What are your toddlers going to have for tea please?

(57 Posts)

Inspiration fail....

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Tue 02-Oct-12 13:30:19

Chicken-seasoned and fried with lid on,, new potatoes, peas, carrots, gravy.

Yorkshire puddings if I have any in freezer.

Custard and a digestive (or 2) for pud.

Have just started to buy beans and sausage in a tin and ds1+2 love them with a potato cake or toast.

heliotrope Tue 02-Oct-12 13:30:39

Macaroni 'peas' from Hugh FW 'VEg' book. I'm trying to cook less meat and DS is dairy allergic so no cheese for him. I'm going to do some small crispy bacon bits in it to up the flavour for him. I know that is meat too, but just a little...

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Tue 02-Oct-12 13:31:31

Ds2 hates eggs but ds1 used to love (and still does) scrambled egg and toast, with a little butter melted on top.

BettyandDon Tue 02-Oct-12 13:36:06

A bit of my carluccios chicken and spinach risotto ready meal. I have given up trying to cook specific toddler meals as she doesnt like them. The best chance I have is if I am eating the same...

MrsPear Tue 02-Oct-12 13:38:05

What we are eating - mild chicken curry with rice and salad bits

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 13:39:59

Something with chicken. With either rice or pasta. He won't eat potatoes.

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Tue 02-Oct-12 13:44:20

How about a toasted sandwich with chopped cucumer/carrott on the side and rice pudding with a spoon of jam for pud?

beela Tue 02-Oct-12 13:45:08

leftover chicken & leek stroganoff from Jamie's minstry of food book. We had it last night, it was yummy.

oreocrumbs Tue 02-Oct-12 13:47:13

Either roast chicken or pork steaks whichever needs eating first. Not sure what to do with them though, probably new pots and veg.

Fish goujons, new potatoes and salad.

lynniep Tue 02-Oct-12 14:07:36

will be pasta bolognese tonight as thats what I yanked out of the freezer this morning before work!

bbface Tue 02-Oct-12 14:11:30

3 Fish goujans (marks, not homemade) handful of sauteed potatoes, one large carrot cut into batons. Followed by fruit puree.

Whatiswitnit Tue 02-Oct-12 14:14:10

Same as the rest of us: gammon, pineapple, roast potatoes, broccoli and cauli with cheese sauce. Probably fromage frais for pudding tonight as I haven't made anything puddingy.

Whatiswitnit Tue 02-Oct-12 14:16:12

BoysBoysBoysandMe - scrambled eggs are always a winner in this house. Or dippy eggs and soldiers.

LaundryFairy Tue 02-Oct-12 14:16:48

Not a toddler, but still toddler-friendly: ham and cheese crepes.

detoxdiva Tue 02-Oct-12 14:17:23

Spaghetti mixed up with red pesto and a tin of tuna with some cheese stirred in. Sounds hmm but they love it!

Rubirosa Tue 02-Oct-12 14:17:50

I'm making a Tuscan bean soup. He probably won't eat it (might eat the beans) but then he rarely eats what we have for dinner.

Shakey1500 Tue 02-Oct-12 14:18:51

Chicken Chasseur, easy peasy. Chop chicken, throw in pyrex bowl, cover with homepride sauce, 20mins in oven. Probably with brocolli and cauliflower. Chocolate pud for pud grin

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 14:20:19

Okay - chicken whizzed up with apple, egg and breadcrumbs to make burgers. Served with rice cooked quite soft and mixed with raisins, peppers and onions.

I am having the same. Dh is working late tonight so it's just the two of us.

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 14:20:50

And yogurt afterwards probably.

TheArmadillo Tue 02-Oct-12 14:21:15

same as the rest of us
Allegra Mcready's lamb and aubergine kebabs in pitta with some salad and leftover romesco sauce.

matana Tue 02-Oct-12 14:21:28

Roast poulting fillet with new potatoes, cheese sauce and peas. Rice pudding for pudding.

anairofhope Tue 02-Oct-12 14:23:58

10 month old and 3 yo.

Today: chicken mash veg and gravy for oldest one
Tomoro: cottage pie
Thursday: meatballs and egg free pasta for youngest and speggeti and meatball for the rest
Friday: fishfingers and mash with veg

Gammon, potato cake and peas, Yoghurt or mini milk for afters

Pinner35 Tue 02-Oct-12 14:25:11

My DD's have got salmon fishcakes and peas, followed by bananas and custard. DH and I are having leftover chicken satay from DD's dinner yesterday (cos I made loads!) Recipe here - not yet met a child who doesn't like it.

