I need some side dish ideas ok to prepare (and refrigerate) 3-4 hrs before (I'll cook them just before dinner time) .
I usually prepare dinner while ds2 naps.
My usual side dishes are;
- mashed potato (I only chop them before hand)
- fried rice
- steamed veggies
- roast pumpkin/potato
I need more ideas! (especially with the veggies)
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08-08-2013 13:20 #1
Side dishes, ideas!!
08-08-2013 13:27 #2Senior Member
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I do a roast vegie salad. I roast up a bunch of vegies (sweet potato or pumplin, eggplant, roast capsicum, red onion, whatever you want really) and then let them cool down. I then throw them in with some spinach/rocket along with feta, olives and sundried tomato.
If you're pressed for time, the roast vegies refridgerate well and just throw in the spinach/rocket as you're serving
08-08-2013 13:36 #3
Cauliflower and broccoli cheese.
Sauteed mushrooms or beans.
Vegetable cheesy bake.
08-08-2013 13:41 #4
Do you make your own cheese sauce?
08-08-2013 13:44 #5
Sweet potato and potato bake.
Broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce.
08-08-2013 13:46 #6
Zucchini fries - cut zucchini ( skin on) into chip size shapes and crumb ( I use rice crumbs but bread crumbs are fine) you can keep them in the fridge and when ready place on a oven tray lined with baking paper and spritz with olive oil and bake for 20 mins
Veggie and potato frittata
Pan fry cubed potatoes in olive oil , when nearly cooked add baby spinach or any grated veggie or peas , add 4 beaten eggs and place into the oven and cook until set ( about 10 mins) you can cook it in the afternoon and serve at room temp or reheat
Noodles - sometimes I just boil spaghetti and add some pesto as a side dish ( basil, parm cheese , pine nuts and oil)
Pea and corn fritters or any veggies just grate and add self raising flour , egg, herbs and garlic and shallow fry
Stir fry veggies - cut up veggies beforehand and just stir fry with garlic, ginger and any sauce you choose
Baked asparagus - blanche asparagus in boiling water then drain and put in oven proof dish , add salt, pepper, olive oil and grate over parmesan cheese - bake in oven until brown about 10 mins
08-08-2013 14:23 #7
Great ideas Elijah's mum. Thanks. x
08-08-2013 14:25 #8
Could eggplant be used as well as zucchini? (for fries)
08-08-2013 15:07 #9
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