Maternity Meal Planning Farmer’s Wife Style

You must all know the score by now. As a farmer’s wife, I have to cook a lot.

Food for workers, food for the family. Hubster doesn’t cook so it is all down to me and he likes ‘proper’ meals because he works so hard so I have to be mindful of this.

With the impending birth, I started to worry about what would happen.

When I had Boo, we had ready meals for a couple of days and then I was right back in the cooking saddle.

This time, with Boo needing feeding and ready meals not really, being an option, I have decided to get organised and plan a couple of weeks worth of meals which can be swapped around but will leave me with one less thing to worry about and ensure that any shopping I get delivers can actually be made into meals.

My maternity pay also goes down to statutory this month, so it will be a good idea to plan to try and avoid overspending.

I have used Mr Google a lot for ideas and for templates but it is all down to personal choice.

For price and for ease, I can’t get away from roasts. They do two days at least so I have opted for two roasts a week because I am lazy and because that sees to four days worth of evening meals.

Don’t forget I am vegetarian so when you seen no veggie alternative, I usually just have what they have veg-wise and throw in a quorn burger or sausage. It’s easier.

So here goes….

Sunday-roast chicken with cauliflower and potatoes (roasted).

Monday- Chicken with cabbage and onion and potatoes (boiled)

Tuesday- Sausage, mash and beans

Wednesday- Gammon joint, carrots and potatoes

Thursday- Gammon omelettes (cut thinly it’s just like ham) with or without cheese, chips and peas or beans.

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Friday spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread (the wine is just a dream).

Saturday-take away.

Sunday-roast chicken with cauliflower and potatoes (roasted).

Monday- Chicken with cabbage and onion and potatoes (boiled)

Tuesday- Sausage, mash and beans,

slow cooker

Wednesday-pork joint cooked in cola, green beans and potatoes

Thursday- pork stir fry with noodles

Friday chilli and rice

Saturday-take away.

I batch cooked four portions of spag bol and chilli so I can rest about that for a few weeks.

It may not be terribly exciting but, if it gets me through the first month of sleep deprivation, I can maybe have a think about changing some things.

I am going to do a lunch menu too as this can get out of hand. Just call me Mrs Domesticated.

What did you do when you had your baby?


  1. Roast dinners are great for being able to get more than one meal out of them – I try and batch cook as well and use leftovers if I can, makes life a lot easier. I cooked extra and froze portions in the run-up to Sophie’s birth which made it a lot easier to prepare meals. Hope all goes well with getting organised ready for your little one’s arrival.

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