So I’m back from an amazing honeymoon in Japan, over the jet-lag and sad to have left Japan but happy to be back in my own comfy bed and to have a chance to get cooking again!
The wedding was fantastic as well – thanks to everyone who sent us their best wishes via the blog – and I thought I’d just stick up a couple of pictures before we get back to the food. Well I do only get to post my wedding pics once 😉
So am I still going to be sharing budget recipes here now I’m no longer saving for a wedding? The answer has to be YES – we want to buy a house in the next year (gulp!) so will still be saving up. Since I got paid today, it’s the start of a new budget month for us, so I’ve set the slightly ambitious target of £160 this month, which equates to £40 a week for all our food, groceries, cat food etc. I’m enjoying getting back to baking and cooking from scratch so this should be quite doable.
So I have done a meal plan for this week, it’s not the most inspired as I’m trying to use up food so hopefully I’ll get a bit more experimental again next week:
Mon 24 – cheesy pasta with broccoli and peas
Tues 25 – soup/stew from the freezer with reduced sausage rolls (also from the freezer)
Thurs 27 – grilled salmon with sticky rice and veg
Fri 28 – veg dhansak or masala with homemade naans
Sat 29 – vegetable stew from the freezer with couscous or rice
So I want to know – is everyone else still meal planning and cooking lots of exciting things? What new recipes should I try out? And what would you like to see on the blog going forwards – I’m thinking of a mealplanning series soon for novices, but other ideas are gratefully received 🙂