Meal Plan Week 2

This week my shopping bill was a little more than last week because I had run out of little things like stock cubes, flour, dried herbs etc. But the weeks meals are all still less than £1 a serving plus we have a couple of new recipes to try. 

Monday:

Meatball Baguettes 

Tuesday:

Cornish Potato Cakes and Salad 

Wednesday: 

Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Thursday:

Posh Sausage Roll

Friday:

Shredded Chicken Taco Wraps

Saturday: 

Homemade Pizza

Sunday: 

Sunday Roast 

Simple Vegetarian Dumplings 

I have always loved dumplings  but I only ever seem to make them this time of year to go with stews and soups, so I thought I would share with you my recipe for them. I have tried them with both plain and self raising flour, both taste just as nice but I have used self raising in the ones pictured. You can also add herbs to them, I find thyme goes quite well in them for stews!

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Chicken and Chickpea Stew

My favourite thing about Autumn is comfort food. Having the house warm and full of the smell of stew, makes the dark evenings a little less worse! I usually make it during the day and let it simmer on a really low heat so it is ready to serve come dinner time.

Serves 4  Costs 93p a serving

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Two Ingredient Flat Breads

These are great to have with so many different things. We have them to go with curry, for tuna melts, cut up and used for dipping in soups and sauces, and I even put them in packed lunches. The possibilities are endless!

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Chorizo Rice Stuffed Peppers

I like cooking meals that doesn’t involve using lots of different pots and pans, so this is pretty straight forward and doesn’t give you too much washing up! I decided not to cook the peppers, because it gives a nice crunchy texture to it.

Serves 4

Costs 76p per serving

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Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Bake

What do you do with your leftover vegetables from your roast dinner? This week I put mine with with an easy pasta bake and made it even more tasty by putting crispy bacon crumbs on top. If you are a vegetarian, feel free to substitute the bacon for breadcrumbs. Both my kids ate all their broccoli… probably something to do with it being covered in cheese sauce!

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Microwave Crisps

Before having children my microwave got used only for ready meals. After children, it gets used daily but for heating up bottles of milk or cold cups of tea! Recently, I have been using it for more useful things so I thought I would share a few of my favorite things I have created.

These crisps are a good, healthy snack which are enjoyed by my children and myself. They are super easy to make too but the hardest part is slicing the potato thin enough. The thinner you slice them, the crisper they will be.

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Passionfruit Cheesecake

One of my favorite restaurants does a passionfruit cheesecake, which is my favourite dessert ever! I can’t afford to go out and eat any more so I thought I would try and recreate it at home. It was actually really easy and simple to make. You will need a cake tin with a removable bottom.

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Why I chose to bottle feed my babies

First off I would like to say, we really need to stop worrying about how other people feed their babies. As long as you are comfortable and confident that you are doing the right thing for your baby and yourself, then carry on. Motherhood is such a difficult job so as mothers we should support each other rather than judging each others ways of parenting! These are my opinions and reasons for bottle feeding. I don’t mean to offend any boobies or babies!

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