Meal Plan Monday: Week Four - Jan 27th

Well this week meal planning was an absolute must as we were making big changes to our home. I am in the throes of a pre spring clean and trying get everything a little more organised as everything seems to be everywhere. 

Monday:: Chargrilled Chicken with Potato Bravas from Vicki's Kitchen.

Smoked paprika-spiced chicken is served alongside patatas bravas – crispy potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauceSweet roasted pepper and fresh parsley will finish the dish off with Spanish flair. This recipe although it uses tinned tomatoes tastes of sunshine and Spain to me. I served it with a side salad and a grilled chicken breast but it would also be good as a side dish with a steak or even some sausages

Tuesday:: Slow Cooker Crack Chicken, Savoury Rice, Sauteed Mushrooms, Asparagus and Tomatoes.

On the quest for delicious slow cooker meals I can across this one, and oh my word this one definately tickles the taste buds that's for sure. Crack chicken is a popular dish this side of the Atlantic, in the US and Canada but it is a dish that many of us in the UK need to become accustomed to because its so good. Traditionally this is often served in a bread bun or roll, very much like a sloppy joe, except of course it’s not a tomato based mince beef sauce, but instead is a creamy shredded chicken in a creamy sauce. However this recipe is a little lighter in calories and just as tasty. We served this dish to friends and was a big hit. 

Wednesday:: Paprika Beef, Thick Cut Chips and Peas from Slimming Eats

Tasty tender chunks of beef in a rich smokey paprika tomato sauce with chunks of butternut squash, oh my goodness its sooooo good. This is one of those easy meals, where you can add a few ingredients to the slow cooker and by the end of the day have a delicious meal that the whole family can dig into and enjoy. After eight hours or so we couldn't wait any longer, we added these paprika beef with some chips and peas. It was by far one of my favourite recipes so far. I know so many people rave about Pinch of Noms campfire stew, but that dish isn't for me due to how salty the stew is. But this one is definitely on that'we must make again' list.

Thursday:: Sausage and Lentil Casserole with Rosemary and Thyme Potatoes

Keeping with our slow cooker week we thought we add in our favourite one pot casserole from Slimming Eats. This will be the fourth time that we had added this into our meal plan. It is not just any sausage casserole. This sausage casserole is packed with flavour, cooked in one pan and combines simple ingredients such as sausage, vegetables, and lentils in a sweet tangy smokey sauce that I know that the whole family will love