Thanks for responses - I had almost forgotten I started this thread!
Dd is 12. We can do a food shop on the way to the resort (after a flight). We've never had a ski holiday, so not sure about our routine though am imagining getting up and out fairly early in the morning (leave the chalet by 8.30 latest). Am expecting to feel worn out by strenuous exertion by mid afternoon, so imagine we'll be back at the chalet around 4.00 - but I honestly don't know.
The chalet is supposed to be 'central' in location, but as we have never been to this village not sure if it will be practical to pop back for lunch.
Will study these suggestions, and respond again later.
We have been this week and had Cottage pie (veggie but could be meat) Lentil stew with chorizo and spinach in (chorizo brought from home) Aubergine lasagne Pasta and sauce Mushroom and pea risotto a different lentil stew, with jacket potatoes (small so don't take so long to cook)
Leftovers for lunch for those around, and I also made a veg soup, just chunks of veg in stock, as some of us were ill.
This is with 3yo DD so we've been in the apartment for a couple hours before dinner so have time to cook.
Where are you going and can you shop on the way to the resort? What is your routine likely to be? Out early ski all day, or leisurely start and / or early finish? Popping back at lunch time? How old is you DD?
Sometimes I part cook things on the mornings and sometimes I cook two meals side by side in the evening or part prepare for the followong day (eg peeling potatoes, making sauces)I have also seen lots of self caterers with slow cookers this year but I don't have one so can't advise on that.
Warm lentil salad (Lentils, lardons and carrots with herbs with Parmesan or French dressing) with cannellini beans, garlic, oil and fennel. Can be served with a piece of steak / chicken breast or salad. Roast chicken but only if you are popping back or have a slow cooker Spaghetti bolognese, sauce made ahead. Egg fried rice with chicken / prawns or just vegetables. It works better if the rice is cooked the day before anyway! Rosti and spinach / mushroom / cheese omelette. Sausages (bought out of resort!) and mashed potatoes with vegetables.
I usually give my children a bowl popcorn and raw vegetables / fruit to eat while plonked in front of the TV while I cook.
For breakfast we usually have porridge, granola and fruit compote to fill us up so lunchtime chips are ok and not too expensive!!
We will be going skiing (for the first time!) in a few weeks, and have booked a self-catering chalet.
Can anyone (please) help me menu plan for our week away? I think we will want hearty food that doesn't require loads of ingredients (as we will do the food shopping once we arrive at our destination, and will have to bin unused stuff at the end of the week). Also, I understand we will be very tired from all the fresh air and physical exertion, so don't want to spend a great deal of time in food prep and/or clean up.
Any suggestions for simple, nourishing, good food much appreciated. TIA.
Last thing: dd eats what we do, so no picky eaters to consider.......thank goodness!