Hectic weeknights call for recipes that are quick to prepare. Here are 4 Quick Prep Meals – each takes less than 12 minutes prep time – plus the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 44.
Are we allowed to mention the C word yet? I kind of feel like it is my public duty to announce that there are just 8 weeks to Christmas!!!
Have you started preparing for it yet???
In my real life I haven’t even BEGUN to think about Christmas! But here on Easy Peasy Foodie, Christmas prep is in full swing. Last Saturday I cooked and photographed an entire roast turkey dinner (recipes on the blog soon).
I’m also working on re-photographing my old Christmas recipes from back in 2015, when I’d only been blogging for 6 months and I still took really dreadful photographs. I feel sad because there are some awesome recipes there, but they don’t get much attention as the photos make them look so awful! I’m hoping with new photographs they’ll be much more popular.
Over on Productive Blogging, I’ve not really got anything Christmassy planned. Instead I’ve been working on some more helpful posts for bloggers…
I’ve also shared my Beginner’s Guide to Mailchimp and a fab guest post from Emma Amoscato (from Free From Farmhouse) all about how to go from blog to book deal! Emma’s book Living with Allergies is out next spring!
4 Quick Prep Meals
With all that going on with my blogs, not to mention my daughter’s 10th birthday in November and normal life on top, I’m crazy busy at the mo… Which is why these 4 Quick Prep Meals caught my eye from last week’s linky. 4 delicious meals, perfect for busy weeknights – and all under 12 minutes prep!
Lamb and Spinach Curry (Lamb Saag)
First up is this delicious Lamb and Spinach Curry from Corina over at Searching for Spice. This recipe (like most of Corina’s!) is right up my street. Just 10 minutes of prep, then this delicious looking Lamb Saag is simmered on the stove for 3 hours, making the whole house smell amazing in the process. This would be a great one to come back to after a busy evening of ferrying the kids about to their various clubs and activities… And I reckon this would also work brilliantly in the slow cooker too or in my new pressure cooker!
Easy Beef Stroganoff
Jacqui and I were clearly on the same page last week as we both shared beef stroganoff recipes! Whilst mine was designed as a way of using up leftover roast beef (you can find my Leftover Roast Beef Stroganoff here), Jacqui from Recipes Made Easy has created this gorgeous Easy Beef Stroganoff using thin strips of steak, together with a mix of porcini and chestnut mushrooms – which just sounds incredible! Better still the whole recipe is done and dusted in just 35 minutes. And, by using half fat crème fraiche and lean steak, Jacqui has kept the calories down too – just 414 calories a portion!
Butternut Squash and Chorizo Risotto
Jo from Jo’s Kitchen Larder has used two of my favourite ingredients – butternut squash and chorizo – to create this deliciously quick and easy Butternut Squash and Chorizo Risotto. Again, this recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep and only 40 minutes in total. It sounds so warming and comforting too – such a prefect meal for chilly autumn evenings!
Healthy Leftover Salmon and Potato Casserole
As you probably know by now I am a HUGE fan of leftovers meals – such a great way to speed up weeknight cooking! So this Healthy Leftover Salmon and Potato Casserole really caught my eye. Monika layers cooked potatoes, leftover salmon, peas and a white sauce in a casserole, before popping it in the oven to cook for 15 minutes. This recipe takes just 12 minutes to prep – meaning the whole thing can be made in under 30 minutes – perfect for busy weeknights!!
#CookBlogShare Week 44
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂
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