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Italian Hungerpot

If you’re a wonderpot (or “hungerpot” as I like to call them!) novice, there isn’t much to know. You just throw everything in a pot and cook it all together at the same time and that’s that! As far as I can tell, this recipe was adapted by Apron Strings from what was the original “wonderpot” which was first published by Martha Stewart. I’ve adapted it further to include some veg.

This dish is delicious as is, but it would also be really yummy with some ground sausage, or sliced kielbasa (any meat would obviously need to be cooked thoroughly first). You could easily add in some uncooked shrimp to the pot if you wanted to keep things super simple!

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Weekly Meal Plan #4

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You know what they call Thanksgiving in the UK? Thursday. There’s no day off, no turkey, no parades . . .  just the day before Friday. It can be a difficult day for Americans abroad. That being said, we are hosting our fifth Thanksgiving here in London on Saturday with friends and neighbours; it always ends up being one of the best days of the year. I will be sure to put up a post with pictures of what we make and eat!

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Thai Peanut Hungerpot

Have you tried a “hungerpot” recipe yet? I think they’re pretty amazing: you just dump all the ingredients into a pot and turn on the heat. Ten to twenty minutes later it is all cooked and ready to eat! So cool!

I tried this pasta with peanut sauce recipe a few weeks ago and though it was pretty bland and unremarkable, I thought it had potential. A few tweaks later and it was delicious! Both kids loved it and Petey even had seconds! Continue Reading…

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Weekly Meal Plan #1

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Monday:
Twice baked Mexican sweet potatoes

Tuesday:
One pot Thai pasta with peanut sauce
[Hungermama version]

Wednesday:
Leftovers

Thursday:
“Grown up” grilled cheese sandwiches
[Hungermama version]

Friday:
Pizza

Every weekend I sit down with my iPhone and plan our meals for the week. I find inspiration from cookbooks and Pinterest (but truth be told, I mostly just use Pinterest!). As I choose our meals, I then go onto the Ocado app on my phone (which I’ve used for years and I LOVE!) and add all the ingredients to our weekly food order. That’s it! I am then all set for meals for the week. It takes about 15-30 minutes to find the recipes and put together a full food order, but that little bit of planning saves me a world of stress during the week.

As you can see above, I am only making three actual recipes this week (I’m counting the grilled cheese because it requires following a recipe). Sometimes I do more, and sometimes I do less depending on the week. I am singing a gig in town Monday night, so that needed to be easy for the sitter/Jason to throw together. The rest of the week is pretty low key, so I’m throwing in a new recipe, along with a recipe I want to tweak. Then Friday is pizza night!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this week’s meal plan! I’d love to chat!