No holiday is complete without a perfect homemade meal (Photo: Courtesy)

Easter, the long awaited weekend is finally here. And I bet you are just fidgeting on your seat waiting to dash home and lose yourself.

But what you should remember is that with a long weekends comes a lot of cooking especially for a time like Easter.

So whether you are playing host, being hosted or spending these four days alone, here are some amazing quick meals you should try:

 Pasta Bolognese (Photo: Courtesy)

You may be used to your pasta plain and white but once you try the Bolognese, your life will never be the same again. It is a fun recipe to prepare and the best part is that no ingredient is too much or too little. It all depends on how you want and like your pasta. You could also grate a little cheese on the top once ready to make it creamier.

 Pilau (Photo: Courtesy)

Let’s all be honest, nothing beats Swahili dishes when it comes to sharing amazing meals with your family and friends. It is easy to prepare and it won’t take up much of your time, you will enjoy family time as much as you will be cooking. All you will need is a side dish of kachumbari and your meal is as good as ready.

 Chicken biryani (Photo: Courtesy)

If you don’t like mashing your food together, how about you try some chicken biryani. Like pilau it is easy to prepare and your whole family will be licking their fingers when they are done. You will definitely need a bigger plate for you to enjoy this meal.

 Lyonnaise (Photo: Courtesy)

Okay not all foods with fancy names are complicated and impossible to prepare at home. For instance, Lyonnaise it just a fancy name for potato wedges only it comes with a bit of lemon zing. If you try these potatoes, trust me you are never going back to plainly fried potatoes again. On the side you could have some salsa and mayonnaise to garnish your meal.

 Mashed potatoes and meatballs (Photo: Courtesy)
  • Mashed potatoes and meatballs

Yes, it is as mouthwatering as it sounds and the time it will take you to prepare will be all worth it in the end. This is one easy and fast meal that is both favourable for adults and children. The combo was definitely a match made in heaven and there is just a way meatballs make the gravy thicker and more lustrous to the tongue.

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