Sometimes as we get closer to the end of the year we are kind of limping through the cooking week. But it is at this time of year that you need a meal plan the most, as you tend to find yourself super busy. The freezer meals are key at this time. This week, the puttanesca pasta (a pantry meal) and can easily be dropped if you find yourself going out – no ingredients will go to waste if you move it to next week. Done. [Read more…] about Meal plan #54 – Spring
This week we are mixing up barbecuing, Mexican, vegetarian and some freezer meals for our spring meal plan. Roast the vegetables for the veggie patties when cooking another meal to save time. Anzac biscuits are an easy lunchbox snack this week – you can also double the ingredients and freeze half the batch in its raw form as a log, to make it easier to simply slice and cook quickly later on. Done. [Read more…] about Meal plan #53 – Spring
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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