Hello – Dear readers I know it has been a while too long in fact but truth is I was trying to work out whether I could continue blogging – it happens to all bloggers at some stage I am sure. But here is Menu Planning Monday August 1st.
So things will be changing slightly as I introduce new things and sadly Pin Worthy Wednesday has had to go on hold. I would love to carry it on as I loved visiting other blogs and seeing their fantastic posts but truth is I am not sure how many would still be interested in it if it was only me doing it – let me know in the comments if you would still like some Pin Worthy Wednesday?
Anyway- on to Menu Planning Monday August 1st and just in case you have forgotten what it is about, it is where I share my menu for the week, recipes and tips on how to menu plan and save money and who doesn’t want to save money?
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This is our Menu for this week.
- Some things on the menu I picked because we have meat in the freezer to be used up
- A few are because we haven’t had them in a while
- And some because they were requested meals
Menu Planning Monday August 1st
Well today is a Bank Holiday in Ireland and we are having relaxing day. So as I have mince which I defrosted I am making a Spaghetti Bolognese. Yes it might be simple and everyone knows how to throw a Spaghetti together but sometimes it is better to stick with what they love and I know it will be clear plates all around !
Spicy Cajun Pork Casserole . I work on Tuesdays all day and so I need a slow cooker recipe which I can get the girls to switch on and know it will be done when I get home. This Spicy Pork Casserole recipe is perfect
I will most probably be going shopping in Aldi. My lot are loving these pizzas from the Specially Selected fridge section, it is almost as good as homemade. I will serve it with some wedges and Salad, my lot are partial to Caesar Salad.
I have been asked if we can have Gammon Steaks and it is another work day so I will pick some up in my weekly shop and serve with some new potatoes from the garden and salad.
Lemon Garlic Chicken – I am a big fan of the Cozi App .
One of the things I love is they have a shopping list and a menu planner and recipes. So you can menu plan all from the phone if you want to. I just put our menu planner into the calendar but I do use it for recipe ideas. I found this Lemon garlic Chicken recipe here from The Country Cook where the recipe came from originally – HERE
Every weekend no matter what the weather we have been Barbecuing. We have to change things up otherwise. we might get bored! This week we had specialized sausages and ribs and this weekend I plan on using the last of the pork and chicken and make skewers – I have recipes for 3 types of Barbecue skewers HERE
Sunday – I plan on using one of the freezer meals I make on Wednesday. If you don’t know what freezer meals are, check out this post HERE . I found a wonderful resource with easy to make freezer meals and I will be making Beef Stroganoff as there is a special on steak in Aldi this week. By using specials and using your freezer you can save money and always have a meal on hand for those days when you would rather be out than stuck in a kitchen.
The recipe for Freezer Beef Stroganoff is here and a Printable version is HERE
1-lb stew meat
1-lb sliced baby bell mushrooms
1 onion, diced
½ cup apple juice
1 tablespoon beef stock base
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
And I plan on making this lovely Apple Crumble recipe which I have a printable version of HERE