Magic Meals

Magic Meals

Bolognese Sauce

My sister has a hungry family of 5 and she will often cook up a big batch of bolognese sauce and freeze it off into portions and decide what she will turn it into once she defrosts it – That’s why I am calling this post magic meals. If you prefer to make a vegetarian bolognese sauce with lentils and veggies you can still turn your sauce into any of these 5 magic meals!!

  1. Of course you can serve your bolognese sauce with pasta or vegetable noodles!!
Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Sauce

2. Mexican – Try adding some spices & beans to make your bolognese into chilli con carne and serve with rice and or corn chips, cheese & salads for a taco bowl.

Mexican Chilli Con Carne in the making!!

3. Shepherds Pie – Add herbs & frozen peas to the bolognese & top with a veggie mash and cheese and then bake in the oven.

Shepherds Pie

4. Pastitsio – Place cooked macaroni mixed with 2 whisked eggs into the base of a baking dish top with spinach leaves and the bolognese sauce then top with white sauce, bread crumbs and cheese and bake in the oven.

Pastitsio

5. Lasagna – Of course you can layer the bolognese sauce with fresh pasta or instant pasta sheets and bechamel sauce and top with cheese and bake till crispy.

Lasagna
Fico at Home

Fico at Home

Beef Wellington

I had wanted to order Fico at Home for ages and finally got around to ordering it the very last time they had it on offer so I order enough for 3 nights meals of course!! Well it is my “Birthday Month” and you shouldn’t have to cook on your birthday right? I am pleased to report we had 3 delicious meals although it was difficult to get good photos at night. My favourite meal was the Beef Wellington but I loved it all and it was a treat to have the 5 courses for the first night and a pre mixed negroni too!!

Negroni
Sourdough Focaccia
Charred Baby Corn, Nduja, Parmigiano
Squid Ink and Octopus Tortellini, Putanesca
Venison Parmentier
Rum Baba, Creme Patissiere, Maraschino Cherry
Fico at Home Lasagna
Thermomixing Extravaganza

Thermomixing Extravaganza

Lasagna is the perfect meal to prepare ahead, not only will it’s flavour develop and it will taste better. It’s also a great thing to have in the freezer for a delicious quick and easy week night dinner. It really pays to go to the extra trouble of mincing your own meat and making fresh pasta sheets. YUM!!
Hainanese Chicken and Rice – recipe from Sophia’s Kitchen
Spelt and Seed Loaf steamed in the Varoma – recipe from Sophia’s Kitchen
Saffron Butter
Buttermilk bread with herbs, garlic & cheese scrolled 2 ways