We are at my sisters for most of this week on holidays in sunny Mildura! My other sister and her son from Melbourne are also visiting and my parents will be around for most meals, so we have chosen very easy meals that can be cooked in bulk and that the kids will all like (mostly anyway!)
You can find an excel file at the end of this post which contains the shopping list to purchase all the food to cook these meals. As we will be cooking for so many people, I am doubling all the required ingredients.
Monday: Baked Penne
Tuesday: Tacos (Mums out – dad’s to cook)
Wednesday: Lamb Chops and Steamed Vegetables (Dads out – mum’s to cook)
Thursday: Chicken Korma with poppadoms
Friday: Zucchini Slice – (Back in Melbourne and I will be getting this out of the freezer.)
Saturday: Sausage and Steamed Vegetables
Sunday: Chicken Wings with Baked Potatoes and Corn on the Cob
The below is the an explanation for the attached file of which includes shopping lists, etc for these meals.
The file contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Shopping List by Aisle’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.
The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredients By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family meals this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection this week as well in this spreadsheet. You may like to do some data sorting etc for yourself on this spreadsheet.
The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.
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