My last attempt at meal planning went very well. We really enjoyed the meals I chose and I was very excited as I tried out new recipes and got back to cooking from scratch every day. It also helped with the budgeting and shopping – meaning less trips to the supermarket and less impulse spending!

If you want some inspiration for your meals (or you’re nosey like me and want to see what everyone else is cooking) then pop along to At Home With Mrs M for Meal Planning Monday. There is a linky too so you can add your own meal planning blog post should you so wish.

cook books1This week I have chosen another 3 recipe books to try out. I picked Nigella’s Kitchen again as it is a very large book, so I’ve got lots of recipes to get through! Rachel’s Food for Living is yet another book I’ve had for a while but haven’t got round to cooking from – I saw some very nice looking recipes as I flicked through. The final book is Fabulous Pasta, which I’ve had for years and years and used to use quite a bit. It’s good to dust off some old favourites, especially as it’s just a generic cookery book and not one written by a celebrity chef!

So here is this week’s meal plan:

Monday: Pizza

Tuesday: Italian baked pancakes with cheese and tomato from Rachel’s Food for Living

Wednesday: Lemony salmon with cherry tomato couscous from Nigella’s Kitchen

Thursday: Gnocchi with tomato sauce from Fabulous Pasta

Friday: Chicken Curry

Saturday: Beef and spinach cannelloni from Fabulous Pasta

Sunday: Roast turkey