My Mrs makes a blinding goulash,
I make a 'kedgeree' with courgette, leek, smoked mackerel fresh chilli, rice, boiled egg, mangetout, curry powder and lemon juice. At Xmas I add brussel sprouts and chestnuts too.
Family recipe ideas
My Mrs makes a blinding goulash,
Some French inspired favourites
Chicken Fricase (look online but Raymond Blanc recipe good)
Cassoulet (basically french version sausage and bean casserole as above can add canned duck confit legs to make it authentic)
As winter is coming some pasta bakes, eg with sausages or vegetarian
Homemade pizza - Jamie Oliver recipe simple and very good, you can freeze spare dough
Risottos - easy to do - vegetarian (mushroom especially good, dried porchni plus chestnut / other types) or with cooked chicken added
Your chilli / bolognese / curries are good family favourites and freeze well as you know so thumbs up for those
Cooking for the kids is wonderful, I miss it (all grown up and left home)
some great ideas here that I hadnt considered before, thanks.
Just off to the weekly shop with the boys now, and I think we shall be having a go at the meatloaf, nobeerinthefridge's bread & sausage toss, and I'm hankering for some rosti as well now.
And I like the sound of macc's french pea thing.
Other ideas remind me that there's actually a lot I left off the list that we do less regularly like kedgeree, goulash, homemade pizzas, pork & cider etc. So will try to remember to do them more often.
Time to go and raid Morrisons for fresh croissants for breakfast....
I also like Spanish Tortilla or it's Italian equivalent, Pizza pie (substitute the potatoes with spaghetti)
Can't see goulash on your list. We use this one - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/180653/beef-goulash - but make sure you use 'hot' paprika to give it some kick, and add mushrooms and some new potatoes in for the last 30 minutes or so. Freezes well for batch cookery too (although would freeze it without the mushrooms and spuds and cook those in it as you reheat).
Another favourite here is what we call chilli eggs. Bit of a Spanish/Mexican made up thing. Diced pork shoulder and/or chorizo, onion, peppers, tomatoes, paprika, chilli. Cook up into a spicy stew then put into oven proof dishes (a cazuela works well), make some dimples in the top and crack some eggs into them. Lots of black pepper on the eggs and bake for about 10 minutes or until the eggs are set to your liking. Serve with warmed crusty bread (or rice if you must).
I know these can't be frozen but I like a nice stir fry. Bung into the wok whatever veggies or meat you have and cook with either rice or noodles.
Sausage casserole: Fry decent quality sausages, cover with a tin of chopped tomatoes, dried herbs (garlic if they like it). Meanwhile cook some spuds, mash them and stick the sausages with the tomato sauce into an oven proof dish, top with the mash and plenty of cheese, cook in the oven until cheese is golden brown.
We always played a game with veg soup when my nephew was little. He had to guess all the types of veg he was eating (I always cut them up into large pieces), anything up to 8 types. It was the only way I could get him to eat it.
I also make easy barbecue sauce with chicken, onions and garlic, which all goes into the oven for a quick meal. Can be eaten with rice (that I hide veg in) or pasta.
Wants sausages now -like right now :(. It's on the list of things we stock up on when back in uk
There's a win there for nobeerinthefridge.
Sorry to to stick to your recipe 100%, but I fancied lamb sausages, so this one has rosemary rather than thyme in it and I have no rocket so fried up some leeks instead.
Went down very well with the two bottomless pits that are my sons.
Chicken pices with skin on and bones etc. In oven dish with onions whole garlic cloves smoked paprika and chorizo, bang in oven and cook. Add bkack olives near the end if you have some. Serve with spuds and brocolli or whatever.
Or onions, weated with garlic some risotto rice white wine, chicken stock, oregano, tin of chopped toms and some to puree add in some browned off chicken pieces and bang in oven.
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