Meal Planning Monday (31st August 2015)

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Bit late to the (rainy) party today but it’s my party and I’ll be late if I want to…Well actually it’s my birthday and there is no party but that’s semantics. Who ordered this rain? Not me! I did not enjoy spending my birthday morning putting away a soggy wet tent in the torrential rain! Yes, we went camping again, hence the lateness of this post.

As we’ve just got back, there really is no meal plan this week and there probably won’t be as I am eating out not once, not twice, NOT thrice…but four times this week. Got to love a birthday! Especially when you’re as skilled at dragging it out as I am.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be cooking, oh no. There will be baking – can’t watch Great British Bake Off without cake on hand, and today was plum-picking day which means I will be making three types of chutney this week. Yes, really. Plums in abundance this year, not a single one last year. We seem to get a good crop every other year. The chutney always seems to go down well with friends and family and I find the whole process rather therapeutic, way easier than jam and I enjoy all the chopping and mixing. It will definitely take my mind of work and assignments!

So in the absence of my plan, lets see yours! If you’ll a regular you’ll know the routine but if you’re new to my blog or Meal Planning Monday then here’s how it works.

Simply link up your own meal planning blog post using the Linkytools form at the bottom of this post. If you’re not a blogger, then that doesn’t really matter, just leave a comment telling us what you’re eating that week!  There’s a whole post on tips and tricks for meal planning here that you might like to read.

We have a Facebook group that anyone is more than welcome to join, regardless of whether they’re a blogger or not and you can find that HERE. We’ve also got a Pinterest board where some of the meal planners have started pinning their favourite recipes from their blogs. If you’re interested in getting involved, then get in touch! Our hashtag on Twitter is#mealplanningmonday (Tesco once tried to steal it but I sent them packing!) Use the hashtag and I’ll RT as much as I can, and of course if you’ve got any questions about Meal Planning Monday, do drop me a line.

Look forward to reading all your posts this week!

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