Four delicious tasting, midweek meals, because you can never have too many easy midweek meal ideas. From salads to sliders, spicy to simple there is something for everyone. All these dishes have one thing in common they are light and easy to make, which makes them perfect now that the weather here is finally warming up a little.
Welcome to this weeks #CookBlogShare. How is it June already? I don't know if it the same for you but this year seems to be disappearing faster than ever. My household is back up to 4 as my youngest is home from University for the summer so we return to a full and busy house. Which means I will be looking for some quick and easy mid-week meals and this week's pick of the recipes submitted to #CookBlogShare last week will come in jolly useful. I thought May was busy, but I have a feeling this next month will be topping it.
Last week I spent the week at Hill Cottages Suffolk. I was outside most of the time as we are doing some substantial re-landscaping of the garden (slowly incorporating the three smaller gardens to the side of the cottage into one large one). Its been hard work but rewarding as I see my master plan slowly coming to fruition. The major task this week was building a log store to replace the old one that is falling down. Made from recycled fence panels I think I didn't do a bad job at all. Now I can order some more logs to dry out over summer.
No sooner than I am back from my house in Suffolk, I will be getting the train back, this time for a couple of days with the Guild of Food Writers meeting some of the local producers. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. One of the many reasons I love Suffolk is the great local produce. So to meet the producers in person and find out more about their work will be fantastic. I can't wait to share more about it with you. I have a feeling I am going to be eating some great food over the next couple of days. I also get to stay in a moated Tudor Hall somewhat grander than my little two bed cottages.
4 Light Mid Week Meals
and so to my pick for this week round up.
Warm Potato Asparagus Salad with Lentils
This delicious looking salad Warm Potato Asparagus Salad with Lentils from Jo's Kitchen Larder immediately took my eye. I love English Asparagus , I don't think it can be beaten for taste so I always look forward to its short but delicious season. They grow fabulous Asparagus in Suffolk so I have had my fair share already this year. Jo describes the salad as substantial enough as a main meal & easily adaptable to suit meat eaters as well as vegetarians & vegans, so there really is something for everyone in this salad.
Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders
Jenny at Apply to Face Blog shared her recipe for these American style Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders, which would make a great light midweek meal or weekend lunch snack. She says her family wolfed them down, I think my boys will too when I make them.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Jacket Potatoes can make a great light meal when you don't want to eat too much. Janice at Farmers Girl Kitchen shared her recipe for making Air Fryer Baked Potatoes which sounds ideal if you don't want to have the oven on for ages heating up the kitchen. I've not used an air fryer before, have you? Janice also gives you other ideas for things you can make in one.
Korean Chicken Wings
I am a bit of a chilli wimp but my boys love spicy food. I know these Korean Chicken Wings from Curlys Kitchen would go down very well with them. Kat describes them as mild to medium in spice which means I would probably enjoy them too. I think they would be perfect with a salad with or without some rice on the side.
And if that is not enough midweek meal inspiration you could always check out Searching for Spice Easy Home Made Curries from Scratch.