Monday, 16 April 2012

Meal planning Monday - and a post holiday encounter with the scales

Just a quickie this morning - the wanderer has returned and her inbox is quite full.

So, post holiday weigh in – done, and two pounds on. For over a week of indulgence that’s not too bad at all and with a bit of effort on my part should swiftly disappear.

Meal planning – well, it’s a short week this week as we’re off down to London on Thursday. I don’t think I’ve mentioned on here yet, but D is running the London Marathon. He has therefore requested plenty of pasta on the menu which suits me – I love the stuff.

I’m planning a shop for tomorrow so today need to cope with the rather meagre contents of the cupboard, so that old faithful standby macaroni cheese will make an appearance tonight.

I’ve got some of these meatballs in the fridge – I was intrigued to know what a Tees Valley meatball tasted like, so we’ll have them tomorrow with spaghetti. A pack is only supposed to be one portion, so I’ll bolster the meal with a rocket and Parmesan salad and some garlic bread.

And on Wednesday I’ll be trying this yummy looking sausage pasta dish from Jenny’s lovely blog – sausages, cream, mustard – can’t be bad!

As always, plenty more meal planning fun going on at Mrs M’s.


  1. Hope you had a great time. A marathon running husband!! Good luck to him - I am full of admirationm a half marathon being my maximum and not even that nowadays.

    Also, only 2 lbs on after a week away is excellent.

    Lesley xx

  2. Pasta is my favourite too - I might just pitch up and stay the week ;)

    My step mum ran the London Marathon a few years ago - hats off to hubby for doing it! Are you going to watch? It's an amazing atmosphere :) Have fun! x

    PS - I am celebrating End of Dissertation with, what else... CHINESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Welcome back! 2lbs after a holiday is blooming good.

    Urgh, Marathon? I am in awe! Enjoy London and save me some pasta :) x

  4. I love pasta and really enjoy thr huge monster shells you can get, makes me feel very sophisticated when I cook with them

  5. Thanks ladies! I am indeed going to be watching some of the marathon - I'm slightly in awe of him myself!