Tried & Tested No. 2

A few weeks ago, I shared 5 recipes that I had tried, tested & enjoyed.  I’m back again to share another 5 with you!

We are still trying to cook meals from scratch and only buy the ingredients we need for the meals we have planned to have that week.  I know that some people love meal planning and some people don’t.  I like it because we hardly ever have food go to waste or out of date.  I also like that we often make a larger portion of a dish and then freeze the rest for another night, which is great if we have a few errands to run when Adam gets home from work and then we can’t be bothered to spend an hour preparing food!  How do you plan for your meals?  Do you batch freeze?  How do you do your food shopping if you haven’t got meals planned?  I am eager to hear what other people do, as I am open for new techniques/ options.  Meal planning seems to work for us at the moment but I find it really hard to keep our meals varied!

Anyway… here are a few recipes that we have tried recently and what we think about them!

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Homemade Meatballs & Pasta Sauce

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Fresh food is something that really appeals to me.  Knowing that I have made something from scratch makes meals taste even better.  Sometimes, I opt for the easy option; jarred sauces, cans and pre-cooked meals…but I am trying to make the most of using the ingredients we already have in our cupboards.  This way I know exactly what has gone into my dish.

The following recipe is for easy homemade meatballs and pasta sauce.  This isn’t out of a book or from a website.  I just put a few ingredients together that we already had and it tasted lovely!

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First 5 Tried & Tested

I wanted to share 5 recipes with you that we have tried over the last couple of weeks.  After starting a ‘meal ideas’ board on Pinterest I thought that I had better start working through some of them.

We quite like trying new things but both Adam and I can be a little fussy.  He doesn’t really like any vegetables apart from carrots and peas.  I can’t eat prawns or a lot of peppers because it upsets my tummy!  Recently we have just been recycling the same recipes over and over because we like them.  But, we had decided that we wanted a bit more variety.

These are the ones that we have tried, loved and will be eating again!  They all made enough portions for 2-3 meals so we still have some left to eat in our freezer.

I would love to know if you have tried these already or are going to try them.

1.  Tex Mex Chicken Casserole from Bites of Bri.

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