Menu Plan Monday – A Favourite Dessert

On the weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s house in Barwon Heads with another family from school. We had a fantastic time. There were nine children in – total seven boys and two girls. There was lots of football, wrestling and bike riding.

I offered to take dessert for the Saturday night and made one of my favourite desserts – White Chocolate Cheesecake. It is full of all things high fat, but tastes divine! Along with the standard family menu plan, I have also included the recipe for the White Chocolate Cheesecake. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. (NB the photo is a stock photo of a different cheesecake as I forgot to take a photo of mine!)

Monday: Porcupine Meatballs

Baking: White Chocolate Cheesecake

Tuesday: Chicken and Creamed Vegetable Soup

Wednesday: Spicy Chutney Chicken with Mixed Rice

Thursday: Baked Penne

Friday: Beef Stir Fry with Seasonal Veg

Saturday: Family Meat Pie

Sunday: Pasta with Chicken and Spinach

Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.

Shopping List For Menu Plan 080609

It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ 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 “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.

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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