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Menu Plan for the week

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a menu plan and it really shows me how much extra moneyI waste on groceries and how much worse our diet and scheduling is when I don’t plan ahead.

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Falafel balls.  (just like spaghetti with meatballs but use mini falafel prebought from the supermarket)

Thursday: Tofu, vegie and noodle stir fry with blackbean sauce.

Friday: Potato, sauerkraut and cheese casserole.

Saturday: Lentil winter stew.

Sunday: Brocolli and brown rice casserole.

Monday: We won’t be home due to my Dad’s funeral.

Tuesday: Lentil Shephards pie.

I’ll share the best recipes later on in the week.  Aside from tonights and tomorrows dinner these are all new recipes for me.

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Fortnightly Meal Plan

Wednesday – Chickpea Curry with Rice.

Thursday/Friday – Morrocan Cous Cous.

Sat/Sun – At friends houses.

Mon/Tues – African Vegetable Stew.

Wed/Thurs – Tortilla Casserole.

Fri/Sun (out sat) – Quinoa with Cilantro (coriander).

Mon/Tues – Polenta with Zuchini and Tomatoes.

Because most recipes are made to serve 4 each meal will serve Flynn and I for two nights.  I’ll share the best recipes on here.

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Cream of Mushroom soup

Ignore my painfully 70's countertop, the joys of renting

This is one of Flynn’s (and mine) favourite meals and it’s so simple to make I thought I’d share the recipe.  I made it up as I went along but use pretty much the same things each time.

Ingredients:

– 1 onion

– Many mushroom – 10 to 20 depending on taste, small

– Cream

– Natural yoghurt (can make do without this but it adds to the taste)

– 1 tin creamed corn

– 1 – 2 cups of black beans or similar

Dice the onion and pop it in a saucepan with a knob of butter, simmer until the onion starts to go see through and then pop in the diced mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously.  Add the cream and one tablespoon of yoghurt and stir through.  Then add the corn and beans and bring to a simmer.

Season to taste.

It’s so simple, healthy, and high in fibre.  And very warming in winter.  Enjoy!

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Weekly Menu Plan

I’ve decided to start doing a weekly menu plan inspired by several mummy blogs I read who claim this saves them a lot of money.

Wednesday: Black bean and Quinoa Salad.

Thursday: Pasta with creamy mushroom sauce.

Friday: Chickpea curry.

Saturday: Vegetarian Moussaka.

Sunday: Corn and Pumpkin Soup.

Monday: Vegetable Chow mein

Tuesday: Stirfry with lentils.

I get paid fortnightly so I’ll be making enough to serve 4 each night and will freeze half for the following week.

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