Meals for May
Meals for the month of May - for readers who are new to this blog, the reason I list the meals for the month is quite simply,
I enjoy being organised.
I enjoy knowing what is planned ahead, to avoid anxiety/stress.
I enjoy having brain space free for other things.
So what do I do?
I stock take the fridge and freezer, and our pantry. From this basic list I plan meals I can easily make with few additional items.
I take my list and go to the app Trolley.co.uk and work out which supermarkets are the cheapest for each item.
Then I plan to use just three supermarkets. One as a click and collect, one as a delivery and one that is our walk-to local.
So here is our list of May meals. (N.B we are meat and dairy-free, but we do eat fish and eggs)
1 Roast - this meat-free roast is at our kids' house
2 Picnic - it's a bank holiday so we are planning a day-trip out.
3 ADB (All Day Breakfast) We eat meat-free sausages with beans, potato wedges, egg, mushrooms and tomatoes.
4 Mushroom omelette
5 Chilli - I know it's a Thursday when Man Wonderful cooks his meat-free chilli
6 Fish Pie - I ADORE fish pie. I buy frozen cubed fish, add a homemade white sauce and top with mash. YUM!
7 Bolognese - another MW regular
8 Roast - I have a Quorn roast for us and will cook a piece of pork for the family.
9 Leftovers - we have leftover roast veggies
10 ADB (All Day Breakfast)
11 Stir fry- MW loves to cook a stir-fry. He uses cubed Quorn.
13 Salmon - oven baked with roasted or steamed veg
17 ADB (All Day Breakfast)
18 Curry - I cook veg curries. Today I'm cooking chana masala and sag aloo
24 ADB (All Day Breakfast)
25 Lentil stew - I use the slow cooker and pop in any veg that needs using up
31 ADB (All Day Breakfast)
It saves me money because:
1. I don't go to the supermarket for a thing that is not on the list. Not.one.thing!
2. I plan around what we already have.
3. I buy just what is needed.
Do you do this organisation?
What do you organise?