Another week’s planner for you which i hope will give you some inspiration and take away the dilemma of what to cook each night! I’ve done it for you, so grab yourself a pen and get your shopping sorted ready for Monday!
Monday – Picnic Tea
If you’re bored of serving up the usual ham sandwich how about making it into a pinwheel sandwich? My kids aren’t great with sandwiches so i try to add wraps, bagels, pittas etc but weirdly if i flatten the bread slightly and make them into pinwheel sandwiches they seem to wolf these down?? Smoked salmon pinwheels go down well in our household, or ham and cream cheese, turkey and cheese or tuna perhaps?? If you haven’t already tried them, give them a go…i’d love to hear how they were received!!
Simply flatten the bread with a rolling pin, butter all the way to the edges so that when you roll them the butter acts like glue, place your filling on top and then roll into a long sausage shape and then cut into about 1cm thick pieces…and there you have it! Easy!
Tuesday – Chicken stuffed with mozzarella and pesto
Simply make an incision into a chicken breast, spread some pesto inside and some pieces of mozzarella, season and then pop into an oven dish, add a splash of water or wine to then cover with foil and pop into the oven for 25/30 mins at around 180 degrees C. Try this with some roasted new potatoes, garlic portobello mushroom and some steamed courgettes.
Wednesday – Mini omelettes with crispy kale
These are great for using up any leftover veggies you have lying around. Simply cook the veg first, these below are courgette and mushroom so i cooked these in a pan first, then added the mixture to 3 eggs, salt and pepper and then popped some small drops of the mixture into a frying pan, cook on one side until golden and then flip onto the other side until cooked through. Serve with some crispy kale and maybe some new potatoes. You could add some cheese into these as well but as my daughter is dairy intolerant we left this out…they still gobbled them up though so definitely not an essential ingredient!
Thursday – Teriyaki salmon with egg noodles
This recipe was taken from BBC Good Food Teriyaki Salmon This is a great mid week meal as it’s pretty quick, served with some spring greens. Alfie is a particular fan of this one and when presented with this he asked for the biggest piece!!
Friday – Sausage wraps with green beans and potato wedges
Easy, easy for a Friday night! My kids aren’t great bread eaters so wraps tend to go down slightly better. Putting a sausage into a wrap rather than simply serving on a plate somehow seems to make eating sausages more fun! Serve with potato wedges and veg of choice and hummus or perhaps the obligatory ketchup?!!
Saturday – BBQ Chicken parcels
I got the idea for this recipe from diethood who i came across on Instagram initially…So much inspiration on there, i love it! Anyway this was very easy to make and tasty too! You can vary this recipe depending on what veggies you have in the fridge you just need a good bottle of BBQ sauce…or homemade if you’re so inclined! Good for all the family to enjoy and the plus side is there’s very little washing up which means you get to enjoy more of your weekend! Serve with rice for a healthier option or mash so soak up the BBQ sauce…yum!
Sunday – Pork loin, wrapped in bacon with homemade apple sauce
This recipe is from a cookbook called The Allergy-Free Family cookbook by Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux. They have some lovely things in here all of which are really easy to follow. This recipe i love as was really simple yet looks quite impressive, i think anyway!
Simply place streaky bacon, slightly overlapping onto some cling foil, then place sage leaves, flat leaf parsley, garlic and finely chopped onion onto the streaky bacon and season. Then place the pork loin on one end and then using cling film wrap tightly. You can make this ahead and pop into the fridge until you’re ready to cook. For 500g of pork loin just oven roast at 180 for 30 mins and then allow to rest for 5 mins.
The apple sauce was simply, one cooking apple, lemon shaving, lemon juice and sugar to taste. All put into a saucepan over a very low heat, lid on and cook for 20 mins or so until the apple has broke down into a yummy apple sauce! Easy!
….and that’s it for another week! If you have any questions on any of these recipes please contact me or you can find me on instagram and you can message me directly on there! @hungrylittlebears
Thanks so much! xx