I haven’t been on here for a few weeks as I have been busy sorting out The Boy’s upcoming birthday party and dealing with a tantruming Little Lady. But yesterday my cupboards were looking quite bare as I am doing my big shop this weekend but I felt like making something for the kids for their after school snack. I was about to make my yummy Easy Peasy Cheesey Scones yesterday then realised I had run out of eggs so I googled egg free scone recipes and found this lovely one for cheese straws.
As usual I made a couple of minor adjustments and they took me 25 mins from start to finish and were a huge hit with my kids! I added in some Marmite (vegemite) instead of the mustard and they were delicious and great for egg-allergic kids. Continue reading
There are many great ready made baby food jars, pouches and pots out there and when you are short on time they are brilliant. But if you think that making a sauce for pasta / couscous / rice etc takes ages I promise you its really simple to make your own in less than 15 minutes – honestly! Here are 3 of my favourite speedy sauces. Continue reading
I get a lot of people asking me for different ways to get calcium into their children, especially when they have stopped drinking milk or purely don’t like milk. Both my kids are milk monsters and would happily drink milk all day long if they could but I do still try to give them calcium rich meals as often as I can. As you know The Boy is rather fussy when it comes to his food so although I know dark green leafy vegetables are high in calcium this just doesn’t work for him as he would never touch anything like spinach. He occasionally eats broccoli so I do try to incorporate that wherever I can. Here are some ideas of calcium rich meals that are so easy and quick to make and taste yummy. The kids will never even know they are good for them!! Continue reading
One of my main aims for MyMiniMeals is to use as minimal set of ingredients as possible. Here are 10 of my favourite recipes starting with one with 1 ingredient then one with 2 ingredients and so on…….culminating in one with 10 ingredients. I hope you enjoy them and it goes to show that you really don’t need a long list of ingredients to make really delicious and nutritious meals.
I love this time of year! I love the weather getting colder and I especially love making delicious, filling and healthy soups. We often have soup as a meal and both my kids like dipping chunks of bread or scones into their bowls. Soup is a great and filling way of getting lots of goodness into your kids without them actually realising what is in it. Even The Boy likes soup and his favourite is his Mummy’s Chicken Soup who’s recipe I am afraid I won’t be sharing with any of you lovely people as it’s a well guarded secret! But I hope you enjoy these delicious soup recipes.
I am wheat free so use quinoa a lot in my own cooking but I thought it would be interesting to see what I could use quinoa for when making my kids’ meals. I came across this recipe online but as usual I made my own amendments to it as I didn’t have all the ingredients in my kitchen! They came out so well and Little Lady wolfed them down. You can change the vegetables depending on what you have in your house so if you do let me know how they turn out!
I have an admission. I am terrible at online food shopping. In the past I have ordered 5 bags of courgettes when I meant to order 5 courgettes. I have bought 4 kilos of carrots when I wanted 4 carrots. I am still working through the 25 onions I bought a few weeks ago! This week’s mistake was ordering a few tins of creamed style corn instead of my usual sweetcorn kernels. When I make these mistakes my immediate thought is “what can I make using 4,000 peppers / courgettes/ tins of creamed corn (delete as appropriate)”. And this is how my sweetcorn cake was born! As a made up dish it turned out really well and Little Lady had some for lunch with some vegetables and it’s also a great snack too. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading
I love fish pie. It’s such a comforting dish and when made from scratch tastes completely delicious. The Boy (unsurprisingly) is not a huge fish fan. His fish repertoire extends to tuna sandwiches and, like every other 7 year old in the world, processed fish fingers. So when I decided to make fish pie for him and his fish loving sister I didn’t have the patience or time to make it properly from scratch, just in case he refused it and I had wasted hours slaving over a hot stove! So I came up with a speedy version that can be eaten with a spoon or, with the addition of egg, made into fishcakes. Mr MyMiniMeals (believing himself to be a Michelin food critic) describes this as “Deconstructed Fish Pies” but I just like to call it “Fish Pie-ish – Two Ways”.
A few months ago I showed you all what I have in my freezer for my kids – What’s in the MMM freezer?. This was in response to people asking me ALOT what I cook for my kids and how I have time to make all the food I do. I am still getting asked this regularly and my response is still the same – I batch cook ALOT!! I always make big portions of everything then freeze it in portions. This ensures I generally have something easily available to feed my kids and means I don’t have to spend every day chained to the kitchen.
I thought I would let you inside my freezer again today as I have been cooking a lot the last few days as I want to be prepared for the summer school holidays. I hope you find it interesting to see what I have and I would love to see what you have in yours! Continue reading
I love making scones as they are a) incredibly easy to make b) pretty fool proof and c) you can really add in anything (sweet or savoury) to them and they generally turn out ok. Little Lady is currently going through a phase where she weirdly likes food that is green so I am trying to add in some element of “greenness” to her food. These Spinach and Cheese Scones are so easy to make and tick all the criteria that my 2.5y old Princess requires for an easy snack or meal. They are a bit green, easy to hold and taste yummy and for my criteria they are full of iron and calcium, take hardly any effort to make and freeze beautifully. They are also egg free so a great option for those little ones who are allergic. Perfect for a snack or a meal and easy food on the go! Continue reading