Monday, 18 February 2013

Meal Planning Monday (18th February 2013)

The weeks are just rolling by aren't they and it's Monday again? This time it's half-term for us - and for most of the country I suspect!  As it's half-term my children will be decamping to my parents for a couple of days when I have to go to work. They like going for a sleepover as they don't do it very often and as it's practically on my route to the office, it works out very well. They detest going into childcare all day so I try to avoid it as much as possible and in fact they haven't had to do full days in years. Before and after school they can cope with but all day is a no-no. I'm fortunate to have family around that can help.

It does mean that meal planning isn't that exciting, plus I'm still on this blasted diet - total of 13.5lbs lost now, but am really struggling to drop any more weight at the moment. Still, I'll stick with it. This is what it looks like but is subject to change depending on what I get up to with the littlies this week.

Sausage and mash with giant Yorkshire puddings
Bolognese pasta bake
Spaghetti with meatballs
Fantastic fish pie
Chinese lemon chicken & rice

As the children will be elsewhere one night and we won't need a babysitter, Mr M and I are taking advantage of this and heading out for dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants. Needless to say I will NOT be dieting that night! 

Okay, over to you - what is your meal plans for this week? Is half-term going to muck up all your plans?  If you' are a newcomer to my blog or #mealplanningmonday, the idea is pretty simple. 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, then that's perfectly fine - just leave a comment below telling us what you're planning this week.  Any questions, you can catch me via email (in the contact page) or on Twitter @madamding.  I like messages so don't worry about bothering me!

Remember - the Link Party for February is now active and will run until the end of February, so do share any recipes you blog this month on that page which you can find HERE

Look forward to catching up with you through the week.


  1. Dieting is hard, and keeping going when you've hit a bit of a plateau is a nightmare. Keep going and the results will show soon enough. Good luck! And enjoy your night out with Mr M x

  2. Oh our half term was last week- hence the meal plan out of window!
    Meal plan looks great as usual


  3. wow, well done, that's a huge loss though, so you are bound to slow down a bit. Enjoy the meal out, you deserve it!

  4. Hi hun,
    I absolutely love this linky you do. I can get some many ideas off other people who add their meals on here.

  5. We have sausage and yorshire this week too. Firm favourite x

  6. Enjoy your night out! Great menu x

  7. We're on half term this week too....
    Have a lovely night out x

  8. They sound lovely recipes! Husband is dieting, so all my meals are under 400 calories, if you need any inspiration. You are doing really well, keep it up x

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