Anyone willing to share their easy peasy week day family recipies with me?? I cook on automatic pilot when I get in from work and need a bit of direction to get me out of the fish finger / chicken nugget rut. Anything appreciated - my kids will thank you for it .
Pasta - of course. Basic tomato sauce (you can do a quickie there and then or make it properly and freeze in batches) then add various to it - tuna/sausages/chorizo/courgette/sweetcorn are all favourites in our house.
Baked chicken drumsticks with potato wedges - drizzle both in olive oil and a little garlic. We sometime add a bit of chilli powder to the wedges (serve with sour cream or greek yog). Drummers - 35 mins, wedges 20 mins. serve with salad or baked beans
Pork in orange sauce (not as complicated as it sounds I promise)
Fry pork chops to lightly brown. Remove from pan. Add flour to pan to soak up the fat/juice from the port - enough to make a paste.
Keep on a low heat. Start to stir in orange juice. Keep going to make enough sauce to cover your chops. Add cornflour to thicken if you want. Return chops to pan, with one onion, and two quartered tomatoes and some paprika.
Leave to simmer gently while you cook rice or what have you.
Yum <fishes for pen and paper>. Sure I could cope with those. Never tried making my own wedges before so am going to give it a go. Pasta and rice are favourites here cause they are cheap and speedy although it tends to evolve around curry or chilli.