TheOnlyPersonInTheRoom Tue 02-Oct-12 14:25:14

Beef Stew with some tiger bread. Fresh fruit for pudding.

SomebodySaveMe Tue 02-Oct-12 14:26:10

The chip shop blush

In my defence we are moving at the weekend and I've spent the day clearing vast amounts of shite and quite frankly don't have space in the kitchen to cook. They will be eating the slattern dinner on a blanket on the floor as I've buried the dining table blush

I am making notes of other peoples lovely sounding meals for non crappy parenting nights!

debka Tue 02-Oct-12 14:27:11

Spag bol tonight.

Cauliflower risotto tomorrow (DCs favourite).

Sausage, chips and beans Thurs.

Baked spanish risotto Friday.

anairofhope Tue 02-Oct-12 14:29:03

My dd is allergic to egg and dairy so im finding it hard to sort meals we can all eat so it basic meat potato and veg with furit as dessert sad

Nat38 Tue 02-Oct-12 14:30:54

Home made pizza-making pizza dough in bread maker for the first timegrin

valbona Tue 02-Oct-12 14:35:32

pasta and veg sauce (peppers, courgette, aubergine all mixed up with chopped tomatoes and cooked for ages until it becomes yummy), grated cheese on top, fromage frais or two for pudding.
it's either that or "bolognese" ...

mintymellons Tue 02-Oct-12 14:37:50

2.5yo and 7 yo will be having baked potato, beans and frankfurters - DD1 has after school club til 4pm then Rainbows at 5pm so tea needs to be quick!

choceyes Tue 02-Oct-12 14:40:13

DCs 2 and 4 will be having salmon with some kind of stir fried rice and veg thing.

last night slow cooked pork shoulder in apple and cream sauce with pasta shells and peas.cucumber and tom salad in yoghurt dressing. fruit. tonight either spaghetti carbonara no cream method or chicky pea soup. a lifesaver. more of a stew. soften chopped onions, falf rasher finely chopped bacon then carrots celery and any veg you need to use up. add one clove garlic. cont cooking two three mins. add can chopped toms and can chick peas and season with tbs vinegar pinch sugar and salt and pepper. add dried or fresh herbs. small sprig rosemary works well or oregano. cook medium heat r0 mins. squeeze lemon . you can also stir in bit of yoghurt if you want.

ZuleikaD Tue 02-Oct-12 14:53:19

Pasta with butter and Marmite.

DinosaursOnASpaceship Tue 02-Oct-12 15:15:56

Popcorn chicken and grapes hmm - he is having a fussy stage.

He loves anything with a lot of flavour - curry, spag bol, chilli, prawn toast, but won't eat pasta, potatoes, cheese, most veg, meat other than mince, eggs, anything in a tin with tomato sauce. He loves fruit and porridge though. And is mad on sausages.

forevergreek Tue 02-Oct-12 15:20:20

They had lasagne for lunch. Thinking welsh raebbit for dinner ( fancy cheese on bagels really), with some veggies

COCKadoodledooo Tue 02-Oct-12 15:35:57

Sausage and lentil casserole with baked potato, same as the rest of us. Can't be doing with separate meals. Yesterday was chilli, Thursday will be roast chicken (nowt tomorrow because it's a long work day and he'll eat at nursery).

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 17:27:20

He is actually having pitta bread, carrots and humous as he refused the nice tea provided. Humph.

seabuckthorn Tue 02-Oct-12 17:32:51

Tonight's offering was jacket potato with low salt and sugar baked beans with cheese.
Followed by fruit and raisins.

Yesterday was beef stew followed by porridge and banana

QTPie Tue 02-Oct-12 17:38:19

Homemade Chicken Korma, new potatoes, broccoli (not a huge fan of rice yet - hilarious since he is half Chinese grin ).

Grapes for dessert.

trudat Tue 02-Oct-12 17:41:42

Just had pb and banana sandwich with squeezy yoghurt and a satsuma for afters.

Been at a playdate so had to be something quick and it was what ds 2.10 asked for. Dd 1.3 is less opinionated.

They did have homemade chicken and brocolli lasagne for lunch and ate their weight in grapes and quavers at my friends, so I don't feel at all guilty.

