Easy Self Catering Holiday Meal Ideas

When you are on holiday you dont want to be spending hours in the kitchen cooking for yourself and your party. With this in mind, we have listed some quick and easy meals to make while you are on a break at Epworth Fields.


Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a classic and hearty British dish that boasts a savoury combination of minced meat, typically lamb or mutton, cooked with vegetables and topped with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes. This comforting and satisfying dish is a staple in British cuisine, known for its simple yet flavorful components.


Ploughman’s Lunch

A Ploughman’s Lunch is a traditional British cold meal that originated as a simple and hearty fare for agricultural workers or “ploughmen” in the countryside. This quintessential pub dish has evolved into a popular choice for those seeking a satisfying yet straightforward meal.


Vegetarian Cottage Pie

A Vegetarian Cottage Pie is a meat-free adaptation of the classic Cottage Pie, maintaining the heartiness and flavours of the original dish without the use of meat. In the traditional Cottage Pie, minced meat, usually beef, is combined with vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes. The vegetarian version swaps the meat for plant-based alternatives while preserving the wholesome and comforting nature of the dish.


Chicken and Leek Pie

A mixture of tender chicken and leeks enveloped in a creamy filling, all encased in a golden, flaky pastry crust. This classic British pie is celebrated for its rich flavours and hearty composition and is perfect for those colder evenings.


Sausage and Mash

Sausage and Mash, or Bangers and Mash, is a classic British dish known for its simplicity, heartiness, and comforting appeal. This dish typically features sausages, often pork sausages, served alongside a generous portion of creamy mashed potatoes. The sausages can vary in type, ranging from traditional pork sausages to speciality flavours like the local Lincolnshire sausages.


Creamy Mushroom Risotto

A Creamy Mushroom Risotto is a delectable Italian dish renowned for its velvety texture and rich flavours. This classic risotto recipe combines arborio rice with a savoury blend of mushrooms, creating a dish that is both comforting and sophisticated.


Beef Stew with Dumplings

Beef Stew with Dumplings is a hearty and comforting dish that features tender chunks of beef simmered in a flavorful broth along with vegetables, and it’s topped with soft, fluffy dumplings. This classic dish is known for its robust flavours and satisfying combination of savoury meat, vegetables, and doughy dumplings. This can be made in a slow cooker to save you time!


Vegetable and Lentil Curry

A Vegetable and Lentil Curry is a nutritious and flavorful dish that combines a variety of vegetables and lentils with aromatic spices, creating a satisfying and wholesome meal. This vegetarian curry is known for its vibrant colours, aromatic spices, and the heartiness lentils bring to the dish. Perfect for a winter evening. This can be made in a slow cooker to save you time!


Pork and Apple Casserole

A Pork and Apple Casserole is a delightful dish that combines succulent pork with the sweet and tart flavours of apples, creating a harmonious and flavorful ensemble. This comforting casserole is known for its tender meat, aromatic herbs, and the natural sweetness imparted by apples. This can be made in a slow cooker to save you time!


Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit is a classic and savoury dish that features a rich, cheese-based sauce served over toasted bread. Despite its name, it does not contain rabbit but is a play on the term “rabbit” as a cheap meat alternative. This flavorful concoction is a favourite for those seeking a hearty and indulgent dish.


Chicken Caesar Salad

A Chicken Caesar Salad is a popular and classic dish that combines crisp romaine lettuce, grilled or roasted chicken, crunchy croutons, and a rich Caesar dressing. Known for its simplicity and robust flavours, this salad has become a staple in many restaurants and homes alike.


Don’t fancy cooking? Check out our favourite local takeaways for a tasty alternative on your stay with us!