Foods served do not have to be complicated in fact mid week simplicity is often the best.

Often a slow cooked pot in the oven or simmered on the top of the stove can provide a warming and nutritious idea. In addition there are the combination of convenience foods or using up left overs as written before.

One thing I do like doing is what I call ‘one pot cooking’. A dish complete in one container in which it is cooked and served from. I thought of this recipe a combination of one pot and left overs.



200g     White Rice – boiled and cooked

400g     Turkey Meat – cooked and chopped (you could use chicken)

285g     Frozen Broccoli – thawed

200g     Cheddar – grated

170g     Whole Wheat Crackers (Jacobs Cream Crackers will do) – crushed

85g       Butter – melted[/one_half]

  1. Combine together the Cooked Rice, Cooked Turkey, Broccoli and Cheese.
  2. Place in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Mix together the melted butter and crushed crackers
  4. Spread over the mixture in the oven proof dish
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 175C – 350F – Gas 3,  for 20 – 30 mins until crackers are crispy.

Serve with a crunchy winter salad. Maybe grated carrot, white cabbage, celery and shredded