Love the amount of responses, thank you everyone! Galvanised myself to do a batch of Thai green curry in the end and now I have ideas in the bank for weeks to come!


trixie123 Wed 03-Oct-12 10:48:06

jealous of all the posts that include veg. Can't get DS to eat any straightforward veg. I can sometimes get away with mashing broccoli or carrot into potato but increasingly less so. I bake carrot and courgette muffins but he susses those out after one or two sad. All the kids cookery books go on about toddlers loving colourful bright veg but mine just removes it from the plate and eats all the brown and yellow food. OP, he usually has egg, cheese toastie, chicken / salmon with mash, pasta and pesto, spag bol (with carrot grated in - desperate measures) etc. he has a hot lunch three x a week at the CM so its easier those days.

FeralGirlCambs Wed 03-Oct-12 11:42:22

Moroccan lamb and lentil stew, leftover from ours last night, with broccoli. But my problem is getting her to eat anything hot, or even off-cold. She's 15 mo. Any ideas?

Feral - is the problem that she'll only have cold food - crackers, sandwiches etc - or that she'll eat any food so long as it's cold e.g. mashed potato and gravy.

If it's the latter, just let her get on with it and offer to warm the food slightly as she gets older so she has a choice about the temperature of her food. Has she been fed anything which was too hot and put her off?

FeralGirlCambs Wed 03-Oct-12 12:21:20

Thanks Fire for replying. She will eat any (well quite a lot) of food if it's cold but spits it out if it's even lukewarm. I don't think she's had anything that was too hot. Am bad mother if so because I didn't notice. It just seems a bit yuck to eat, e.g cold scrambled egg!

Yum JollyToddler!!!!
Tonight's delights are:
Brixham plaice, mashed potato with a spoonful of Philly stirred in, carrots & green beans.
Half a banana & a spoonful of custard for pud.
He had cauliflower soup plus cheese, bread & fruit at lunchtime so don't expect he'll eat it all!!

We have to disguise veg quite a lot too btw. Ds will not eat anything that looks like veg ie crudités, salad stuff, unmashed veggies. He will eat anything if it's hidden in gravy, spud, rice & sauce etc so his diet is fortunately pretty balanced.

bigkidsdidit Wed 10-Oct-12 19:28:50

Mine had quiche, cherry tomatoes, olives, a slice of ham an a piece of bread and butter

NapOfTheDamned Wed 10-Oct-12 19:31:24

Beef mince,broccoli, jacket potato with cheese, tomato sauce
Or if I get time, proper spag Bol sauce but no pasta, just broccoli and potatoes.Hates pasta

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Oct-12 19:37:09

DS had Shepherds Pie at nursery.
DD had home made pea soup, cheese on toast and a crumpet and jam.
DS then had 2 pieces of toast, 2 bowls of cereal, an apple and a pint of milk! I'll book my appointment at Clark's now...

coldcupoftea Wed 10-Oct-12 19:39:55

Gnocchi with pesto and grated cheese, with broccoli. Sounds odd, but they love it and it's quick!

Woodlands Wed 10-Oct-12 19:53:07

Mmm gnocchi...

DS had sausage and green lentil casserole left over from our dinner last night - he loved it! He didn't eat the accompanying broccoli but the casserole had tomatoes, onions and carrots in it so he did OK for veg for a change. He then also had some sliced banana, Greek yoghurt and honey. He then had some grapes. And a rock cake... I think it was a hungry day!

xMinerva Wed 10-Oct-12 20:21:36

Tonight: leftover chicken bake (chicken cooked in garlic and onion in a creamy white sauce then topped with sliced potatoes, then stuffing then melted cheese) with carrots/peas/broccoli.

Tomorrow: Baked salmon with stir fried noodles and veg. Quick and easy.

xMinerva Wed 10-Oct-12 20:30:58

Ds1 would quite happily live on pasta, veg and fruit. Tonight he will probably eat all his veg and ask for more but not eat much of the chicken bake.

Ds2 doesn't really eat veg at all although he doesn't complain about having it on his plate so he gets it with every meal. If he tries some then great, if not I just take the plate away when he's finished. I don't fret or stress and since doing this he has started at least trying more even if not completely eating it. Tonight he'll probably eat all the chicken bake but have 1 piece of carrot ( which he'll chew and spit out) 3 peas, and a lick of broccoli. But it's progress, 6months ago he wouldn't have even done that. He's just turned 2.

He will quite happily eat spaghetti in tomato sauce though which I actually put in a blender (the sauce not the spaghetti) with grated carrot, spinach, peppers, onion etc so I give them that once or twice a week so I know he's had some veg at least.

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