Let’s try that again, shall we?

Back to the meal planning table… There have been a couple of holes in my menu plans over the past few weeks – trips me right up and gives me so much grief… It’s so eeeeeasy when I have it down on paper in advance.

So here we go. Yes, I know it’s not Monday – it’s Thursday – but as my online grocery order is coming this afternoon, here is the plan for the next 7 days:


  • Crockpot Chili, will serve with brown rice, tortilla chips and grated cheddar cheese (My kids don’t like kidney beans so, thanks to a clever tip I read on http://recipezaar.com/, I’ve blended the whole tin and added it to the meat mixture. So the chili has the trademark red colour but the consistency of meat sauce.)


  • Homemade Pizza, with bacon (for me!) and pepperoni (the other three), served with raw veggies (cherry toms, cucumber sticks, etc)
  • kids get their weekly ration of sweets today, so no dessert (see my earlier blogpost ‘TGIF’ )

Saturday (good, old family night)

  • Lamb ‘Culottes’ (large steaks – sorry – don’t know what cut of meat that is in English!), served with mustard, roasted Portobello mushrooms, tomato salad, fresh raw spinach and baby potatoes
  • perhaps Krista’s brownies for dessert 🙂 🙂 while we are enjoying “Merlin” on the telly


  • Swedish Sausage Stew, served with bulghur wheat with the leftover fresh spinach mixed in


  • Char Sui Crockpot Chops, sugarsnap peas and chinese noodles

Tuesday (scout night)

  • (all-in-one-dish) Roast Chicken Legs with oven-baked potato wedges and fresh, raw veggies or maybe flash-fried Danish ‘pointy’ spring cabbage


  • Homemade Beefburgers, either served on top of fried toast with balsamico/cream sauce (a swanky, grown-up version) or on buns with crisps + veggies on the side (traditional style)

6 thoughts on “Let’s try that again, shall we?”

  1. Diane your menu looks so good!
    That is a fantastic idea for the chili. I am def. going to be doing that. I love chili but everyone else hates the beans – I'll get them. 😉

  2. DS9 said to me [scooping it up with tortilla chips]: "Is this chili? It looks like meat sauce… Mmm, we should have this more often."

    Didn't have the heart to tell him there were kidney beans in there! LOL

    Read an article, just this morning, in a Danish newspaper about adding pureed beans to pad out all sorts of stuff: meatloaf, beefburgers, lamb gyros…

  3. Your menu looks GREAT! I'm working on that habit again & struggling. Taking inspiration from my friends! Next time you make chili try pinto beans instead of kidney beans, they're softer & milder in taste. Your kids might like them better and that's the Texas type chili too! Lynn

  4. Could you tell us more about the stew and chops. How you made them and what is in them?
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Lynn! Will go hunt down some pinto beans…not a big range of beans here but think I can get them from the local health food shop 🙂

  6. Hi Donna! Re the chops: I just coat them with a couple of spoons of Char Sui sauce from a jar…not really a recipe! LOL

    But I'll do a blogpost tomorrow on the Swedish Sausage Stew – it's a family fave.

    Thanks for coming to take a look! 🙂

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