Monday, 25 February 2013
Menu Plan Monday 25/02/13
This is £70 worth of meat to last the next 5 weeks. I've made a decision to only buy meat from a local family butcher. It is based on the recent horse meat fiasco and because I am loosing faith in supermarkets and would rather see my money go to a hard working husband & wife running a family butchers rather than give it to one of the big greedy supermarkets. They are more expensive than the supermarkets but I know they can produce paperwork documenting where all their meat is reared and slaughtered and another bonus is it is local meat.
I have worked out that I can get 20 x 4 portion meals from this meat which would work out at £3.50 per 4 portions. I most probably will get more meals than I've estimated so I'm going to keep a record of how many meals I get out of the meat over the next five weeks. Mince can be stretched by incorporating lots of veggies and lentils. I will also be buying a couple of chickens from Aldi which I can stretch to make a couple of meals and a few chicken & mayo sandwiches. My menus are now going to incorporated 2 veggie and 1 fish meals per week. Lets see how it goes.
So the plan for this week is...
MONDAY - Stuffed pork fillet, roast potatoes & carrots, steamed veg, yorkshire puddings, gravy
TUESDAY - Roast chicken, jacket potatoes, homemade coleslaw & salad
WEDNESDAY - Pasta with mushrooms, homemade garlic bread
THURSDAY - Smoked fish, parsley sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots & peas
FRIDAY - Mushroom & chestnut cottage pie, broccoli
SATURDAY - Lamb burgers, chips & homemade coleslaw
SUNDAY - Leftover chicken & leek pie, mash and vegetables
Posted by Karen at 15:04