So last week was manic. It was the sort of week when I really should have done a clear meal, but I didn’t! We did some crazy hand-to-mouth living and I resolved to get straight back into meal planning this week to save my sanity and my budget.

I have run the stock cupboard, freezer and fridge down to nothing, so it is a great week to try some new recipes and get in some new ingredients. I have written my meal plan using another two books I haven’t used for a while: Seriously Satisfying (a WeightWatchers book I reviewed a while back) and The Pampered Chef Fast and Fabulous cookbook. I’ve also included a couple of quick and easy recipes that are good old favourites for days when we are busy.

Cook books meal planSo this week we are having:

Monday – Pizza and homemade wedges

Tuesday – Paprika chicken and pasta (from Fast and Fabulous)

Wednesday – Slow cooker chilli and rice

Thursday – Toad in the hole

Friday – Salmon Puffs (from Seriously Satisfying)

Saturday – Lamb Tagine and Couscous (from Seriously Satisfying)

Sunday – Roast chicken

For more inspiration and meal plan ideas, head over to At Home with Mrs M and check out the linky.