Monday, 6 January 2014

Meal Planning Monday

So, first meal plan of the year and back to work this week. I have made a deal with myself that I will actually use the cookbooks that are sitting on my shelves, especially as I had to buy a new bookcase to accommodate them all back in October! So three of the recipes this week come from actual books! I'm also emptying out the freezer a little as I seem to have no space left for anything new!

I also wanted to share with you my homemade egg and sausage muffin. I have a guilty secret, I love McDonalds Sausage and Egg McMuffins, I don't have them all that often but I love them! I'm also a fan of their snack wraps too! But I thought I could make it at home myself easily and I can. I used a pork burger, although you could squeeze the sausages out of the skins to form a patty, plastic cheese melted on top, then an egg fried in a ring to keep it's shape and squirted on some brown sauce. It was delicious! I might try it with a poached egg at some point to make it a bit healthier!

Hummus Pitta Sandwich with Crisps
Goose Curry with Rice

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad
Scallops with Coriander Yoghurt and Sweet Potato Mash (200 Low Cal Recipes Book)

Quiche and Salad
Tarragon Pork Loin Steaks with Mash and Veg (Lorraine Pascal Book)

Cheese and Pickle Sandwich with Crisps
Fish Cabbage Rolls with Sour Cream

Courgette and Basil Soup with Bread
Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree (Philadelphia Cookbook)

Tomato and Potato Tarte Tatin and Salad
Braised Pigs Cheeks with Potatoes and Veg

Fennel Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  1. Ohh wow!! That Sausage and Egg McMuffin looks scrummy!!!!
    I had a moment of Yuck when I read Braised Pigs Cheeks but after looking at the recipe they look quite delicious!!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has done homemade sausage and egg muffins! They're lush, aren't they? I had a "real" one just before Christmas and oh, so wrong, but so right (once in a while).

    Lovely meal plan - am a massive fan of braised pig's cheeks, gorgeous cut of meat. Enjoy your week!


    1. So good! I've never tried them before, They were reduced on the butcher's counter and looked interesting!

  3. I like how you are making a conscious effort to use cook books too! I have so many say there on the bookshelf, and I need to expand my repertoire of meals. Already after 6 days of meal planning I have found three great recipes that I will use again, so it is worth the effort.

    I'd be interested to see a post on your fave, go to cook books xx

  4. Thanks for linking up to #mealplanningmonday! I love the look of your McD's muffin.