Monday 2 November 2020

What's Cooking At The Madhouse ? menu plan week 44

Well, last week, we discovered we were going back into lockdown for 6 weeks so we went out for a couple of trips to local restaurants just before it kicked off. We went to the Chinese buffet restaurant for my birthday with the in laws (which, surprisingly, is still operating as a buffet, which shocked me) then to a local restaurant in the town centre which had sent through a voucher for my birthday. I don't really feel like we're going into lockdown as I'll be going into school as usual and so will the kids - we'll see how things progress though. I wouldn't be surprised if we have to go into confinement too in a few weeks. I'll stick with planning meals but I have no idea how shopping will go from here on. Fingers crossed !


lunch- something quick, as I have to dash off to the dentist's (assuming it's still open) to get a filling repaired. Beefburgers and leftover couscous probably.

dinner - Fish, rice & peas


dinner- Chicken casserole & mash


lunch- Spaghetti carbonara

dinner- Fajitas


dinner- Chilli con carne with rice


lunch-  Leftovers

dinner - Hamburgers & chips


lunch-  No McDonald's this week and no heading into town either - boo ! Umm ... spaghetti bolognese should hit the spot !

dinner- Something in the slow cooker - a chicken or pork stroganoff-type thing (with tomatoes, cream, spices, mushrooms, onions), depending on what's in the shop, with mash.


lunch- Spicy chicken breasts with potatoes and peas

dinner- Leftovers or sandwiches.

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  1. Good on you for having a few meals out. That is surprising that the Chinese buffet is still a buffet. All the one's like that near us have you ordering what you want at the table.
    Good luck to you with your shopping. Tesco is booked up until the end of the month for home delivery with me so it is going to be interesting.
    Great meal plan. x

    1. I was surprised about the Chinese buffet too, but I suppose it's no worse than table service really. Too late now anyway ! I went to Lidl earlier and was really surprised at how quiet it was. Long may it last !

  2. I bet you'll miss the McDonalds trip! How surprising about the Chinese buffet too - I thought everywhere had stopped things like that. Still at least you got a nice trip out before we're stuck indoors again!

    Lovely meal plan and I hope you're keeping well. Thanks for linking up. Have a good rest of the week.

  3. Loads of delicious delights to feast

  4. The spicy chicken breasts sound very nice for a Sunday


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