Friday, 31 July 2015

Easy Holiday Food and Giveaway

Well the holiday season is most definitely here. Unfortunately the weather is not great for holidays in the UK. But no matter what the weather is like an important part of holidays, whether you are here or abroad, is food!

When going on a self catering holiday it is important that you can prepare easy, tasty meals. Nobody wants to spend a long time in the kitchen on holiday!

That is why I thought that I would combine a new holiday giveaway with my top quick and easy recipes that can be made while on holiday! The easiest meals to prepare on holiday have to be pasta or rice based one.

Here are our favourite pasta and rice dishes...




My other tips for holiday cooking are...
  • If travelling in the UK before you leave check out which home delivery services there are in the area. You could save packing food and other essentials by doing an online shop before you leave and schedule it to be delivered to your holiday destination.
  • Take a recipe box with you then you know that you will have all of the necessary ingredients for some delicious meals while away without spending a fortune in restaurants.
  • Take lunch boxes! The best way to save money is to take a good old picnic with you on a day out. It not only saves you money but also saves the stress of looking for somewhere to eat that everyone likes!
  • But most importantly enjoy and have a great time!
Now for my latest giveaway! 

PaddyPower are kindly giving Hijacked By Twins readers the chance to win a holiday ready gift set. The gift set includes:
  • £10 gift card from Amazon so you can get any last minutes holiday goodies like a book, music downloads or activities to keep the children busy!
  • A Twister picnic blanket game in a carry case and with a playing board!
  • Bar bingo game. This will be a fun way to play bingo once the children are in bed over a drink or two!
How to enter:
  • Enter the Rafflecopter below
  • Enter the mandatory tasks and complete as many of the optional ones as you like
  • Open to UK residents only
  • Hijacked By Twins are not responsible for the prize
  • Once the winner has been selected and notified they will have 7 days to respond. If no contact is made a new winner will be selected.
  • The giveaway will run from 01/08/2015 until 13/08/2015
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I have received a prize similar to the one that I am giving away. No cash payment has been received. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest

140 comments:

  1. Fish & Chips! I Holiday In The UK :)

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  2. Linda Harrickie1 August 2015 at 12:41

    Traditional Spanish Paella

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  3. That would depend where in the world I am as I do like to try local cuisine when on holiday. You can't beat a buffet style all you can eat hotel breakfast (and they ALWAYS have cake!)

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  4. A mint ice cream float that i get in the USA.

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  5. has to be fish and chips x i only holiday in th uk x

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  6. greek salad, love feta cheese and fresh olives

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  7. Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce

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  8. Visiting Italy, eating proper Italian pasta.

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  9. from Italy Saltimbocca - delicious!

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  10. I'm one of "those" tourists & I like to eat English food when I go on holiday...so fish & chips #sorrynotsorry :-)

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  11. Pasta dishes

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  12. I love halloumi, moutabel, tabbouleh and maqlouba.

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  13. You can't beat pasta in Italy!

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  14. Definitely paella. But, when I was in South Africa pretty much all I ate was seafood, yum!!!

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  15. no matter where I go I like to try the local food, but my fav is turkish curry

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  16. italian food- can't go far wrong!

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  17. Chicken souvlaki with pitta and tzatziki

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  18. Fish and chips watching the sunset

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  19. Fish and Chips, even when im abroad when possible - love em xx

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  20. I love Greek food - it's so relaxed, no fuss lots of flavour

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  21. A Cornish Cream Tea in a little clifftop cafe overlooking an azure, calm sea - perfection.

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  22. Authentic Italian Pizza

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  23. Fish and chips at the British seaside

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  24. Pizza! Its everyone in our families Favs

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  25. I love a good bratwurst followed by a Bienstick

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  26. Definitely ice cream! holidays all round

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  27. A fresh and tasty rice salad ( it's a yummy italian summer dish) - Laura Jeffs

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  28. I love a good Turkish Cypriot mezze platter - including plenty of halloumi!

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  29. I love fish and chips for when we holiday at the good old British seaside :)

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  30. local produce bbq on the beach....mmm!

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  31. Jo Gibbons - I love moussaka when I went to Cyprus.

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  32. i love greek food, stuff toms a fav

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  33. I love trying out the tapas in Spain

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  34. Greek Souvlaki - from the gyros shop :)

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  35. My fav holiday food has got to be canarian potatoes :)

    @PeanutButter92x

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  36. I love Welsh cakes that are freshly made

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  37. afternoon tea love those little sandwiches and cakes, we always have one when we are away.

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  38. Any BBQed food (Pete)

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  39. Homemade pizza's mmmmm

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  40. American frozen yoghurt so lush x

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  41. you can not beat a real Cornish pasty in Cornwall delicious!

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  42. Pizza - you can get it pretty much everywhere and it's so yum

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  43. British fish and chips by the sea :)

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  44. Veggie burger and chips

    Trevor Linvell

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  45. Any fresh seafood - I love it and hardly cook it at home as my husband wont eat it :)

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  46. Fish and chips of course!

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  47. Depends where I am. But always good to try the local delicacy!

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  48. chips and gravy down the beach :D

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  49. fresh bread with cold cuts and cheese, salad

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  50. christine nicholson12 August 2015 at 10:26

    A big American cheese burger :-)

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  51. When I go by the seaside I try to have fresh seafood platter/dishes. Freshly caught prawns... yummy :)

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  52. whatever is native to the country I am visiting, love to try all local cuisine

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  53. I love holidaying by the sea, and LOVE eating local seafood when I'm there. Wherever that may be!

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  54. Fish and chips at the seaside

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  55. Macaroni Cheese - my favourite anytime of year x

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  56. a good old authentic turkisk kebab.. every night on holiday for 2 weeks lol <3

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  57. we try to eat the local food in whichever country we are in x

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Thank you for your comments I do love to hear what you think and try to reply to as many as I can x