Menu Planning Monday

It is a snowy Monday in Cavan and we woke up to a winter wonderland so my Menu planning this week will definitely be warming. Don’t forget if you want to learn more about menu planning read my post all about it HERE and link up with I am an Organizing Junkie who host the Menu planning Monday Link up.

If you feel like menu planning yourself why not print out a Menu planning page HERE and give it a whirl.

This is this week Menu hopefully I won’t make the same slip up this week when I pulled out the mince for Spaghetti and didn’t realise it was beef steak pieces, mind you it did result in this Yummy Beef Casserole so it was a happy accident.


As I still had the mince in the Freezer I decided a warming Cottage Pie ( my Mam calls it Shepard’s pie although that should really have lamb’s meat in it. ) Also as I did a roast chicken yesterday for dinner I popped the carcass in a pot last night with herbs and made chicken stock so I shall use that with the leftover chicken and make a big pot of this warming Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup. 
Last week I made up veggie and bean soup and it was so handy to have a pot of it especially when we had no heating due to a boiler problem, thankfully the boiler is  now fixed and we have never been so grateful for heat.



Back to an old favourite Chorzio and Garden Vegetable pasta I love this recipe , it is quick and easy and as Tuesday is errand day and I am usually running around like a headless chicken this recipe is perfect. Admittedly there are no home-grown veggies available in my garden currently but Supervalu do a bag of Mediterranean Style Vegetables in the frozen section which work really well for €2.00 and is great to have in the freezer. 



I am so excited about the recipe I came up with last week that I plan on doing the Veggie version on Wednesday, it will not only be warm and healthy but at 90c a portion healthy on my budget. I will serve it with cheesy mash potatoes which will make my youngest happy.


Lemon Chicken – picture from Damn Delicious


I have chicken thighs in the freezer and want to have a go at making this amazing looking recipe from Damn Delicious .I have tried her recipe for Chicken with sun -dried tomatoes before and if this is half as nice I will be delighted. Please go check out her site is is full of gorgeous recipes.


My eldest will be home and as it was her birthday on Wednesday and she was stuck in college we will be celebrating her home coming with one of her favourite recipes – Prawn Hoisin Stir Fry with Coconut Rice this is Becca’s recipe and she made it first,so all credit goes to her and I can’t believe she is now 20 – how on earth did that happen ?



Home-made Pizza I love that you can just make up your own versions – try out this stuffed crust pizza dough recipe here which is my favourites – no need to call Dominos 🙂




Roast Dinner as it is a Sunday and as I will have lemons leftover from the Lemon chicken so I plan on making Lemon Meringue Pie – I found a gorgeous recipe here over at Rock recipes. My eldest prefers Lemon desserts and last year we made her this Lemon Meringue Angel Cake from Cookie Baker Lynn.

Hope you find some inspiration for next week and if you do meal planning link up below and I will check it out and share as sharing in caring.

Enjoy the week.


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