Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Meal ideas

Hi everyone

If you've followed me for a while you'll know that I have a huge recipe collection. I have decluttered my recipe books but still have a few. Most of my collection is handwritten or magazine cuttings from over the years. Apart from recipes we may refer to, most of us have family favourites that don't require a recipe. I have loads of jottings of meal ideas and on Pinterest and in my head. Sometimes I fall into the same old, same old meals and this makes cooking tea a chore. 

I have this pretty little notebook that I haven't found a use for until now. This will be my meal ideas book. I hope to create a reference book with a huge bank of meal ideas to inspire my meal planning. I will include hot and cold dinners as well as puddings. This gives me the opportunity to keep things simple but to have different meals without searching for recipes. 

I'm not a naturally organised person, so hopefully this will put all my ideas in one place. 

I will be meal planning for next week later today as I do my online shop on Tuesday evenings. I will have a list and I will stick to it!

I will be on the lookout for cheap but nutritious meals, so feel free to share your family favourites in the comments! It would be lovely to recipe share :)

Mandy x


  1. Hi Mandy, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my last post that really touched me. I love your book I have one similar that I just started this year I have been putting all the recipes from main meals, jam and chutney making etc all my favourites into it to. Although I do still use my favourite vintage cookery books to. I make everything from scratch to but right now my head has drawn a blank with what to share with you. Have fun, dee xx

    1. Hi Dee, always an inspiration to me!

      I would love to know which vintage cookery books you use...I will show you the ones I have later xx