Love roast chicken but never have time to cook it? With my simple method for the best weeknight roast chicken, now you do. Just add some easy sides for a truly delicious midweek meal. Total Time Investment: 1 Hour 5 Minutes There is a very good reason that a roast meal is a favourite for many families. A roast takes minimal effort to prepare and, with a stint in a hot oven a boring tray of meat and vegetables turns into something truly special.
Stuck for some great meal ideas for kids? Try our easy pork stroganoff, honey mustard chicken or slow cooker root beer country ribs. And what child can pass up our simple lasagna cups? It’s the first day of spring!! Although I don’t think the weather got the memo – it’s bucketing down here. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The days are slightly longer, yet I can still snuggle up next to the heater at nighttime, and I can still cook whatever I want. Fresh spring produce is starting to appear at the markets too. Strawberries [Continue Reading]
A quick chicken zoodle skillet meal, stuffed vegetarian mushrooms or a nourishing lentil bowl are just some of the healthy food recipes on our summer meal plan this week. And why not stock the fridge with our chocolate chia pudding pots for a quick healthy snack. Every now and again I am reminded of the importance of having a spare meal or two in the freezer. Last weekend I left early in the morning, and did not arrive home until right on dinnertime. Thankfully I had a homemade lasagna in the freezer. I stuck the frozen dish in the oven, [Continue Reading]
Take advantage of the last of the warm weather with a menu packed with healthy dinners. Grilled teriyaki chicken and steak Marsala, peanut noodles and rainbow sushi. Then for dessert, how about frozen chocolate raspberry pie. Before I wrote my latest meal plan, I quizzed Mr Grumpy and The Princess as to whether there were any dishes they would like included. The Princess reeled off a string of meals she wanted to eat, so my winter menu plan this week is full of easy dishes that are guaranteed to please even the fussiest teenager.
These deliciously cheesy baked Italian meatballs are a snap to make, and perfect served over pasta for a quick and easy dinner. Total Time Investment: 30 minutes Is there anybody that does not like meatballs? If so, I have yet to find them. I consider any meal The Princess doesn’t turn her nose up at a win, and thankfully these easy baked Italian meatballs are very high on her list of acceptable dinners.
This week’s plan is full of easy dinner recipes for kids and adults alike. Try our spicy grilled chicken, tortilla boats or san choy bow, and finish off with delicious cheesecake cupcakes. We all have those days when cooking a meal is the last thing we feel like doing. I don’t buy a lot of convenience foods, but I like to keep some on hand to pull out when I really don’t want to cook. Nestled alongside the tacos and tortilla chips are my new favourite – Indian spice wrap kits from The Spice Tailor. And this week you have [Continue Reading]
This week’s menu is full of easy dinner ideas for kids. Pull out the slow cooker for pineapple chicken and root beer pulled pork burgers, or light the grill for our easy carne asada. Then finish off the meal with our delicious campfire monkey bread. This menu is guaranteed to have them coming back for more. Don’t ask me why, but I always feel just ever-so-slightly smug when I manage to put a few extra meals into the freezer. Both the chili and the curry on my winter meal plan this week are huge meals, and so there will be [Continue Reading]
With this extremely useful tomato pasta sauce in your kitchen, you are never far from a quick meal. It is great simply stirred through pasta, and even doubles as pizza sauce in a pinch. Once you have made one batch, you will wonder how you ever did without it. Total Time Investment: 5 hours 10 minutes Once upon a time, my pantry cupboard was filled with jars and packages of convenience foods that only required the addition of meat (never vegetables) to make a ‘complete’ meal. And my favourite jar by far was the tomato pasta sauce. That jar didn’t [Continue Reading]
Make the most of the sun with some great summer meal ideas. Grilled chicken, burgers and crispy fish tacos are perfect for enjoying outdoors, and use up that summer crop in our zucchini pasta dish. Finish off with chocolate peanut butter energy bites or delicious lemon raspberry cobbler cupcakes. I heard this week that Perth is one of the sunniest cities in the world, with over 3000 hours of sunshine each year. Rainfall is big news here, so the fact that we have had rain almost every day for over a week now, with more to come over the weekend, [Continue Reading]