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what to cook? One week, self catering, family group

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workatemylife Wed 05-Apr-17 18:45:54

I'm trying to plan as few days of food for a self catering (UK) holiday. We're a family group (8 or 9 people), three children (who will just east Easter eggs, I imagine), one veggie, and another who doesn't eat fish.

Other people in the group are doing some of the cooking, so we have a pasta meal, pizza, and a pie of some sort already spoken for. But I'm out of inspiration for the other nights. Curry, maybe? Or fajitas?

I'm tempted to bake some cake / biscuits / dessert stuff, although I'm not sure what. Maybe five variations on crumble and custard!

Do you have any holiday food favourites that are not too time consuming and fussy?

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 05-Apr-17 20:41:12

A big chilli, one meat, one bean with tacos, cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, lettuce.

JimWithTwoNoses Wed 05-Apr-17 20:43:04

Fajitas sound easy and yummy and can be adapted for the veggie

Jacket potatoes?
Curry
Chilli and rice
Sausages and mash (can be veggie)
BBQ?
Fish and chips?

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 05-Apr-17 20:57:06

I also recently did toad in the hole for a crowd and it was a big hit and surprisingly faff free, served with broccoli, garlic roasted baby potatoes and gravy. (Would probably just buy the gravy in m&s if I was on holiday to reduce the time in the Kitchen!) easy to make a veggie version with LM sausages and red onion.

Blondie1984 Thu 06-Apr-17 00:09:41

I agree with one of the PPs - do a BBQ!!
Sausages/burgers/steak/chicken - veggie versions of the first two - or halloumi kebabs
Jacket potatoes, salad, good bread and then you could do BBQ bananas / pineapple for dessert with ice cream - which i'm sure the kids would love

workatemylife Thu 06-Apr-17 10:49:00

Yum! Brilliant ideas. Chilli, curry would be good for the crowd because people can just take what they like. Barbecue I hadn't thought of - slightly weather dependent, but we could just cook the food in the oven / grill if we need to. Again, easy to cater for all tastes and appetites.

I've never made toad in the hole, but that's no reason not to learn. I can experiment on the family and head out for fish and chips if it all goes wrong...

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 06-Apr-17 12:45:54

Do you make Yorkshire puddings? It's really easy you just need to get the fat super hot before pouring in the batter.

Booboo27 Thu 06-Apr-17 12:50:44

Fajitas is always good as you can make veggies ones with peppers, onions and courgettes and then have some chicken for the meat eaters to add to theirs.
Making a big pot of mashed potato and a jug of onion gravy would be good too as you can then grill some veggie sausages and some pork ones.
As for desserts a big Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream would no doubt go down well, as would a big batch of homemade chocolate brownies

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Apr-17 12:19:47

Veggie risotto for all.
Slow cooked casserole and vegetarian option.
Soup and baked spuds.

If you're feeling keen, home-made flapjack for snacks.

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