Thursday, October 27, 2011

A new place to share & Cannelloni

Ok, so i already have too many blogs, but i've had so many people ask for this that i just can't put it off any longer!! I am definitely not the worlds best cook - in fact cooking is one of my least favourite things to do, but it's something that i have to do everyday and it seems that i'm not bad at it LOL.

So, here is a place for me to share my recipes and how i manage my kitchen on a daily basis. These aren't new recipes or fancy recipes. Just basic cooking to feed my growing family on a budget. We are a family of 4 now, with a 2 year old boy who eats from sun up to sun down and a 12 week old that i'm breastfeeding, so i pretty much eat along with my son!!! And we're on a tight budget because i don't have maternity leave since i'm a casual so we're on a single income

So, today i'm going to share what we had last night - Cannelloni!

Cannelloni is a really basic, simple, cheap recipe that can be prepared in advance and frozen of quick, easy future meals!! That's my idea of a perfect meal!! And you can put heaps of veggies in it too!!


Mince (i usually use beef, but any meat will work)
Feta Cheese
Veggies (i usually use carrots, capsicum, onions, mushroom and whatever else i have on hand - last night i added zucchini :D )
Cannelloni Shells
Pasta Sauce
Grated Cheese


Mix the mince, feta and veggies. Fill the cannelloni shells with the mix and line them up in a baking dish. Cover with pasta sauce - you can make this yourself or just buy it already made. Put it in a moderate oven (160-180) for 20 minutes covered with foil. Take it out, remove the foil and cover with grated cheese. Put it back in the oven for 10 minutes and you're done!!

The great thing about this is that you can make up as much mince as you like and add as much veggies as you want, then fill as many shells as possible and make up extra servings for the freezer. When you are ready to eat these servings, take them out that morning and allow them to defrost naturally - don't microwave them :)

Well i hope you have benefited from this post and i can't wait to share more with you in the future!!!

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