Thursday, 31 January 2013

Menu plan for February 2013

Breakfast choices
Yoghourt and fruit
Toast with toppings
Boiled eggs, rice, pickled vegies
Oatmeal with honey
Rosti with poached eggs


  1. Scrolls
  2. Sandwiches
  3. savory muffins
  4. Quiches
  5. Salads
  6. Cornish pasties
  7. arranchini
  8. Rice paper rolls with fillings
  9. savoury mince tarts (puff pastry)
  10. chicken empandas
  11. homemade sausage rolls
Need to bake 3 cakes per week,
fruit tubs-
fresh fruit

Llelo and I to have leftovers from the night before's dinners.


  1. Vegetarian curries - potato lemon and coriander, dhal, dhosa, lentils with lemon and mint
  2. Steamed fish packets Chinese style with steamed rice
  3. Butter chicken and rice
  4. Chinese style beef pot roast
  5. Portuguese style fresh sardines
  6. Hugh's vegetarian chilli
  7. Fritatta Empty the fridge
  8. Smoked fish, leek and potato soup (HFW pg 82) Changing this to smoked fish, chorizo and potato soup
  9. Nigella's roast chicken (on red peppers with lemon in cavity etc), rice, roast spuds and vegies
  10. Chinese Chicken Rice
  11. Falafels, hoummous, pita breads, tabbhouli made with quinoa
  12. Roast chicken wings with roast spuds, fennel and onions (HFW pg 131
  13. Thai fish curry and rice 
  14. Ham, black eye beans, potato and carrot soup (boil ham bone, add 1 tb worcestershire sauce, 1 tbl apple cider vinegar, 2 teas black pepper)
  15. Quiches
  16. Fish pie, peas and corn
  17. Crab cakes rice  and salad
  18. Beans and tomato soup (HFW 97)
  19. Homemade baked beans and rice
  20. Mackeral, celery, orange salad (HFW 208
  21. Lamb, spinach and chickpeas (HFW 256) Fried polenta chips and salad
  22. leftover chicken rice chicken with noodle soup
  23. Empty the fridge sushi
  24. caldo verde
  25. roast pumpkin, chickpea and quinoa salad
  26. Sweet potato blackbean red pepper stew with cous cous
  27. Sweet and sour prawns, rice, chinese vegies
  28. Butternut pumpkin and chickpea patties
  29. Spag bol for a treat for Giaan?

*Still in freezer

Ok, So I have to buy the following for this menu:

6 chorizos
2 chickens
1kg mince
2kg's chicken wings
Smoked fish
Dried chickpeas
Fruit and veg
Coconut milk
Flours etc.

January's total food expenditure worked out to $180 per week for our family of seven. Not too bad I guess. Will see how it goes for February and if I need to tweak it more to bring it down further.


Kristy said...

must do meal planner must do meal planner must...

:) xo

TheCrone said...