I do find meal planning a bit of a slog. I usually sit down on a Sunday with my Slow Cooker Books and start trawling for recipes and making my shopping list. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people who had a set menu every week but always keen to try new recipes.
But one thing that helps a bit is that I have a couple ‘themes’ to help me focus. On a Monday it’s always #meatfreemonday and on Fridays we try to have fish. So this just leaves 3 weekdays to sort out.
However, I do find that planning each week saves us time and money. A couple of weeks ago I tried online shopping again and found I could do my shop for around £50. However, on the weekend I went to Morrison’s, it’s usually cheap but found myself spending twice as much. Think I will do it online again next week, it stops me from impulse buying.
This week my Slow Cooker will be busy cooking:
Monday – Aubergine Massamman Curry
Tuesday – Tomato, Lentil and Chorizo Soup
Wednesday – American Diner Style Chili
Thursday – Lamb Tagine
Friday – Smoked Cod with Bean Mash
Roll on Bank Holiday Weekend!