Tuesday, 2 January 2018

What's Cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 2018 week #1 & #2

Right, the festive food-fest is over, time to get back into some sort of routine ... well, relatively speaking anyway. After visiting both sets of parents for Christmas and New Year, we've headed for home, but on Saturday, I'm heading off to Norway for a week on a work trip, leaving the Madhouse kids and Madhouse Daddy to fend for themselves. I said I'd make them a basic menu plan, as I know what's in the freezer and the cupboard, but it will be very simple, kid-friendly food as some days, the girls will be in charge of cooking. Eeek ! For the first few days before I head off and the kids go back to school, I'll be using up what's in the fridge and freezer before we go for a big shop. But I also got a couple of new cookery books for Christmas so I'll be dipping into those too - where to begin ?!


 lunch - pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puds, a bag of frozen veg, roast potatoes and gravy (so basically, Christmas dinner without the turkey - hee hee hee !)

dinner cottage pie (one end with root veg mash (for me !) but one end with normal mash so the kids don't complain - it'll still have a bag of mixed veg in the meat part though, so they won't get away with no veggies !!)


lunch - chicken & veg stir fry with rice or noodles

dinner - cockaleekie soup for the grown-ups, leftover cottage pie for the kids


 lunch - loco moco (which is a Hawaiian dish of burger and egg on rice)

dinner - sausage and bean casserole


 lunch - pasta bake

 dinner - American style goulash


lunch - Time for the traditional Burger King visit no doubt, once they've dropped me off at the station

dinner - leftovers (goulash and/or pasta bake - I'll make plenty on purpose)


lunch - I'm guessing Madhouse Daddy will sort out a roast

dinner - fridge grazing, if anyone's hungry - or there are some cans of soup


dinner - leftovers from yesterday's roast


dinner - potato waffles, spam and beans


lunch - chicken cordon bleu & a pouch of microwavable rice

dinner - spaghetti carbonara


dinner - pizza


 dinner - meatballs and spaghetti

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  1. Great meal plan! I love the sound of the Loco moco! That is something my girls would love. Have a good trip x

  2. Lovely! I hope the girls enjoy doing some cooking.


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