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Monster Squad Meal Planning – Week 4! April 14, 2011

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Firstly I must apologise to my readers for being a day late. I’m afraid I spent Wednesday night frying my own brain trying to teach myself how to use Adobe Photoshop…… Massive Fail.

I will get there eventually but it certainly wont be quick!!!

Masterchef eat your heart out....It's Chef Zafirah

Lets hope my meals this week are nothing like my understanding of HTML coding….

This week has to be super easy and super organised as it will be our ‘busy’ week of the holidays!

We will pick up Mackenzi (My Step-daughter) tomorrow,  so we will be out and about doing most of our holiday activities while she is with us. 🙂



Lunch: Steamed Dim Sims

Dinner: Provincial Chicken




Lunch: Take-Out in Ballarat

Dinner: Pasta Bake & Garlic Bread


Lunch: Chicken Nuggets & Chips

Ice-Cream with Ice Magic.... Such A Treat!!!!

Dinner: Homemade Pizzas


Lunch: Picnic Basket Lunch

Dinner: Beef Casserole & Mash


Lunch: Nachos

Dinner: Chicken Kebabs & Flavoured Rice


Lunch: 2 Min Noodles

Dinner: Chicken Parmas & Scalloped potatoes


Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Dinner: Homemade Fried Rice with Mini DimSims & Mini Spring Rolls



Tinned Two Fruits

Cheese & Biscuits


Carrot Sticks



Mini Muffins

Easter Biscuits


I might even go as far as preparing a few deserts this week….. LOL, after all, it is the holidays!!! 🙂








Monster Squad Meal Planning – Week 3! April 6, 2011

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Meal plan time is upon me again and this week I want to include something we don’t usually have. Thanks to Jai’s suggestion, I have added Beef Taco’s to the menu. Perhaps I will allow the children to suggest a meal every week. 🙂

After devouring one of my mother’s home made pasties for lunch today, I have decided to give pie making a go this week aswell. We have 2 pie maker machines between us so I am planning on dedicating one evening to a massive pastry bake up.

Baking a big batch of home-made pies will give my hubby a bit of variety in his lunches (he takes a pie for lunch to work everyday) and also fill the freezer for lunches or dinners where we need something quick and easy.

Tisk Tisk... Use your spoon Veruca!!!

This weeks Menu Plan:


Lunch: 2 Min Noodles

Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken on White Rice

Friday (Last day of TERM 1)

Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Beef, Lettuce & Tomato Taco’s


Lunch: Steamed Dim Sims

Dinner: Pasta & Garlic Bread


Lunch: Salad & Cold Meat Rolls

Dinner: Baked Spuds with Baked Beans or Beef Sauce.


Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Slow Cooker – Chicken Casserole


Lunch: Soup & Crusty Bread

Dinner: Mc Donalds (Family Movie Night)


Lunch: Tin spaghetti Jaffles ( Toasted Sandwiches)

Dinner: Oven Baked Fish, Chips & Calamari Rings

Afternoon Tea: Cheese & Vegemite Saladas, 2 Min Noodles, Shapes (Biscuits), Two Fruits, Microwave Popcorn.

Baking this week will include:

* Pies

* Sausage Rolls

* Mini Muffins

* Pikelets

* Easter Shaped Cookies

So that’s the plan for this week.

Thank-you once again to Katrina from The Organised Housewife for her constant inspiration and enthusiasm in the everyday tasks we must complete. 🙂

The Organised Housewife

Monster Squad Meal Planning Week 2! March 30, 2011

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Meal Time Mess!!!


Ahhh it’s that time of the week again… Meal planning madness…


I’m really feeling a little uninspired about cooking this week coming, so I have tried to plan quick and easy meals to prepare.


Last week when I did the shopping I kept within my budget but somehow ended up doubling up on some items. 🙂


That means that tomorrow morning when I hit the supermarkets, I might actually SAVE some money!!!! How exciting!!!


Just goes to show that with a little time, planning and organisation you really can make a difference with your budget. LOVE THAT FEELING 🙂





So here goes:



Lunch: Dims Sims

Dinner: Fettucine Bolognese



Lunch: Take-away snacks as we will be out!

Dinner: Satay Chicken & Veges on White Rice



Lunch:Party Pies and Sausage Rolls

Dinner: Roast chicken tortilla Wraps & Oven baked Chips



Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Sizzle Steaks, Scalloped Potato & Corn Cobs



Lunch: Tin spaghetti with soldiers! (Soldiers are toast slices cut into 3 strips)

Dinner: Homemade Hamburgers, Curly Fries & Packet Pasta



Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Family Movie Night – Take Away – KFC



Lunch: Pumpkin Soup & French Stick Bread

Dinner: Lasagna from the freezer (Last week’s vegetable laced lasagna) & Crunchy Potato Wedges




This week I am going to add an afternoon tea element to my meal plan. On Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays the kids have no activities and come straight home from school absolutely starving…. or so they say….


So this weeks options for afternoon tea include


* Microwave Popcorn

* Cheese & Vegemite Saladas

* 2 Min Noodles



So that’s the Monster Squad Meal Plan for this week. Check in next week for some more meal ideas. I hope it has inspired you to start your own plan! 🙂



Monster Squad Meal Planning! March 27, 2011

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Hungry Jai

Weekly menu planning has not only saved me a fortune at the supermarket, it has solved the common issue of wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles with not a clue of what to serve up for dinner.


I have also found that planning the meals in advanced has allowed me to be more organised and prepare much healthier, filling meals.


I sit down of a Wednesday evening once the kiddies have gone to bed and I plan my following weeks menu. My menu plan starts on a Thursday each week as this is the day I do my shopping.


When planning the menu I have to take into consideration after school activities and other family commitments and schedule in meals that have appropriate preparation and cooking times.


I hadn’t considered posting my menu plan before now but I must thank Katrina from The Organised Housewife for her inspiration 🙂



Here is this weeks plan.

The beginning of our Lasagna


Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken on White Rice


Lunch: Tin Spag Jaffles (Toasted Sandwiches)

Dinner: Lasagna & Wedges


Lunch: Hot Dogs

Dinner: Honey & Sweet Soy Stir-fry Chicken with Hokkien Noodles


Lunch: Steamed Dim Sims

Dinner: Beef Casserole (Slow Cooker). Mashed potato & Mixed Vegetables


Lunch: 2 Min Noodles

Dinner: Ravioli & Garlic Bread


Lunch: Sandwich

Dinner: Pizza – Movie Night


Lunch: Leftover Pizza / Sandwich

Dinner: Chicken Schnitzel & Creamy Scalloped potato

I must confess to not being much of a Baker, however I do occasionally have a go. This week I saved a massive amount of time preparing the kids lunchbox snacks when my mum offered to do the baking. 🙂

She prepared

* A chocolate cake

* A double batch or pikelets

* A batch of Blueberry Mini Muffins

* A batch of Banana Mini Muffins

I individually wrapped these items and popped them into the freezer. Each day when I prepare the lunch boxes I will just pull out what I need from the freezer and it will be defrosted well before they eat it. Saves time and money on lunch box snacks. These snacks should last 2-3 weeks 🙂

So that’s it for this weeks plan.


Thanks again to THE ORGANISED HOUSEWIFE for her inspiration!

The Organised Housewife