It is summer again but the weather can be mixed, so we’re mixing up both barbecue meals and a comfort meal with the chicken pie. The vegetable stir fry is really tasty and will win over reluctant vegetable eaters. Our carrot cake includes pineapple which keeps it really moist – it is a lovely fresh lunchbox inclusion. Done. [Read more…] about Meal plan #55 – Summer
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
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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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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