mostly eaten, things were moved around a bit as I went to see The Great Gatsby on Friday rather than Thursday. The only thing that's moved to this week is the Asian style burger.

I didn't think much of The Great Gatsby, I'm not sure that trying to put hip hop and 1920s music together works and I think Baz Luhrman rather missed the point of the book. Also doesn't Leo look old?!

I also got out in the garden over the weekend. Saturday was spent at Hyde Hall RHS garden, where I could have bought up half the shop, the gardens were lovely though, it was nice to see all the spring plants out and even though it's that funny time of year between spring and summer, there was still a lot to see. Sunday I spent in the garden planting tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, squashes, beans, peppers and chillis as well as some of the flower tubs.

So this is what my garden looks like now! Much more cheerful now there are a few things in bloom and the veg have gone in. I'm waiting for some sweetcorn plants to arrive and thinking about what to put in some of the smaller tubs. I have also added a bit of fruit to my repertoire, and I got 2 blueberry plants and blackberry to add to the loganberry bush, plum, cherry and pear trees. The plum tree even has little tiny fruit on it! So I'm hopeful for lots of fruit this summer.

This weeks menu plan majors on quick and easy, using a lot of stuff already made from the freezer. I'm doing zumba most nights, my Mum's coming to stay on Tuesday before she goes to Chelsea and I am gutted that I can't go with her, and then I'm going to the theatre on Friday and Wimpole Hall on Saturday. How on earth I fit in housework and gardening I'm not sure yet, it'll all just have to wait till the weekend after!

Veggie Chilli with Doritos
Trout Burger with Salad

Miso Prawn Skewers and Rice Salad
Ham, Pea and Mint Pasties with Salad

Spaghetti Salad with Sausages, Tomato, Olives and Basil Vinaigrette
Asian Style Burger

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap with Crisps (WW Magazine Clipping)
Spiced Salmon with Coriander Mash

Mushroom Pasta Salad
Out at the theatre

Out at Wimpole Hall
Veggie Sausages with Cauliflower Mash

I'm linking up with other meal planners at Mrs M's Blog, head over there to check out more.


  1. Sounds like a great week of meals! Hope you have a good half term!

  2. The garden looks fab!!
    Everything sounds delicious!!
    Have a great week x

  3. Your garden looks great, very neat and tidy, I feel quite ashamed of my jungle. Lovely sounding meals, loads of interesting dishes.

  4. I am impressed with how much you have managed to grow in a small space. I have a larger yard but I also have dogs so I have to confine my gardens to areas I can keep them out of. I am enjoying your blog!