Our third MamaBake session we decided would be the last of the winter or cold weather type dishes, despite the fact that it’s still darn cold outside and the rain just keeps on falling. We’re going to try and have a distinct seasonal flavour in both the ingredients and types of meals we prepare and once that season is over we don’t go back. That means we’ve said good-bye to spaghetti bolognese for the year and hello to spring pastas. However, we also decided that Ballarat is only now struggling into Spring and not yet anywhere near summer, so we’re not quite into salad and BBQ time yet.
This time around our dishes were….
Lamb and feta risoni bake (nice Spring lamb)
Satay chicken stirfry (we did this butch shop style, chicken strips, cut up vegetables and a marinade then frozen raw ready to cook when it’s defrosted.)
Capsicum and chorizo pasta sauce
Zucchini slice which we enjoyed with a simple chopped salad and potato and parmesan sourdough from the Ballan Farmer’s Market. Zucchini slice is one of my kids favourite dinners which they have dubbed ‘kiwi slice’. Thanks J, this went down a treat!
One thing we are have trouble with is coming up with some good summer Mamabake ideas. We need light meals using summer ingredients that freeze well or can be kept in the fridge for a few days without deteriorating. In particular we were thinking of some good salads that could be at least partially prepared ahead of time. Any ideas?