Homemade Takeaway: The Family Meat Pie

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Big Batch Recipe: Spicy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

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Big Batch Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Serves 16 + This is a great big batch if your kids have friends over for a sleepover, it’s a big family gathering or you just need something that is simple and tasty for a large group of people! If you can’t fit 8 chicken breasts in your slow cooker with ease then halve ingredients […]

Once A Week Cooking Plan: Stress Less Slow Cooker Dinners

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Slow Cooker Recipe – Vegetarian Mushroom & Barley Stew

A beautifully flavoured, hearty vegetarian, slow cooker meal.  Perfect as the temperatures drop! Prep ahead and freeze, or place ingredients straight into the slow cooker to have tonight’s dinner done! Ingredients 700g large field mushrooms 3 carrots 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 4 sprigs thyme Can of crushed tomatoes 1 cup of pearl barley […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Autumn BBQ Dinners

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Pumpkin Gnocchi – Big Batch Recipe

A twist on the ever popular gnocchi; made here with pumpkin instead of potato! Ingredients: This produces about 8 serves and can be frozen for up to a month. 3 cups pumpkin puree 3 cups flour 3 eggs ½ cup parmesan cheese grated Nutmeg (try to use a whole nutmeg rather than already ground, because […]

Ten Ways with Mince Meat!

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20 Ways with Chicken Drumsticks

Oh, Chicken drumsticks; how many ways do we cook thee?  TWENTY WAYS! That’s what! I am in SUCH a drumstick rut.  I am here taking some serious notes from this post right here with furrowed brow and the mind focus of a peregrine falcon. “Mummy, why are you so serious?” asks my daughter. “Not now!” […]

Nourishing Vegetable and Peanut Soup: big batch recipe

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Vegetable and Millet Soup – Big Batch Recipe

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Easy Red Lentil Soup! Big Batch!

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Tuna Mornay – big batch recipe

Serves four families of 4 (approximately) A familiar meal to so many families and it usually taste even better the next day! Ingredients 4 x 450 gram tins tuna in spring water 4 cups pasta 4 brown onions 8 cups milk 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 4 cups breadcrumbs 4 lemons 4 cans corn kernels, […]

Apricot Chicken – big batch recipe!

Serves approximately 4 families of 4 I’m not sure there was a mum who didn’t make this in the 70’s, 80’ and early 90’s. I know mine sure did. A cult classic, its appealing to nearly everyone and easy to whip up. Ingredients 6 kg chicken pieces 2 cups dried apricot pieces, chopped 4 cups […]

Lasagne – big batch recipe!

Serves approximately four families of 4. Most families have all tucked around the dinner table to a big dish of lasagne. Not only can it be a delicious family meal but it can also be cheap to make and freeze well; making it practical as well. Ingredients 2 kg beef mince 6 cups  cheddar cheese, grated […]

Classic Meatloaf – big batch recipe!

If your mum didn’t make a meatloaf we can almost bet that one of your friends’ mums did or your Grandma did! This versatile dish is a cult classic made lovingly famous by mums everywhere. Serves approximately four families of 4. Ingredients 3 kg ground beef 3 cups bread crumbs (can use gluten free) 2 teaspoons […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan – Home Made Take-Aways and Classics

MENU M Sausage and egg hearty muffins T Rissole, Mash and Beans (Heat and eat, TV dinner style!) W Easy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole T Sweet Potato Crumble F Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Cabbage and Apple slaw S Family Meat Pie S Home-made meatballs subs. SHOPPING `MEAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES DAIRY EGGS AND FROZEN GOODS […]

Ratatouille – freezer meal – big batch recipe

Ratatouille from Ratatouille! Serves 16 Has there even been a more fun cooking themed kids’ movie? When my kids saw the movie they couldn’t wait to make it with me. I love ratatouille not just because of the fun movie or the delicious taste but also because it is packed full of vegetables, it tastes […]

Chicken Noodle Soup – Freezer Meals

I just love the Kung Fu Panda movies and one of my favourite characters is Po’s dad with his noodle soup and his secret ingredient soup! It brings a whole other element to the movie and ties in this amazing meal! Kids love to eat like Po making this such a fun recipe for the […]

Taco Tuesday Tacos! Freezer Meals

Tonnes of Taco Tuesday Tacos Serves 16 Just like in the Lego Movie – Taco Tuesday Nights are sure to be a hit with the kids, of course it can be on any night, not just Tuesdays! There are lots of different versions of tacos but these bean tacos are great for one of those recommended […]