A month where we will hopefully see a few slightly warmer Spring days but also I’m sure will be filled with some blustery cold ones. So I thought it would be a good idea to have a mix of Winter warmers as well as a few lighter meals. March has been a month where I have made Welsh cakes, Pancakes and fairy cakes so far and I hope to continue with a bit more family baking. I’m maybe a little late sharing our meal plan ideas, but this way I have at least tried a few out before sharing them. It’s just been a bit of an exhausting start to the month, so I’m a bit behind on most things! So here is a selection of what we have already had and plan to have. As always I have included my Pinterest board for some inspiration.
`Family March Meal Plan
Cod wrapped in chorizo baked with cherry tomatoes – Pinterest recipe – This had a mixed response from the kids but on the whole it wasn’t too traumatic getting them to eat it. We served it with chips, broccoli and peas.
Easy Minestrone Soup – My Fussy Easter recipe. The kids ate this encouraged by the addition of parmesan, pasta and crusty bread.
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup – this went down really well, and a great way to be frugal as a roast chicken then provides for two meals.
Spring Veg and Ham Hash -A Pinterest saved dish which is on our meal plan list for this week, it look really yummy and is a way to use up our leftover Sunday roast ham.
Lentil Lasagne – A midweek easy one for when we’re using up store cupboard ingredients.
Sticky Chicken Rice Bowl- I love to keep trying out more oriental recipes in the hope we find some family winner recipes.
Easy Baked Turkey Meatballs and Fusili pasta- A slightly healthier and lighter twist on Beef Meatballs.
Healthy Chicken Nachos- Inspired by the Pinterest picture. My one will be done with Quorn pieces instead. Served with kidney beans, red onion, sweetcorn and pepper all on top of tortilla crisps loaded with avocado, soured cream and coriander. As it’s a quick Saturday night recipe we used a simple fajita spice mix jar.
Orange Yoghurt Cake – This looks like a St Clements type of sponge and one that will be very yummy on a weekend with a cuppa.
Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies- I have some dried cranberries sitting in the pantry needing using.
Chocolate Rocky Road – Daisy is experimenting with lots of chocolate baking at the moment.
Nigella Lawsons Butterfly buns – Pretty pastel colours make them a perfect spring addition for Mothering Sunday.
Healthy Smoothie – Banana, avocado, strawberries and blueberries
Pancakes – Doing plenty of these pancake recipes, including the healthy Incredible Hulk ones for St Patrick’s Day.