26 January 2010

Monday Weekly Menu Plan #1

In my role as cook/stewardess on the yacht I work on, I always have to have meal plans rolling around in my head.  I tend to make a mental weekly mental plan on a Monday and usually I stick with it for the most part for the week, but I am flexible if something else comes up that says "cook me... you don't want that boring old cottage pie... make me!  I know you've got some spinach in the fridge and everyone knows canneloni is make sexier than cottage pie!"  (or something to that effect).

Anyway, the reason I mention it is because I thought I would start putting my weekly menu plans down in writing from now on.  If you need an idea for the week, pop over here and see what I am cooking (bearing in mind that one of my crew is extremely fussy and pretty much only eats meat and a selective few veges).  I am happy to send out the recipes to anything you see that you like the sound of... just leave me a comment with your email address.

So for this week:


  • Lunch:  Hotdogs (by special request from the fussy  boy) with lettuce, tomato, cheese and fried onion.

  • Dinner: Mozzerella stuffed risotto cakes (using leftover risotto from the weekend) and stir fried vegetables.


  • Lunch: Bacon, pea, leek, carrot and red pepper (and cheese of course!)self crusting quiche with a green salad and fresh bread.

  • Dinner: Chicken, mushroom and broccoli and pea pasta bake with fresh bread.


  • Lunch: Roast chicken (from the rotisserie at the grocery store since I don't have time to cook lunch on grocery day) and baps, with lettuce, tomato and cheese.

  • Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognaise with green salad and fresh bread.


  • Lunch: Homemade hamburgers with lettuce, tomato, cheese and gherkins.

  • Dinner: Spinach, feta and ricotta canneloni with green salad and bread.


  • Lunch: Chicken and vegetable stirfry with noodles.

  • Dinner: Steak with a mushroom sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.


  • Lunch: Leftover hamburger patties or steak or canneloni from the week (I usually freeze what we don't use to eat later... I find most things freeze and reheat quite well).

  • Dinner: Dine out (I hope!  I love eating out!!!  Husband, are you reading this?)


  • Brunch: Poached eggs on toast with bacon, steamed spinach and roast tomatoes.

  • Dinner: Chicken, lemon and cashew nut risotto with green salad and bread.

So that's my reasonably flexible menu plan for the week.   Now I know what to buy when I go grocery shopping tomorrow and hopefully I won't overspend!

Arabella Chickie in Palma de Mallorca


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I must start planning my meals in advance!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous recipes! I have an even better idea... why don't you come over here and cook for me???

ChickieChirps said...

Lol! Why don't you come over here and join the crew?!