Recipes for DS aged 12

(8 Posts)
TwoTeaTessie Tue 23-Aug-16 20:37:16

After seeing a number teenage nieces and nephews struggle with cooking for themselves I thought this summer I'd get DS cooking.

He cooks a meal a week for all four of us. I'm on hand if he needs help but it is pretty much up to him to do everything from shopping to stacking the dishwasher.

The problem is that we have run to a dead end for recipes for him to cook.
So far he's made chilli, meatballs and spaghetti, meatloaf, Cornish pasties and sweet and sour chicken.

And ideas for good staple meals for him to make?

Statelychangers Tue 23-Aug-16 22:33:15

Curries
Shakshuka
Fajitas
Frittatas
Spanish omelette
Roasts
Baked potatoes
Open topped pies
pizza
Bread
Kedgeree

eyebrowsonfleek Tue 23-Aug-16 22:36:46

I think the best meals to teach are the ones that they enjoy the most as it motivates them.

lasagne
Curry
Egg-fried rice
Grilled cheese
Stir Fry
Roast
casserole

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 23-Aug-16 22:39:53

Cottage pie
Fish pie
Quiche
Enchiladas
Steaks/grilled fish
Salad dressings and coleslaw
Chicken tray bakes (eg Spanish chicken)
Tagines
Toad in the hole
Risotto
Falafel and homemade pittas

situatedknowledge Tue 23-Aug-16 22:45:13

You could get him one of the Sam Stern cook books. We got DD1 one and she loved working through it. I am sure he isn't a teenager any more, but was when he put together his first book. Sam Stern

Highlove Wed 24-Aug-16 15:06:35

Get him to have a browse of the BBC Good Food site - thousands of things for him to choose from!

lastqueenofscotland Wed 24-Aug-16 21:03:41

Dahl - it's easy, cheap and delicious which would be good if he goes to uni!

Spanakopita is another delicious one that tastes more tricky than it is

Sausages and mash (nothing better than a good mash!)

Soups

fajitas

Various pasta dishes

TwoTeaTessie Wed 24-Aug-16 23:29:35

Thank you ladies I will get him on it tomorrow to choose this week's meal

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