When I’m on holiday I like not to have to think about anything much. This includes cooking. The last thing I want to do is to spend half a day of my precious leave in an unfamiliar supermarket, trying to find unusual ingredients, and then work out how to use a different cooker before spending another two hours cooking.
I have now fallen into a pattern of simple holiday meals when we go away. If we are with a large group, I’ll cook something I’m familiar with and scale it up. Cooking for 11 isn’t the time to conduct elaborate experiments. I usually do something like spaghetti bolognese or chilli. The advantage of these meals is that you can substitute vegemince if there are vegetarians in the party (Bee has been veggie for nearly 10 years) and you don’t have to cook a separate meal.
Whether it is for two or four people or for a big group, I try to plan meals from a small number of ingredients and which will take no more than an hour to cook. Some of my favourites can be put together in 15 minutes. This is my top list of holiday suppers which can all be adapted for vegetarians:
chilli con carne + rice or wraps and salad
beans on toast
pizza with salad
ciabattas with various fillings
What are your favourite holiday meals?
Until next time, Tawney x