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Menu Plan 2016.. whats for dinner

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#1 sunshine_days

Posted 07 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

Lacking ideas on what's for dinner... share you menu plan for the week (or fortnight) and help give others ideas on what we can make.

Heres mine

Mon Spag Bolo http://www.adelaiden...2-1226275919517

#2 Silverstreak

Posted 07 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

I don't have a menu plan but tonight I'm cooking beef and garlic enchiladas with capsicum, tomato, lettuce and grated cheese. We use the Old El Paso kits. Easy and tasty!

#3 anna_garny

Posted 07 February 2016 - 06:38 PM

Jambalaya tomorrow night. We had pumpkin and silverbeet soup last night. Going to have oven roasted chicken legstuesday night with veggies and mash.

I get a lot of recipes from Budget Bytes. Beth's menus vary a lot and she also has great recipes for basics and cheap but filling stuff. She does use American measurements and terminology, and some of it is quite spicy, but it's a great jumping off point.

#4 nom_de_plume

Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:12 PM

I've just written ours for the week:

Mon - Salmon and steamed veg (broccoli, corn, carrots)
Tues - Salt n pepper tofu and stir fried veg (broccoli, zuchinni, pak choy)
Wed - Beef fajitas and salad
Thur - Vegetarian paella
Fri - Frittata (sweet potato, peas, sun dried tomatoes, chorizo) and salad
Sat - Out

#5 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:02 AM

Tonight is pumpkin ravioli with brown butter. I filled the ravioli yesterday, using gow gee wrappers I bought at the supermarket. So all I need to do tonight is brown the butter.

I'll probably have the same thing tomorrow, as my husband is interstate and won't be partaking of this meal I preprepared just for him. :D

#6 Morally Bankrupt

Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:09 AM

I brought some precrumbed chicken tenders from Aldi which will hopefully be okay as am very mistrusting of chicken nowadays. Have Lebanese bread, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, cheese and Greek yogurt and planning on making them into wraps.

#7 triangle

Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

Will make a spag bog sauce before I leave for work. Most un-inventive, un-inspiring meal.

Hubby can cook pasta when he gets home.

It is quick, I can pack veggies in that they cant pull out. And they eat it. Winning.

havent planned for the rest of the week yet. But trying to use up meat in the freezer.

#8 bubbatime

Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:26 AM

I made chicken roast last night, tonight is thai green curry,Tues - Beef wraps and salad,  wed - toasties (because we have tae kwon do and everyone is tired), That is far as I have this week.

I wouldn't mind doing a stirfry with loads of veg by Friday though, or something equally delish!

#9 Lulu1213

Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM

I did my fortnightly plan yesterday and now I'm at work and don't have it on me, but from memory it included:
Quiche, chips & salad
Crumbed chicken, potato bake & veg
Pork chops & salad
Beef fajita wraps
Roast pork
Beef stroganoff with pasta
Shepherds Pie
Sticky baked pork chops
A few more things that I can't remember :)

I am trying to use up what is in our freezer and stop spending so much money at the supermarket.  I was pretty happy to do a shop yesterday for the above plan and only spent $110!
I will have to stock up later in the week on fresh fruit for school and milk/bread but so far the budget is happy :)

#10 SharkFish

Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:26 AM

Mon - Beef Nacho mince with chunky guacamole and salad
Tue - Asian Chicken rissoles and salad
Wed - BBQ rissoles and salad
Thu - Skinny penang chicken with broccoli and snow peas
Fri - Spaghetti Bolognaise with side salad
Sat - Jamie Oliver Satay Chicken skewers with noodles and side salad
Sun - Sausages & mash with steamed veg
Mon - Vegetable stir fry
Tues - Keema Curry Mince with rice
Wed - Cajun baked chicken, sweet potato wedges, steamed veg
Thur - eye fillet steak and salad
Fri - Pork Mince stir fry with steamed veg

*order is subject to change

This is for the 3 adults of my household. I have to do a whole other one for the 3 kids that have food allergies. They eat before us, we put them to bed and then cook for ourselves.

#11 sunshine_days

Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:11 PM

darn lost my post....

Tonight  Spag Bolo http://www.adelaiden...2-1226275919517
Tue Tuna bake http://www.taste.com...family-friendly

Wed chicken (some chicken l have in freezer.. not sure what) with veggies

Thurs  Family pie with salad, (pre-made from local pie shop) quick dinner as athletics training till 6 or so and then daughter out again at 6:45pm.. so quick dinner ready.



Sun get your own.. something quick and easy

Mon Beef stir-fry noodles with broccoli and snow peas http://www.budgetbyt...y-beef-noodles/

Tue Tuna patties and veggies

Wed chicken http://www.budgetbyt...d-chicken-legs/

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:05 PM

Tonight: sausages on the BBQ with mashed potato, peas and avocado.
Tomorrow: leftover sausages curried.
Wednesday: chicken schnitzel, chips, salad and gravy.
Thursday: DS out so probably an omelette for me.
Friday/Sat/Sun: away for the weekend so will be takeaway and restaurant meals - no cooking!!!!!!!!

#13 Prime

Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:13 AM

Zucchini, mint and haloumi fritters with salad
Chicken burgers with oven fries
Pasta- chorizo, spinach, rocket and tomato sauce
Sausages, chicken skewers and salad
Roast chicken and roast veg
BLTs on Turkish bread

#14 marple

Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:49 AM

In no particular order -

Beef stew ( its topped with potatoes so you only need to cook peas to serve)

Poh's pork meatballs with noodles and stirfry veg

BBQ'd salmon fillets , sweet potato and coleslaw

Lamb and veg stir fry ( Julie Goodwin's recipe)

Chicken stuffed with boursin cheese served with  asparagus and potato bake

Slow cooker lamb curry with rice

Pesto penne ( spinach, pine nuts, pesto, bacon and evap milk in a sauce stirred through cooked penne and topped with heaps of parmesan) with garlic bread

Steak with cube veg and greens

Chicken fajitas with salad and guacamole

Tuna pasta pake

ETA - Tomorrow night is Valentines Day ( I just remembered) so I will do my regular Valentines Day meal for the OH. I do this instead of a present. It's Beef wellington using fillet steak with mushroom marsala gravy , carrots, peas ( cause he loves them) ,and roast potatoes. Dessert.

