So this week I picked all my meals from "Jamie's 30 Minute Meals", I did most of the meals in about 45 minute. I did however have to keep stopping to reread the steps and remember what I was doing, I sure you could do them in 30 minutes once you get to know some of the tec-necs better as well as the meals.
Monday - Broccoli Orecchiette, Courgette & Bocconcini Salad, Prosciutto & Melon Salad.
Atomic Children's Verdict - Yuck.
I wont be cooking this dish again, not that it was a bad dish it is just too different in flavours for my lot and the Prosciutto & Melon Salad was a strange mix.
Tuesday - Pregnant Jools's Pasta, Crunchy Chicory & Watercress Salad, Little Frangipane Tarts.
Atomic Children's Verdict - Umm, what's that?
While I didn't mind this dish the children were not so sure, an other one that was a bit too different for them just yet. Might try this again at some later date.
Wednesday - Cauliflower Macaroni, Chicory Salad with Insane Dressing, Lovely Stewed Fruit.
Atomic Children's Verdict - Yummy, more please.
This was both easy to cook and easy to eat. The cauliflower broke up in the pasta and the children were none the wiser, it was great. And once they saw the fruit and ice cream they downed dinner. A must do again.
Thursday - Steak Sarnie, Crispy New Potatoes, Cheesy Mushrooms, Beetroot Salad.
Atomic Children's Verdict - Liked the Sarnie, loved the potato's, not too sure about the mushrooms or salad.
Next time I will make this as a little Burger's each, and no mushrooms for the children but it will definitely get cooked again. While there was not dessert, there was no need as we were all totally stuffed afterwards.
This week I learned that I can cook and that I can cook tasty meals. The best bit was that I stuck to budget as well. Will have to now plan next week. While it's not retro cooking it is meal planning and that is retro so it's good for me.