There is nothing better than a hearty, home cooked meal, jam packed full of love at the end of a long day. However, after a tiring day at the office, of chasing after the kids, the last thing many of us feel like doing is whipping up a feast in the kitchen. Thankfully, there are some tried and tested recipes that families around the world have been making for generations, that are guaranteed to go down a treat.
Let’s take a closer look at some quick and easy to make dinner time meals from all over the globe:
Build Your Own
Build your own meals are a much-loved favourite for weekday meals with the family and even larger weekend events with all the hanger’s on! By building your own burgers, tacos or kebabs you take half the work out of the meal for yourself while providing a fun interactive experience that kids and guests love. In addition, everyone is happy because they get a meal that’s particularly crafted to their tastes, adding more of what they love and leaving out those ingredients they don’t care for. Who’s up for Taco Tuesday?
The noodle soup made popular in Japan is eaten in virtually every country around the world. While dining on Ramen for dinner might seem like something you would have done in your student days, this filling meal can be spiced up to create a really hearty dish full of delicious goodness. The key to a good Ramen is a delicious broth with a healthy dose of soya sauce, ginger and garlic. Add eggs, mushrooms, spinach, bok choy, chicken or pork to create a well-balanced meal.
Nothing beats a good old dinner of traditional spaghetti. Go for the all-time favourite, spaghetti Bolognese or toss it with meat balls and tomato sauce for a supper that will put a smile on your child’s dial. An extremely versatile ingredient, there is so much that you can do with a humble packet of spaghetti. Pesto based sauces also go fabulously with fresh fish, roast butternut and chicken to create a lighter alternative to the heavy red meat dishes we know and love.
The one dish wonder made popular by the Spanish, paella is something you can easily cook at home. Virtually any ingredients can be added to a paella, with fresh seafood being the most popular. The saffron flavoured rice adds bulk and substance to your meal, allowing your dish to go the distance while still leaving your family feeling full. They key to cooking the perfect paella is getting a crispy, caramelized bottom to the rice on the base of your shallow pan, without burning the dish.
Mac And Cheese
Mac and cheese remains one of the most popular dishes in the United States, while also widely popular all around the world; just like gaming online. The classic mac and cheese couldn’t be simpler to create, simply combining macaroni with a deliciously creamy cheese sauce and crispy cheese on top. A variety of other ingredients can be added to your traditional mac and cheese for an evening meal including bacon, mince, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, or even gourmet ingredients like lobster and crab.