Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Mondays 24 August

Morning all! You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on the meal planning front for the last few weeks but forgive me, I’ve been on holiday!

On Friday we came back from our annual trip to Cornwall. This year we decided to rent a Classic VW Camper called Delilah and had a fantastic time visiting Mevagissey, Gorran Havern, Heligan, St Ives, Perranporth and Padstow. Unfortunately we did have to cut out holiday a teency bit short as the weather took a turn for the worse. It ended up taking us 4.5 hours to get out of Cornwall! We then had a horrendous journey home which took 13.5 hours (instead of the usual 7 hours) caused by never ending roadworks and a number of serious accidents, no doubt caused by the large amounts of holiday traffic and tired drivers!

Despite the slightly frustrating end we had an absolutely amazing time. We stuffed our faces with plenty of traditional Cornish fare: cream teas, saffron buns, fish and chips and more! On our last night we also went to Paul Ainsworth’s at No 6 (perhaps my favourite restaurant ever?) where we had the most amazing 3 course meal and plenty of delicious cocktails to wash it all down!

If you want to hear more about our trip and find out more about renting a Classic VW Camper then come back on Wednesday when I’ll be sharing my top tips for enjoying a hassle free camper van tour of Cornwall.

Until then, here’s what we’ll be eating for dinner this week. We are a little poor having spent so much on holiday which is why I’ve resorted to so many tubs of ready made soup. Hopefully as well as being kind to my bank balance they will also be kind to my waistline as we’ll opt for lower calorie varieties.

Meal Planning Monday

Monday – Glorious! Skinnylicious Soup

TuesdayStuffed Marrow with Bechamel Sauce (an update of an old recipe I’ll be sharing soon)

Wednesday –ย Glorious! Skinnylicious Soup

Thursday – Spaghetti Bolognase

Friday – Glorious! Skinnylicious Soup

SaturdayHome made Pizza

Sunday – Classic Greek Salad with Herby Roast Chicken

What are you having for dinners this week? Do share you meal plans below!

6 thoughts on “Meal Planning Monday”

  • 13.5 hours!!! Nightmare! Though ‘Delilah’ sounds fantastic. I have never been to Cornwall (I know, I know, I will rectify this soon), and that certainly sounds like a cool way to see it. Sounds like you had a great time aside from the traffic and weather at the end, but stuff like that makes it more memorable…that’s what I always tell myself.
    I haven’t been very active online recently either, and I haven’t got the excuse of being on holiday…that’s next week ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ve got a self catering cottage for 7 of us in Scotland, guess who’s cooking? ๐Ÿ™‚ Though I am looking forward to eating out too and getting some seafood and haggis! No doubt we’ll be eating very frugally when we get back too. Have a good week! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • It really was horrible Mands! We had all our gear stuffed in our little car too so was very difficult to get comfy and move about. Don’t worry I don’t judge when you say you’ve haven’t been to Cornwall ๐Ÿ˜› I still haven’t been to Wales and only went to Scotland (well Edinburgh…) for the first time this year! There is always time ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for stopping by!

  • That is a lot of soup ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a nightmare journey home for you, I would be demented at that length of a journey.

    • We were literally delirious by the end Fee!!! We went through waves of mania, depression, anger, apathy, the whole spectrum of emotion! You’re right…it is a lot of soup…but hopefully its the kick up the bum I need to cut back on my portion sizes after a week of three course meals and decadent lunches!

    • It is indeed far!!! Especially when you get stuck in traffic jams for hoooours. Another couple renting had got the train down instead which is much easier. We’ve done that a few times but prefer the drive (when it doesn’t take 13 hours) ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely keep your eye out for my post on Wednesday! Maybe I’ll convince you a VW Camper holiday in Cornwall is ๐Ÿ˜€

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