A few of my readers have asked what sort of things are on our monthly menu.
Our monthly menu plan is a bit of a crazy balancing act. Trying to work around day and night shifts, school, kinder (preschool) and all the other things we have on makes things a little tricky at times, but my aim is to make it as easy as possible, which is why I menu plan in the first place.
I try to make nights when I am on my own with the kids as simple as possible, so some meals are super simple. Monday nights we are at dancing till 6:30 so that is always a meal that can be cooked at lunch time and quickly warmed.
I try to cook with what is in season and use what we have in the cupboards so I am not always at the shops. I try to keep a bit of variety in our menu, but I know the kids don’t care if I repeat favourites again and again so sometimes I do.
I try to cook meals that almost everyone likes part of. It is rare that everyone is 100% happy with everything on the table, but when that happens you can be sure we eat that meal at least once a fortnight!
Here are some of the meals that feature on our summer menu plan –
Mexi Bake (from Planning With Kids)
Sausages and/or hamburgers and/or Tuna Patties, zuchinni boats and salad.
Chicken, mushroom and broccoli pasta.
Lentil-aise – spaghetti bolognaise with lentils instead of meat.
‘Chicken on sticks’ with salad and flat bread or fried rice.
Porcupine Meat Balls with pasta.
Triangles with chips and salad
Tacos or Burritos
Felafels (recipe coming soon) salad and bread rolls.
Homemade Pizza or Pizza Pockets
Tomato and Zucchini Pasta (recipe coming soon)
At the moment I am also cooking lots of pizza rolls for school/kinder lunches, loads of biscuits and cookies and more biscuits for snack and every now and then we treat ourselves with chocolate self-saucing pudding (from Planning with Kids) or Fruit Sponge for dessert.
Ok, so now I’ve shared our menu, what’s on yours??