The shops are bare and there are queues outside, so it makes sense to me to plan, plan, plan. I am aiming that everything we buy we eat; there should be no waste and no ‘buying things we do not need’. Our shopping list contains only things that we are actually going to eat!
Our daughter makes a cake almost every day which we all enjoy at 4pm, we have breakfast as individuals but we all sit down together for lunch and supper.
Here is our menu – we are five adults in our home, one is a vegetarian but DOES eat fish, so our meals are very ‘meat-light’: we are all happy to eat a vegetarian meal and scatter some cubed chorizo or crispy bacon over it. It really works in that it is easy to shop for; achievable to cook and is reasonably varied. I sweated over this I assure you – I know that the same soup two days in a row, twice AND a stir fry for lunch three days in a row could be more inspired but you know what – it’s a lockdown – if you want a more varied menu and you are lucky enough to have plenty of time to come up with one – go for it. If, however, you are a nurse or a teacher and you are home schooling three kids while your partner ‘works from home’ this might be all the complexity you need!
Lunch Leek and potato soup Supper Pizza or burgers and salad
Lunch Leek and potato soup Supper seafood spagetti and salad
Lunch Minestrone soup Supper stir fry
Lunch Minestrone soup Supper sweet potatoe curry
Lunch stir fry Supper vegetable flan, potatoes and vegetables
Lunch stir fry Supper macaroni cheese and broccoli or spaghetti carbonara and peas
Lunch stir fry Supper fish, potatoes and vegetables
I did this once before when our children were little and no one noticed for 6 months and then they did and all announced they were bored by it. I have started again because in this lockdown I do not want to panic buy and I do not want to think about food any more than I have to.
If however, I do feel like going a little ‘off piste’, I just need to click on @theultimatefeeder on Instagram and bang – this girls has ideas coming out of her ears! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, snacks, cakes, breads – you name it she does and makes it all seem so effortless – when can I move in Caroline?