I absolutely love to cook and although I am enjoying trying new and varied meals from the healthy-eating plan I am currently doing, I am also bored out of my brains by it. So, when my beautiful friend Holly (of almost twenty years…oh my) mentioned that she needed some meals inspiration, I jumped at the chance to get cooking. Holly works really long hours during the week and wanted something quick and really easy to come home to each night. We swiftly fashioned a shopping list for the four main meals we were going to cook and headed off into the sunset (not quite) to Coles to hunt and gather our ingredients.
We set ourselves up in her now well-stocked kitchen, and began the massive cook-up. We agreed on Minestrone Soup, Chicken and Mushroom Risotto, Chilli Con Carne and Dahl (this was the Baby Dahl recipe that Holly had been eyeing off from an older blog-posting of mine). The criteria for these meals was that they were to be tasty, wholesome, healthy and freezable.
We were so, so happy with the result and Holly is now enjoying healthy and tasty lunches and dinners. We plan on having another cook-up soon and hope to come up with more ideas for her weeknight lunches and dinners.
Do you ever do mass cook-ups to save time during the week? What dishes would you recommend?