I’m a big fan of meal planning but even so, there’s often an occasion when I have to magic up a meal with just what I have in the house – usually when someone has eaten a key ingredient of the meal I was planning because they fancied it!
I do have a few standby recipes that usually save the day though….
Some sort of variety of Macaroni Cheese depending on what we have in the fridge.
I generally have some of my homemade tomato sauce in the freezer which is great with most things – mixed with pasta, as a base for tuna pasta bake or even with some grilled chicken wrapped in bacon (or not).
Toad in the hole is always a good last minute meal because I usually have some sort of sausages in the freezer although if not, you can make them with other meats too.
This is a great last minute meal as you just use up what you have – I love broccoli, potato and ham in mine!
These meals have stopped me reaching for the phone to call for a takeaway many a time!
What’s your favourite last minute meal?