Do you stress over what to cook over dinner? I know as a brain befuddled mum, sometimes I need some serious injection of inspiration….it’s like we all need to have a massive recipe swap!
So for those time when you literally have not a clue what to cook for dinner, I’m going to start sharing these round ups of my favourite family dinner ideas – enough to see you though a whole week (yup, I’ve done all the searching and testing, so you don’t need to – hurrah!).
So without further ado, let’s get down to business…
Slow cooker lamb
This is the most amazingly minimal effort dinner which tastes absolutely divine. Just bung the lamb in with the rest of the ingredients in the morning and let it do its thing until the evening, and then serve with mash potato and veggies – hurrah!
Easy oven roasted sausage ratatouille
This one is so quick to put together – you can literally get it ready to put it into the oven in 10 minutes. If you’ve got fussy eaters then a good trick with this is when it’s ready to move the sausages aside and blitz the sauce with a hand blender. Serve up with some sweet potato wedges!
Picture courtesy of Waitrose
Teriyaki salmon noodles
Kids love noodles and this is a really accessible way of bringing a little bit of Asian flavour to your family table. It’s also super quick to make!
Hidden veggie meatballs
Meatballs….mwah ha ha! My cunning partner in crime in being able to cram a whole load of veggies into dinner without anyone suspecting. Serve up with some tagliatelle and home made tomato sauce (I love Annabel Karamel’s Vegetable Sauce here for some extra veg goodness). I mean, how else are we going to get them to eat courgette?
Fruity chicken curry
It’s no mean feat trying to get the littles to eat curry, but this amazingly tasty chicken curry will have them licking their plates clean….promise!
Picture courtesy of Annabel Karmel
Slow cooker beef tagine
If you’re anything like us, then you are mostly out and about all day Saturday and the last thing you feel like doing when you come back is cooking and so once again, thank goodness for the slow cooker. I I adapt this recipe by putting all the ingredients on low for seven hours in a slow cooker and the results when you get back at the end of the day are scrumptious! All you need to do is put on some rice when you get back and enjoy the declicousness of it all.
Cheesy chicken and rice casserole
There’s nothing that screams comfort food like a casserole and I loving popping everything in an oven dish and letting the oven do the rest of the work…which is exactly what is involved in this yummy recipe!
Picture courtesy of Campbells
Well I hope that’s given you a little family meal inspo for this week and a little less brain ache wondering what on earth to make for your brood. Let me know which of the recipes you like the sound of the best, and how you get on! And in the meantime, stay tuned for the next round up.
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