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WHAT isn ’t on my partner’s new study-work-dog-gym timetable is the breakdown of household duties. I am cooking dinner Tuesdays, Saturda...





WHAT isn’t on my partner’s new study-work-dog-gym timetable is the breakdown of household duties. I am cooking dinner Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. My partner dishes out the gruel Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Friday is a free-for-all. I don’t think either of us has put this much thought into the weekly menu all summer. Light, easy meals and an absence of family members from the dinner table means we’ve made our mealtime decisions on the run and based on who’s about.

On Saturday I cooked a pumpkin bake I spied in a magazine and a pasta salad with baked sweet potato, fetta and pesto. Everything was made using leftovers from the fridge and pantry. The pumpkin needed to be cooked up, or tossed, and the pesto was made with coriander and capsicums leftover from a meal earlier in the week. All very tasty and no one had to do a run to the shops for missing ingredients.

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8 comments

  1. This all looks delicious! Love it when using up all the leftovers works out so well :)

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  2. You can be my menu planner any day!

    Is there no end to your talents??

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  3. so healthy and scrumptious looking. must be quite a task catering for your tribe, lovely that u guys share the load. my partner is good at most things but unfortunately cooking (or even offerring to cook - bad cooking wouldn't be too much of a a problem) isn't one of them. was the pumpkin bake good? would love the recipe x

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  4. everything looks delicious...i think i need to plan ahead a bit more otherwise we tend to just eat egg sandwiches!
    tonight was fish and salad...so that was good!

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  5. oh goodness! I am so hungry right now... Pumpkin if my new vegetable of choice, I am obsessed. Would you mind passing on your recipe?

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  6. That pumpkin bake looks so delicious! And the pasta too. Sometimes it's actually good waiting for my next pay date when it's still a couple of days away, because it forces me to be creative and use only what's in the cupboard and fridge!

    What's in the pumpkin bake?

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  7. Ummm, yum. Love the styling on the last pic. Noice one!

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