I've compiled several pictures this week on many occasions when I did NOT cook pasta ;) and decided it would be great to share some ideas with everyone on how to make cooking at home less of a drag.
Bangers and Mash Served with soft browned onions, garlic sauce and golden onion rings. If you like; this can be wrapped in a large piece of white bread/bread roll as a hot dog with mash and gravy! Lebanese Bread Roll-up (I usually put our favourite sandwich fillings in these, they're heaps easy + quick to make and its more interesting that just a plain sandwich)These are the perfect pick-up-and-go lunches. tip: *melt a good layer of cheese onto the bread surface in the grill before topping off and rolling up! Tomato Soup with croutons (I used leftover pieces of bread, torn up and popped under the grill for crisp edges and corners)Indonesian fried rice served with a Chinese chive omelet and Spicy Pork Mince Patties (this is one of those easy-to-wash up meals where eveyrthing is cooked and dished out from the same pan!) I usually pan fry the meat patties in the wok, Dish them out, cook the fried rice...and dish that out...add a little bit more oil to the wok and in goes the omelete! ...its lazy, but it's alot simpler to clean up!Mini Pizza's (this usually takes a little more effort when I use a homemade dough for the pizza base, but it's easy to just use the premade ones you can get at the supermarket)Grilled Chicken Thighs stuffed with grated cheese + semi dried tomatoes and wrapped with prosciutto. I usually serve this with salad/mash/roast potatoes/garlic bread and a tiny drizzle of a cream based sauce. (It looks more complicated than it actually is!) Mash is extremely convenient to whip us as a side dish when you have a microwave! I'm so lucky my housemates love it!My dear Amrit joined me in the kitchen to watch me cook this morning and curiously questioned;
" Waa....How do you come up with so many different types of meals to cook all the time?!"I wouldn't take all the credit for such creative meals I dish up everyday. I get insprired by many different things. It's probably the many many food magazines I read, the restaurant menu's I often intricately comb through and photographs / display of food all around me which never fail to attract my attention. I guess you just have to love food, be adventurous with it and actually make time to create the ideas you have in your head.