Meal Plan – Is chocolate spread an acceptable pasta sauce in times of crisis?

Well, meal planning this week is a bit odd isn’t it!? As one of the many self employed people facing a massively uncertain financial future over the next year or so I am having to seriously examine our budget. The bulk of our budget, as with many families, goes on food so if that’s an area we can make savings on then all the better. On the plus side, the usual temptations of places like McDonalds and Starbucks are all shut so eating on a budget is in a way a lot easier at the moment!

The shops shelves have been looking a little bare for the last couple of weeks which doesn’t really help when you are trying to feed a (fussy) family! Luckily before all of this madness started I had done a bit of a big shop. I tend to do 1 a month to stock the freezer and cupboards and then top up the fridge once a week. I could not be happier that I bought pasta and eggs!

Our cupboards are nowhere near empty but I think that after this week our meals might start looking a bit …random.. I really don’t want to make trips to the shops unless I have to though so random it is!

Keep safe everyone, I am really looking forward to being out the other side of this whole thing.

This week in food 

Friday – Sausage pasta bake with salad

Saturday – Burgers (in bagels, we don’t have rolls) with wedges and popcorn shrimp and corn on the cob.

Sunday – Roast beef with yorkshire puddings and veg.

Monday – Chicken and ham pie with mashed potato and veg

Tuesday – Sausage and chips with baked beans

Wednesday – Prawn curry with rice and homemade flatbreads

Thursday – Chicken Parmigiana (again, just because we love it!) with spinach




  1. March 27, 2020 / 9:14 pm

    Sounds like you’re going to be eating some nice meals. I hope you and your family are keeping well x

  2. March 28, 2020 / 11:46 am

    I love the idea of burgers and bagels. Do not blame you from trying not to goo out and hope you are all ok the worry about work makes this time even harder

  3. March 30, 2020 / 2:39 pm

    It does feel odd meal planning at the moment. I am trying to use what I have in and there’s no chance of a takeaway here. lol
    Great meal plan. I could just eat the chicken & ham pie now x

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