On from the veggie box idea, I need to try approaching meal planning again. Darling father is particularly addicted to takeaways, and neither myself nor OH can really afford the additions to our waistlines. Besides, when little bear hears a knock on the door and gleefully announces, 'Dinner's here!' then we could do with a rethink.
However every time I have tried meal planning I have managed to get two days in, then life happens. But I need to do something. There are a lot of ingredients in the kitchen. And our freezer is stuffed with quite an assortment of goodies. Our fridge is currently brimming.
I am considering a pattern - Sun - roast, Mon - cold meat & veg, Tues - casserole, Weds - casserole reinvented/storecupboard surprise, Thurs - veggie/storecupboard surprise, Fri - Fish n chips from the excellent local chippy, Sat - burger/sausage. Now that I am feeding adult food to little bear and also feeding darling father then it is worth doing a lunch that will use up eg scraps of bacon, meat, etc. Also I do casserole + reinvented casserole quite well, though I say so myself.
I'm not starting this week.