I love how when you’re with mums you do often end up talking mum topics! And I was chatting to one lovely mum and she asked was dinner time a struggle in our house. Short answer, no. Do I have some fussy eaters? Oh yes. You should see when I try to serve them salad. But generally they eat most of what is put in front of them (well most of the time) and they know that there is nothing afterwards. Tillie learnt that one early on. There was a time I had to take her to the Dr because she just wouldn’t eat dinner. She’d come to the table, look at it and walk away.
But she got there in the end and recently she ate roast chicken and the veggies, gave me the plate, hugged me and thanked me for such a yummy dinner and being the best ‘cooker’ in the world. See…light at the end of the tunnel, mums. But generally I cook what they love to eat and if retro daddy doesn’t like what we’re having that night then we have a salad or something else later on. So here we go
sushi rice with tuna/mayo and avocado slices and tamari on top – basically it’s sushi in a bowl. Delicious. Leftover chicken heated up is also good with just some tamari on top of the bowl of rice and chicken.
pasta with tuna in the thermomix…basically a tomato/tuna dish cooked from scratch in the thermomix and tastes like a proper marinara. Delicious and it’s shirts off to eat this one as it gets messy but totally worth it
sausages in bread….my kids also love the sanitarium veggie sausages in some bread, tomato sauce is essential. Today I’m making tomato sauce in the thermomix for the first time. It’s only taken me 2 years to get there.
frittata or zucchini slice…oldie but a goodie but always gets eaten unless I overdo the spinach or add peas then look out. Zucchini slice is great with feta, bacon and whatever vegies you have going. This is a great gluten and dairy free recipe here. And my all time favourite frittata and we’re going back in the archives again for this one….2009…sweet potato and feta frittata.
risotto….no peas allowed anymore as keira convinced the rest of the kids that peas were yuck. This chicken one is a winner with the kids and this vegetarian one is great for adults/when you have guests.
good old fashioned roast chicken and vegies…takes some time but always gets eaten in this house.
and lastly homemade pizzas….the kids make their own pizza bases and then top it themselves!
great weekend activity and always popular…and messy! I use the pizza dough recipe in the thermomix book that comes with your machine and it’s always a winner. Haven’t tried making my own gluten free pizza bases but keep one or two frozen bases for elodie in the freezer.
What has worked at your house with fussy eaters and dinner time? I’d love to hear and am sure you will help out a mum or two in need…….