16 October 2015

Cath's Meal Plan 18 - 24 October 2015

Stuffed Capsicum

4 large capsicum, halved and seeded (green, red or yellow - doesn't matter)
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
410 g can kidney beans, undrained
300g can whole kernel corn
1 pkt Taco seasoning

Heat oven to 175°. Mix filling ingredients and place 1/2 cup of the filling mixture into each capsicum half. Place capsicum into an ungreased  Pyrex baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 50-60 minutes or until tender. Garnish with salsa and serve with corn chips and more salsa and rice.

This week we are eating:

Sunday: Roast Beef

Monday: Stuffed capsicum

Tuesday: Salmon & potato rissoles, tossed salad

Wednesday: Yorkshire meat pancakes, salad

Thursday: MOO Pizza

Friday: Tomato & onion quiche, salads

Saturday: Baked bean tacos

We had a win this week and have been able to buy a small upright freezer. It's just the right size for storing fruit and vegetable packets, which is what I'll be stocking it with. That will free up room in the big freezer for meat and chicken, which will hopefully come on sale soon. I'm almost due for a quarterly meat shop and my list is growing by the day. It also means I'll be able to get my big freezer organised and tidied up - again!

How does another freezer affect my meal plan? Well for starters it means I have more choice because I'm able to freeze more food. I freeze just about anything (and I'm preparing a post on what and how I freeze for next week) because it is an efficient and safe way of long-term food storage.

And that of course means I have lots of great ingredients to use in cooking and baking, giving us a much bigger variety in our meals.

I love my freezer(s) and couldn't live without them. I know because when our first freezer stopped working I tried to survive with just the small freezer on top of our fridge. It was a dismal failure and within a fortnight I had another freezer.


  1. That's great news about getting another freezer Cath.

    Mine are so full. I have been hinting to hubby to get another one, but I think he needs to get his hearing checked because he doesn't seem to hear me lol!

    Thank you for the stuffed capsicum recipe, I am hoping for a good crop this year.


    1. He's such a romantic Tania, knows exactly what will make me happy ;)

      I halved, seeded and froze some of last year's crop just for this type of recipe - great for using up little bits of ingredients, we really like them as a quick meal.

  2. I am so pleased to have found your blog, since reading it I have been through the kitchen, made a pantry and freezer inventory, drawn up a 4 week meal plan and have very little shopping to do. I plan on building up my stock of dried and tinned goods to give me a 3 month stock at least. I downloaded the Cleaning with the Super Six book and will be replacing all my laundry and cleaning supplies as they run out. I have already got a jar of orange peel in vinegar on the go.I will be promoting all of this on my blog.

    1. Welcome Pam, it's nice to meet you :)

      You're on a Cheapskating roll, I hope you have lots of fun with it as it saves you lots and lots of money, time and energy.

      You can use any citrus in the vinegar to make cleaner - orange is nice but so is graperfruit or lemon or even mandarin. It makes a nice gift too in a spray bottle with a knitted dishcloth or even a pretty coloured microfibre cloth.

  3. Oh how i wish i had another freezer Cath, i was saving for one but my washing machine just up and died on me, ive been washing small things by hand for the last fortnight and finally got another machine this morning. The new freezer is now on the list for next year lol Im very happy for you :) :) :)


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