This weekend was a busy one, on Saturday I went for an early afternoon tea with my Mum and sister and just before lunch time, afterwards, the boys picked me up and we headed to town so I could sort my contact lenses out and get Alfie some much needed new clothes, then on the way home we did the food shopping, as well as going to my Mum and Dad's and my in-law's, so we had a really busy day.
When we got to town, Alfie had fallen asleep, so I transferred him from the car to his buggy and we headed to starbucks. One of our favourite things to do when he's napping on a Saturday is to go somewhere and have a coffee together. There is nothing I love more on Saturday's than having a chat with my hubby over a hot drink!
Whilst we were there, we sat and did our meal plan for the week. We aren't eating the same thing every night like we usually do and we are trying to mix up our meals a bit. I've set myself a challenge to make something once a week that we've not had before.
So, this is what's on this week's menu:
Monday: butterfly chicken with rice and veg
Tuesday: Chilli and rice (Michael) bacon, sweet potato and butternut squash stew with side salad (me)
Wednesday: Lasagne, sw chips with side salad
Thursday: Nando's chicken with rice or chips and veg / salad
Friday: Salmon, new potatoes and veg / salad
Saturday: Homemade curry!
There's actually 3 meals on there which I've not made before - the butterfly chicken I made tonight went down a treat and I really enjoyed it. I'm not a lover of rice and tend to stick to mash with chicken, so it made a nice change. I've also never had the bns, sweet potato and bacon stew before, but it always looks so nice when Mrs Shilts makes it (Hi Emma)! and the curry I'm attempting will be a slimming world one (time permitting), which again I've never made before.
I do think I'll find it really difficult to stick on plan this weekend as Michael is off on Thursday and I'm finishing at lunch, so we're going out for lunch and we're then both off until Tuesday (with the exception of me working for 4 hours in the morning on Monday) and it's the weekends which I find most difficult to stick to meal plans or slimming world meals because when we are off together, I really want to indulge in yummy food. My willpower is shocking from Friday to Sunday! I really need to sort it out!
Here's hoping for a good week.
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