Ragtag Risotto is so named because you can pretty much throw anything into it that you have to hand! Risotto is an ideal family meal, perfect for first eaters, young children, and grown ups alike. Now that Amelia is a little older, this is one that I like to get her involved with cooking too. Wills often eats a huge portion of this – even his Grandma was flabbergasted when he polished off an entire portion that I had left for him when she babysat recently!
You don’t have to stick to the ingredients I have listed, and I often don’t depending on what we have in the fridge and cupboards! Leftover chicken from a Sunday roast works fantastically, as does smoked bacon (fat removed). You could keep it really simple and just use onions and mushrooms (and vegetable stock to keep it vegetarian), or go all out and add in a mix of seafood, using fish stock instead of chicken.
This recipe makes a huge amount of food, so is perfect for freezing, batch cooking, and saving for lunch the next day. It’s also the perfect budget recipe, without feeling like you’re eating on a budget. I have cooked this for friends and family who have been really impressed at what feels like an indulgent meal, yet it’s cost me next to nothing to make!
Cost Per Person
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The older Amelia gets, the more I have to remind myself that she is capable of more than I sometimes give her credit for. This was never more apparent than a couple of weeks ago when she asked to help me make chicken goujons for dinner. Continue reading “Amelia’s Crusty Chicken: Homemade Chicken Goujons”
I’m always after quick and easy recipes that the whole family will eat, and with me returning to work at the end of March I’ve been worrying quite a lot about keeping up with all of the fresh, home cooked meals we have been enjoying. So when Dolmio sent us the ingredients for a quick midweek spaghetti Bolognese I was intrigued to see if it would work for us, taking into account all of our likes, dislikes, and dietary needs. Continue reading “Going Back To Work: Easy Midweek Recipes”
With the financial carnage of December still impacting our bank balance, couple with the (*gasp*) veg shortage this month, I have been looking for ways to bulk out meals we usually eat. This is one of those concoctions, and I have to say it worked bloody well!
My 6-month old loves this, so if you want to make this for your weaning little see the notes next to some of the stages of prep.
This is perfect for freezing, and we have known to argue about whether this tastes better fresh from the pan or a few days later!
£3.82 for the whole meal
£0.95p per person*
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