Monday, 14 January 2013

Meal Planning Monday (14th January 2013)

Well howdy, look at that, I've got a new image for Meal Planning Monday this week!  I got a bit fed up with my blog last week and spent a long time tinkering before deciding to just stick with it for now however, I decided a new badge for Meal Planning Monday was required. What do you think?

The big news today is the snow - anyone got any? Not much to report here, a little bit of snow but no big snowfall which is unfortunate as I was hoping for a snow day today. However I heard a rumour there is more heading our way later today. Woke up on Sunday with a raging cold and today have bad chest and back pain - Mr M has kindly done the morning school run but I'll have to drag myself out to collect them later although I am getting a reprieve on after school activities as my dear husband is going to come home early to take them.

Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word about #mealplanningmonday - we had a bumper week last week with 41 people linking up. Wowsers! I have fully intended to get round each and every blog on Sunday but honestly, a serious lack of energy saw me laying on the sofa watching 12 episodes of Cougar Town in one sitting.  I'm sorry and I WILL visit all your blogs this week I promise.

This week we're properly back to the routine with a full schedule of after school activities, date nights and play dates which always screws meal planning up but nonetheless there is a plan of course and it looks a little like this.

Beef moussaka
Cottage pie
Homemade fishcakes
Chiili con carne

This may be for everyone else, I may well just be on the soup and crisps diet as that's all I ever want to eat when I feel rough.

Now it's your turn.

If you're new to my blog or #mealplanningmonday all you have to do is this - write a blog post about your meal plan for the week and submit the URL of your post using the Linkytools below. If you've not got a blog but want to join in, that's fine - just leave a comment below telling us what you're planning this week.  Any questions, just holler at me via email (in the contact page) or on Twitter @madamding.  

Look forward to seeing your plans - wonder if they're all as full of comfort food meals as mine!

PS my monthly recipe Link Party is still running so remember if you make something and blog about in January that, add it to the Linky on that page which you can find HERE.


  1. Loving the new pic! Have a great week x

  2. I love the new badge, does it link back to your blog when clicked? Can we get the code for it??

    1. Right, I've added it - over there ----> Can you test it for me?

  3. I hope you do get the chance to pop over this week and are feeling better. I've not had moussaka in a while so I may have to add that next week :) x

    1. Am having a duvet today so planning to go through all of last weeks blogs for future inspiration!

  4. Not sure if I've done this right as I'm a bit of a newbie, Looks like I've messed up my little picture somehow! Anyway hi I love the idea for meal planning Monday and will keep getting involved on my new blog.

    L x

  5. LOVE the new badge and a very Happy New Year! I am back with my meal plans again and I will link up my latest post later! Karen

  6. Sounds yummy!
    Here's ours for this week...

    Monday - Pot noodle (a fresh and nutritious version!!)
    Tuesday - Bobotie
    Wednesday - Pork, ginger and sesame stir fry
    Thursday - Spaghetti Carbonara
    Friday - Keema curry and homemade chapatis


  7. My son mentioned lasagna today, after I'd shopped! Shall I send him around? x

  8. Snap, we've got cottage pie and fish cakes on our plan, (with cottage pie having swapped from lasagne - too much pasta!). First time of joining in for me.

  9. Will add the new badge for next week. Managed to autocorrect myself from Foodie to Foody!

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  11. Lovely menu. We are having chilli too

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