Morning lovely, how’s your Sunday going so far?
I hope you’re sitting with a coffee somewhere in the sun, maybe catching up on Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine or reading the many food blogs we all like to do on the weekend. If you’re not drooling over the always beautiful photographs and recipes from Local Is Lovely then you’re missing out!
I know I’m thinking about winter and what to cook tonight. Sundays usually mean I put in a little more effort to the preparations than quick mid-week dinners. We crack a bottle of red, light a few candles, get some smooth soulful tunes happening care of the lovely Norah Jones or Michael Bublé and settle in for the night over a home cooked meal. We catch up on the week that was and talk about what’s on the agenda for the coming week.
| “It’s a great excuse to down tools and reconnect without the constant interruptions of Instagram and Facebook and Twitter.”
Speaking of quick mid-week winter meals, I connected with a few blogging friends this past week to collaborate on a series of Winter Family Meals On A Budget. The lovely Money Mummy, our resident financial adviser in the blogging world, has been hosting winter warming recipes designed to keep both your budget and your belly smiling. And I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are quick and easy that also won’t break the bank!
As well as my Jamie Oliver inspired “One Pot” Italian Roasted Chicken + Vegetables, earlier this week I shared a super easy mid-week throw together. I called it the Veggie “Super Food” Bowl, and it’s over on Money Mummy now.
“This is one of my mid-week “throw together” meals. They’re meals I turn to when I’m not in the mood to spend any longer than absolutely necessary in the kitchen. Considering that I often find myself making three different meals of an evening at work before coming home to see to my own dinner, an easy and nutritious meal is usually the best I can do.”