It’s summer time and the meals are easy

December 14, 2007 at 11:54 pm Leave a comment

With DH home for three weeks, relatives here from Aussie, and the general silly season summer festivities, I want to make sure that the kitchen is stocked for easy meals in a hurry.

 My mother in law has a great plan for when we all go on holiday. She gets her butcher to vacuum pack meat so it stays fresh, and we have BBQed meat every night with some bread and salad. Its easy for her, but healthier and cheaper than takeaways.

In our house, with just 2 adults, our holiday meals will be even simpler. I’m thinking lots of salads, toasted sandwiches, corn fritters, tins-on-toast, BLATs, frankfurters, pasta and sauces, and calzones.

We’ll make sure we regularly stock up on fruit and veggies of course, but to me this isn’t the time to get too worked up over nutrition.

 So the next week or so I’ll make sure to:

  • cook up a big batch of ratatouille (capcisums, tomatoes, courgettes, onion, garlic) to freeze in small bags.
  • cook up some extra bread dough to freeze in mini loaves
  • make some lamb and beef mince patties that can be cooked on the BBQ. 
  • cook a bulk batch of spaghetti bolognese sauce, chilli con carne, and my spanish beef casserole – they all defrost easily and go with all sorts of things.
  •  make sure the fridge and freezer is stocked full of ingredients for easy meals, that can be defrosted quickly and will give me as much time as possible to enjoy the break.
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