EASY PEASY DINNER WINNERS #5

After a very haphazard start, I am going to aim to post these Easy Peasy Dinner Winners (for want of a much better name…!) every Tuesday. This week we have a bit of a baked dinner theme.

ZUCCHINI SLICE

375g zucchini, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped or grated
3 rashers bacon (optional)
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup oil
5 eggs
salt & pepper

Combine all ingredients. Put in greased dish & bake at 180C for 30-40 mins.

* I also add finely chopped capsicum, grated carrot & canned corn to mine to add some more vegies. Great for lunch boxes the next day too! It works really well in muffin form as well. Just put the ingredients in a muffin tray using some baking paper in each muffin hole.
GUEST RECIPE:
A dinner that Cooks Itself:
Baked Mushroom, Bacon & Spinach Risotto
from Kim of Cuggles! Creations
I LOVE any dinner that can be thrown in the oven and forgotten about until it’s time to eat. This recipe is a favourite in our house, there is a little bit of prep on the stove and then it all goes in the oven.


Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
300g button mushrooms, roughly chopped
4 rashers bacon, rind removed, roughly chopped
1.5 cups Arborio rice
5 cups chicken stock
2 big handfuls of spinach leaves
1 cup finely grated parmesan
2 tablespoons butter
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Add garlic, mushrooms and bacon and cook for 5 minutes/ until browned.
Place in a ovenproof dish with the rice and stock, stir to combine. Cover with lid/ aluminum foil
Bake for 40 minutes or until most of the stock is absorbed and rice is al dente.
Stir through the spinach, parmesan, butter, salt and pepper.


Be sure to check out Kim’s ‘tips to streamline’ the above recipe and
while you’re there, check out her Mum’s easy recipe for Chowmein also. It looks just like the one my Mum used to make when we were young. Thanks Kim!

If you’ve got an easy peasy recipe – let me know and I’ll post it as a guest recipe! No recipe is too easy!
Yes Louise, even if it is a can of flavoured tuna stirred through some pasta with a bit of cheese sprinkled on top – it is perfect and one that we can all certainly use!

P.S. Just as I decide to have my regular easy peasy dinner winner post every Tuesday, I discover the Tasty Tuesdays bloghop where people post their recipes every Tuesday. Not all easy peasy, but they all look yummy. I’ll be linking up there each week too.


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Comments

  1. says

    zucchini slice is one of those recipes I love but always forget about – thanks! (and we add grated carrot to everything too – carrot pizza is a particular favourite of Miss Mini Blogger!)

  2. says

    Thanks for the guest post Emma, I'm loving this segment! I like the idea of your Zucchini Slice in muffin form. I did some muffin size meat loaves last night – another Donna Hay number of course!

  3. says

    Oooh, I have all the right ingredients for the zucchini slice at hand, and almost everything for the risotto. Great ideas. Having said that, I *did* make about four meals yesterday in a fit of cooking madness…

  4. says

    Made the risotto on Tuesday night as my "don't care if the kids don't like it" meal for the week. Steve and I loved it but the girls didn't touch it. Success!

  5. says

    Zucchini slice is my favourite and great to take on picnics or to mum's group! I love the concept of Easy Peasy Dinner Winners on a Tuesday – will have to get myself organised to share something! Perhaps Ange's Lasagne for Cheats?

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