Yeah, yeah, I know. I’ve spent the last more days than I care to count hip deep in xml exports and unfamiliar theme menus. But I’ve got it all under control, and alongside it, I *still* managed to provide home cooked food last night and tonight.
I am superwoman, right?
So Monday was toad in the hole. I always do two – one with sausages and one with leek, mushroom and cheese. There are two eggs involved, milk, bargain flour, and in this case, reduced sausages. And there’s usually a sausage or two left over for someone to have in a sandwich the next day.
Tonight was chicken, mashed potato and cabbage.
Tomorrow may be takeout. Or it may be something from a well known freezer store. Undecided yet. (the well known freezer store is cheaper.)
Thursday is always pizza night. Sadly the bread machine is out of commission, so I have to make the pizza dough by hand. Which is time consuming but rewarding in that I know I’ve really put effort into it. Or something like that. Really I’d just like the bread machine to work please.
Then we get to Friday, Saturday, Sunday. And my inspiration runs out.
I’m struggling, folks. I do one night a week of something like baked potatoes. Not everyone here is a fan. I need easy recipes, things I can set going and forget – I keep considering the whole slow cooker thing and I’ve been browsing for slow cooker recipes. But my problem is that various of the family don’t like mixed foods, and I’m worried that it won’t go down well.
We’ve had some success with curries before, notably camp curry while at Melrose. And bolognese always goes down well, preferably with tagliatelli rather than spaghetti. But I’m getting bored of doing it week after week. I mixed things up last Sunday, and served up fridge free for all – basically got all the left overs out and people had whatever they fancied. Which worked, but relies on there being leftovers, and given that I try for zero waste does at least fit with my philosophy. But it’s not exactly inspiring. So what do you all do to spice up budget menu plans with quick and easy meals?
Help me out here folks. Got any suggestions?