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Category Archives: Meat and 3 veg

Growing up I always remembered my grandmother cooking a roast every Sunday, it didn’t matter if she had a house full of guests or if she was cooking for two, without a doubt she would make a roast, it was her family tradition. It got me thinking about regular family meal ideas, and what other families do?

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  • Julia K

    I love cooking pork. One time I decided to see how far I could stretch out a pork roast. I purchased a large boneless pork roast on special then:
    Night 1 – Roast Pork and Vegetables
    After we had had dinner I chopped up the rest of the pork and froze it it two separate portions.
    Night 2 – I used the leftover vegetables from Night 1 and made a vegetable frittata which I served with salad.
    Night 3 – Using one of the packs of leftover pork – I made a stir fry which I served with rice.
    Night 4 – I ran the remaining pack of leftover pork through the food processor which made mince and I used this to make pork meatballs.
    By freezing the meat on the same night I cooked it – we weren’t eating pork three nights in a row.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly

      That’s brilliant Julia!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      This is amazing Julia! I love the variations of one piece of Pork! Pork meatballs sound so good.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie

    We have taco tuesday’s every 2nd Tuesday, we love it, so easy to make and the kids eat the lot.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh i love Tacos! They are usually a Friday night dinner in our house.:)ReplyCancel

  • Crystal

    We do, whatever’s in the fridge or freezer Wednesdays and homemade pizza Fridays. I love that I don’t have to think about dinner on these days.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I agree Crystal, a few less nights to think about is always a bonus!ReplyCancel

  • Growing up we would always have a roast on a Sunday night too! Mum was great at making crackling, but I’m still to master the art! It was absolutely fantastic meeting you in person over the weekend – you’re such an inspiration to me!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I am still to master the crackling as well, Lucy.:)
      Just passed on your message to Kat and she said it was lovely seeing you over the weekend too xReplyCancel

  • Jude

    Friday night is pizza and games night at our place. Pizza dough in the Thermomix is super easy. We don’t enjoy bought pizza bases much anymore. I whiz up two batches of dough so one goes in the freezer for next week – less cleaning dough off the Thermomix blades. I make the bases on rectangular biscuit trays. It uses the oven space much better. If we aren’t home on a Friday night my son will still have pizza if he can because he loves the Friday night tradition so much!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Oh i just love pizza night in our house too! We usually do homemade pizza’s on a Saturday night. I’m with you Jude on preferring homemade over brought ones!ReplyCancel

Easy family dinner recipe idea – savoury sausages with pineapple baked in the oven. Kids will enjoy this recipe

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  • Julie

    Oh this is great, thanks. It’s very similar to a recipe of my Mum’s which I make every so often, but in hers you cook the sausages and make the sauce separately. I love that you can throw it all in the same dish in this version and just bake it. Anything that saves washing an extra frying pan and saucepan is a winner in my books.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Julie, less mess the better.:)ReplyCancel

  • I don’t mind pineapple in savoury so I think I’d really like this! Have you ever had a warm pineapple tart? They’re really good and I wonder if it would get around the hot pineapple thing? :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no i have never had pineapple tart before but now you mention it Lorraine i think it is something i am going to have to make. Sounds very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • This is the best timing! I just grabbed a packet of sausages out of the freezer and hadn’t decided what to do with them. Perfect! Thanks :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic! I honestly have to say it has become a family favourite dish in our house at the moment.:)ReplyCancel

This tomato bruschetta mix on top of oven baked chicken is a deliciously fresh combination. An easy meat and 3 vegetable dinner.

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  • Cheryl

    this looks delicious I’m going to make it tonight as I have quite a few tomatoes I need using. Kat I love all your recipes they are easy and practical thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Cheryl, this is quick and easy I hope you enjoy it !ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Hi Kat. Sounds like a yummy and refreshing dinner. I experimented with a similar chicken recipe recently. I called mine Greek Chicken – it was basically chicken thighs marinated in lemon and oregano, pan fried then over the top – some chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, goats cheese and drizzled with olive oil(plus salt and pepper of course!)ReplyCancel

  • This looks delicious! I’m a big fan of bruschetta so this will be yum! I also love using my oven. Warms up the house in winter and it’s easy to walk away and get other stuff done :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Pearce

    Hi Kat I always worry when cooking chicken breast that it will be too dry. Does the bruschetta mix counteract that?ReplyCancel

Whenever I make homemade beef rissoles I usually double the batch so I can pop some in the freezer to have ready as a meat and 3 vegetable meal or hamburgers.

