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What's your most shameful crappy meal for the DC?

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user1491572121 Wed 26-Apr-17 10:57:43

Sometimes I don't want to think about what to make for dinner, I make pasta with nothing but olive oil and a bit of salt on top and then I scatter chorizo on it.

The kids love it and think it's a treat. 'grin

Today (I'm in Oz and it's night here) I made them that but served them with corn on the cob too as a side vegetable.

What are your crappy, easy go-to meals for kids?

2014newme Wed 26-Apr-17 10:59:37

Fish fingers or pizza.

justwait Wed 26-Apr-17 11:01:12

Curry ready meal

ShuttyTown Wed 26-Apr-17 11:01:33

Hot dogs and a tin of Heinz spaghetti shock

choccywoccywoowah Wed 26-Apr-17 11:01:46

Only on mumsnet would pasta and chorizo be considered a shameful and crappy meal. And with corn on the cob too. OP needs reporting to the nutrition police. hmm

baconandmushrooms Wed 26-Apr-17 11:02:03

Baked beans on toast.

LineysRun Wed 26-Apr-17 11:02:06

Tinned spaghetti on toast. DS(18) still has it occasionally smile

Tinned tomato soup with bread and butter.

MrsBellefleur Wed 26-Apr-17 11:02:34

Pasta with butter and grated cheese sometimes with peas in for appearances or chips and chicken nuggets with a side of cucumber to pretend I'm being a good mother.

FaithAgain Wed 26-Apr-17 11:02:46

Turkey dinosaurs, potato smiles and beans blush

MrsPussinBoots Wed 26-Apr-17 11:02:51

Tinned peppa pig pasta with bread (not even toast). She loves it. I hate myself.

ProudBadMum Wed 26-Apr-17 11:03:02

That's a shameful meal?! The fuck grin

It's pasta and chorizo

I do love food threads on Mn

HallowedMimic Wed 26-Apr-17 11:03:20

Pizza (frozen), chicken nuggets, french toast, chips with omelette...

The grown up version is stir fry or curry using sauce from a jar.

HollyJollyDillydolly Wed 26-Apr-17 11:04:11

Pasta and a jar of pesto.

xStefx Wed 26-Apr-17 11:04:33

POT NOODLE (hangs my head in shame)

Dixiechickonhols Wed 26-Apr-17 11:06:36

Heinz tinned spaghetti with sausages

Asda ready made cheese pasta sauce and pasta

Pardonwhatnow Wed 26-Apr-17 11:07:10

The skaggy end of a loaf, with lard on and sugar sprinkled on top, briefly fried (in olive oil obs, extra virgin)

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 26-Apr-17 11:07:31

My kids regularly eat frozen fish fingers/chicken nuggets and waffles.

DS1 doesn't even eat any veg beyond carrots and hardly ever eats fruit. He's 15, 6 foot and sporty so he seems ok on it.

FeckinCrutches Wed 26-Apr-17 11:09:16

Tin of beans in a casserole dish, top with mashed potato, an artful squirt of tomato sauce, add cheese, and grill. They love it.

knackeredinyorkshire Wed 26-Apr-17 11:09:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hotheadwheresthecoldbath Wed 26-Apr-17 11:09:49

Bought pizza,potato wedges wth mayo.This is our slobbing ,film nights.
I do the pasta pesto but consider it quick rather than crappy but perhaps am fooling myself with the salad on the side.(note to self add pesto to shopping list)

TJDetweiler Wed 26-Apr-17 11:09:53

xStefx grin that's my kind of confession. Super noodles. When he was really young I didn't put the sachet in and grated cheese on instead like that even makes it better.

WellTidy Wed 26-Apr-17 11:10:12

I have no shame about it, but the easiest of easy foods for the DC in our house are:

Baked beans on toast
Tomato soup and toast
Carrot sticks, cheese slices and crackers with tomato sauce mixed with mayonnaise dip
Pasta and pesto with small pieces of bacon thrown in
Chicken nuggets/fish fingers with potato waffles and frozen garden peas
Hot dogs
Burger in a bun

I'm all for easy tea once or twice a week.

SpookyPotato Wed 26-Apr-17 11:10:21

These are standard meals for my 3 year old hmmgrin

C0untDucku1a Wed 26-Apr-17 11:10:45

Mcdonalds. They dont even eat it. Theyll have some fries and a bite of a chicken nugget or fish finger And the drink. They like the idea of going, not the food.

Dont add salt to the pasta maybe? Choritzo is already salty.

Yellowcups Wed 26-Apr-17 11:11:45

Jesus I think all my meals are go to meals if this post is anything to go by. No fingers or nuggets in this house though

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