It all comes down to a bit of prep at the weekend. Like most of you who are kind enough to read this blog and my meanderings, I work full time – running my own business I work VERY full time! So at the weekend I do a menu plan and I don’t have to think about what to cook each day once that’s done.
However, I do know that on occasions what looked lovely at the weekend is just too much prep during the week so…
Prepare in advance. Expect and plan for the 'what was I thinking planning to cook that tonight...'
I cook potatoes at the weekend so they are cold in the fridge for the week ahead. I usually also cook either a chicken (weird having chickens as well outside in the garden but we don’t eat ours!) or a piece of fish or some meat that can be kept, cooked, in the fridge. And salad is made and put in tupperwares for the week/veggies steamed ready for microwaving. I know – very organised. But you have to be don’t you?
Then, I come home, I put the pre-cooked whatever I choose in the dish, cover it with a white sauce (milk and cornflour which I either mix and heat there and then or I may use some I have made before), some cheese if we have any (usually do – husband is addicted to it…) and then top it with the potatoes. All done in advance and I then just stick it all in the oven. Not for long (you know me – time has no meaning! Check it after 15 minutes though.)
This evening – chicken. Tastes good too – just add herbs of your choice. Salad or veggies or both.
And, if it has been one of those days, have one of these!