Bonjour! This week’s special food offer in Lidl is French Cuisine and I love France and French food. We had a wonderful holiday in France a few years ago and the food was amazing , it is where my girls learned to love mussels.
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Meal Planning is all about saving time and money and with my Plain Printables you can make a Meal Plan perfect for your family, or you can use my suggestions below.
French Cuisine Meal Planning Menu
How to stick to your meal plan and keep costs down
- Never Shopping when Hungry – this one Vital
- Write a List and Stick to it.
- Avoid packaged meals – cooking from scratch doesn’t always take time.
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit
- Try to add a Meat-free meal to your diet at least once a week
- Shop in budget stores Aldi and Lidl which keep their prices low.
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French Cuisine Meals recipes
Mussels in White Wine Sauce with crusty bread or Pomme Frites. This was my girls favourite while we were in France and my youngest was a very fussy 7-year-old at the time, but she was hooked. You can but Mussels cheaply in the supermarket already in a sauce. Serve them with skinny french fries or bake your own bread. If you want my mussels in white wine recipe sign up for Snapshot and Snippets this week and get it in the newsletter
TIP: Rinse mussels before steaming, discard any that don’t close.
Looking for something easy and full of flavour to hit the spot how about this tasty Creamy Chicken White Wine Sauce with Crispy Bacon a perfect filling slow-cooker meal that has the tastes of France. Serve with a Baguette.
Tip: this meal tastes great with or without the bacon – but the bacon gives it a lift
Tip – You can cheat once during the week and not cook everything!
This week’s recipe on the blog this Friday is Slow-cooker Ratatouille. Ratatouille is divine French dish which uses up the harvest from the garden. Or you can, of course, buy the vegetables and make a vegetarian dish on its own or it can be served with grilled chicken or fish.
TIP: use a slow-cooker liner to make clean up easier.
This may not be French Cuisine as such but it contains the one thing we ate lots of in France-Boursin. This amazing Boursin Stuffed Chicken comes from Delish and I highly recommend it – my lot love it.
Tips: Serve with steamed green beans in white wine and mashed potatoes
I have made a downloadable Recipe card of this tasty recipe for you which you can download and add to your recipe collection, you can get the recipe here
TIP: Slow-cooker dishes on the weekend free up more time for fun
On Sunday I will be cooking duck legs as they are on special offer and the duck we had in France was amazing. I will serve it with lots of Veggies from the garden and for dessert I will be serving my famous Pear Slice which reminds me of a dessert we had in France.
If you want to try more French cuisine why not try crepes or creme brulee for dessert.
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