Monday 25 June 2012

Last week's meals

Pollo in Pottachio (link to recipe)
I've made this before and we all enjoy it. I use stock or fruit juice in place of the wine. I served it on pasta.

Slow cooker beef stew served with pasta or rice.

Jacket potatoes with cheese and baked beans.

Homemade pizza with ham and pineapple on.

Chinese style sticky pork served with rice and stir-fried vegetables.

Low fat oven chips with oven fish.

Toasted sandwiches with cheese and baked beans or ham and cheese.

Poppy seed chicken (link to recipe) served with rice.

Thursday 31 May 2012

Some recent meals

Swedish meatballs (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
The first night I served them with oven chips and steamed carrots, corn and green beans. The next night I had the leftover meatballs and sauce over pasta (delicious!) while the rest of the family had chips from the fish-and-chip shop and battered (fried) snapper that Grant had caught.

Chicken Divan (link to recipe)
I adore this and would eat it at least once a week. I add a teaspoon or so of curry powder to the sauce and it just makes it. Serve over rice.

We've been eating a lot of roasted butternut, potatoes and beetroot - I sometimes throw some onion in there too. So delicious and easy and I just add some chicken breasts or minute steaks to make up a full meal.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Some of this week's meals

Chilli - super quick and easy: just sautee some mince and add taco seasoning, a drained can of kidney beans and a jar of salsa. We had it with rice, salsa flavoured corn chips, a smidge of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese.

Easy crustless spinach and feta pie (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I made this recipe for lunch and it was YUM! I halved the recipe, made it in a small pie dish and ate half of it for lunch.
The only changes I made to the recipe were:
- used a small onion (and sauteed it) rather than spring onions as I didn't have any
- I used fresh spinach instead of frozen, but chopped it and wilted it down with the onions
- don't know what "Asiago cheese" is so I used grated parmesan as I always have a tub of it in the freezer
- left out the dill
- regular flour instead of wholewheat

Homemade WW sausage rolls (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I could not believe how much Noah ate! He didn't like them at first - they are drier than regular sausage rolls (much less fat) but then Grant got him to try them dipped in a little ketchup and he loved it. I served them with gravy and steamed carrots, peas and corn.

Homemade pizza for the boys, while Grant and I had homemade Weight Watchers friendly meals out of the freezer (bobotie and brown rice).

Lightened Up Cheesy Pastitsio (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)

Sunday 6 May 2012

Some of this week's meals

Homemade hamburgers with oven wedges.

Chicken thighs "roasted" in the slow cooker, served with potato puffs, gravy, and steamed carrot, broccoli, corn and peas.

Creamy Lemon Tortellini Bake (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I left out the lemon zest and used leftover chicken instead of bacon (I think it would be awesome with the bacon though!) Everyone liked it - what a miracle - although Noah did pick out the spinach.

Beef stew with rice and steamed Brussels sprouts and broccoli.

Four Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Shells (link to recipe)

(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I couldn't find pasta shells so I just did the pasta, cheese mixture and tomato mixture in layers. I also halved the recipe as the original serves 12.

Sunday 29 April 2012

Some of this week's meals

Pork chops with roasted diced potatoes, steamed carrots and broccoli, and gravy.

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I only had 10 inch tortillas so I used 4. I found this recipe serves 4 if the enchiladas are all you have. They were delicious! However, the kids didn't think so and acted as if I was poisoning them.

Stuffed pepper soup (link to recipe) out of the freezer as I wasn't in the mood to cook after a day at work.

Bobotie served with rice and steamed carrots and broccoli.

Pam's Lamb stir-fry (frozen product). It was okay, probably won't re-purchase.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Some of this week's meals

Slow cooked BBQ beef (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
We had this on rolls with not much else - bit of a rushed meal. It was good but the sauce is quite strong - I'll use fewer ingredients next time and add some water.

Cheesy taco pasta (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
Delicious. It is a small-ish portion, don't know if it would truly feed 6 as the recipe states. We got 4 generous portions out of it - in future I'd probably split it into 5.

Pasta with Italian chicken sausage, peppers and escarole (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I tweaked it a little: left out the red pepper flakes, added a can of chopped tomatoes to the sausage mixture, and left out the escarole.

Cheeseburger casserole (link to recipe)
(A new-to-us recipe which I will make again.)
I didn't have turkey mince so I used 350g steak mince and the rest turkey sausage meat. I also didn't have low fat evaporated milk or the cheese product - I used grated cheese and low fat sour cream. Everyone except Noah enjoyed this. I found the recipe served 4, not 6 (the portions would have been too small) but maybe that was because I was so hungry by the time it was ready.

Thursday 12 January 2012

Take out

Take out from the Noodle Box (sweet and sour pork with noodles).

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Spag bol

Spaghetti bolognese except I did it with pasta as I didn't have enough spaghetti - we spontaneously invited friends round for dinner.

Sunday 8 January 2012


Our ward was split and we have church in the afternoon so our main meal was at lunch time. I made homemade pizza topped with sausage, bacon, red pepper and pineapple.

Saturday 7 January 2012

Stir fry

Stir fry made with cabbage, courgette, red pepper, yellow pepper, onion, carrot, broccoli, leftover chicken, leftover pork and chicken flavoured instant noodles.

Friday 6 January 2012

Chicken dinner

Skinless chicken thighs done in the crockpot; steamed broccoli, carrots and corn; risotto rice done with onions, garlic and chicken stock; gravy.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Fish and chips

Crumbed fish, low-fat oven chips, salad.

Tuesday 3 January 2012


BBQ with teriyaki marinated pork loin chops (they were so tender!), jacket potatoes and salad with my new favourite salad dressing - half a tablespoon each of malt vinegar and oil, a tablespoon of pesto and a tablespoon of mayonnaise, all mixed together.

Monday 2 January 2012

Stir fry

Now that life has finally settled down and we are in our new home country and Grant is back with us, we can move forward with our new "normal".

Tonight we had stir fry that I made with onions, carrots, capsicums (red pepper), cabbage and chicken breast. I then made a couple of packets of chicken-flavoured instant noodles and threw those in (without the liquid). Served with soy sauce to taste. Very tasty and only about 5 Weight Watchers ProPoints for the amount I had (21 for entire recipe).

Monday 17 October 2011

Why am I not posting?

I still want to record our meals and keep this blog going but right now life is not normal (and hasn't been for a while) which is why I've stopped noting our suppers here. I'll get back to it when Grant is home and things are back to normal.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Pasta with tomato sauce

Pasta with a tomato sauce and cheese.

Monday 15 August 2011

Chicken dinner

Roast chicken thighs (done in the Crockpot), roast potatoes, steamed carrots and broccoli and corn.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Spaghetti carbonara

Weight Watchers recipe spaghetti carbonara.

Thursday 11 August 2011

Burgers and wedges

Homemade beef burgers with seasoned oven wedges.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Chicken and bacon risotto (WW recipe)

Daniel and I enjoyed the risotto but Noah wasn't keen. WHAT ELSE IS NEW?