Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quick school day lunches

We started up with some schooling again this week after a lovely lazy, busy 5 weeks off. One thing I always struggle with is feeding the troops weekdays when we only have a quick moment to get something nutritious on the table.

I don't like to eat bread every day so we make a loaf every second day for sandwiches and I have been wracking my brain for what to do on some of the in between days.

On Saturday the girls and I made 40 pies for the freezer. It went quite quickly in the end but I had to work myself up to it. We also made 12 not so mini pizzas for the freezer.

The pies had two fillings...butternut and feta and chicken. Here is the butternut filling. The chicken can be your favourite one, but will post it if there are any requests.

I tripled this recipe:

2 onions, chopped
40 ml olive oil
30 ml sugar
salt and pepper
350 g butternut, boiled until just soft(not mushy) in
10 ml vegetable stock in water
200 g Danish style feta
50 ml fresh coriander, chopped

Sauté in onions in the oil and sugar until glossy and caramelized
Mix with the remaining ingredients.

I used ready made puff pastry to save time, cut in rounds with a large saucer. Filled half of the circle, brushed the other edges with egg, folded it over and par cooked them. When they were all cool we packed them two to a bag and froze.

Of course we had to have some for supper too!


Linnie said...

Wow, you've inspired me to think in this direction, to save time with lunch! Thank you!

africanaussie said...

Whenever I make pizzas I make extra to have in the freezer for quick meals. I like the sound of that butternut and feta filling, will have to try it.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the fantastic idea, the butternut and feta is delicious. I made a whole lot of pies as well and now have a freezer full.

Kate said...


Lois Evensen said...

Those look delicious! And, so much more nutritious than anything similar from the store.

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