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Need some easy dinner ideas that won’t take you long to prepare, this delicous slow cooked BBQ meatballs is really easy, take the stress from your evenings

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  • I am collecting together more recipes for my slow cooker arsenal and this will be perfect.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      this is a really quick one too Malinda, bonus is you can have the meatballs in the freezer all other ingredients in your pantry.ReplyCancel

  • Janette

    we also use the store meatballs add a can of mushroom soup and a little water add some fresh mushrooms . I usually bake in the oven but I am sure you could use the crockpot. Serve with rice and vegetables or mashed spud.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh Janette that sounds so good, I think I might have to try this one!ReplyCancel

  • Oh these look so yummy!! Will have to add them to the meal planner. Those chicken meatballs also will have to join the list. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      the chicken meatballs are good, I’m a sucker for anything with coconut!!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve really been trying to make an effort to use my slow cooker more this year! What a yummy dinner – this would be great for those days when you don’t have time to make dinner!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I too love my slow cooker, so easy to put everything into it and not have to worry until it’s time to dish up. This is super delicious, the kids love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor

    i would prefer to make things with very little processed food I.e. No tomato sauce (high in sugar and salt contents). Ever since cooking from mostly natural ingredients using tinned tomatoes and spices has seen me already losing more weight as I need to get 5kg off to get the ideal weight…. Sugar and salt are the culprits in most of the processed foods that are suggested here so have been finding alternative ingredients and still produce those dishes, yum!!!ReplyCancel

A healthy mashed potato alternative, a delicious cauliflower puree recipe.

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  • Julia K

    The cauli puree is a great substitute for mashed potatoes (pity my children don’t love it as much as I do). Another thing to do is to make “cauliflower rice”. Boil the cauliflower in salted water – but only until it is just tender. Then drain well and process in a food processor until it resembles grains of rice. This is a healthy alternative to serve with stir fries and other indian / asian meals.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Julie what a fantastic tip! Thank you for sharing, Cauliflower rice sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try it now xReplyCancel

  • Abbie

    as an alternative to plain mash I often do part potato part turnip, just gives it a slightly different favour & my daughter doesn’t even notice!ReplyCancel

  • Susan White

    Looks really healthy and that`s important for me. Do you think that if I replace potatoes with pumpkin is will work also?
    Have a nice day girls!

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  • I love mashed sweet potato! It’s my favourite, however pureed cauliflower is a close second. Yummy stuff!!

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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I have to agree with you Nicole, sweet mashed potato is one of my favourites too. But so nice to have another healthy alternative.:)ReplyCancel

  • We love carbs but they don’t love us so we’re trying to eat less! Sweet potato mash is a good Low GI alternative and we’ve mashed pumpkin too but this looks delicious! You had me at parmesan!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hmmm i can’t go past mashed sweet potato too! One of my favourites.:) The parmesan really does give it that beautiful flavour xReplyCancel

Sweet and sour meatball recipe is enough to feed a family of 5 for 2 nights, serve with potato & vegetables then reheated on bread rolls the following night.

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  • These look so delicious Kat! I love the idea of adding the vegetables on top too 😀ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It works perfectly, Lorraine and so super easy to make.:)ReplyCancel

  • fran

    Hi! I make this recipe for dinner today! It’s very simple, perfect! Greetings from Spain!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hw wonderful Fran.:) So glad you enjoyed it xReplyCancel

  • Meatballs are a big favourite in our house too Kat! I have never made a sweet and sour version though – what a fab idea! I’m going to have to make this recipe next time!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are delicious,Lucy.:) And so easy to make, just a nice variation.:)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Kat. This is going in my meal planner!! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    I also love the idea of the vegetables over the meatballs, so simple and trying this for the first time as meatballs are a quick and easy meal for my 3 kids (11, 8 and 4)… I have been going through your meal planning/recipes and I can proudly say I have 2 weeks orgainsed as I wrote down all the meat I have in my freezer and just worked around what my kids likes :)ReplyCancel

