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Easy Recipes for Busy People & lazy days

Updated on November 15, 2015

Easy recipes

We all have those days where we just don't feel like cooking anything , maybe its just too hot or we don't feel too good yet don't want to buy take away or weare trying to stick to a budget while still enjoying our meals ..

Or maybe you are a very busy Hubber / worker who doesn't have a lot of time to spend time in the kitchen cooking !

Here are some easy recipes we do here in the caravan !

The kind of recipe where you can make extra to put away for your non cooking days.

When I was cooking for a family of 5 macaroni cheese was a big favourite and easy to do which everyone liked occasionally so I will include that here as well.

Learn how to cut a chicken so as to get more value as well as delicious meals !

Have fun !

Stir Fry

A stirfry is easy & a good healthy meal with the benefit of being able to add whatever you like in the way of vegies .

Choose your meat that you fancy or is on special






Add as many vegies as you like

Broccoli, Onion, mushrooms , carrots, cauliflower and so on .

You can buy sauces for your stir fry ready made and taste good !

Or you can experiment with diferent flavours like

Garlic - fresh or from a jar


soy sauce

curry etc

Either have it on its own or serve with rice

Using Garlic


Triangles are a delicious snack
Triangles are a delicious snack
These ones are chicken & vegie
These ones are chicken & vegie
Dice the chicken, vegies up
Dice the chicken, vegies up
Stirfry in pan
Stirfry in pan
Mix them well
Mix them well
cut pastry into 4 pieces
cut pastry into 4 pieces
Add mix then fold over
Add mix then fold over
Enjoy your savoury triangles !
Enjoy your savoury triangles !


Toast is a great stand by for lazy day meals !

Tomato on toast



Tuna & Tomato

Bacon & lettuce

Canned Meal mix

Ham & Tomato

Tomato & onion !

Either use a toaster & put the filling on top or make a toasted sandwhich .

If you don't have a toasted sandwhich maker you can use a frypan or a grill.

Garlic Prawns

qick & easy
qick & easy

Other pastry treats

 One thing I enjoy making is pastry triangles

Cheese & Spinich triangles

or Chicken & mushroom

cheese , ham & tomato

or whichever variation you fancy.

For desserts I like to make

Apple & cinnamon triangles .

How To cut A Chicken

Easy Recipes

Family Favourite
Family Favourite

Macaroni Cheese

I packet of pasta

pinch salt

Cup of grated cheese

Dab butter

Cup of milk

Spoon of flour

If you are feeling really lazy hopefully you have a sauce packet mix which makes this even faster !

Cook the pasta untill it is soft.

In a seperate saucepan melt the butter & stir in the flour milk and cheese.

When happy with the consistency then mix with pasta !

Can add  spring onion, bacon, tomato etc for extra flavour and colour !

French Toast

 Years ago  we had a craving for French toast and had it a lot !

There are diferent methods , however we loved it with cinnamon


  • 3 slices bread
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Small amount cinnammon to taste


  • In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk until well combined. Preheat a non-stick frypan to medium-high heat.
  • Dip each slice of bread in the egg wash until coated on both sides , sprinle with cinnamon,
  • and put straight into frypan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden and separates easily from frypan.
  • If the bread is sticking to the pan, cook a bit longer.

If you don't add cinnamon you can eat it plain or try it with something else you like.



Fruit Rolls

Make sausage rolls

spread the meat out
spread the meat out
roll them up
roll them up
yum ! Enjoy !
yum ! Enjoy !

Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls of other homemade pastries always go down well for a snack and you can vary the recipe to suit your tastebuds.

1 kg sausage mince

6 sheets of puff pastry 1 packet of Continental Chicken Noodle Soup Mix ( or half cup of bbq/ tomato or sweet chilli sauce) 1 egg, lightly beaten (for brushing pastry) 1 onion diced 1 carrot peeled & diced small


Mix the mince and soup mix/ or sauce together.

Add onion & carrot

Place a long 'sausage like' amount down the centre of 1/2 a sheet of pastry.

Roll into a sausage roll and press pastry edges together. Cut into desired lengths.

Place on oven tray and brush pastry with egg. Bake at 220ºC until pastry is crispy.

Note. You can make any size or style of sausage roll.

Cheese & Spinich triangles

Chicken & mushroom


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    • PaoloJpm profile image

      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 3 years ago from Philippine

      This is great. I always find myself unhappy when I'm tired and hungry them wait for couple minutes for my food or when I'm busy.

    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit mummydearest - will taste good !

    • MummyDearest profile image

      Eileen 5 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      This is a great hub with quick, easy and looks lovely too...i bet it will taste good too..thanks! voted useful.

    • richtwf profile image

      richtwf 6 years ago

      Some great ideas here. I love macaroni and just reading and looking at these lovely photos on your hub makes me hungry!

    • Sunnyglitter profile image

      Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

      Ahhhh. I love making a good stir fry. Quick, easy, and delicious!

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      Sojourner McConnell 6 years ago from Winchester Kentucky

      These are some great quick ideas. Thanks for this hub!