All about making life easier, this week’s Real Food Meal Plan includes slow cooker Mongolian Beef, spicy noodle soup, an easy sheet pan honey chicken dinner & a simple broccoli pasta.
Meal planning at this time of year is a difficult task. I plan my meals according to the weather (Yes, I am aware this is a nerdy thing to do 🙂 ), and every Thursday night when I write my menu I take note of the temperature for the coming week. Temperature becomes more important during summer as I don’t want to plan an oven-baked meal on a 40C day. Unfortunately, the weather is a moving target this time of year, so I have to be a bit flexible and keep a few extra dishes up my sleeve. The salad we ate on Thursday was actually destined for The Princess’s lunchbox, but the oven baked miso fish I originally planned no longer looked as appealing on a 36C day. The upside to this though … guess what we are eating next week.
For those of you not struggling with my temperature issues, I bring you eight great recipes from my fellow bloggers that you can happily turn on the oven for; five mains and a few little extras to get you through the week. Enjoy!
Fall Meal Ideas
Monday: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef via Art From My Table
Tuesday: Sweet Plantains & Picadillo Casserole via Smart Little Cookie
Wednesday: Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Dinner via Meatloaf and Melodrama
Thursday: Pancetta and Broccoli Pasta
Friday: One-Pot Spicy Noodle Soup via Busy Mom’s Helper
A Little Something Extra
Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail via Vintage Kitty
Suns Up Bacon Waffles via Carrie’s Home Cooking
Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars via Suburban Simplicity
Spring Meal Ideas
Dinner this week was a mix of recipes that have yet to appear on the blog, and a few old favourites that I can make with my eyes closed. As we move into the busiest part of the year, I am trying very hard to keep my meals as simple as possible.
This week we ate:
Sunday: Chorizo & Spinach Gnocchi
Monday: Lemon Tuna Pasta
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Beef Tagine with Wholegrain Cous Cous