This was a bit of a funny week. I’ve been terrible at meal planning, as always. So there were a few days of “what shall we have for tea?” and also a few days of me asking the kids what they wanted, which is normally “spaghetti bolognese” from Michael and “chocolate pudding” for Robyn. Safe to say that they did both get what they wanted!
Monday – Chicken Burgers
Michael is doing “health and hygiene” at school, and while I refused to fill in a food diary for him (he’s 6, I totally don’t think it’s a good habit to learn), I do like that it’s making him think of trying new things and having a varied diet. The only thing is, he already has a varied diet and has tried most things. So, in our walk around Asda searching for something new for tea, the only thing he could find that he wanted was Chicken Burgers. What a ridiculous thing to never have tried!
I have to confess that I took the easy, and unhealthy option and bought some frozen breaded chicken burgers and served them with chips and corn. But, the kids loved them!
Tuesday – Halloumi Flatbreads
I love halloumi. I’d kinda forgotten how much until I wrote my top ten recipes of 2017 post. But since then I’ve been determined to do more with it. For tea, on Tuesday of this week, we had homemade flatbreads with halloumi, roasted red peppers and a sweet ginger and chilli sauce. Served with sweet potato wedges.
They were really good. I probably shouldn’t have eaten the leftover flatbreads dipped in mayo, but that’s another story.
Wednesday – Pork Stew
When I asked Michael what he wanted for tea this week, one of his answers was “normal stew”. He quite happily tries my goulash and stifado, but he just wanted an old classic. We didn’t have any beef in, but we had some diced pork, so I made us a simple pork stew, with carrots, parsnips, potatoes and leeks. It’s one of those perfect warming meals. Great to come home to on a cold winters night.
Thursday – Spaghetti Bolognese
I think it’s probably safe to say we eat spaghetti Bolognese at least twice a month! It’s just so easy, I know the kids will eat it, and there’s always enough left to freeze for another day. Can’t-lose really.
Friday – Homemade Pizza
One of Michael’s homework projects was to help make a meal. We went for pizza, so he could have a go at tossing the dough and everything. He’s really enjoying cooking and helping in the kitchen at the moment, so this was really good fun.
I feel like Michael basically chose all our meals this week, so it’s all very child-friendly and easy.