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Friday 29 August 2014

Five Easy And Affordable Weekday Meals AND A Giveaway

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Prepare veggies the day you bring them home from the shops, cutting, storing etc in serve size portions so all you have to do is cook. Saves a world of time.

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, just between you and me and the rest of the internet…

I have a brand new infatuation going on with the food channels. River Cottage Australia, Paddock to Plate, even good old Nigella has been on high rotation and the upside of my new foodie crush is that I have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen than I normally do.

Let me clarify exactly what ‘normal’ time in the kitchen looked like for me …. blink and you would miss me!

Come on, it’s no news that the kitchen and I haven't always been friends, and yes I have guilty of abusing my hubby’s good nature and leaving him to do as much of the cooking as I could possibly get away with.

But recently I discovered all these foodie shows whilst I was flicking around waiting for The Bachelor to start and blow me down I have actually been enjoying them. 

I know right!

My Foxtel box is full of recorded programs and more than that I have been inspired to spice up our meal plans with a whole load of new recipes.

The kids and the hubby are seriously loving that I am cooking all these new dinners and they sure are laying the praise on thick. Of course I am totally soaking it up and my head is getting so darn big with all their complimenting... but *ahem* who am I to tell them to stop?

My goal is to build up a 6 week cycle of easy weekday meals that the kids actually enjoy. The idea being that I can then use my menu planner to plan our meals a week ahead, especially handy if we have a busy week planned. It also allows me to take advantage of some of the cheap Down Down prices Coles have on offer on some of their family favourite quality meats.

Dude I can save us some serious dosh. Dosh that can go towards the overseas family holiday I am desperately saving up for next year.

Feeding the family for less and making meal times easier for me – Totally for the win!

Below are the first 5 Easy Weekday Meals I came up with utilising the RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast ($12 bucks a kilo) Thigh Fillets ($11 bucks a kilo), 3 star Beef Mince ($5 bucks a kilo) and Thin Beef BBQ Sausages (1.7kg for $7 bucks) on offer at Coles.

Oh and just a heads up - I also have a chance for you to win a $100 Coles voucher at the end of this post, so make sure you enter so that you could possibly save even more dosh on your grocery bill.

So how would you like to win a $100 Coles voucher to put towards your own grocery shopping?

All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me in 25 words of less;
 What is your number one tip for making weekday meals easy?

Then follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below and BAM you are in with a chance.

The competition is open now and closes Friday 12/09/14 at 7pm AEST

So tell me, what is your number one tip to making weekday meals as easy as possible?

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