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Things I can just put in the oven.

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DeathMetalMum Mon 08-Apr-13 17:18:05

What I really need is a slow cooker but I don't have one and we don't particularly have much space left in the kitchen. etc

So I am looking for recipies that I can just put in the oven and leave for and hour (or more). Have a newborn and a toddler, and dp is at work during dinner times so need meals I know will be ready. I have some freezer meals but the whole defrosting/reheating takes longer than I think is always a faff making sure I have stirred it and its hot enough well thats what I find anyway.

All I can really think of is jacket potatoes. We eat a 'main' meal during the day which usually includes a casserole so alredy having this type of meal.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 08-Apr-13 17:20:25

I do all sorts in the oven, but generally start them off on the stove first - risotto, chilli, soup, any casseroles will all be fine.

jojane Mon 08-Apr-13 17:22:44

What sort of meal are you looking for? You post makes it sound like you want main meals but you then say you have your main meal earlier. Is it 'light meals' you are after??
Things to go in oven for an hour or so are things like risotto, casserole, beef stew, curry, potato bake, macoroni cheese, lasagne etc etc

If you want light meals then most of those are things that don't take long such as soup, scrambled eggs, beans on toast, etc

IDismyname Mon 08-Apr-13 17:26:09

I have a recipe for slow cooked lamb shoulder - Kleftiko style. here is it. Its LUSH smile

Kleftiko Lamb

Apologies for link to DM hmm

DeathMetalMum Mon 08-Apr-13 17:41:49

Anything really, we mostly eat a main meal for lunch but I usually do anything but sandwhiches for dinner times.

I didn't know risotto could be done in the oven likewise mac and cheese I just put it under the grill to go golden.

Dd will no longer eat my homemade soup sad so thats off the menu.

jojane Mon 08-Apr-13 19:10:27

There are some risotto recipes that you just bung it all in a lidded pot and leave it fr a couple of hours, google will brin up plenty
Mac cheese I par boil pasta, make sauce stir in and add topping then bake for an hour
Mine love potatoe bake - sliced potatoes with sauce and chopped ham and tomatoes then baked for at least an hour - 1.5 hours
How about a pie you can make ahead of time then put in oven (I often do this with left over beef stew)

TomArchersSausage Mon 08-Apr-13 19:12:53

Those Maggi things you cook in a bag are quite nice. Just had Mexican chicken.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Apr-13 19:20:07

I do a lentil hotpot, layers of sliced potato, onion, dry red lentils, and any or all of bacon, tomato and grated cheese. Cover it all generously in stock, put a lid on, 220 degrees for an hour.

MERLYPUSS Mon 08-Apr-13 20:57:51

Pasta bake is nice. You can get the jars of sauce but I make mine with a tin of tomato soup, bacon (or tuna), onion and sweetcorn. SEason with herbs etc and put grated cheese on the top.
If you read the instructions on the homepride jars you can copy the quantities and the pasta goes in raw.
Toad in the hole and casseroles can be ovened.

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