Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based person, she/her, mama, creative, colourful, caffeinated, plus-size fashion lover, lefty feminist killjoy #funbutmakeitfashion


Meal Plan Like a Boss - 10/09/19

Meal planning has gone well and truly out of the window in our house of late, and I am definitely noticing an spike in spending on adhoc supermarket trips and take aways. Meal planning and cooking is something I really love doing, so why am I not doing it? I think the shift of returning to full time work has made me very time poor and if I am honest a bit lazy. "I've been at work all day I don't want to think about cooking now" I am sure we have all had those days, but when those days become the norm its not OK.

In my last post I talked about finances and goals, and I am definitely overspending on eating out. Last month I spent £271 on eating out (that includes grabbing sandwiches for lunch or a sneaky greggs breakfast a few times a week) it all adds up! So here I am once again trying to reign it in and get back to enjoying food and cooking for my family again.

Monday I am home alone tonight as Paul is in London and Zoe will eat at her childminder, so I have some leftover fresh pasta and sauce to use up, I'll throw some veggies in to bulk it out and give some leftovers for lunch tomorrow too.

Tuesday Alone again, I have some tofu to try, I have been researching recipes on pinterest recently so going to try some sort of noodle stir fry or ramen bowl.

Wednesday Paul gets home but not until after dinner, so just me again, haloumi and chickpea salad (pictured) is on the cards. I will blog this soon as it is so tasty.

Thursday Thai green curry with brown rice

Friday Prawn and roast garlic risotto

Saturday Homemade veggie soup and bread

Sunday Roast chicken dinner If there are any recipes you'd like me to blog just shout, I have been hitting pinterest hard for inspiration, trying not to get stuck in a food rut again.

Whats on your menu this week?


  1. Hari Om
    Since I broke my wrist last week, practicality has had to take precedence... Uncle Ben's packet rice meals with salad greens, Smash and beans with grated cheese, boiled eggs with salad... am going to have a go at putting whole veg in the soup pan, boiling till soft then mashing them and add lentils and stock then use the stick blender to blitz it... one-handed soup. Nothing can go wrong there, right??? YAM xx


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