Marinades are a great way to save time in the kitchen. We recommend doubling all marinated meals and freeze half. Marinate the meat when you get home from the supermarket, keep half for use this week in the refrigerator and freeze the other half for a few weeks down the track. Remember to take the frozen meat out of the freezer the night before you want to cook it, and let it defrost in the refrigerator. Here we profile six great marinades from the PlanBuyCook app. [Read more…] about Marvellous marinades
Week 52 – a whole year of meal plans now on the blog. We are all getting busy so simplicity is the key to dinners this week. Jacket potatoes are making their debut on the super simple meal list this week. Use any leftover ingredients or things you have in your pantry and refrigerator. We are also mixing up the lunchbox freezer offering this week with savoury muffins. Done.
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It is great to have options for side dishes that aren’t always rice, pasta or potatoes. Here we give you some simple sides that can rock just about any meal without too much effort. [Read more…] about Simple sides
This week you can do a fair bit of the cooking on the barbecue again if weather permits. Building in the leftovers meal is a great way to cut down effort in the kitchen – make it a pot luck night with any extra portions you have. The lemon syrup cake is freezable, so remember to cut it into portions before you pop it in the freezer. Done.
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It is a week filled with fast and family-friendly meals. The Thai pork curry – one of this week’s freezable meals – is a great introduction to curries for young children. You can swap the pork mince with chicken mince if you prefer. Our mid-week meal is Aglio e olio e pesce, which we cook with flathead, blue eye, snapper or gem fish. Cook it on the day you buy the fish preferably. Some apple muffins for the lunches, and you are set for the week.
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We love a meal that goes from zero to the table in less than 30 minutes. Here are our top picks for fast food from your own kitchen without too many dishes or gadgets required. Great for busy nights or holidays when you can’t put that book down until just before dinner. [Read more…] about Quick meals in 30 minutes or less