Things have been a bit busy here, with both kids and the husband at home for Easter. My home is a wreck and there is SO much washing to do. WHY do the school holidays seem to generate so many dirty clothes?! But the weather has been glorious. We’ve all spent a lot of time in the garden, having a tidy up and getting the veggie patch ready for planting.
I’ve found the slow cooker really useful and I’ve been using it at least a couple of times a week. We can have a family day out, or a full day in the garden, and come through the door tired and hungry to find a decent meal ready for us, instead of having to fall back on a takeaway or beans on toast.
MONDAY: shepherds pie (except I couldn’t be bothered so it was sort of deconstructed!) with mixed veg
TUESDAY: slow cooker mixed bean chilli with tortilla wraps, soured cream and grated cheese
THURSDAY: pork chops, garlic chipped potatoes, green beans
GOOD FRIDAY: my Mum’s roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by my Grandma’s chocolate Easter nest
SATURDAY: honey and soy glazed salmon with veggie fried rice
EASTER SUNDAY: slow cooked roast beef with horseradish, spuds, veg and proper gravy…
…followed by simple lime pie