kukula wrote:our leftovers at the end of the week meal is 'filo's'
-cook any vegies/meat left in the fridge
-mix with cheese (or sour cream)
-wrap in filo pastry and bake for 20 mins.
also anything in the slow cooker is cheap and easy. I just use whatever cut of meat is cheapest at the butcher, coat it in flour and brown it, then throw it in the slowcooker with whatever vegies are lying around, plus stock and herbs. we mix the left overs through pasta and make pasta bake, or in toasted sandwiches.
brook wrote:Creamy spinach and Mushroom pasta.
300g dried penne or pasta of your choice (I use tri-coloured spirals)
2 tbsp olive oil
250g sliced mushrooms
1 tsp dried oregano
275ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp lemon juice
6 tbsp cream cheese
200g frozen spinach leaves
salt and pepper
cool pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water, Drain, reserving 175ml of the cooling liquid
meanwhile heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat, add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently for 8 minutes or until almost crisp, Stir in the oregano, stock and lemon juice and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half
stir in the cream cheese and spinach and cook over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes. Add the reserved cooking liquid, then the cooked pasta. Stir well, season to taste with salt and pepper and heat through gently before serving.
kukula wrote:fried rice is good too; just cook up a batch of rice, leave it in the fridge over night to dry out.
stir fry any veg/meat/eggs that are in the fridge with oriental seasoning, add rice.
Blue Bell wrote:I'm cooking this now. Smells nice!
meowsy wrote:I've read this whole thread and it has inspired me to try a few of these quick easy meals! i need some good slow cooker recipes, often I cook casseroles in the slow cooker and they end up a bit tasteless. Anyone got any tips to address this?