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SkyKitty
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02/04/2012 13:43:45
Try using food colouring in the mashed potato, my mum did this with me and I never turned it downafter that!! You can let them choose the colour, or try making 'faces' or 'sheep' with the pie & mash... e.g. carrot sticks for legs etc


Apricot
Posts 2719



16/03/2012 21:42:22
Tru Blu wrote:
Is the biryani too spicy for your kids? even though you only use a couple of tbsns? My little boys are 2 and 3 - what do you think? (they have not really been exposed to too much spice).
My boys are also little, nearly 2 and nearly 4. We don't eat much spice either. I only stumbled upon this discovery when I took along DS2 to a friend's home, and she had made chicken biryani using Shan Sindhi Biryani spice packet. DS2 wolfed it down. DS1 wanted plain yoghurt on the side.

I enrich biryani and most stew recipes by adding 200g each of a changing assortment of diced veggies like carrots, koosa (little green marrows), green beans, eggplant, turnips (even raw beets sometimes), winter squash, cauliflower, broccoli stems.This is the best way I can get veg into my kids.

I make a Greek Pastitsio that is very popular with the kids using a recipe from Amy Sedaris.

I wish my kids ate mashed potato, I keep cooking them Shephards Pie and Fish Pie and they just spit it out!

DH is veggie so I end up cooking a minimum of 2 main courses anyway!


Tru Blu
Posts 1882



14/03/2012 13:46:25
Apricot wrote:
Chicken biryani (use only 2 Tbsp of the packet spice mix, cook the rice well before adding to the meat gravy)
Bolognese sauce with hidden vegetables-- I make big batches once a month and freeze.

More but will post later


Thanks Apricot, please do. Is the biryani too spicy for your kids? even though you only use a couple of tbsns? My little boys are 2 and 3 - what do you think? (they have not really been exposed to too much spice).


Apricot
Posts 2719



14/03/2012 00:38:14
Chicken biryani (use only 2 Tbsp of the packet spice mix, cook the rice well before adding to the meat gravy)
Bolognese sauce with hidden vegetables-- I make big batches once a month and freeze.

More but will post later


Ginnee
Posts 2310



10/03/2012 20:03:49
mushypeas wrote:
Spag Bolognese
lasagne
Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Shep or cottage Pie with peas
Chicken and Mushroom pie with new potatos and green beans
Mac and Cheese ( drizzle some truffle oil on yours and your hubbys portion )
Beef Stew with Dumplings
Sausages and Mash with gravy
Fish Pie
beef stew and dumplings sounds yummy - can you share the recipe?
Trick is to hide the veggies and make one meal which is child friendly too..


beef stew and dumplings sounds yummy - can you share the recipe?


Tru Blu
Posts 1882



10/03/2012 12:05:24
mushypeas wrote:
Spag Bolognese
lasagne
Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Shep or cottage Pie with peas
Chicken and Mushroom pie with new potatos and green beans
Mac and Cheese ( drizzle some truffle oil on yours and your hubbys portion )
Beef Stew with Dumplings
Sausages and Mash with gravy
Fish Pie

Thanks Mushy Peas. Am going to try the chicken and mushroom pie suggestion tonight.
Trick is to hide the veggies and make one meal which is child friendly too..


mushypeas
Posts 2855



07/03/2012 12:11:50
Spag Bolognese
lasagne
Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Shep or cottage Pie with peas
Chicken and Mushroom pie with new potatos and green beans
Mac and Cheese ( drizzle some truffle oil on yours and your hubbys portion )
Beef Stew with Dumplings
Sausages and Mash with gravy
Fish Pie

Trick is to hide the veggies and make one meal which is child friendly too..


Tru Blu
Posts 1882



05/03/2012 12:33:17
Hi Ladies, I am wondering if anyone can please help me with some meal ideas. I am currently cooking seperate meals for everyone and it is making my life really hard (especially as I have newborn twins).
I am after relatively easy meals that my husband, myself and our 2 and 3 year olds can eat? Suggestions greatly appreciated


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