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Mid week blues….A quick and easy dinner recipe to combat those mid week blues

Lamb with potatoes and sour cream

Well you know how it is. It’s Wednesday, that day of the week where you are further away from Monday but still not close enough to Friday! Mid week meals can sometimes be difficult to plan as you know you will have to keep the momentum going for the rest of the week.

Well with a few simple ingredients you can whip up a delicious meal in no time. And bonus is you can make it completely lactose and gluten free!

Lamb with Roast Vegetables & Sour Cream

Prep time: 15-20 minutes (plus marinating lamb overnight, the night before.)

Cooking time: 1 hour

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

8 lamb chops

1 tablespoon lactose free butter

Marinade Ingredients

1/4 olive oil

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried parsely

salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for roast vegetables

1 kilo potatoes

1/2 butternut pumpkin

2 large zucchinis

1 tablespoon vegetable stock

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary

Garnishing Ingredients

1 tub lactose free sour cream

1 tablespoon dried chives

Roti bread to serve

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl add ingredients for the marinade and whisk to combine. Add lamb chops and leave to marinate overnight if possible. If not half and hour will do.
  2. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, in a glass bowl place oil, vegetable stock, and rosemary, mix together. Place whole potatoes in bowl and coat with mixture. Place potatoes in an greased oven proof dish and place in oven to bake. (leave 1 hour to bake)
  3. Place chopped pumpkin and zucchini in glass bowl that potatoes where in and mix to combine, when potatoes have baked for at least 1/2 hour then place zucchini and pumpkin in the oven to bake.
  4. Place butter in heavy based fry pan and let melt, add lamb chops and fry each side until cooked, roughly 6-8 minutes each side
  5. Once cooked set aside in a clean dish and cover.
  6. Once vegetables have cooked in the oven you can assemble your plate by placing 1-2 lamb chops in plate, top lamb chops with some sour cream and chives. Place a roast potato topped with sour cream and chives as well as the zucchini and pumpkin on the plate. Serve with Roti bread.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It’s quick, simple and easy and full of nutrients. Hopefully it makes your mid week meal more enjoyable.

Thank you for reading my latest post.

Vicky

Please note this is an original recipe by me. Please do not copy. If you wish to share my recipe please quote my blog page www.vickyshandcrafteddesigns.blog

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It’s Sunday……So that means it’s pancakes!

Take a look at a quick at an easy recipe for fluffy pancakes to suit everyone in the family.

Fluffy pancakes- perfect Sunday breakfast!
Chocolate chip pancakes

My husband and daughter like their pancakes plain. Myself and the boys love our chocolate chip. So I came up with a method where I do one mix and then separate and add the other ingredients. Saves me time and we all get what we want!

Easy Pancake Recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time : approximately 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 medium size eggs

1 3/4 c milk (I used almond milk)

2 c self raising flour ( you can swap for glutenfree)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Optional ingredients for Chocolate chip pancakes

1 cup milk chocolate chips (can use Noshu sugar free ones if you want)

2 teaspoons caster sugar (add more if you like sweeter pancakes

1/4 pure maple syrup

Instructions

1) beat 2 eggs in large glass bowl until creamy. Add vanilla and mix through

2) Gradually add flour and milk, alternating between each and thoroughly mixing each addition until all the milk and flour is incorporated.

3) grab a second glass bowl and pour half of the mixture into it. Add the optional ingredients and mix through

4) heat up a heavy based frying pan or a pancake maker. I used the http://www.kambrook.com.au Kambrook pancake maker. It’s easy to use. Just lightly spray between each addition of batter and it makes perfect fluffy pancakes every time.

Kambrook Pancake maker
Kambrook pancake maker

5) when frying the pancakes start with the plain batter first and then once you finish fry the chocolate chip ones next.

6) Serve with maple syrup, or jam or butter and fruit or basically any toppings you like!

I hope this recipe was enjoyable and easy to follow. Feel free to comment if I have left anything out.

Thank you for ready and enjoy your Sunday!

Vicky!