WembleyWonderful Tips #140 - What to Cook in Confinement?

Apart from the fear of one member of the WembleyWonderful becoming sick, my biggest nightmare since confinement started has been… what to cook for all these people at home all the time??? Leaving breakfast aside, I need to provide 14 meals a week for 6 people… 84 “couverts” as they say in restaurants… Arrrrrgggghhhh!!!

If you read my newsletters religiously (of course), you will know that I love planning all family meals on a weekly basis - if you missed or forgot about this one newsletter here it is. I love planning more than ever in the current environment as it prevents too many trips for grocery shopping. But obviously planning 14 meals every week is an absolute nightmare – I now post all my weekly meal plans on my personal blog , both in French and in English, do not hesitate to have a look if it can help!

As for inspiration, my main references currently are:

As for my favourite recipes currently, I recently posted all of them here . Quite a few of them can be cooked by the kids, which is my big plans for the coming two weeks I admit! Wish me luck…

Happy cooking while staying at home!

And here are the suggestions I received from Martine:

J’ai un toaster/ panini maker et je dois dire que de temps en temps pour les lunchs c est bien, tu peux utiliser du pain congelés avec du pesto fait maison ( que tu fais congeler dans des moules en silicone format glaçons ou madeleines avant de les transférer dans un sac congélation ) des tomates de la mozza, ou version ham & cheese etc… on a aussi essayé les wraps, sympa car chacun là encore peut choisir sa garniture, et puis les burgers maison, au poulet -plus souvent que le boeuf.
J ai aussi une recette de cabillaud au lait de coco qui est très appréciée ici, et très simple à faire et à adapter si besoin est.

https://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/sweet-chilli-andcoconutcodwithjasminerice.html

Une recette sympa à faire avec les enfants: les gougères, à servir avec une salade, et puis j essaie de trouver des recettes que mes filles puissent faire et qui ne sont pas des gâteaux!