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Favourite go to meal when you can't be bothered to cook a full on dinner!

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Prettypetals33 Tue 29-Sep-20 20:01:47

A few staples of mine are:

Tuna pasta (always have both in the cupboards at all time)
Spaghetti hoops on toast
Cheesy beans on jacket potato smile

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SilenceOfTheEmu Tue 29-Sep-20 20:15:55

Mushroom risotto (Just a packet of ‘Gallo’ Risotto pronto - you just add water and shove it on the hob and can let it do it’s thing, then add a knob of butter and a bit of grated cheese at the end!)
Can of tuna mix up with white rice, tomatoes, cucumber, sweetcorn, peas (Any salad or veg really that you have in the fridge/freezer) and mayonnaise - it makes a really nice tuna rice salad.

NeedingCoffee Tue 29-Sep-20 20:19:02

Spaghetti with a garlicky fried egg broken over the top. Yum yum yum. Can add spinach / greens / broccoli on the side if you insist.

Ihatesandwiches Tue 29-Sep-20 20:20:23

Pesto, quesadillas, tinned soup and cheese on crackers

caringcarer Tue 29-Sep-20 20:20:54

Cheese and ham omelette.

ODFOx Tue 29-Sep-20 20:23:29


ifyoulikepinacolada Tue 29-Sep-20 20:24:29

Pasta pesto with a load of (frozen) veggies chucked in. And tonnes of parmesan!

BigcatLittlecat Tue 29-Sep-20 20:26:17

Egg mayonnaise and tomatoes on baked potatoes! My favourite!

MyGirlDaisy Tue 29-Sep-20 20:26:48

Beans on toast

ScrapThatThen Tue 29-Sep-20 20:29:17

Refried beans between two wraps and warmed in the frying pan makes great quesadillas.

Baked potato with cottage cheese for me.

CeibaTree Tue 29-Sep-20 20:29:34

Baked potatoes with beans and cheese.

DaisyandRoses Tue 29-Sep-20 20:30:12

Pot noodles, chicken dippers with spaghetti (classy I know!), a bar of chocolate, Lloyd Grossman garlic and tomato sauce with spaghetti and grated parmesan. A whole box of fish fingers on their own. Tuna mayo pasta with cheese.

jitterbugintomybrain Tue 29-Sep-20 20:30:47

Omelette full of veg - love it

ThorFull Tue 29-Sep-20 20:32:15

Hash browns, Linda McCartney sausages, and baked beans. Maybe a scrambled egg.
I’m not a vegetarian, they’re just not fatty So really easy to clean the oven tray after.

Puppy74 Tue 29-Sep-20 20:32:28

@DaisyandRoses lol can't go wrong with chicken dippers you know! OMG I eat fish fingers on their own as well ha

Aquamarine1029 Tue 29-Sep-20 20:34:20

Eggs! Either over easy on toast, scrambled on toast or an omelette. We have our own chickens so we always have loads of eggs on hand. I make at least one very large frittata for dinner every week.

toomanyspiderplants Tue 29-Sep-20 20:36:58

egg and chips!

CorianderLord Tue 29-Sep-20 20:37:33

Bean quesadillas.

Throw black beans, coriander, cheese, Tom purée, hot sauce and some red onion and fresh toms into a food processor.


Press on a tortilla and fold in half. Cook in a pan. Serve with whatever salad leaves you have.

You can customise with what you have too.

TwigTheWonderKid Tue 29-Sep-20 20:38:39


MrsCrosbyNRTB Tue 29-Sep-20 20:39:19

Poached eggs on toast with hash browns
Pasta and pesto
Stir fry with random needs eating up veg, a packet of sauce and microwave rice
Beans on toast with cheese and chilli flakes
Tinned tomato soup with a cheese and chilli quesadilla
Hummus, pita bread, olives and tomatoes
Spicy Mexican microwave rice with a tin of mackerel
Wine and crisps wink

DaisyandRoses Tue 29-Sep-20 20:41:56


*@DaisyandRoses* lol can't go wrong with chicken dippers you know! OMG I eat fish fingers on their own as well ha

It’s just that really comforting ‘kids food!’ I love it. The fish fingers have to be grilled though- oven cooking is criminal!

Puppy74 Tue 29-Sep-20 20:50:10

Dare I say LO loves smiley faces and potato croquettes!! (once in a while treat, her diet is very rarely beige!!)

BreatheAndFocus Tue 29-Sep-20 20:50:21

Tuna and tomato pasta
Jacket potato, baked beans and cheese
Pasta with pesto from a jar and tuna and/or cannelloni beans mixed in

LocalLockdowner Tue 29-Sep-20 20:51:57

Shop pizza - (pizza express)
Poached eggs on toast
Marmite on toast
Cheese on toast
Baked beans on toast
Tuna sweet corn mayo jacket spud

pastabest Tue 29-Sep-20 20:53:43

Egg chips and Beans
Microwave mash potato and sausages
Fresh pasta and fresh pasta sauce (less than 8 mins from switching on the hob to on the plate'
Microwave rice with reheated leftovers
Fishfingers waffles and peas

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