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Meal Plan #15

How good are leftovers? One thing my Mum recently reminded me to do is to make double-batch dinners for leftovers the next day or to freeze! This week’s meal plan kicks off with the perfect meal to cook in bulk, Slow Cooked Beef Ragu.

Beef Ragu

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

There is nothing quite like a homemade, Slow Cooked Beef Ragu. One pan does all the hard work, simmering the beef and tomato until it’s so tender that it falls apart with the touch of a fork. The preparation is simple, but the result is a perfect hearty sauce piled over a bed of pasta or served with a crusty piece of bread. This comforting dish can be made ahead of time, making it the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights or relaxed weekends. 

Crispy Honey Soy Chicken

Crispy Honey Soy Chicken

With its crispy, juicy, and succulent texture, this dish will surely become a family favourite. It can be prepared in less time than it takes to order delivery from your local Chinese restaurant. The sweet honey and savoury soy sauce combination is a classic – my kids are obsessed with the flavours. I hope you try my easy-to-make and delicious fakeaway recipe!

Roasted Chicken with Gravy Recipe

Roasted Chicken with Gravy

Roasted chicken is a meal that rotates on our meal plan at least once a fortnight. There is something so wholesome and comforting about a roasted dinner. Regardless of the season, it’s so lovely to come home after a long day and enjoy perfectly cooked chicken and a big plate of roasted potatoes. It may look complicated, but this is one of the easiest dinners to make. The oven does all the hard work, and this method takes next to no time to prepare. 

Vietnamese Pork Bowl Recipe

Vietnamese Pork Bowl

My Vietnamese pork bowls are on high rotation at our place. Bright, fresh and fun to eat – my kids love them. Thin rice noodles topped with sweet, sticky pork, served with fresh salads and crunchy spring rolls. All the ingredients are brought together with a delicious Vietnamese-inspired dressing. Seriously simple, fast and tasty.

One Pot Crispy Chicken and Red Rice Recipe

One Pot Crispy Chicken and Red Rice

This One Pot Crispy Chicken and Red Rice recipe is a game changer for your weeknight dinner routine. With juicy, perfectly cooked chicken and flavourful tomato and garlic rice, you won’t believe it all comes together in just one pot. Add all the ingredients to the pot with chicken stock and let it all simmer to perfection. Top with fresh coriander or parsley for a final touch of freshness. This meal is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Traditional Meat Pie Recipe

Traditional Meat Pie

You’ll love this recipe if you’re a fan of delicious, hearty beef pies. Made with savoury beef mince, these pot pies are a quick and easy alternative to traditional slow-cooked pies. Don’t let the short cook time fool you – these pies are packed with flavour and perfect for a cozy family dinner. Plus, you can easily make a large batch of the beef mixture and freeze it for later use, making it a convenient meal option. 

 

Freezer Friendly Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Freezer Friendly Chicken Schnitzel

Freezer friendly, homemade chicken schnitzel perfect for those nights where you just need to get dinner on the table fast! This is a super simple recipe which includes how to prepare chicken breast, how to crumb chicken schnitzel without the mess, how to cook chicken schnitzel and how to store chicken schnitzel in the freezer. I know the freezer section in the supermarket aisle can be tempting, but not only will you have the satisfaction of making your own chicken schnitzels (and knowing exactly what is in them!), but I promise these will taste so much better too!

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