    • Tracey

      Just letting you know Katrina, my Kids loved it and so did my partner! A winner in this house and looks like it will be a favourite too. I also added both red and green capsicum for colour :)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Fantastic! It is such a easy and delicious meal, perfect mid week dinner.:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Tracey! I am so happy to har you have meal planned for the next two weeks! YAY i’m excited to hear that!.:) xReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    Lovely recipe Katrina ! I made these tonight and just added some red capsicum for colour. I used a mixture of Pork and Veal Mince to carry on the Asian theme of the recipe. As DH is working away from home – I used 1kg of mince and made two batches – we had one tonight and the other is in the freezer.
    I particularly loved this recipe because I could assemble it earlier in the day. When I got home from soccer training with my two youngest kiddos – I cooked up some rice and pre-heated the oven. Then I popped the meatball dish in the oven as I left to collect my eldest DD from dance practice. When we arrived home – dinner was practically on the table !
    Did you make this recipe up ? It’s a winner in my book – well done !!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Julia! It is a real winner in my house too.:) I love the idea of adding red capsicum, i too love to have a bit of colour in my meals, i think it looks nice on the plate.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sherelle Lock

    Can this be frozen?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely, Sherelle.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Great idea! I do something similar but put it in the slow cooker instead. YUM! We get 2 meals out of it too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea in making them in the slow cooker! I love how it makes a lot, perfect for leftovers or to freeze and have another night!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    I love all of your easy recipes. Could I add a suggestion? I see you have a print button to print the recipe but what if you want to save the recipe in a folder for later? Could you possibly add a button to make it easier to save the recipe for later use.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jenny, That is a fantastic idea! I don’t have a save button but it is something i could look into. The other alternative is you can save recipes in Evernotes.ReplyCancel

I LOVE curried sausages, would have to be one of my favourite meals.  With the kids busy after school commitments of late I have been trying to create recipes that I can quickly prepare and then spend time helping them with homework.  This recipe is great, all you have to do is brown the sausages, mix […]

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  • Was just thinking how I haven’t had curried sausos in a while! YUM xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s a regular occurrence in our household!ReplyCancel

  • Oh Kat! Yum! My husband just saw this recipe over my shoulder and asked when I was making it. It looks delicious (and has solved the problem of what to have for dinner tonight!).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hope your family enjoyed it Lucy, very easy to make!ReplyCancel

  • I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who gets caught on the phone when cooking! My boys are HUGE sausage fans and would love this!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is sol yummy and very easy for those busy afternoons. Hope your boys enjoy it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sheridan

    My kids love curried sausages, will definitely have to try this recipe. thanks Katrina -xx-ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My kiddies love them too, very popular in our house! Hope you and your family enjoy them too.:)ReplyCancel

 Through my childhood I was always served meat and 3 veg.  And I must admit sausages or chicken schnitzel, mash and vegetables would have to be one of my favourite weeknight meals.  However, sometimes I like to fancy it up and this Chicken & Coconut Curry Meatballs is exactly that. Chicken Curry Meatballs   Author: […]

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This is a delicious rissole recipe that is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  This recipe only makes 10 rissoles, my family wanted more so next time I am going to double it and any left overs can be put on a bread roll for school lunches the next day. Sesame Lamb Rissoles   Author: […]

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A friend of mine introduced me to panko breadcrumbs.  The best way to describe they are like a flaky breadcrumb with a crisp and crunchy end result.  I added some panko crumbs to chicken tenderloins, oven baked them and they were so good!  You can find step by step details below. Ooh and…. the kids loved […]

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I found this recipe on the back of a Gravox Pepper Steak Gravy mix packet many years ago, it’s absolutely delicious and a nice ‘occasional’ accompaniment to a good piece of steak. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo when I cooked it recently, however on my endeavour to see if Gravox had a photo (which they […]

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  • Amy @ Weekend at Rosys

    Yum Kat. I love steak with pepper sauce. Can’t wait to try it with bacon. xReplyCancel