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Meal plan – Cooking without a kitchen

Gosh, what a day! Harry has been poorly this week and it all came to a head today when the out of hours doctor admitted Harry to hospital with a bad chest, low oxygen levels and possible dehydration. He has hardly eaten or drunk for the past few days, he’s had a terrible cough, high temperature, crackly chest and has just been very lethargic and not his usual cheeky self.  At times he has wheezed and his breathing has been laboured. It’s so hard as a parent to see your child crying in pain and not knowing how to help them.

 

Sleepy boy in hospital
Sleepy boy in hospital

We stayed in Hospital for most of the day so they could try and get his fluids up and monitor his intake. Thankfully, he drank just enough through a syringe to be able to come home.  He is still not eating much but that’s ok as long as he is getting water.

Painting at the hospital
Painting at the hospital

He has antibiotics, diflam spray for his throat and an inhaler that he needs every 4 hours, day and night, so I’m prepared for a few weeks of rubbish sleep.  I’m just so glad that my baby is home in his own bed and I can finally do something useful to help him to feel better.

On top of Harry being ill we have started our kitchen renovations. I have packed up everything from the kitchen and it is safely boxed up all over the house. It’s so exciting that we are finally at this point where we are so close to the kitchen we want and it will make our lives so much easier when it is done but the next week is going to be so hard. Especially with a poorly toddler!

Goodbye old kitchen!
Goodbye old kitchen!
What a mess!
What a mess!

I have set up a temporary “kitchen” in the living room which I will be using to cook over the next week. It basically consists of a microwave, a slow cooker, a toaster and a kettle.  All of our meals this week will be really simple and easy to make, without the use of a hob or oven.

It looks like our kitchen is set to be delivered by diy-kitchens the week commencing the 24th – so I’ll keep you updated.

Our kitchen for the next week!
Our kitchen for the next week!

Meal Plan

Monday

  • Scrambled egg on toast with cucumber and tomato
  • Jamie Oliver’s incredible curried chickpeas with pitta bread, yogurt and steamed vegetables

Tuesday

  • Lunch out with Grandma
  • Jacket potato with cheese, beans and salad

Wednesday

  • Chicken and avocado salad
  • Slow cooker Lancashire hotpot

Thursday

  • Sweet potato toast with cream cheese and salad
  • Salmon and rainbow cous cous

Friday

  • Cheese and crackers with houmous and vegetable sticks
  • Slow cooker vegetable soup and crusty bread

Saturday

FLEXI DAY

Sunday

  • Vegetable soup (leftover from Friday)
  • Pulled pork wraps with salad and coleslaw

3 thoughts on “Meal plan – Cooking without a kitchen”

    1. Hi,
      The sweet potato toast is just slices of sweet potato cooked in the toaster on high until soft then add whatever topping you like.
      The salmon I will cook in the microwave. Just pop it on a plate and cover with clingfilm then cook in the microwave for approximately 3 minutes.
      The couscous I will soak in boiling water with tinfoil over the top until cooked then add chopped red, green and yellow peppers before serving x

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