usually by the time james gets home, after bathing and feeding julia, i’m so tired, i have little to no energy to prepare a sophisticated dinner. sometimes i will try something new, and if its tasty and quick, will add it to our list of go to basic meals to make at home. i keep this list on our fridge door, and will have a look in the morning to make sure we have ingredients at home for that night. here are our go to meals, that we’ve made a million times at home – would love to hear what are yours!
lentils – (pictured above) we bring in our portuguese choriço for this dish
mushroom barley soup – served with lots of parmesan cheese
fish pie – i usually make it with salmon and leeks, its so versatile
baked orzo with eggplant and mozzarella – could eat this every day
chicken in milk – sometimes i make only drumsticks, still delicious and cooks faster
pasta with bacon and leeks – this must’ve been the first quick recipe i learned and different to the usual pasta taste combinations
portuguese style green peas – add lots of parsley
minestrone soup – delicious with warm baguette
salmon wraps – this one is so easy, we do it in the bbq with lots of dill
meatballs – because james needs some meat once in a while
what are your go to meals, would love to hear?
ps – for lunch i usually treat myself to this
Adorei! We share the same.. After 8pm there’s no more energy!
I usually made the preparations when we came back from the market and while we are storing and wekeep it in the fridge this ‘mise en place’ so when I cook it it’s easy (specially if you have a nice blender).
Gazpacho, beetroot soup with ricotta, quiche, a good bolognese with or without pasta, quinoa salad with leek tomato and bellpeppers.
It helps a lot if you don’t seat down after putting the kids to bed!!!
That’s my rotine :)
:) come make some salmon wraps for me!