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Cooking for minded kids

(14 Posts)
goldie81 Thu 11-Jul-13 22:12:01

Help- bored of cooking same things! Any suggestions for things that are quick easy and cheap to cook for lots of kids & that go down well??

HSMMaCM Thu 11-Jul-13 22:23:40

Shepherds pie
Spaghettibolognaise
Fish and potato pie
Roast dinner (with Pre cooked roast)
BBQ

januarysnowdrop Thu 11-Jul-13 22:30:56

Pasta and pesto
Homemade pizzas
Chicken drumsticks
Savoury drop scones (you can make them with virtually anything!)
Toasties

goldie81 Thu 11-Jul-13 22:54:52

Great thanks guys! Slag Bol & pesto pasta always a fav but fancy a change!!
Recipe for savoury drop scones?

lechatnoir Thu 11-Jul-13 23:19:34

Chicken wings/drumsticks with veggie rice
Kedgeree (with peas added wink)
Pesto pasta with broccoli &/or chicken
Chicken casserole
Macaroni cheese (with obligatory peas added grin)
Chilli con carne
Curry always goes down well & freezes (chicken / veg etc)

LingDiLong Fri 12-Jul-13 15:20:04

Risottos are popular here and easy to make, cheap too if you make them veggie. Pea and parmesan is a particular favourite.

Another big hit is either bacon/smoked mackerel/smoked salmon with pasta, creme fraiche and peas.

Kedgeree is also popular!

Cheese and potato pie was only popular with half of my kids so hasn't made an appearance again but might work for others.

cupcakeandcoffee Wed 17-Jul-13 15:43:58

Can you serve pesto? I love it but wasn't sure with it containing pine nuts.
Please tell me these are safe as it would add another dish to my list :0)

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 17-Jul-13 16:01:55

Slag bol??? grin grin grin

lechatnoir Wed 17-Jul-13 18:57:58

Made a good one today I thought I'd share - cheats fish pie: boiled potato, peas & smoked haddock with a bit of butter & milk mixed together for little ones lunch then leftovers moulded together & shallow fried for big ones tea.

goldie81 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:22:22

I've always served pesto & obviously other do too. So easy & they love it!
Love some of the ideas- thanks guys- I'll def be trying

nokidshere Thu 18-Jul-13 10:04:50

Do you have a child on roll who has allergies? If not then why would you avoid them?

cupcakeandcoffee Thu 18-Jul-13 15:18:24

I wasn't sure if pine nuts were classed as 'nuts'. I do have a child with an egg and nut allergy so I have to be careful.
Are pine nuts seeds?

MortifiedAdams Thu 18-Jul-13 15:20:52

Quesedillas - tortilla in a dry fryingpan, grated cheese, ham, peppers, fold over and fry til.its stuck together..nom.

forevergreek Thu 18-Jul-13 17:24:15

Frittata - box of eggs and leftover anything
Risotto - bacon, broad bean and mushroom popular here
Quesadillas- black bean and cheese? Make guacamole

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