I guess this is a thread asking small families what they do with dinner. Ds is pretty fussy and I struggle with what to cook for him. He eats at about 5pm and as it is just me and him I am struggling to cook a healthy meal for him that I will want to eat 2+ hours later when I am hungry. How do you work it in your family when you only have 2 or 3 people to cook for?
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19-03-2015 19:53 #1
What to feed.
19-03-2015 19:55 #2
I cook for my DS and he eats watching his favourite TV show. Also very fussy then I cook for me later. Hubby is FIFO and it's just the two of us most the time
19-03-2015 20:06 #3-
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When i was a single parent, i would cook in bulk and split into kid sized portions. I would then do the same for me.
So the kids would have casserole/rissole/chicken skewer/drumstick/ect and some veg or salad and a carb like a potato/rice/pasta.
I would have soup usually
19-03-2015 20:19 #4Senior Member
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long term single mum of two, we all eat at 5.30 lol I have a light snack around 10pm too
its just easier
19-03-2015 20:25 #5
What to feed.
It's just the 3 of us and we eat together at 6.30 - DH has been working late until about 8.30 a few nights a week so I try make things those nights I can reheat for him or are quick to cook:
Butter chicken and rice ( easy to reheat)
Lasagna ( easy to reheat)
Fish tacos /burittos ( just reheat the fish or any meat)
Falafel or lamb kebabs ( wrapped in pita bread with tabouli and hummus and toasted in press)
Pizza (makes DH when we make ours but cook his later)
Burgers ( I do crab but you could do any and just cook the patty later)
Chicken and sweet corn soup
19-03-2015 20:32 #6
My son will not easy veggies alone, but he will have 2 servings of stir fry. Figure that out. Weird.
Can his plate be colourful? Or make a face with the food? (Never tried that)
Pasta? With Thomas pasta? Can you be advised by your child what to eat? Ask?
There are also plates available with the child's name in it, just to make it more interesting, also a plate where the inside is like a snake and has start to finish so they eat there way from start to finish.
My son is a little fussy, but his learned to like what there is, if his totally not interested then he will tell me.
As in meals to save you time, you can certainly do casseroles, pasta sauces, snizels or Parma so there nearly ready.
A healthy omelette also with lots of veggies.
Sorry I'm going on. I'll stop.
19-03-2015 20:41 #7
I'm a single mum. I just eat with the girls at 5pm. So much easier. Then I bathe and put the girls to bed, do the dishes and all done by 7.30. I tried eating by myself after the girls were asleep, it made me feel lonely to sit at the dining table and eat alone, so eating with the kids works better for me.
We have things like...
Chicken drumsticks, sweet potato and salad,
Rissoles and salad
Steak and salad
Roast with vegetables
My favourite meals are ones where I bbq some meat and make a salad... It halves my washing up if all I have to do is scrape the BBQ clean. Oh, I also habitually cook enough for two nights, especially with things like fried rice.
I hope that helps...
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