The next week is another busy one, with the end of term, Good Friday, a trip to Brixham and of course Easter Sunday! So meal planning has had to be as simple as possible this coming week. I have been scouring the t’internet for easy peasy recipes that are one pot or only take minimal effort. We have planned in a takeway for next Saturday so I don’t have to cook after we get back from Brixham, but I found a recipe I want to give a go at some point, so have linked that below in the interim.
Fish Cakes – there are so many different types that you can pretty much have your pick! We have gone salmon for the kids and a bit of Thai spiced prawn cakes us grown ups. Some petit pois, new potatoes and dollop of tartar sauce, perfect.
Chicken Fried Rice – nothing too extravagant, just diced veggies fried up with some jasmine rice, chicken and a few dashes of soy sauce.
Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta – this one sounds fancy but is so quick and easy to do. Bacon lardons fried with mushrooms, a slug of honey and a tub of crème fraiche (we will be using dairy free cream cheese and soy cream) and tagliatelli. It is filling, delicious and takes minutes to cook.
Spicy Prawn & Chorizo Couscous – I love the sound of this one and I reckon leftovers would amazing the next day with some leafy lettuce. I have linked through to the recipe over on Pinterest so if you do this let me know how you get on in the comments.
Roast Leg of Lamb – we have always cooked our lamb on a trivet and a good slug of water in the bottom of a deep roasting tin, then covered in tin foil to create a steam pod for the meat. Then cooked low and slow until the meat falls off the bone. A good sprinkle of rosemary and thyme for good measure and you are good to go with the perfect traditional Easter Sunday dinner.
And that’s it for this week! We are off to Weston-Super-Mare tomorrow for a day trip as I desperately need to blow the cobwebs away at the edge of the island. It is a little self-care for me and a lot of letting our kids run off a heap of pent-up energy! So whatever your plans this weekend, enjoy it and take some time to catch your breath.