Or, what to cook in your combi steam oven, June 19-25, 2023
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A steam oven meal plan of simple assemblies
Last week was a wild ride, consequently home life is a little chaotic and in need of nurturing (mostly because I launched my new Steam Oven Insiders membership, which is thrilling but it did ‘take out’ the week!). So this week’s meal plans run along a theme of mostly simple assembly jobs. They’ll provide us all with the nourishment we need, but leave time for other things.
Hopefully this meal plan will give you some of your own steam oven cooking ideas. You’re welcome to follow exactly what I’m serving up, or tweak and change my list to make your own weekly meal plan.
Happy cooking, see you here again soon.
I’ve got a few sous vide chicken breasts in the freezer, and a stack of pumpkin soup (as per the pumpkin and cauliflower recipe below, but minus the cauliflower). I’ll shred the chicken and add it to the soup with some fresh herbs and sour cream. Hefty croutons on top, made with oil-drizzled and toasted stale sourdough bread, mean we won’t need any sides.
We are still working through our 6 citrus trees worth of fruit, which seems endless (although I know we’ll miss it when all those lemons, oranges and mandarins are finally gone). I’ll throw some more lemons at my favorite lemon ricotta cake for lunchbox and dessert snacking.
Fried rice for my husband, with steamed broccoli on the side (for me, who am I kidding, no one else will eat that without complaining).
I’ve got sausages in the freezer and vegetables in the fridge. Sausage bake it is! This ticks all the boxes for midweek-time-poor ease, kid friendliness and the all important still-enjoyed-by-adults criteria.
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I know this beef meatball and beetroot one-pan meal is not dissimilar to last night’s sausage bake, but we love sheet pan dinners around here, and meatballs, and the adult members of the house love beetroot. So I don’t care.
I haven’t made this before but it’ll translate beautifully to the steam oven, perhaps with a little less overall cooking time. I’m going to skip the dill and pickled beetroot stalk part; it’s too fussy and no one likes dill much. A tub of sour cream and some fermented chili sauce will do just fine.
Stromboli and a movie is tonight’s agenda! I’m going out to the movies with friends, but I’ll cook the stromboli earlier in the day and leave it for everyone else to have as a ‘picnic’ dinner on the lounge room floor. It’s a great Friday night fun meal. Salad optional but recommended. 😉
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We rarely eat a fancy steak dinner, but every now and then we’ll go all out at the butcher and buy rib-eye or filet (oh my goodness, 3 boy children eat a LOT of food and good steak is expensive now!).
We are doing the steaks simply on the barbecue for Saturday dinner, and I’m going to use up some of our oranges in a lentil and grain salad. It’s a pretty salad and the bright orange flavors cut through all the earthiness of the grains and lentils.
Sunday is going to be one pot chicken and coconut milk (doubled for guests, cooked in two pans), and a rustic pear and rhubarb tart. I’ll use the plum tart recipe below but sub out the plums.