Monday, 30 April 2018

What's Cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 2018 week #18

This week, which is our second and final week of the school holidays, is going to be a weird one, not to mention an extremely busy one, but for once, I can just sit back and let it all go on around me. On Monday (or today, by the time you're reading this), Juliette and Sophie are off to Brussels to see Niall Horan in concert. This was all planned before Madhouse Daddy died and, as he's the only driver in the family, I didn't think it was going to be possible, but Sophie managed to organise alternative arrangements so it's back on ! They'll be back the next day then Sophie's off (again !) to visit her friend from Wednesday to Saturday. Juliette is also off on a two-day sleepover (is that even a thing?!) on Wednesday and Thursday. On Saturday morning, Juliette has her next appointment at the orthodontist's. And somehow I've got to fit mealtimes around all this lot !

I've decided to push my meal plans over to Mondays instead of Fridays from now on, as it makes more sense with our new shopping routine, and also fits in with #MealPlanningMonday better. Kirsty from Hijacked By Twins is taking a break from running the linky at the moment so you'll be able to link up your menu planning posts at the bottom of my weekly plan.


lunch - we haven't had fast food for a while, so I think we'll get back into our Saturday morning ritual - this week is Pierre's choice I think

dinner - honey garlic pork chops with gratin dauphinois


lunch - roast chicken with rice and veg (or leftover gratin dauphinois)

dinner - chicken soup or cheese on toast (or both)


lunch - spaghetti bolognese

dinner - just me and Pierre - his choice is beefburger and chips (I will sneak some veg in there too, probably peas and carrots, or maybe baked beans if he's lucky !)


lunch - sausages, mash and ratatouille

dinner - chicken stir fry


lunch - crustless quiche & baby potatoes with coleslaw

dinner -  just me and Pierre - his (somewhat surprising) choice is grilled salmon with salad


lunch -  just me and Pierre - his choice, mince and potatoes (with veg - my choice !!)

dinner -  just me and Pierre - I get a feeling there will be a fridge full of leftovers by now, if not sandwiches


lunch - fishfingers, rice and green beans

 dinner - pissaladière (a kind of pizza with olives and anchovies - I'll use tuna instead though)


lunch - Juliette's choice of fast food

dinner - black beans à la olla with rice


lunch - roast beef, Yorkshire puds, roast spuds and carrots

dinner - soup or fridge grazing/sandwiches

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  1. Ohh! You are still on the school holidays. Lucky you. We've been back a couple of weeks already.
    I hope the girls have a good time seeing Niall Horan. I do like him. hehehe I'm glad they managed to sort the trip out. It sounds like they have a busy week.
    I like Pierre's choices of meals and the sound of the pissaladière x

  2. Always challenging to cook for the kids during school holiday. Great menu quite a diversity. Spaghetti Bolognese is always on the menu for the holidays. 😀

  3. Honey garlic pork sounds lovely


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