So this month's menu plan is based on having the same thing to eat each day of the week apart from a bit of a variation on Sundays. Some people would find that this is insufficiently varies for them but when I asked the family last month they said that they like having old favourites and also like being able to start a meal no matter who is the first in the house. So here is our plan !
Breakfast - Wheat biscuits, porridge or beans on toast, tea or coffee
Lunch - school lunch or sandwich, fruit and piece of cake, water to drink
Sunday - Meatloaf or roast chicken, roast potatoes, gravy, vegetables, steamed pudding or crumble
Monday- Pizza, salad, leftover Sunday pudding
Tuesday - Baked potatoes with choice of filling, fresh fruit
Wednesday - spaghetti bolognaise, salad, fruit salad
Thursday- Soup, bread and cake
Friday - Shepherd's pie, vegetables, steamed pudding
Saturday - Totillas or sausages, salad and chips, sorbet
This plan gives a basic outline but enough variation that people can take the initiative e.g.) with what type of soup we are going to have.
Last month I experimented with quite a few new recipes none of which the family liked so I ended up putting lots of leftovers in the compost. This month I'm hoping that family favourites will lead to less waste and more praise !