Meal plan – No takeaways but all the pancakes.

If there is one thing to come out of all of this Covid-19 madness it is this: The closure of restaurants has seriously made me address my eating habits. This is easily the longest I have gone without eating out in years. Like, a lot of years! If I am being honest I reckon I get through 4 takeaways and 2/3 dining out meals per week. Mostly lunches. Since the whole self isolation stuff kicked in eating out obviously isn’t an option.

I know we COULD have a takeaway and there are still a few open around here but it just feels a bit wrong to. What’s the point in doing all we can to limit contact with others and then ignore the food in the cupboard in favour of phoning out for something prepared by people we don’t know who could ill and not even know it. I would rather not take the risk. Plus of course having my income take a massive nose dive has also factored heavily..

There are other options though. I have been doing loads more cooking and I have even had a go at making my own Chinese takeaway meal (check out Ziangs channel on You Tube. I love it!) and I made the best pancakes I have eaten this weekend (don’t panic dear reader, I took  pic and will share my recipe) so all in all I am looking at things in a positive light. Hopefully it stays that way!


chicken parmigiana

Our week in food 

Saturday: Chicken and veg tray bake with Jacket spuds

Sunday: Roast lamb with mash.

Monday: Sausages and dauphinoise potatoes with peas.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmigiana with homemade garlic bread. Never made garlic bread before but how hard could it be?

Wednesday: Fish and chips and mushy peas (I can already hear my kids protests about the mushy peas)

Thursday:  Egg fried rice, satay chicken and pork dumplings.

Friday: Chicken wraps. If I win it will be enchiladas, if my family win it will be fajitas. I might have a go at making those crispy potato thins. Cannot think of the name of them, any ideas?





  1. April 6, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    It is strange not to eat out or get a takeaway. When this is all over I will be getting a few with all the money we’ve saved. lol
    Great meal plan. The only time my two will eat mushy peas is with fish & chips. lol

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