Last month I told you about how I was chopping up all the vegetables we needed for practically every meal we were eating for a whole month and then freezing it. Thus freeing up my precious time in the evenings with meal preparation.
Well this certainly worked and the added bonus was that we also had home cooked meals that were chemical free and jam packed full of healthy vegetables. And guess what? Since we were bulking out our meals with more veggies I also had left overs enough for other night time meals or lunches. I even ended the month with a meal or two spare.
The only lesson I would say I did learn was that for my stir fry vegetables it may pay to blanch the zucchinis/courgettes before freezing, as they do defrost a little mushy.
I plan this week on having a chopping session again for this months food. I also plan on taking it a step further and having a once a month baking day. I'll let you you know how that goes.
Below is a list of what my meals will be this week. I also have included for you to download a free blank meal planner for the month, so that you too can have a go at planning your meals for a whole month.
Monday 2 June
Meatloaf with Potato and Sweet Potato Mash
Tuesday 3 June
Wednesday 4 June
Rissoles with roast vegetables (Rissoles are made from half the meatloaf mixture and rolled into balls to bake in the oven - serve with the vegetables and gravy!).
Thursday 5 June
Homemade Pizza Night
Friday 6 June
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Saturday 7 June
Fish with Homemade chips
Sunday 8 June
Roast Pork with Roast Vegetables
Cut the Chemicals Blank Monthly Meal Planner
Looms have finally invaded my home! My daughter has caught the bug and is having some great fun fishtailing her way through the evening.
It got me thinking though about our next major holiday here in Australia, Easter! Last year we posted some chemical free Christmas ideas so I thought the same could be done for Easter.
Chocolate is the treat of choice this holiday but not all chocolates are created equal and some have a lot of bad stuff in them. Easter always rains here, so maybe a fun idea to while the Easter holiday away inside is for the Easter Bunny to leave a Loom Kit instead of some chocolate eggs. Cute huh?
Time is flying, February already! We are busy packing for our big move to the seaside and I am trying to still work on my Australian Cookbook. In the meantime I saw this on my Facebook stream and thought it was an excellent point. A handy tip to keep in mind when needing to eat good food on the run!
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!