Weekly Family Menu

cheeky country chicken pie

Since before we had kids, I have loved making my weekly menu. In a weird way I find it rather cathartic. Finding interesting recipes, that people in the house will eat. Plus there is the added challenge of minimising food waste and cost. Yes it is geeky, but I genuinely like it. Hence, why I’ve created my Family Menu.

Having kids adds an additional layer of complexity to my menu planning. What will they eat, what won’t they, what’s healthy. More importantly, what can one of us realistically prepare while looking after Thing 1&2? Also what are we going to eat? I like a fish stick, but it’s not going to be my regular dinner.

How to read my Family Menu

I thought I’d share my menu planning with you all. So, feel free to take a look. I’ve listed my weekly menu, but also any twists I may have made. I also have a handy little key for you.

Big Helper Approved - get a munchkin involved.
KIDS -this is purely for the kids in the household
Family Favourites - for the whole family to sit and enjoy.
Sanity Savers - for meals when you just need something on the table and you’re ready to throw in the towel
BIG KIDS - This is for us adults.

This past week, however, was a different. I had Thing 2 recovering from a cold, and lousy weather. To top It off, it was half term. For those not familiar, essentially all school kids were off this week. Meaning, on lousy days the indoors would be packed. So a fun week.

That said, a slightly fun little family menu that the boys (and us) enjoyed. In particular I got to make my Cheeky Country Chicken Pie again, which I do love in cold weather!

See the menu HERE!

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