Menu Plan - 3rd to 9th September

Menu planning certainly came in handy this week especially during the first few days as they were quite busy.  We had a big lunch on the Sunday therefore dinner was small and included some of the many leftovers.  There were a few different options on offer such as Pasta SaladRice Salad, Roast Lamb, Chicken and off course leftover cakes from our get together.

It was just the kids and I from Monday to Thursday therefore I changed the menu plan a little as meals could be stretched that bit further.

Our daughter came home from school on Monday with yet another container of goodness.  They made these amazing Custard and Passionfruit Scrolls.

Custard and Passionfruit Scrolls.

I often wonder if other parents taste the dishes which come home from school.  I am so, so fussy it isn't funny.  Knowing just how fussy our daughter is I do feel safe in tasting.  They may not look as appetising coming home in a plastic container which has been moved around and stored in a locker but they still taste great.  These days recipes are on their school devices so I can access them too.  The two of us usually look at the recipe that morning before she leaves and start 'ooooohing and aaaaahing'.

Dinner was very easy as I had pulled a Savoury Mince out of the freezer.  Leftover Rice Salad was served on the side.

Savoury Mince with leftover Rice Salad

Tuesday was another easy one with leftover savoury mince which they had on hot buttered toast this time round.

Having freezer meals and a matching freezer list plus leftovers works really well.  Wednesday we had meatloaf which I had taken out of the freezer with the last bit of pasta salad.  

Meatloaf and Pasta Salad.

Had a great morning Thursday out in the yard just before the rain.  I then spent the afternoon inside and made one of the kids many favourite dishes which was Butter(less) Chicken with Cauliflower Rice.

Butter(less) Chicken with Cauliflower Rice.

Another chilly day on Friday with late rain.  During the day I made a Banana Bread which I sliced and popped into the freezer as I was running low.  Our usual dinner of homemade pizza filled the kitchen with warmth and that 'pizza aroma' which is quite cosy on a wet night.

Sliced and ready for the freezer after a taste test of course.

The weather was a little milder on Saturday and it was lovely to have the sun shining.  In between the normal Saturday activities for the kids I managed to make these beautiful Patty Cakes in the morning.  Dinner on a Saturday is a DIY style as there is always something leftover.

Patty Cakes with Glace Icing.

I just had a glance at next week's plan and am really excited to be sharing one of my childhood favourites.  I'm also planning on a brand new lasagne recipe which looks delicious. Baking will always make an appearance and I have a couple of ideas which I'm also looking forward to sharing especially one of Mum's.  



  1. I have been thinking about making patty cakes too. Must be something in the air.

    1. I hope you get the chance to make some.

  2. Kylie, I've just borrowed the book from the library! To be honest, I was just going to go straight past it but something made me remember the title and how much you loved it! I've got it now and have just had a quick flick through. They look like my kind of recipes too. Will let you know when I try some!

    1. I thought the same thing when I first saw the book. Now these are recipes we had as kids and ones I like to use now too. Definitely our kind of recipes.
      Looking forward to hearing how you go. Maybe I'll start a little 'cook-a-long' 🙂.

  3. Your recipes make me salivate and it is soooo unfair, another 11 weeks of my nutrition plan which I'm determined to stick to - well, 99% of the time anyway. Cheers Lyndie

    1. Resisting temptation is not easy. It will be worth it all in the end I'm sure.

  4. I made a banana bread over the weekend, I love having slices of it on hand in the freezer. Those scrolls look yummy! Meg:)


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