Meal plan – The now we are 5 (again) edition

We are all back at school and work now. I was really pleased to have been able to take a bit of time off over half term – in fact I only ended up working for one day of it! I’m feeling a bit anxious about how I will juggle childcare and work over the Summer though. I am running out of holiday days and fast and 6 weeks is a long time..

Col (the eldest) is back at home with us for a little while. It’s awesome having him at home but my word the cost of food has just soared. It’s not like he is Pac-Manning his way through the fridge.. Simply put, things come in 4’s, not 5’s!

Because of this more than slight leap in the cost of the groceries I am having to be a bit careful so we are back to planning. On the upside, Col is pretty good in the kitchen so he will be cooking once or twice a week which will be a nice break for me.

I have tried to plan meals which can be padded out with vegetables or which don’t really come in packs so we are at least eating pretty healthily I think!

This week in food 

Monday: Col’s Lasagne and salad

Tuesday: Jambalaya and Crusty bread

Wednesday: Spaghetti Bolognese

Thursday: Caramel sesame chicken and egg fried rice

Friday: Jerk chicken, potato salad and green beans

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Roast chicken and vegetables.






  1. June 15, 2021 / 10:06 am

    Great meal plan.
    I love the sound of the Caramel sesame chicken x

  2. June 15, 2021 / 11:39 am

    Caramel sesame chicken? WOW! That sounds SO good!!

    Hope you’re keeping well. I feel a little anxious about summer and juggling work, I won’t lie!

  3. June 21, 2021 / 9:02 pm

    Sounds like a lovely meal plan.
    My nephew is now back with me for childcare after school and two 11 year old boys eat a lot, I have had to meal plan more carefully too, to make up for it1

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