Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Anti Menu Menu Planner

I wonder if any of you who are in the family way, have tried menu-planning? That is, making a list of meals for the week in advance, the idea being to save money by buying only the necessary ingredients. Sounds like an excellent idea doesn’t it?
Well, this week in my blog I am going to offer you a kind of reverse meal plan; that is, the meals that we have ended up making when, for whatever reason, the meal plan has gone belly up:

Klaus’ Bread Schnitzel                Cooking time: 10 minutes

1. Ignore all the healthy produce in your fridge that you bought as part of your menu plan.
2. Cut some slices of bread.
3. Grab a couple of eggs and beat,
4. Sprinkle packet breadcrumbs on a saucer.
5. Dip bread in egg.
6. Dip egg covered bread in breadcrumbs
7. Fry at a moderate heat.
8. Serve with tomato ketchup and leftovers from last night’s dinner.

Catherine’s peanut butter butties       Preparation time: 3 Minutes

1. Scrape the remains of child´s untouched planned menu meal into bin.
2. Cut one slice of bread…
3. ..whack on some peanut butter
4. Cut in half.
5. Serve by placing one half in each hand.

Eric’s it is not a sandwich sausage sandwich     Preparation time: 20 minutes

1. Ignore the meal plan.
2. Get one slice of bread
3. Get mini frankfurter out of fridge.
4. Slice lengthways, crossways, anyways.
5. Place chopped up sausage on bread
6. Place another slice of bread on top
7. Serve by eating just the sausage and leaving the bread untouched.

Henry´s Just Desserts     Preparation time : 2.5 minutes

1. Fall asleep just before your menu planned lunch.    
2. Wake up 5 minutes before having to leave house to pick up brother.
3. Eat a bowl of yoghurt.

So, don´t be too disappointed if your menu planning doesn't pan out.  You may find that what you and your family come up with may be the best thing since sliced bread, if it isn´t sliced bread that is.


  1. Catherine;s peanut butter butties gets my vote.

  2. Why does this sound so familiar??

  3. Thanks, Anonymous! Do you still have your tuna sandwich days? Love Catherinexxx

  4. Oh, and I was beginning to worry that I was the only one!