We've had a rather trying week this week. Bubs has had a growth spurt so was feeding every 2 hours for a few days and other challenging things have happened that I shall not share but it has been quite a week to say the least and one I don't ever want repeated. Bubs was weighed when the Health Visitor called around and he is growing very well indeed and is a healthy and happy baby. Hurrah!
We now all have colds, just to make life even more joyous. My motto for now is "This too shall pass!" and I am sure the week ahead will bring healing to our ills and hopefully be much more positive and much less stressful than last week.
Our Meal Plan for this week is all about easy, comforting and nourishing meals. Hopefully all the kids will be at school if they are well enough, if not then they will be nursed at home in the cosy and warm until their ills have gone. My husband will hopefully be going to work 2 days this week as part of his phased return after his stroke. Thankfully he seems to have escaped the worst of the cold, as has bubs who is only slightly snuffly.
Breakfasts will be porridge with home made fruit compote, a warming and filling start to the day. Porridge is also gentle on sore throats and the consistency can be easily adjusted. On the weekend we may have pancakes and crumpets if we are not too exhausted from the week.
Lunches will be soup in flasks for those at work and school and I shall be having the same at home. Soups will be accompanied by a home made bread roll or Savoury Pull Apart Bread, a piece of fruit or two and a small baked treat for afters.
Quick and Easy Root Vegetable and Lentil Curry - Meatfree Monday
Quick and Easy Oven Baked Risotto - with lots of vegetables added so there's enough for Tuesday and Wednesday
Sausage, Vegetable and Pearl Barley Hotpot - Thursday
Versatile Beef Casserole - Friday and as pasties on Saturday
Spicy Seven Vegetable Stew - Sunday
There is no Shopping List this week as I am tired and full of cold. I hope to be back on top form next week.
Don't forget to check out other Meal Plans on the linky hosted by
At Home With Mrs M.