Its been a couple of months since I last share a ‘What We Ate’ post so I thought I would share our meals from last week as they were all super tasty! If you have read my blog before then you will know that I absolutely love cooking for my family but recently I found myself stuck in a bit of a rutt and I noticed that I was cooking the same meals week in week out. Before we left for our holiday I was really lacking inspiration but a week away from my kitchen has definitely helped reignite my love for cooking. During the week I’m often short on time so I try to cook fairly fuss free recipes that I know I can get on the table quickly. Last week I dug out my favourite recipe books and rediscovered a few recipes that we had previously loved. I made sure I only bought ingredients for those recipes which meant I had to stick to them and this definitely stopped me from straying from my meal plan.
Monday – Slow cooked gammon with jackets, soft boiled eggs and salad
Probably the simplest meal ever. I literally stick a medium gammon joint in my slow cooker with a couple of inches of water and cook it on low all day. I served ours with cheesy jacket potatoes, some hard boiled eggs and lots of salad!
Tuesday – Stir fry chilli beef and noodles
If you’re looking for a healthier takeaway alternative then this is it. Fairly quick and easy to make and absolutely delish! I keep mine fairly mild but you can add more chilli if you like it hot.
Wednesday – Crispy chicken parmagiana with new potatoes and spinach
I first made this recipe a few months ago and forgot just how tasty it is. And simple! It has very few ingredients so doesn’t take long at all!
Thursday – Teriyaki chicken with coconutty rice, bok choy & toasted cashews
Another fab takeaway alternative. Adding coconut to the rice isn’t something I ever would have thought of doing it before but it makes plain rice so much more exciting and it tastes bloody divine too.
Friday – Pea, pancetta & mushroom pasta topped with parmesan & pine nuts
So so easy yet so tasty! The creamy sauce is literally just creme fraiche! Bella absolutely loved this one too!
So that is what we ate last week! If there are any recipes in particular you like the look of then do let me know so I can share them on the blog! I’m also going to be sharing a couple of posts soon focusing more on what Bella eats, as during the week we don’t get to eat dinner together every night as she eats at nursery on a Monday & Thursday and at my Mums on a Tuesday!