Monday 2 October 2023

Our weekly meal plan! 2nd - 8th October. #MealPlanningMonday

Our weekly meal plan

Last weeks meal plan went really well, we ate everything and on the day I had planned too. Hooray! The weather has certainly changed so all I can think of is hearty, warming, comfort food. It won't be long until the heating is going on, the blankets are already out and my hot water bottle has been filled a few times.

This week we're doing something a little different and I've ordered a Gousto box to be delivered tomorrow. I love the Gousto boxes and the recipes but we've not had one in so long. What inspired me to order one was an email that I got last week offering me 50% off a box so I thought why not? It's hard to come up with meal ideas every night and hopefully this week we will find some new things to add to our list of meals that we love. It has also helped cut the shopping bill as the Gousto box came to £27.92 with delivery which I don't think is bad for 4 meals for the 4 of us although Ellie has already said that she won't be eating the lamb meatloaf, she doesn't eat lamb. I am sure by Wednesday she will have forgotten about her aversion to lamb. I will just be calling it meatloaf from now on. lol

On the menu this week we have:

Monday - Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread. I have loads of Bolognese in the freezer so as long as I've remembered to get it out to defrost yesterday it should be an easy meal.
Tuesday - Gousto - BBQ Pork Belly With Apple Slaw And Chips.
Wednesday - Gousto - Lamb Meatloaf With Rosemary Potatoes And Redcurrant Gravy. 
Thursday - Gousto - Posh Fish Finger Sandwich With Chips And Dill Mayo.
Friday - Gousto - Extra Special Bangers 'N' Mash 
Saturday - Burgers in buns with fries.
Sunday - We'll be going out for Sunday lunch to the local cafe that we love.

What are you eating this week?


  1. I love the sound of pork belly with apple sauce - it's one of my favourites. We're having salmon risotto today and cauliflower cheese with baked potatoes tomorrow but that's as far as I've got with my planning!


  2. It’s going to be such a yummy week!

  3. I have looked at Gousto boxes but never ordered one. I love the sound of the posh fish finger sandwich and BBQ pork belly

  4. Lots of delicious meals on the schedule! Making meatloaf on Wednesday as well but with beef. Garlic bread for spaghetti is always a must!!

  5. I love it when you get a box of food that works out well and the discount is good. Unfortunately they don't always work for us. I buy them for 2 or 4 of us, but they work out pretty expensive for six. xx

  6. You sure can't beat 1/2 off! It sounds like a delicious and economical way to change things up.

  7. Ooh lovely. It's nice to have something like Gousto now and again. It does help with inspiration, doesn't it? I'm loving hearty food on the cooler days- bangers and mash- yum xxx