Monday meal ideas: shortcuts

I don’t know about you, but I am *this* close to throwing the towel in for the year. The girls are EXHAUSTED, we are limping to the finish line and we STILL have 2 more bloody weeks of this! All this combined with things after school, Christmas parties and catch up’s mean that dinner will be here and there…quick morsels of comfort rather than the traditional sit down affairs. Here are some ideas for shortcuts: make ahead stuff, if it is dinner then something SIMPLE that can be made in under 10 minutes. Bring on Wednesday week is ALL I am saying.

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Mini quiches
Steak & asian noodle salad
All in one roasted vegies
5 minute wonton soup

And here is the recipe for Chang salad which even though it’s on the back of the packet, it’s on high rotation round these parts this time of year. Add a hunk of meat and or shred some chicken through it and you are good to go.

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Good luck this week friends. We’re almost there!


  1. That Asian Noodle Salad has just been added to my must make list. Mini quiches are frequently made in this house. Easy tasty snack or lunch idea. Thank you for sharing new ideas and recipes into my life. V x

  2. these a great post on a Monday thanks beth!
    inspirational in my eyes!
    anything to help me in and out of the kitchen in a few minutes is a good thing!
    love the look of those quiches … soo handy to take places too! i’ll be doing those!
    have a good one if poss! just keep smiling, forgiving, etc!!! … love m:)X

  3. What kind of noodles are the Chang noodles? Are they pre-cooked or dry? I’m looking for what I would purchase in the US. The dish sounds easy and looks wonderful.

  4. We are all totally exhausted too!! It was all we could do to get out of bed this morning! Thanks for some more great recipes, they come in very handy!

  5. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Great dinner ideas beth ,thank you x

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