Monthly Menu Planning + Calendar and Book Special

As we approach mid March, I am offering a special on the Lunch Box Calendar and Planning With Kid Book to sell the last of the stock I have of the calendar – before the year runs away any more!

You can purchase the book and calendar for $40 including postage to anywhere in Australia.  The orders will not be sent out until next week and it is strictly limited to available stock only.  Once the stock of calendars has gone the offer will close.  Purchase requests will be taken in the order they are received.

You can make your order by emailing me directly via  providing full name and address details and the quantity you wish to order.  Payment will be by bank transfer and I will provide my details via email.

Any questions feel free to email me also.

Monthly Menu Planning

I am trying a new format for our monthly menu plan, something a little more visual. It is set out in tables below for each week, but if you read via email, it may not come through as such.  If that is the case you can just click through to the blog and see the correct formatting here.

I will use a similar format for the weekly updates on the recipe posts for the rest of the month and see how it works.   I have added a  shopping list PDF at the end of each weekly plan. Please note when you create the menu plans in the Planning With Kids Menu Planner App, the app only allows you to plan from Monday to Sunday. I plan from Saturday to Friday, so Monday in the PDFs is really Saturday for us and so on.

Feedback as always, is most welcome. However it isn’t always possible to accommodate all requests, in particular in terms of the food I plan for our family to eat and publish in my menu plans.


Week Commencing 9th March

SatHomemade Taco SeasoningTacos
SunSlow Cooker Roast BeefSlow cooker roast beef
Ham and cheese scrolls
Butter cake
MonBring A Plate - Mini HamburgersHome made hamburgers and salad
Tueslow cooker mexicanSlow cooker Mexican
Wedeasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
ThuLeft overs
FriCarrot FrittersCarrot and beetroot fritters
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 9th March 2013


Week Commencing 16th March

SatNew recipe to try.Beet satay wraps
SunMarinated Steak and Garlic MashMarinated steak and garlic mash
Coconut slice
Egg and bacon tarts
MonChicken sticks
Chicken sticks and salad
TueSlow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Slow cooker chicken noodle soup
Wedpasta amatricianaPasta amatriciana
ThuLeft overs
FriBaked falafel recipe mainHomemade chips and Baked falafel
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 16th March 2013


Week Commencing 23rd March

SatHomemade Taco SeasoningTacos
SunSlow Cooker Roast Lamb
Slow cooker roast lamb
Banana cake
MonSteak and pumpkin salad (new recipe to try)
TueSlow cooker beef stroganoff
WedChicken LasagneChicken lasagne
ThuLeft overs
FriQuesadilla and SalsaQuesadillas
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 23rd March 2013


Week Commencing 30th March

Satsweet chilli chicken wraps
Sweet chilli chicken wraps
Sunsausgaes and saladSausage and veg
English muffin pizzas
Quinoa balls
Montomato salad and steakSteak and roast tomato salad
Tueslow cooker butter chickenSlow cooker butter chicken
WedChicken Pasta BakeChicken and pumpkin pasta bake
ThuLeft overs
Friscrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs and tomatoes
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list for 30th March 2013