Meal Plan Monday – a busy week of meals

Welcome to Meal Plan Monday. This week we are busy as “silly season” starts in earnest and we roll into Christmas and December starts and it’s a busy week of meals.

busy week

The teen is out not one, not two but three nights this week. She babysits to earn some money once a week and is doing a cooking course with a local charity that I work for, and she is also out at a local youth group as well this week. I feel rather old, realising how grown up she is getting.

The husband also has his work Christmas lunch this week. He didn’t get one last year due to Covid19. I think they did an online drinks and zoom thing, which was something at least but he’s delighted to have a real meal out with his colleagues this year.

We are trying to still eat together when we can and the teen also cooks dinner once a week with her online cooking course that she does in our kitchen and the food she makes is delicious and we all look forward to each week and the meal she makes.

So here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Monday – the teen is cooking beef ragu and couscous (we will use gluten free couscous) and pears with chcolate sauce – this is via Smart Raspberry online and this week feels very posh.

Tuesday – much less posh with meatballs and roasted gnocchi

Wednesday – pesto pasta, it’s boring but easy and filling as it’s dance night for both kids

Thursday – the husband is out so it’s egg fried rice for the kids and I.

Friday – I think we will do jacket potatoes and use up what’s in the fridge

Saturday – the husband and I are FINALLY going out for dinner, this was postponed due to Covid hitting the house and us all being unwell. The teen has requested I make her my Macaroni cheese but it will have to gluten free, so if I make it work I will share that recipe as well on her. The boy is having pizza.

Sunday – we are putting up the last of our Christmas decorations and watching Christmas movies and the kids have asked for nachos so I will make those.

And then we really are into December and Christmas will be coming fast.

I have loved reading what other people are eating or planning to eat with our weekly link up and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers and find food inspiration or just be nosy about the different things people and families eat.

Life with Kim celebrated her birthday and sadly missed out on a Christmas dinner. I love Christmas dinner so I share her disappointment.

Mud, Cakes & Wine had some yummy meals and I am going to look into the prawn and pineapple stir fry she mentioned. I am not a pineapple fan but might be persuaded to try it and the husband and kids love it so it may be a meal they like.

Mad House Family Reviews has had a busy week, of school reports but also some good meals. I also like and find leftovers useful too.

Why not link up your meal plan or what you are eating with our weekly linky. I will comment and share all your blog posts and tweet them, and you might find some other blogs to read and link up with.

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  1. It does sound like a busy week, especially for your teen. My girls are the same, they have a better social life than I do. The meals your teen cooks always sound so good. I could just eat the pears with chocolate sauce now. Great meal plan. Enjoy your meal out.
    Thank you for hosting and the mention. x

  2. Oooh I’m loving the sound of your teen’s meals – utterly delicious and even better when you get a night off cooking ! Things are certainly going to get busy now – can’t believe we’re into December tomorrow. Eeeek !

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