Yep, it is that time already when parts of the world turn green and anyone with Irish heritage remembers their roots. St Patrick’s Day is on Saturday March 17th and of course, I have an Irish themed Menu for you below. St Patrick’s Week Meal Planning will save you money as I use the special offers from the supermarkets to compile my menus.
Kind of helps that I live in Ireland and have an Irish Mother and access to Irish Organic food. But you can enjoy it too.
The great thing about meal planning is that if you take 10 -15 minutes to plan for the week ahead you will ultimately save you time, save you money and you will end up eating healthier. So follow my St Patrick’s Week Meal Plan today.
St Patrick’s Week Meal plan
Here is your downloadable Free Meal Planning Printables so you can make your own budget using local stores to you and I have included a Freezer Inventory to help you shop from your freeze.
St Parick’s Week Meal Plan – recipes
Mince is on special a lot in supermarkets and this Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Crust is full of flavour and great on a cold and miserable day. It is a twist on an old Northern European dish and is a staple in many Irish homes.
Tip: You can swap beef mince for meatless mince which is 1.99 a bag. Going Meatless is one way of eating healthier.
Tomorrow I am sharing a recipe based on my lovely, now passed, Auntie Celia’s coddle recipe. It was the only Coddle I could eat and will be in the newsletter – sign up below. Coddle is a truly Dublin dish of Bacon, Sausages, potatoes and veggies. I prefer my sausages browned not boiled – sorry Celia!
Tip: Look out for special offers to save money – Butchers sausages are on special in Lidl this week €1.99
As an Island surrounded by sea we Irish love our fish and these tasty Tasty Mackerel Fish Cakes are so great for getting fish into fussy kids.
Tip – Getting fish into your diet is great for you and you can hide it in fishcakes.
Tradition Irish Stews are always great and you can throw them in the slow cooker too if you have a busy day. This Beef stew with Guinness is a great warming dish.
Tip: If you can’t get Steak pieces cheaply Lidl have plain beef stir-fry which is 1.99 this week and is great as a substitute.
Pork chops are also on special offer, these Tasty Irish Whiskey Glazed Pork Chops and Colcannon are about as Irish as you can get.
Tip: Curly Kale is 49c this week in Lidl this week – always check out the special veg offers
Sometimes you need quick and easy dinners especially if you are at a St. Patrick’s Parade. This Bacon and Chorizo Gratin is twist on an Irish dish and such great comfort food and easy to throw together.
TIP:Don’t be afraid to update recipes to your tasty
On Sunday I will be cooking our usual Roast Dinner with vegetable from the garden.
For dessert, I will make this Chocolate Guinness Cake for the weekend that is in it.
Tip: If you need alcohol for a recipe like Guinness just buy one can, unless you like Guinness of course.
The total for all these dishes is €40.65 and I have even designed a Shopping list to help you – click the image to download. If you have a good store cupboard it will be a lot less
Disclaimer: these Prices are correct in Ireland for this week 12/03 – as some prices fluctuate this could be slightly more if used at another time. Also obviously I can only describe the prices in my country. I would love to know how others got on in their countries with this list.
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