Kerry's weekly menu planning

It is 2pm on a sunny winters Sunday afternoon.


What would I like to be doing? Curled up on the couch reading a book.


What do I have to do ? Washing, folding, deciding on the weeks menu and then go shopping.


Inspiration for weekly menu?  ABC War on Waste – less food waste, use up what is in the fridge., shop for what I need and make sure all the LEFTOVERS are eaten!


Limitations? Busy family lifestyle, cooking abilities of those at home, having food choices for both the omnivores and plant based eaters in the family.


Resource?  This week Jamie Oliver – Save with Jamie, a cookbook written with tips for saving time, money and using leftovers..


Menu planning.

Sunday – Home, washing and ironing, trying to read a book.  Roast Chicken with Vegetables, Apple, Pear and Raspberry Crumble.


 Monday – Working with an early start, netball training at night, husband in charge of cooking.  His standby Spaghetti Bolognese – mince in freezer


Tuesday – Working will be home by 6pm.  One at a training session until 8pm. Singapore Noodles using leftover chicken from roast


Wednesday – Working at office – home after pick up from swim training, hungry child!  Grilled fish and steamed vegetables – ready in minutes


Thursday – Work from home, more time for meal preparation.  Pukka Yellow Curry – with chicken and Saag Also(Vegetarian choice)


Friday – meetings, now shared dinner with extended family – Mum is up from Victoria so I will take Pumpkin and Spinach Pasta Rotolo


Saturday – Day of sport – Netball Coaching and playing(not me anymore), School Football in Toowoomba  -Pulled Pork in the slow cooker will mean there is a dinner ready when we all get home


That brings us to Sunday – and it all starts again


So now it is 8pm – shopping list was made, shopping done in about 30mins – cost $196.00 with lunch food, snacks and some cleaning products in the shop.  Home , groceries unpacked, more washing.


Roast Chicken and Vegetables cooked, dessert made and cooked. All eaten, dishes still to be done – someone else’s job.

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