Where did the holidays go? My eldest is back to school on Monday! It’s gone way too quickly for my liking. But the weather has been amazing and almost every evening my kids have come in from a whole day in the garden half naked, muddy, grubby and exhausted. Perfect.
We had one big day out to a farm but the rest of the fortnight the kids were happy to play in the garden or indoors; we did painting, drawing, and baking; we went to the library and took a picnic to the park; we went to a friend’s house and had playmates visit us. My mum took them both to the prom one day. The most any of these days cost was the price of an ice cream at home time.
You really don’t need to go abroad or spend a fortune to keep the kids stimulated and satisfied during the holidays. And the eldest has still got lots to tell her friends about when term starts again.
Anyway, here’s this week’s meal plan. There’s a few fun things on there for the kids this time. The Saturday night burger feast comes from Skint Dad’s Saturday Night Fakeaway. If you don’t follow him already, check him out.
THURSDAY: hot dogs, fried onions and potato wedges
FRIDAY: fish and cannellini bean stew with crusty bread
SATURDAY: beefburgers in buns, oven chips, apple pie and milkshake
SUNDAY: Easter Sunday – hot cross buns for breakfast, followed by a roast at my mum’s
MONDAY: root vegetable soup and crusty rolls
TUESDAY: scampi, sautéed potato chips and frozen veg
WEDNESDAY: chicken fajitas, lettuce, grated cheese and soured cream