If you stand on your tippy-toes you can just about see the end of term 3. The end of term is a particularly welcome sight for this tired mummy and her tired offspring. The girls are just worn out.
Before school yesterday, the Big Sister told me in the tear-filled sobs that the lunches I pack are so unfair. One of her mates gets Doritos on her lunch every day. Another gets a giant chocolate brownie on his lunch every day. The third gets a honey sandwich with pools of honey.
And all she gets is a tiny chocolate chip muffin! I could barely contain my mirth. If she had instagram it'd be #firstworldproblems
But this post isn't about lunches, it's about finding another way for tired mums to get dinner on the table, while juggling the homework tantrums that are inevitable this time of year.
30 minute beef fajita tray bake
Yield 6 serves
This is how dinner should be: fast, easy, and full of flavour! You can have this tasty meal on the table in just 30 minutes, or marinate the steak ahead of time with for extra flavour.
750g flank steak (sometimes called skirt steak), sliced into thin strips500g capsicums, sliced into strips (using red/green/yellow makes it beautiful!)1 large red onion, thinly sliced2 tbs extra virgin olive oil1 tbs ground cumin2 teaspoon chilli powder½ teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon chilli flakes½ cup fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1 large lime, sliced
1 large avocado, diced Tortillas or large lettuce leaves
Preheat oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced flank steak, capsicums, red onion, olive oil, cumin, chilli powder, cayenne, and chilli flakes. Generously season with salt and pepper and mix until everything is well coated.
Spread the steak and capsicum mixture in a single layer onto the baking tray and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the steak is cooked the way you like it and the capsicums are soft and slightly caramelized.
Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle with fresh coriander and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve immediately with diced avocado, tortillas (or lettuce wraps for a low-carb option).
how are your crew handling term 3?
Looking for some more tray bake recipes? You might like this Balsamic Chicken Tray Bake
Pat @ Wholesome Kitchen says
This sounds amazing! My new go-to recipe!
Seana Smith says
Book me in for this... and for a rapid end to term 3. My twinnies are off to Canberra next week which will just about finish them off.
This looks such a great one for mid-week meals. I am loving making tray bakes at the moment... ecept for us we need two trays of whatevers baking as this family is getting through scary quantities of food.