When my self-employed husband came home on Friday and announced he wouldn’t be able to pay himself for the next few weeks, I had horrible flashbacks of the time we didn’t have enough food or money to feed our son. But this time I was prepared.
I think we can ride out the next few weeks on the food I’ve been stockpiling in the freezer and pantry, yes we’ll need a few fresh items, but a few frugal weeks won’t do us any harm at all. We always meal plan, but this week I needed to be super organised. Challenge accepted.
What’s on our Meal Planning Monday Menu?
Monday – Homemade chorizo burgers, veg and couscous. I mixed up a mega-batch of these a few weeks ago and tucked some in the freezer for a rainy day, the couscous lives in the pantry. Sorted.
Tuesday – Pasta with homemade cheesy courgette sauce. Pantry and freezer to the rescue again.
Wednesday – Homemade pea and paneer curry with rice, just need to buy the paneer. Highlight of my week!
Thursday – Daddy’s homemade pizza and potato wedges. Yum.
Friday – Valentines Day tea, spaghetti vongole but without the vongole.
Saturday – Fajitias. Kit from the cupboard, quorn burgers sliced up with some veg, simple, tasty and fun.
Sunday – Whoopsie fishcakes, homemade potato wedges & peas.
We’ll manage, we always do. Just need to persuade the little lad that lentils can be fun. Wish me luck!