Now that the kids have moved out, you won’t have to cook for anyone other than you and your partner. And that means you can be as adventurous as you want – no more boring burgers, pizzas, and chicken fillets! After all, the kids won’t be there to complain that they don’t like any meals anymore. So, ready to get a bit more exotic with your cooking? Here are some great recipes that you might like to try.
Spiced Fish Pie
Fish pie may be a standard family dish, but the chances are that your kids would have preferred theirs plain and simple. But now that they are gone why not try yours with an Indian twist? You just need to make a fish pie to your usual recipe. The only difference is that you need to add a lot of curry powder to the white sauce. That’ll give the dish a nice little kick, perfect for lovers of spice!
Beef And Beer Chili
Chili is another popular family meal that kids love to eat. But now that it is just you and your partner why not add an adventurous twist to yours by adding some beer to the recipe? It’s a good idea to add a dark beer or bitter, as this will blend in nicely with the sauce. It’ll also give the dish a strong punch of flavor. Make a large pot, and you will certainly have some leftovers to enjoy the next day!
Cherry Vodka Balls
Another great way to cook with alcohol is to use it in your desserts. Like cherries? Love vodka? Then you will adore cherry vodka balls! Simply buy some vodka from a liquor warehouse and soak the cherries in it overnight. Then, once they have soaked up all the vodka, you can coat them in milk chocolate. Leave them in the fridge until the chocolate has set. Yummy grown-up candies!
Black Rice Salad
Your kids will no doubt love dishes that involve rice. But do you think they would turn their noses up at black rice? Probably! Well, now you can try this nutritious grain for yourself, and there is no better way to eat it than in a salad. Simply cook the rice according to the instructions on the pack and then toss in a bowl with some toasted butternut squash and flakes of coconut.
I know lots of kids and teenagers who grimace at the thought of sushi and raw fish. Now that you just have to cook for you, why not try making some for yourself! It is super easy; all you need is a sushi making kit. You then cook the sushi rice and use the kit to wrap it around the veg and fish you want to include. Of course, you don’t have to use raw fish – you can cook it if you like, or leave it out completely!
What adventurous dishes do you like making now the kids have moved out? Let me know in the comments!