Yummy weekday dinners

07 June 2016

Do you know what homemade dinners mean? More chances of taking leftovers for lunch the next day and therefore more time to sleep in. Yay! I've shared a few of these recipes before but here's what we've been making again and again:

Super quick (as in faster than take away)
Apricot and balsamic chicken
Eggs in purgatory puttanesca style

Minimal effort (and really satisfying)
Roast tomato and garlic pasta
Creamy tortellini with prosciutto and peas
Seared broccoli soup (which is extra good if your friend brings you special garlic dip all the way from Sydney to slather on your bread)

Tony and I both cook but we've recently worked out that some days suit us better than others. Tony prefers not to cook on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, ahead of his teaching days. I never feel like cooking on a Friday, which is a big deadline day for me and having Monday off makes it feel like it's still the weekend. We loosely divvy things up that way with a back up meal in the freezer or a big batch of something that we've cooked on Sunday, which brings me to..

Extra yummy Sunday food
Vegetarian lasagne (Tony makes the best one from this book - sadly it is not online)
Spaghetti bolognese
Pumpkin soup (My Ruth Reichl obsession continues, I use a very easy recipe from this book)
Homemade pizza and an extra big batch of pizza sauce to freeze for later or have over ravioli
And bread for the week (half of which I'm sure gets eaten hot with lots of Nutella)

P.S A fun podcast about what to cook when you really don't feel like it plus Nigella's quick chilli which was recommended to me this week as I admired someone else's lunch at work. I haven't made it yet but let me know if you do!

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