12 March 2016

Cath's Meal Plan 13 - 19 March 2016

Sorry for the late posting everyone, it's been a very hectic few days and going to get busier methinks. My mother collapsed on Thursday morning,she's had a mild heart attack and developed a severe infection and I've been with her at the hospital most of the time since then.

That of course means that some of our meals have been completely off the plan. Tonight I bought a chicken and some coleslaw for tea as we have visitors staying this weekend, thankfully they like freezer meals because the last three days have cleaned up the freezer meal stash :)

So this week we will be eating a modified meal plan:

Sunday: Ham and salad

Monday: BBQ sausages and salad

Tuesday: Spag bol using sauce ready made from the freezer and garlic pita

Wednesday: Tuna Surprise

Thurday: Moo Pizza

Friday: Fish cakes (freezer) and salad

Saturday: Muffin Surprise

The ham, sausages and spag bol sauce are in the freezer. Tuna Surprise is easy and whoever is home at tea time will make it. Last time I made fish cakes I tripled the recipe, made them just a little smaller and was able to freeze the leftovers - enough for three meals. They just need to be thawed and warmed. The bacon for the Muffin Surprises is in the freezer too.

There are plenty of vegetables in the fridge and pantry to round out the meals. I won't get any new baking done but there are muffins and a ginger slice in the freezer if anyone desperately needs a sweet hit and thanks to a generous friend the fruit bowl is full to overflowing with delicious fresh fruit.

This week has shown me yet again that having a meal plan and well stocked pantry, fridge and freezer is worth it. It would have been very easy on Thursday and Friday night to just buy tea on my way home from the hospital, but it would have cost close to $50 for all of us - $100 for two dinners is about my monthly grocery budget at the moment and just not going to happen.

The chicken I bought tonight was marked down to $5.60 and the coleslaw was marked down to $3, so while the cost wasn't planned it wasn't outrageous and with extra salad veg and some bread it was a really nice meal.

With a modified and simplified meal plan in place everyone will be fed and I won't need to spend any extra money either. Meal plans and stockpiles are wonderful.


  1. Dear Cath
    Praying your mum makes a full and speedy recovery.

  2. Hi Cath,
    Sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. It's great that everybody pitches in when there is an emergency and those menus are a godsend - as I am finding out.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sal :-)

  3. Hi Cath,
    Sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Isn't it great that everybody pulls together when there is an emergency. And those menus are a lifesaver which I am fast discovering.
    Thank you and all the best.
    Sal :-)

  4. Best wishes to your Mum, Cath! Thinking of you and your family...

    xxJen in NS

  5. Awwww I hope your mum is ok Cath, thinking of you xoxoxo

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum Cath, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xx

  7. Hi Cath, You and your mum are in my thoughts. I hope she is doing as well as can be expected. Take care. Jo

  8. Hi Cath, I hope your Mum is on the road to recovery very soon. Helen

  9. All the best for your Mum. Pat

  10. Dear Cath,

    So sorry to hear about your mum, I do hope she is making a good recovery. I will be praying for her.

    I have been absent from the internet world for a little while with computer problems and busyness. My laptop ended up giving up the ghost and so I reluctantly bought another. Luckily we found one on special for a good price.

    Hopefully I will be back blogging regularly soon, I really miss it.

    Take care,

  11. I'm sorry to hear about you're mum. I hope she recovers quickly. Take care of yourself too... Very important. Hugs Sue.


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