Edited by marple, 13 February 2016 - 10:58 AM.

#15 Lady Door

Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:30 AM

I've just started part time work at the start of the term so I'm trying to get on top of things with organisation etc. I do coles online (click and collect) - pick up on a Sunday afternoon and plan the week out!
(We're only a family of four and I'm vegetarian and occasionally make different things for me so meals often last more than one night!)

SAT - BBQ, veggies & potato bake
SUN - Homemade vegetarian sausage rolls & veggies
MON - Home made vegetarian sausage rolls and veggies
TUES - Beef Burritos (mexican salad for me)
WED - Stir fry w. noodles (with chicken for partner and kids, just veggies for me)
THURS - Chicken pasta bake (mexican salad for me)
FRI - Leftover pasta bake (not sure what for me yet!)
SAT - something easy, thinking big tray of Nachos to share!

#16 sunshine_days

Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

Mon http://www.budgetbyt...y-beef-noodles/
Tue tuna pasta bake http://www.taste.com...tuna pasta bake
Wed beef schnitzel with veggies
Fri pita pizzas
Sat chicken pops/chicken tenders with salad
Sun snags & kebabs

Mon greek marinated chicken
Tue Lasagna
Wed tuna patties and veggies

#17 glassslipper

Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:25 PM

Friday - shepard's pie with salad
Saturday - takeaway
Sunday - roast lamb & roast veggies
Monday - smoked salmon, pea & spring onion spaghetti
Tuesday - Jamie Oliver 'superfood' noodle salad
Wednesday - kangaroo stew with mash, peas and green beans
Thursday - leftovers

#18 Lickety Split

Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:53 PM

Tonight: beef and beer casserole  http://www.taste.com...stout casserole
Tomorrow: lentil soup http://www.taste.com...ing lentil soup
Sunday: beef mince and veg pie http://www.taste.com...d vegetable pie
Leftovers Mon, Tues and Wed.

Edited by Lickety Split, 19 February 2016 - 03:55 PM.

#19 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:57 PM

Tonight we had okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), and tomorrow we'll have mini pizzas on sliced bread to use up the leftover veggies.

And it's all vegan. Thaaaaat's right. EB turned me vegan, and I haven't looked back since that thread about cows' milk. Thanks a bloody lot, EB!

#20 sunshine_days

Posted 23 February 2016 - 05:50 AM

Mon chiicken with sweet potato chips and veggies
Tue http://allrecipes.co...y-tuna-patties/ with salad.
Wed lasagna
Thur left over lasagna with salad.

Tue  beef noodles http://www.budgetbyt...y-beef-noodles/

#21 nom_de_plume

Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:45 AM

Current week:

Mon - chicken and veggie soup (use up leftover roast chicken from Sun night)
Tues - roast veggie frittata with salad (use up leftover roast veggies from Sun night)
Wed - spaghetti and meatballs with salad
Thurs - felafel with hummus, salad and flat bread
Fri - leftovers
Sat - pork schnitzel with crab apple jelly and veggies (broccoli, beans, corn)
Sun - out

Next week:

Mon - chicken korma with brown rice and veggies (broccoli, zucchini, carrot, pumpkin)
Tues - lentil soup
Wed - moroccan chicken and quinoa salad
Thurs - omelette with caramelised onion, spinach, cherry tomato and cheese and salad
Fri - oven baked fish (salmon) and sweet potato fries with salad
Sat - undecided as yet
Sun - out for lunch so probably just nibble on cheese, biscuits and fruit for dinner

#22 dolcengabbana

Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:04 AM

Our looks like this for the next 5 days

Friday Homemade Fettuccini or spaghetti with Pork Ragu Bolognese sauce
Saturday Lasagne with left over ragu b├ęchamel and pasta sheets with gypsy salad and bread & Cake for dessert (birthday dinner so making the effort to make the pasta)
Sunday Chicken Cesar Salad
Monday Beef Fajitas
Tuesday Chicken Satay Sticks and Spicy Noodles

I have some fish fillets in the freezer we need to eat soon so will be having some fish and salad meals the next two weeks as well.

#23 sunshine_days

Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:59 PM

mon steak sandwhiches
tue beef noodles http://www.budgetbyt...y-beef-noodles/
wed greek marinated chicken
thur tuna
fri lamb

banana choc chip muffins
carrot cake http://www.taste.com...406/carrot cake
milo balls

#24 cardamom

Posted 28 February 2016 - 07:13 PM

In no particular order:

Homemade fettucine with tomato and capsicum sauce, crumbled ricotta
Polenta chicken tenders, coleslaw, roasted potatoes
Meatballs with sweet potato mash, vegies
Chicken cacciatore, vegies
Israeli couscous salad with roast vegies

For work lunches, chicken and vegie quesadillas. Also making vegetarian sausage rolls later in the week for a vegie potluck dinner on Friday night.

#25 *JAC*

Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:04 PM

Not in any order:

Satay beef with rice
San choy bow
Chicken & tomato pasta
Chicken parcels
Angel hair pasta with prawns, basil & tomatoes
Surf & turf, grilled marron with garlic butter
BBQ @ netball carnival

Need to add that all meals have veggies or salad in it or on the side :)

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