Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monthly Meal Plan - June/July


I'm pretty excited that it's going to be school holidays soon, and I think that might be reflected in this menu. Not only is it birthday month at chez Jorth (so there will be cakes and desserts aplenty to be baked) but with Tyger being home for the holidays, we're going to roll up our sleeves and get properly sprinkled with flour in the kitchen as we busily make our own pasta, gnocchi, pizza and tacos. CAN.NOT.WAIT!

Week One
Monday - Roasted vegetable risotto
Tuesday - Lentil, farro and vegetable soup
Wednesday - Beef stroganoff
Thursday - Roasted sweet potato soup
Friday - Tofu burgers with red cabbage coleslaw and wedges
Saturday - Chicken schnitzels with creamy garlic mash and broccolini
Sunday - Roasted vegetable lasagne with salad

Week Two
Monday - Garlicky tomato soup with buttered baguettes
Tuesday - Steak Diane with potato gratin (birthday dinner)
Wednesday - Malaysian vegetable curry
Thursday - Butter and onion tomato pasta with garden salad
Friday - Spiced cauliflower and lentil pilaf
Saturday - Roast pumpkin ravioli (with homemade pasta)
Sunday - Coq au vin

Week Three
Monday - Zucchini soup with cheddar scones
Tuesday - Potato and split pea curry with garlic naan
Wednesday - Oven baked tuna and tomato risotto with rocket salad
Thursday - Ricotta and spinach filo triangles with garden salad
Friday - Vegetarian chilli con carne
Saturday - Winter tacos with creamy greens (from Mexican Food Made Simple by Thomasina Miers)
Sunday - Ricotta gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce

Week Four
Monday - Smashed felafel burgers with Greek salad
Tuesday - Potato and leek soup with brie toasties
Wednesday - Lentil spaghetti bolognaise with feta and rocket
Thursday - Crumbed lamb chops with minted peas and broccoli
Friday - Spinach, tomato and cheese omelettes with salad
Saturday - Corned beef with mash and vegetables
Sunday - Home made pizza (mushroom and cheese, roasted capsicum and marinated feta)

And for a bonus - here's some breakfast ideas!
 - Maple banana bread with fruity compote
 - Buttermilk pikelets with strawberries
 - Huevos rancheros, heavy on the coriander and freshly ground black pepper
 - Coddled eggs with spinach


  1. Yay for birthday month!!! If I was the cook in our house... I would totally meal plan like this too. So easy when you know what you're doing! There are some seriously delish recipes coming up here!! :)

  2. Very inspiring! I feel I should probably do something like this not least because my husband said he will cook if he knows what there is!

  3. I'm imoressed by your monthly approach. We're stuck on weekly meal planners, but that works well too. The benefits of meal planning are numerous.
    You probably will save money
    You know what you'll do for dinner, and you don't have to inventious every night when coming home tired after a long day.
    You only have to do grocery shopping once a week!!

    I truely LOVE the last benefit. In a sporty three kids family we don't have any time left to allow for daily shopping. I truely appreciate the week approach, but admit the week plans tend to repeat themselves with a couple of weeks frequency. Maybe tat's the trick with monthly plans.

    Thank you for avery inspiring blog.


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