Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.


Meal Planning Monday - 16/4/2012

As it was a bank holiday last monday I was in complete holiday mode and didn't do a meal plan for the week. By Wednesday the familiar feeling for dread accompanied the question of "what's for dinner?". I also had nothing planned for my lunches so ended up spending on bland shop bought sandwiches, which I hate doing.

This week I was more prepared. I had my meals planned and my online shop sorted by Wednesday, ready for the Sunday morning delivery.

So here is this weeks meal plan;

Meal out at a local restaurant (happy hour special with our Grand National winnings)
Meal out cancelled due to boyfriends bad back. Will have to rethink, possibly jacket potatoes and salad.

Salmon fish cakes with boiled potatoes and veg

Sort yourself out night.

Smoked sausage pasta al forno.

Chilli or lasagne (depending on mood)

This weeks shop came to £41 (which included a few cleaning products and toiletries)

sort yourself out night is a night when we both are in at different times so we make our own meals, boyfriend normally goes for a toastie and I rustle up some veggie pasta or stir fry.

This meal planning malarkey has really got me in a frugal mood recently. I am determined to get myself on a better financial footing in the next year. To stop burying my head and pay off some student debt and get myself firmly in the black. I'm not in that much debt really but would love to be able to start saving and being able to afford things like holidays and new clothes.

So, if you have any tips on how you save money or make money, please share below. It can be food related or otherwise.


As always I have submitted my meal plan to Mrs M's linky.