Another quick and easy weekday dinner to share with you, gnocchi with a few ingredients and a creamy sauce. Gnocchi if you arent familiar with it are small potato dumplings tradionally made with mashed potato and flour. You could always make your own gnocchi and freeze them for a quick homemade meal mid week. We all need shortcuts in our lives from time to time so store bought are perfectly fine too.
Meatloaf is one of those meals that has been served on Australian dinner tables for decades. Probably because it is easy, fairly cheap to make and feeds the family. Kid friendly and served with a good mash is a hardy, filling dinner. Hiding grated carrot and zucchini in meatloaf is the simplest way that fussy kids won’t be able to taste that they are eating them.
One thing I love is one pot dinners I make them quite often, whether it is pasta, casserole, stir-fry, curry, or tray bakes I’m all for cutting corners. It makes feeding a family a whole lot easier and less time-consuming, not to mention less washing up which is always a bonus cause the last thing you want to do is a huge pile of washing up after a hectic day.
When I think of family classic dinners, roast chicken comes straight to mind. I love the fact that you can prepare a whole chook earlier with whatever spices or flavouring you like then leave it to marinade. Then before all the after school craziness or after work fatigue kicks in you have the chicken ready to cook, throw a few veggies in the oven and in 30-40mins you have a delicious family dinner on the table.