With friends up still it is times to celebrate and enjoy life.
A little too much food and a little too much wine, late nights for the kids – but plenty of fun. As of Tomorrow we are all back to normal after many tears goodbye…
Honey Mustard Chicken with rice & Veg ***
Toasted Sandwiches after being out on the Reef ALL day 😉
Seafood Feast ***
Steak, Mash & veg with packet pour & heat pepper sauce
Cold Jelly & Fruit
* I never knew COLD water jelly existed, great to make with kids and sets super fast. I tipped a tin of Two fruits in with it and DONE!!
For those of you who have never Meal Planned before here is my step by step guide for you, including all posts to read & follow & templates to use.
Step 1 – Create your Family Favorites
With this step you will create a list of favorite meals the entire family likes. This gives you some where to start with for your Meal Planning.
Step 2 – Use your Meal Planner
From the list of meals you have created put these onto the Meal Planner for the week – even if you just do this during the week you will be better than you have been.
Step 3 – Write your Shopping List or Use your Pantry
Put together a list of all the things you DONT have in your fridge, pantry or freezer for the meals you have chosen
Step 4 – Shop
I saw a friend of mine in the shopping centre only yesterday while grabbing birthday things….. she had the 2 kids and was wondering why she was doing this to herself…. so I thought I have to keep sharing my secrets… as normally shopping is done on the back deck with the laptop and a glass of wine. STRESS FREE!!
I use a combination of both Coles and Woolies as well as alternating between Click & Collect & Home deliveries where it suits best.
If they work in your area then here are the links.
Coles on Line – http://www.coles.com.au/
Woolworths on Line – http://www.homeshop.com.au/
Yes there are fees with deliveries – but yes you spend time in the shops, and yes you use fuel to drive there and home and if the kids are on board – then yes you will have impulse buying that will increase your bill. Worth a look at and trying if you are not already.
For other meal planning ideas