12 March 2012

Meal Planning Monday

Today I am having a go at Meal Planning Monday, a fab idea from At Home with Mrs M.

I am just trying to use up what meat and veg we have in the house so we don't spend any money this week.

Monday - Beef Stew (already in the slow cooker)
Tuesday - Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Wednesday - Merguez Sausage with Pasta (in a sauce obviously)
Thursday - Whatever my mum feeds me as hubby isn't back till late!
Friday - Home-made Chicken Nuggets and Wedges
Saturday - Marmalade & Sage Pork with Sautéed Potatoes

Sunday - Mmm Mothers Day, not sure what we are doing yet!

Well that wasn't too bad in fact I think this might save me a lot of hassle with what I need to get out of the freezer every night ;)

It's a great idea and hopefully will get me thinking about what we are having in the week!

The recipe for the Marmalade & Sage Pork is as follows:

Ingredients: Serves 4
4 x 200g pork steaks
2 teaspoons olive/vegetable oil
salt & pepper
1 tablespoon whole sage leaves
3 heaped tablespoons of orange marmalade

Heat a frying pan over high heat. Brush pork with oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Add the pork and sage to the pan and cook for a few minutes each side or until well browned. Add the marmalade to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until cooked. We have with asparagus & green beans and spoon over the marmalade glaze.


  1. I joined in for the first time this week too! I'm really interested in your Marmalade and sage pork recipe though!

    1. Thank you for popping by, all your meals sound fab too! I have updated the post with the pork recipe, it's super easy and very tasty :)

  2. Ooh your meals all sound yummy! Marmalade and sage pork sounds interesting :)

    1. I am always trying to find new things to keep the troops happy, simple is usually the best too! I have updated the post with the pork recipe. It's really easy to do :)

  3. Welcome to the MPM family! Your meals sound lovely. I hope you get something nice on Mother's Day! :)

  4. Your home made nuggets and wedges reminds me of a few Gillian McKeith recipes I used to enjoy but don't do anymore - may dig that out.


  5. The marmalade pork sounds yum, might have to try that soon!

    Thanks for joining in, hope to see more meal planning posts from you.


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