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Of course I can, mealprepsunday is good, but Americans are strange in their... ways and go overboard by making months worth of burritos or something equally daft.
Anyway, I've got some nice recipes on rotation:
- Chilli con carne with jasmine rice. Find a good solid recipe for this, as you'll be eating it often. A good ratio of 2:1 meat : beans is preferred. Throw in some sweetcorn in there for variety/texture. Whats nice with this one is that you can easily whack everything into a wrap (rice n'all) and sex it up with guacamole or whatever.
- Sag Aloo. Your humble spinach and potato curry. It's devilishly easy to make, provided you have the required spices. Throw in a cooked chicken breast, and you have a deluxe curry. Eat it with a naan, and you'll be laughing. Someone mentioned about curry being smelly. Well there are lunch rooms for that reason. No eating at your desk bollox.
Nick Griffin's Beef Stew. Can't get better than this on a winter day. Cheap cuts of beef are key, followed by a good bottle of your favourite ale and vegetables, and this thing practically makes itself. You can opt to leave the spuds out and make a mash separately, which is perfect. OR you can be crazy and have it with some crusty bread.
- Pasta: Too easy. I cheat here and make my pasta fresh on the morning, 10 minutes while I have my breakfast coffee and you're done. The sauces that accompany them can be made in advance, anything from cream and mushroom, to tomato - it's easy as piss, and I usually reserve the pasta dishes for my lazy weeks.
Watch this video for Marco Pierre White's glorious tomato sauce:
"...And in my opinion it's one of the most important sauces in the kitchen" - Too true Marco, as this thing can be used for literally an entire dinner menu. Soups, lasagna, pasta, chilli con carne, pizza... etc... Tomato sauce from scratch, it's essential. Freeze it so it lasts longer.
- Pasta bake. Fucking loved this as a child and I still do. All you need is a large baking dish, and patience, and you've got 6 slices of heaven waiting to be eaten.
- Thai Green/Red curry. Love this one, get the Muy Ploy curry paste from any Asian shop, and basically throw in some green vegetables and protein of choice. Can be eaten with rice or noodles. Top tip: Green veg like peas/brocolli tend to go brown, so you might want to add them slightly blanched, on the day, like 2 minutes in a shallow boiling saucepan, and dried thoroughly.
I'm getting hungry now, so I'll continue this after lunch if you lot wish. Take care.