It was St Piran’s Day, the National Day of Cornwall, last Monday (March 5th) – what more excuse do you need to wrap your face around a heart-warming, tummy-filling pasty? Eschew store-bought ones in favour of the hearty homemade variety, with this recipe that’s basic enough for kids to play an active role in – serve them with a side of crunchy steamed veg or salad and that’s one of your six weekend meals sorted.
Make the most of the last vestiges of winter to indulge in a bit more stodge (swimsuit season is miles off yet and besides, you don’t want your wee ones having hang-ups about carbs, do you?) and celebrate British Pie Week. Start with a few rousing choruses of Simple Simon, followed by Sing a Song of Sixpence, and then get busy on this chicken pie recipe, which involves some satisfying filo-scrunching (for them) and a reassuringly low calorie count (for you).
The weekend is always a good time to use up leftovers, making way for the new onslaught of groceries you’ll stock up on for the week ahead. This frittata makes a decent Sunday supper, and, served cold, will make a nice change from that lacklustre Mondayitis lunchbox sandwich.
Purple Sprouting broccoli is this week’s star seasonal vegetable, so use it instead of the regular green variety in this yummy, healthy dinner which kids can easily help out with. Fresh, tasty, vibrant and packing a decent antioxidant punch, this meal means clean plates all round, guaranteed.