I don’t know about you, but as a working mom I need to find shortcuts, especially when it comes to dinner time. I need easy recipes for family meals. At the end of the day I have zero energy or inspiration to make a meal, all I want to do is sit down on the couch with a glass of wine and put my feet up. But a mom’s work is never done and there are always mouths to feed.
Fortunately my husband is pretty hands on in the kitchen, as I’m not known to be the best cook in town, but last week he was travelling which complicated things a bit…
But, thanks to Leopards Leap, I managed to make it through.
Last week I partnered with Leopards Leap to give complicated recipes the boot and try out their #noreciperecipes to make supper simple! They promised they would suggest family recipes that really don’t need a recipe, a.k.a perfect family dinner recipes, and they really delivered!
These are the perfect recipes for busy moms who like to cook wholesome food without too much effort in the kitchen, allowing them to get on with the important mom tasks that demand attention at this time of the evening… (hello homework!) while enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.
If you’re tired of the same old boring weeknight supper routine then maybe a few of the no recipe recipes that I trialled will inspire you to try out one of these delicious dinners, and allow you to put your feet up with a glass of Leopards Leap wine sooner than before!
Here are the #noreciperecipes I made (yes, me!) over the past few days and I can confirm that they are all super simple and quick to make, hardly any cooking skills required.
A week of supper inspiration
Monday – Cheesy Chicken
This Cheesy Chicken is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to feed a family! All that is required is a pack of chicken thighs, a can or two of crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, Parmesan or pecorino, zest from a lemon, olive oil, paprika and maybe a few sprigs of basil for a touch of green.
Served with steamed greens and crusty bread this was a great family feeder and perfect comfort food. Wine to complement: Leopard’s Leap Merlot!
Tuesday – Pork Chops
No recipe required again! A few fried pork chops paired with a delicious fresh accompaniment of al dente cherry tomatoes, green beans and garlic cloves and served with the Leopard’s Leap Chenin Blanc.
For the full #noreciperecipe visit the website linked above.
Wednesday – Grilled Rump
If complicated recipes are spoiling your appetite then this easy grilled rump dinner will delight you!
Rub your rump with a paste of garlic, anchovy, olive oil, salt & pepper. Grill for 3 minutes a side for medium-rare, then rest rump while tossing Italian salad leaves with olive oil, balsamic & a few Parmesan slivers. Delicious!
We served this for friends and they were delighted! Perfectly paired with Leopard’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon.
Thursday – Southern Prawns
Don’t break a sweat over cooking seafood. These tasty prawns were a hit with my son who devoured more than his fair share!
Get the full Southern Prawns recipe over on the Leopards Leap website.
And don’t forget to pair this (adults only!) with Leopard’s Leap Classic Chardonnay Pinot Noir – perfectly paired for flavour and colour!
I hope you feel inspired to try something new next week! I will certainly be using these dinner ideas again (and again)