Covid-19has brought lots of uncertainty and inevitably, many of us are thinking of how to feed our families if we have to stay home.
So we thought it would be useful to have a few quick-and-easy family recipes that you can put together easily, using long-life ingredients from your cupboard or freezer.
Thanks to Maria at Poole Mumbler for writing this blog, with recipes that are:
Cooked using as few ingredients as possible
Cooked using ingredients you are likely to have at home already – check your cupboards, and the “Use By” date on each item.
10 family dinner recipes
10 family lunch recipes
A shopping list*
*We’ve given you a list with the cupboard and frozen products you’ll need – not the fresh and chilled ingredients as these don’t last very long. But please remember to only buy what you need and keep other families in mind when you shop.
A few things to keep in mind…
Canned foods are high in sodium. You may want to buy unsalted products when possible.
Door delivery businesses likeMilk & Moremay still be able to deliver chilled and fresh items during a lockdown; including dairy products, eggs, etc. Please check in your area.
Canned fruit usually comes in syrup or juice, so it’s high in sugar; not a healthy option in large portions but if you drizzle with a little condensed milk they make a yummy pudding.
When using canned meat for casseroles, bring up the flavour with a little splash of red wine.
Some supermarkets make tinned curries and casseroles, ready to heat up.
Add a can of sardines in tomato sauce to tomato-based pastalike puttanesca, it’s delicious.
You can buy frozen vegetables and other ingredients like chopped chorizo, and cook from frozen. But always check cooking instructions.