I thought I might start a new monthly series on the blog called ‘What we ate in a week’ which is, as the title would suggest a post about the food we ate in a week! 😉
My plan is to start writing this post the Monday before you read it each month and simply update it each night with a photo of what we had for our tea that day so let’s give it a go….
We made some really quick and easy fajitas for tea tonight with some sliced yellow and green peppers and red onion gently fried in a little olive oil with two chicken breasts that I remembered to get out of the freezer last night. The chicken breasts are the ones I get from Muscle Foods and they’re huge so two is enough for us all easily when it’s mixed with the veggies. I use a sachet of fajita mix for the flavouring and sometimes I make homemade flatbreads but today I used some Tesco own brand wraps which cost 90p. We also had some homemade Slimming World style chips to go with these.
Today we had an amazing cottage pie which was so easy to make! The mince needed using today and I remembered with about two minutes to spare before I needed to leave for work this morning – I honestly threw the mince in the slow cooker with some stock cubes and water and left it all day to cook until I got home from work. It took no time at all to top the mince with some mash (made by Mr Frugal) and some cheese and it took about twenty-five minutes to cook in the oven. The asparagus cost 15p as it was reduced last night when I went to the shop. We also had broccoli and cauliflower too.
OK, this isn’t the most nutritious meal we ate this week but it was probably my favourite! It’s just avocado mashed with a little lime juice, spread on toast and topped with 2 eggs which are cooked on my pancake maker (don’t ask) with just a spray of oil. Amazing!
Homemade slow cooker turkey chilli is a recent favourite with us as the kids like the mildness of the chilli in it. I love how easy it is to make in the slow cooker and the fact I can start it off before work and it’s ready by the time I get home.
Friday is often homemade pizza night although it’s usually more exciting as we try and have more options for toppings than just pepperoni.
After showing off about how well I was doing at taking photos of my meals in Friday’s Five Frugal Things post, I then completely forgot to take a photo of Saturday’s tea which was chicken korma (made using a jar as it was a Mr Frugal tea seeing as I was out for tea with my work friends) and Sunday’s tea which was one of those teas where we all had different things. I had homemade spicy butternut squash and sweet potato soup, Miss Frugal had a jacket potato with cheese and beans and Master Frugal joined me with the soup but had cheese toastie soldiers to dip in it.
So, that’s what we had to eat this week.
I think I might do this monthly as it helps me focus on my meal planning and also gives you a bit of an idea about how our weekly meal plan looks!
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