Mothering Sunday has been tiring. But I’ve been smart with planning the meals for this week and so I will share them with you below,
Just a background: We have always thought that we should look out for, and treat other mothers on Mothers’ Day. So this year we ‘adopted’ two elderly ladies who have been good to us over the years, ever since we met them upon migrating to England.
You would think we were preparing food for an army on Sunday! But no, we cooked enough to last for the whole week. So we made big batches of several dishes which we served up on Sunday but also dished up and refrigerated the rest for later on in the week. Were we being clever or what?
Here’s our Mothers’ Day Menu that will feature in the meal plan for the rest of the week
Jamaican style brown stewed chicken
Rice and peas
Macaroni and cheese
Cucumber and tomato slices
Fried ripe plantains
So everyone had a bit of everything on Mothers’ Day and then the rest was secured for later in the week. We had planned to make the ultimate mothers’ Day cake but we realised on Saturday night when we went to measure out the ingredients for early Sunday, that we didn’t have any bicarbonate of soda (baking soda).
So we quickly made a change of plans and made a lemon mascarpone cake. It was absolutely delicious and luckily we had what we needed to make it.
We are not coffee drinkers but we did get some in to try the coffee and walnut cake recipe. It turned out beautifully and is going to be added to our list of easy, go to cakes to make.
This is where the giveaway comes in. We have for one lucky reader, an elegant coffee canister that has a really sleek, pretty design. Read on to see how you can get your hands on it.
Before we share the giveaway, here’s how we plan to make sure we don’t spend unnecessarily on food next week. We are well aware of how meal planning is beneficial in helping us save money, eat healthily, and cut down on food waste.
- Monday: Macaroni Cheese with broccoli, cauliflower and carrot
- Tuesday: Rice and peas with Brown stewed chicken
- Wednesday: Curried mutton with potato salad
- Thursday: Chicken and vegetable stir fry with noodles
- Friday: Homemade pizza and chips
- Saturday: Toasties with cheese, avocado, plantains and tomatoes
Coffee Canister Giveaway
To get your hand on this Coffee Canister, scroll down to the Gleam box below. You have several ways to enter.
Do follow on social media too for other active giveaways.
Our Biggest giveaway this month is the Easter Giveaway where you will have the chance to win one of three Marks and Spencers Easter baskets. It ends on April 14, 2019, right on time for Easter, so remember to check it out.
So what do you think of our meal plan?