Monday meal ideas: A roast for all occasions

Good morning friends! I hope you are ready to tackle another week…it’s cold AND raining here this morning which made it hard to get up when my alarm went off, but I am up, I have the fire roaring and the central heat going so when the first of the girls wake up it will be nice and warm for them as we start out mornings. One of the comforts of winter that I try and do for all the family (and myself) I love a little morning routine, especially when it’s dark and quiet and I have woken by myself.

Another favourite routine in winter is a roast that I will usually trot out once a week: the old chicken gets a run most weeks and if I can get myself sorted I will do something simple like a pork belly that I will cut up and serve on small rolls with a salad. I love how you can whack in a roast and then with a little effort at the end have a great dinner that everyone loves (and usually some leftovers for sambos) too. And for me? Leftover roast veggies on TOAST. My fave! Here are some of my go-to roast recipes for your week ahead.

OTTOLENGHI ROAST CHICKEN with OLIVE AND DATES
SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY
THAI CHILLI ROAST CHICKEN
SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER FOR TACOS
PORK ROAST ON THE BONE
THE PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
SLOW COOKED LAMB SHOULDER WITH SALSA VERDE
HOW TO CARVE A CHICKEN
HOW TO MAKE GRAVY
HOW TO MAKE A RED WINE JUS

How is your week ahead looking? I’m looking forward to a pretty straight bat with not too much on: time to focus on the shop and work and getting to bed early with a book: I have got my mojo back and it frees great to be reading and not scrolling – I highly recommend!

Hope you all have a great one friends x

Comments

  1. Love your Monday food posts, especially this week when I’m in Melbourne and will be doing no cooking whatsoever – please don’t hate me. I’ll be back to the usual grind soon enough 😉

  2. thanks beth!
    always good … we r having chicken tonight … not from a jar!
    mr m is cooking it now! … YES!!!
    love mxx

  3. I love roasts – they taste amazing and you pretty much cook by ignoring 🙂

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