Nelly Elliott

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


Meal Planning Monday - 3rd June 2013

So it's been a few weeks since I sat down and actually made a meal plan. After being away for a week, and eating one too many doughnuts I am relishing the idea of eating healthy things and planning again! I am sticking with just planning evening meals this time, as I will mostly be eating salads, soup and leftovers for lunches at work.

I did a great big Tesco shop yesterday to the tune of around £90, but this should see us through a couple of weeks so I was actually pleasantly surprised that I didn't go over the £100 mark. It is rare that I get to go to a nice big supermarket in person, so I tend to splurge a little when I do.

So here goes the plan;

Gammon steaks with sweet potato wedges and a nice fresh rocket salad. I might even push the boat out and fry an egg on the top. I also have leftover banana & bourbon loaf for pudding. *licks lips*

Chipolte turkey enchiladas with a nice avocado salad. I bought a chipolte chilli recipe kit form The Spicery so I am dying to use it!

I am heading to Zumba on wednesday night so will more than likely make this our "sort yourself out night", where I throw together some veggie pasta for myself. I have a lovely aubergine and courgette so may go for a small veggie lasagna instead.

Creamy prawn linguine with fresh chives (from my garden!). This dish could not be simpler; some cooked king prawns tossed in some linguine with cream cheese and herbs. Might even throw in some garlic if I'm feeling frisky.

Lightly dusted river cobbler (which I got on special offer), with sweet potato fries and salad. I also have the makings of a mean homemade tartare sauce.

I want to get on with some baking this weekend if I can, although I am out with friends on Saturday night, lets hope I am not too hungover to bake!

I will definitely be blogging my chilli experiment, and I might possibly blog the prawn pasta as well, depending on how lovely it turns out. Are you up to anything culinarily (is that a word? no? oh.) exciting this week?

I don't know if its the sunny weather or the fact I cleaned my kitchen to within an inch of its life yesterday, but I am itching to get into the kitchen and cook up a storm!

I have entered my meal plan into Mrs M's linky.