Monday 25 July 2022

Our weekly meal plan! 25th - 31st July. #MealPlanningMonday

Our weekly meal plan

Last weeks meal plan went well considering we were having a heatwave. Getting in the kitchen early on before it got too hot and making what we were eating that night before helped. We ate everything apart from the pizza on Friday. We had home made fish, chips and mushy peas and the stir fry was scrapped and we had burgers on Saturday night. Lots of ice lollies and ice cream were also eaten. 

Ellie finished school for the summer on Friday so she is looking forward to lots of lie in's and lazy days and poor Becky is dealing with the fact that she is an adult now and has to work. She is planning to sneak a couple of lie ins this week around her shifts at work and I think I might have to sleep late too. hehehe

Today is an exciting day. We're getting a Sky Q box. We got an email last week saying our bill was going up by £10 next month so Stu spoke to Sky and they said they could upgrade our old basic Sky box free of charge, give us Netflix for free and the new price is £10 less than we pay now. I feel like we've got a good deal and it's about time, we've been customers of Sky for about 15 years and never had much of a discount from them. 

On the menu this week we have:

MondaySticky chicken with salt & pepper chips with spring rolls.
TuesdayThai-Style pork patties with sweet potato wedges. (A Gousto recipe that we've had before)
Wednesday - Sandwiches, cakes, crisps. A lazy tea.
Friday - Fish finger sandwiches.
Saturday - Takeaway pizza. It seems ages since we last had a takeaway.

What are you eating this week?


  1. It always amazes me that when you phone places like Sky, Virgin or mobile phone providers you can always get a better deal. My husband has just upgraded our broadband and got a cheaper price by phoning them this weekend. Why can't they just offer the deal to you in the first place? I love fish finger sandwiches and haven't had them for a long time, thanks for reminding me about them.

  2. I'm glad you got a better deal with Sky. They should offer good deals to longtime loyal customers and avoid the hassle of having to make phone calls to these companies. I like the sound of the Thai patties with sweet potatoes, nice combination. Have a great week Kim xx

  3. you do eat an amazing variety of dishes - is that because of the Gusto boxes?

  4. I was just going to say the same thing as the first comment! It's amazing how much better deals you get as new customers for things like phone/cable/ internet, etc. in the U.S. too and how otherwise the price just keeps on creeping up for their loyal customers. I mean I get it but why do I have to call and hassle them to negotiate better rates?

  5. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call to get a better deal! Sounds like you ended up with a great deal! Enjoy your pizza night; it's been forever since we've had takeout.

  6. I keep meaning to try taco shells but haven't got round to buying any yet. Sounds a great recipe. We had a full pot of left over mango and lime sauce from a takeaway that I used as a marinade to cook some chicken drumsticks in the slow cooker yesterday