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Lamb, white bean and marjoram casserole.
Slow cooking ... Lamb and white bean casserole.

It's a long weekend! Here's a cooking project for Monday, plus some simple meals for the rest of the week.

They include two sure-fire crowd-pleasers, chilli con carne and a family-sized chicken pot pie. Plus Jill Dupleix's little golden syrup dumplings. Now that's nostalgia in a ramekin!

 

Recipes

Lamb, white bean and marjoram casserole.

MONDAY: It's a public holiday! Plenty of time to cook this lamb casserole

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Orange yoghurt syrup cake. Caroline Velik YOGHURT recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

MONDAY: Add a baking project to your public holiday to do list too

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (31)
Thai pumpkin soup.

TUESDAY: This Thai pumpkin soup is quick and flavourful

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and squid.

WEDNESDAY: A noodle stir-fry with a twist

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Easy chicken and leek pie

THURSDAY: Hard to resist ... an easy chicken and leek pie

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Chili con carne.

FRIDAY: An end-of-the-week crowd pleaser, chilli con carne

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Health crunch bircher muesli.

SATURDAY: A healthy bircher muesli

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Teresa Cutter

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Warm potato salad with smoked almonds and lentils.

SATURDAY: This warm salad lunch has texture and flavour

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Herb-crusted rack of lamb

SATURDAY: End the day with this herb-crusted rack of lamb

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Old-fashioned spinach with nutmeg and cream

SATURDAY: Pair the lamb with this creamed spinach

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Little golden syrup puds

SATURDAY: The taste of nostalgia, little golden syrup puds

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Shakshuka surprises every time with its rich complex flavours.

SUNDAY: Cook shakshuka for breakfast, brunch or lunch

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (43)
Thai fish cakes with cucumber salad

SUNDAY: Fish cakes are a simple lunch but need an hour in the fridge

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
food thumb

SUNDAY: Use this chicken adobo recipe as a base for a taco feast

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Grilled flathead fillet for tacos

SUNDAY: Or try this healthy twist on fish tacos

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)