I’m giving meal planning another try. Every time I’ve tried before I’ve stopped after a week or so. But trying to get organised because taking the wild child on a weekly shop is getting more and more difficult. It’s either clashing with naptime or he’s just trying to escape the trolley and I leave in a rush forgetting half the stuff on my list.

Last week I placed my first ever order online for a weekly food shop. If you saw my Instagram stories you’ll know how ridiculously over excited I was for this event. Quite frankly, I could do with getting more of a life, but sod it. It was thrilling.

It was slightly nerve wracking, because we’ve all heard the horror stories about odd substitutions or missed items etc, but it went really well! I ordered with Iceland because they were the cheapest quite frankly, there’s free delivery if you spend £35 and they don’t substitute anything just email you on the day to let you know if anything won’t be delivered, and you’re not charged.

I was really pleased, the only thing missing was a bag of apples, everything else arrived in great condition, fruit and veg was fresh and meat had good dates etc.

I’m sure you’ve got the idea by now, but I was, and clearly still am, far too excited about this new (to me) world of online food shopping!

So now my routine will be to sit down on a Sunday and plan the meals for the week ahead, place my order online for delivery on a Tuesday (because I work on a Monday) and use my lunch hour from work to pick up any little bits that I couldn’t order online. Like today I nipped over for some cotton buds.
My meal plans won’t always be as long winded and rambling as this I promise!
Monday – BBQ chicken fajitas
Tuesday – Toad in the hole, mashed potatoes and peas
Wednesday – Cawl and dumplings
Thursday – Lasagne and garlic bread
Friday – Lentil curry, rice, naan bread, poppadum’s, dips
Saturday – No cook Saturday
Sunday – Mother’s Day tea (surprise!)
Do you meal plan? What’s your favourite meal to cook?
Mrs H xxx