#39 Meal Plan Monday 2017

First week of NSW school holidays! We are heading away for a few days at the end of this week so I only had to plan a couple of meals.

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Monday – Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti
Tuesday – Sausages
Wednesday – Chicken Curry
Thursday – Away
Friday – Away
Saturday – Away
Sunday – Eggs on toast

What’s on your menu this week? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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White Chocolate Coconut Truffles

These are a lovely little treat I love to give as a gift. They’re simple to make but super delicious. I’m not generally a fan of white chocolate but love the combination of it with the coconut. You could however use milk or dark chocolate if that’s your preference.

You will need:
200g white chocolate
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/3 cup desicated coconut

  1. Place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave. I put mine in for 60 seconds, give it a good stir, then pop it back in for another 60 seconds.
  2. Add coconut cream and mix well until combined.
  3. Stir in coconut.
  4. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. Roll into balls.
  6. Refrigerate again, just to harden them back up.

That’s it! Like I said they are very simple to make, the most time consuming part being waiting for the mixture to firm up. This usually takes about an hour but I have made the mix before bed and then rolled it into balls in the morning. You could also coat them in extra melted chocolate if you wanted to but that’s a bit too fiddly for my liking. If you give them a go I’d love to hear what you think!

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#35 Meal Plan Monday 2017

This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia. Is anyone surprised that my husband has requested we have some sort of beef for dinner? What have you got planned for Father’s Day? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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Monday – Lamb Curry with leftover roast lamb
Tuesday – Burritos
Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken
Thursday – Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night
Saturday – Dinner at my Mum’s for an early Father’s Day celebration with Opa
Sunday – Corned Beef with Cheese Sauce

What’s on your menu this week?

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Father’s Day on a Budget

Father’s Day is coming up in Australia so this week I thought I would put together a list of budget friendly gift ideas. These are just little things that I think my husband or Dad would love to receive that don’t cost an absolute fortune.

Father's Day Gift Ideas 1An Awesome Mug – Coffee mugs are always a welcome gift in our house. We seem to go through quite a few of them. It may have something to do with the fact that I am incredibly clumsy and have a gift for breaking crockery. Maybe.

BBQ Tools – Father’s Day means Spring is here and as the weather warms up we will start to use the BBQ more again. A nice set of BBQ Tools (Kmart have some great ones) will set your Dad or partner up for the coming months (and maybe give you the night off from cooking dinner!).

A Gift Card – The trick with gift cards is to pick the right store for the recipient. Opa loves home improvement projects, so a Bunnings Gift Card always makes him happy. Similarly, if your Dad/partner is into games or cars, I’m sure he’d love one from EB Games or Autobarn.

Homemade Fudge – Fudge is a great treat that you can also personalise to cater to the preferences of whoever Father's Day Gift Ideas 2you are giving it to. My Dad loves Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, so I’ve been tweaking my recipe for Cherry Ripe fudge. I think I’ve just about perfected it (if you’d like the recipe let me know).

Breakfast in Bed – This is usually at the top of my Husband’s wish list for any special occasion. Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of bacon being cooked just for them?

What are you gifting the Dad’s in your life this Father’s Day?

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#30 Meal Plan Monday 2017

This week is a special one in my house because it is my husbands 30th birthday on Saturday! I let him pick our meals for the week and you will notice there is a lot of beef! We’re going out for lunch on Sunday to celebrate, so dinner (if anyone is actually hungry) will just be simple.

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Monday – Beef Ravioli
Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff
Wednesday – Corned Beef
Thursday – Curried Sausages
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night!
Saturday – Lasagna
Sunday – Eggs on Toast

What’s on your menu this week?

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