With the kids going back to school you’ll be needing some speedy after-school supper ideas to get you back into a routine after the very loose structure of the summer holidays.
As much as I look forward to sending the boys back to the classroom, it always feels like a bit of a shock to the system to crank myself back up to operating at full speed again. My way of coping is to meal-plan the week ahead, shop accordingly and then there are no decisions to be made about what’s for tea, coz you already know!
So with that in mind, get ready to draw up your shopping lists because here’s a choice of 7 suppers for next week’s meal plan. You’re welcome!
Chorizo Pasta Bake
Pasta is a firm favourite in our house, and this tasty cheesy one pot meal will have everyone lining up with the bowls.
Get the recipe over on The UKTV Good Food website.
Sausage and Sweet Potato Skillet
A sticky sausage supper packed with bold flavours will give everyone a warm glow.
Get the recipe over on the Huffington Post which has taken over from Parentdish UK
Chicken, Sweetcorn and Broccoli Pot Pies
Winner winner, chicken dinner! A great way to use up leftover roast meat, and making everyone a little pot of their own always goes down well with the boys. Ready-made pastry is the nifty corner cutter that’ll save you a lot of time.
Get the recipe on the Huffington Post
Turkey and Leek Meatballs
Home-made meatballs can be made in advance and chilled or frozen until you’re ready to use them. Fabulous served with pasta, but also some fluffy basmati rice.
Get the recipe on Ren’s beautiful blog
Mushroom and Lentil Sliders
I wanted to include a veggie option, and these super cute sliders are just the ticket for a mob of hungry kids. It’s a fun way to get a whole lot of nutritional goodies into them, without them really realising it!
Get the recipe on Jac’s fabulous veggie blog Tinned Tomatoes
This is a genius idea for a crowd pleasing playdate tea… I make home-made pizzas all the time using a packet of bread mix to make the base. But here Becca of Amuse Your Bouche has both filled and topped soft flour tortillas with yummy cheese, tomato sauce and vegetables. I’ll definitely be rolling this out for the boys this week! Get the recipe here
15 Minute Creamy Cheese and Black Pepper Pasta
Sometimes it’s the simplest of suppers that are the most pleasing, and you know that with pasta and cheese as the main ingredients that you’re onto a winner as far as the kids will be concerned. I’d throw some frozen peas or sliced broccoli florets in with the pasta towards the end of cooking for a pop of greenery. This recipe was brought back from the streets of Rome by Mabintu, and you can find it over on her blog Recipes From A Pantry.
I hope these seven suppers go a little way to helping you feed your hungry offspring as you all adjust to term-time living again!