5 dinners for £27.17 for two adults and two children.
In this post I will share with you a few of our favourite week day meals. We love our hearty dinners and we like to cook from scratch a lot. However, we haven’t always go time to do that so sometimes we use jar sauces and other simple or convenient food. The shopping list and the meal plan is included in the FREE PDF, which you can get here. Continue down the page if you would prefer to read it off the screen right here in this post.
5 dinners for £27.17
- Roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots and peas, Yorkshire puddings and roast gravy.
- Spicy chicken and chips bowl.
- Bangers, mash, peas and onion gravy.
- Vegetable curry, rice and poppadoms.
- Sweet and sour pork with rice.
Chose the dinners that suit you best on each evening. Remember to cook the roast before the end of the week as you will need some of the chicken for the spicy chicken and chips bowl.
1.Roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots and peas, Yorkshire puddings and roast gravy.
Roast the chicken as per the instructions. I like to add onions to the pan and a sliced carrot or two. Once the chicken has been cooked, remove the fat from the top of the roasting juices. Blitz the juice along with the softened vegetables to make a stock. transfer into a sauce pan and sieve if you wish. Use the gravy granules and boiling water to make up a delicious roast gravy.
Carrots and peas: boil or steam and dress with butter, rock salt and cracked black pepper.
Yorkshire puddings: as per pack instructions
[NOTE:Don’t use all the chicken keep at least a third of the meat for the spicy chicken and chips bowl tomorrow. ]
2.Spicy chicken and chips bowl.
Chips: Using some of the potatoes, Make homemade chips like the ones in this recipe.
Toss the raw chips in chilli powder, garlic granules and chicken seasoning to make spicy chips.
Chicken and peppers. Reheat the leftover chicken in a frying pan along with green and red peppers and onions. Add the same spices to this mix too.
Throw all of the food into a large bowl and toss. Serve into 4 bowls for a lovely tasty lazy dinner.
3.Bangers, mash, peas and onion gravy.
Cumberland sausages: Cook as per instructions. I personally love baked sausages. Cook in a hot oven till piping hot.
Mash: Use all of the remaining potatoes to make mashed potatoes.
Peas: as per pack instructions
Onion gravy: Gently fry some chopped onions in olive oil till translucent but not browned or burned. Make up some instant gravy. Add the onions to the gravy once well cooked for a hearty onion gravy.
4.Vegetable curry, rice and poppadoms.
Cook onions on a low heat till softened, add ginger, chilli powder, garlic granules, 2 tablespoons of curry powder and cook the spices. Make sure there is enough oil to cook the spices in. You should smell a delicious fragrance once the spices are cooked. It may take a minute or two.
Add your bite sized and chunky vegetables to the pan and stir well
- Sugar snap peas
- Baby corn
- Courgettes ( later than the others as it will go mushy)
Add the pasatta and 3/4 of the tin of coconut milk and stir. Add a tin of chickpeas. Cook till the vegetables are soft.
Make your rice while the curry is cooking. I use this method here.
Serve with poppadoms.
5.Sweet and sour pork with rice.
Cut the pork into strips or dice. Brown in a hot pan. Add lots of peppers and onions to the pan and mix in the sauce. Cook as per pack instructions.
Cook your rice as per the instructions in the vegetable curry instructions above.