Meal Planning Monday 16 March


Wow that was a busy week, and I always seem to be saying that. Funny isn’t it – people are always complaining about how busy they are but actually we could always just slow down a little. We don’t have to whizz around improving our minds, our bodies, our gardens, our homes etc etc etc. It’s exhausting! So why do we do it? I blame the media to a certain extent (lets just push the blame elsewhere for a moment). Images of perfection are everywhere – perfect living rooms with matching cushions, updated with the seasons. Perfectly toned bodies of celebrities giving an artificial representation of the number of people who actually dedicate a large chunk of their lives to working out. Social media helps push this along with perfect baby snaps and jolly family days out posted hourly – encouraging us all to compare and contrast, compare and contrast.

But then there’s the other kind of pressure – the internal. The nagging ‘I should be doing something more useful / improving / healthy / intellectually stimulating than watching Sex and the City repeats all afternoon’. I should be fitter, more healthy and more cultured. But if we really believed this – why don’t we just do it? Why don’t I just go to for a swim right now? Is it laziness? Or do we not really believe in all this self-improvement? Are we happier curled up on a sofa with a good book?

Ah, life.

Here’s a meal plan anyway – reflecting my perfectly balanced healthy and nutritious meals for the week. And hey look – they’re not bad! Well, this is a food blog.

Monday – Lemony Fishcakes
Tuesday – Pasta with Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots
Wednesday – Pasta with Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots
Thursday – Out
Friday – Roast Chicken with all the trimmings (or as many as I feel like after a hard week!)
Saturday – Chicken, Leek and Chestnut Pie πŸ™‚
Sunday – Chicken, Leek and Chestnuts on baked potatoes

As always, head over to At Home With Mrs M for more ideas!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice W says:

    I love your commentary on life there, so true! Enjoy the book and swim when you actually want to, I say πŸ™‚ a lovely menu, brilliant idea using chestnuts, they add something a bit special don’t they? Hope the week isn’t too hard! Xx


    1. Think I will actually go for a swim this evening – and then I can use the hot tub later he he πŸ™‚ have a good week! πŸ™‚


      1. Alice W says:

        Hehe I like your thinking πŸ™‚ hope you’ve had a good week too! Xx


      2. Argh I just trashed your comment by mistake – thanks for the holiday wishes! Helen x


      3. Alice W says:

        Haha no worries, have a good time! Xx


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