Sunday dinners are one of my favourite dinners ever. They are such a comfort mood, no matter what it is. Chicken, the veggies, puff pastry, steak, mash potato’s, roast potato’s, everything about a nice cosy, Sunday dinner is just an amazing feeling that gives you at least one thing to enjoy on a Sunday.
These classic Sunday dinners will bring the full family together and make everyone happy, not to mention they are so quick and easy. Why spend the full Sunday preparing a good meal to eat when you could b resting instead, these lazy comfort dinners take around half an hour to make or the slow cooker, meaning they are prepared quick and easy!
Lemon and herb pork- Sunday dinners!
This juicy pork tenderloin is covered in fresh herbs and simmered in a flavourful marinade for the amazing Sunday dinner. It is easy to make, delicious to eat and enjoyable for the full family!
Here is a list of the ingredients and quantities that you will need to make the pork be bursting with flavour:
1/4 cup of finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint, chives, rosemary and thyme
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 c. plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 11/4-pound pork tenderloin
A pinch or kosher salt or table salt
1/4 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. honey
1/4 c. crème fraiche
1 1/4 tsp. thyme leaves, finely chopped.
That is all the ingredients that you need to make this delicious tenderloin.
Heat oven to 220°C and then in a small bowl combine your chosen herbs, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and a quarter of a cup of oil. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in large cast-iron skillet on medium to high heat.
Season your pork with 1 teaspoon of salt and cook until the pork is browned on all sides in a pan for about 5 to 6 minutes. Brush herb mixture over top and sides of pork. Next add in some chicken broth and vinegar to your pan and then transfer it to your oven and cook the pork for around 18- 22 minutes until it is cooked through. Once cooked, transfer to cutting board and let it rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.
Return your pork to the pan once it is sliced and let it simmer in the liquid on a low to medium heat, then whisk in your honey and mustard. Simmer until slightly thickened, around 5 minutes: remove from heat and whisk in crème fraiche and thyme. Serve over sliced pork.
Easy peasy shepherd’s pie- Sunday dinners 2!
This easy and classic shepherds pie is one of my favourite comfort foods and it is the best way to finish off a weekend. Only takes 15 minutes to prepare and then 1 hour to cook until you taste greatness!
Here is a list of the ingredients that you need to make this delicious shepherds pie:
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, diced
2 or 3 medium carrots, chopped
500 grams of pack lamb mince
2 tbsp tomato purée
large splash Worcestershire sauce
500ml beef stock
900 grams of potatoes, cut into chunks
85 grams of butter
3 tbsp milk
Start off by heating up your sun flower oil in a pan and then soften your diced onion and your chopped carrots for a few minutes. Once they have softened turn up the heat, crumble in 500g lamb mince and brown, tipping off any excess fat.
Add in two tbsp of tomato puree and add a large splash of Worcestershire sauce and fry it all for a couple of minutes and then pour over 500ml beef stock, bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for around 40 mins, uncovering it around halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile this is cooking heat the oven to 180C or fan 160C or gas 4, then make the mash. Boil the 900 grams of potato that are cut into chunks in lightly salted water for 10-15 mins until tender. Drain, then mash with 85g butter and 3 tbsp milk.
Put the mince into an ovenproof dish, top with the mash and ruffle with a fork making designs and patterns (the pie can now be chilled and frozen for up to a month if you wish)
Bake for 20-25 mins until the top is starting to colour and the mince is bubbling through at the edges and let it set 5 minutes before serving for the full family to enjoy! Your Sunday dinner is easy and made quickly ready for the full family to enjoy before going back to school and work on a Monday morning!
The last perfect Sunday dinner is a good old, classic roast. This one may take you a bit longer than the other dinners but trust me this is my absolute favourite. This is such a homely, cosy dinner that will bring the full family together to enjoy on a Sunday night and end the weekend in a perfect way.
Start off by choosing your meat, you could have roast chicken, beef, lamb, ham, turkey, any meat you can imagine, and follow your guild on how long to roast his for, if you glaze it etc.
Boil your brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, any other veg that you can imagine, roast potato’s, all of these foods is what will make your amazing Sunday dinner so good! For a step by step guide on how to make the most amazing roast dinner, click on this link here, or just follow the instructions on your ingredients, it may take a while but this meal is not complex at all!
That is it! 3 amazing dinners to finish off the weekend and bring the full family together for a nice meal! For more like this, click on this link here.