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To ask - what do you make your children for tea if you can't be bothered cooking?

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spik Wed 22-May-19 15:21:07

What's your go-to on the nights where you don't have the energy to do a big meal?

amymel2016 Wed 22-May-19 15:22:57

Fish fingers, carrots and peas, pasta with some pasata and chopped tomatoes, beans on toast or scrambled eggs on toast. Simple and quick!

MyDcAreMarvel Wed 22-May-19 15:23:07

Honestly if they have had a school dinner , I just plate up random bits eg crackers, cheese cubes, ham, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced apple and yogurt.

Breeindisguise Wed 22-May-19 15:24:45

Pasta and sauce, egg or cheese on toast or dippy egg, sandwich with chopped carrot and cucumber on side. They've been been known to make themselves a pot noodle when I'm busy can't be arsed

MyNameIsCharlesII Wed 22-May-19 15:25:26

Instant noodles blush

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 22-May-19 15:26:11


CatToddlerUprising Wed 22-May-19 15:27:43

Bung it pasta- basically pasta bake but I throw in what needs using up e.g. veg, chicken, bacon, hot dogs/frankfurters.

Jebuschristchocolatebar Wed 22-May-19 15:28:16

Fish fingers or chicken goujons and waffles. Pasta with bolognaise I have in the freezer, Omelettes, baked beans on toast, toasted sandwich. Bought it frozen soup and crusty bread, I do a cheats katsu curry with ready made breaded chicken and sauce and a pouch of microwaveable rice.

Teddybear45 Wed 22-May-19 15:28:25

White sauce pasta with tinned sweetcorn inside. Takes 20 mins to make from scratch (15 if you can actually operate a tin opener without injuring yourself lol)

sockatoe Wed 22-May-19 15:29:11

Fried eggs, omelette or tinned mackerel with pasta and veg. Super speedy and they think it's a treat!

Pipandmum Wed 22-May-19 15:29:32

Domino’s. Ha actually try and convince one of the kids (14 and 15) to cook! They are getting quite a repertoire of dishes between them and good to know they won’t starve when on their own!

MyNameIsCharlesII Wed 22-May-19 15:29:48

Fistbumps @IHaveBrilloHair 👊

bengalcat Wed 22-May-19 15:30:14

Pasta or microwave some rice and chuck some salad / veg / cheese whatever is in the fridge on it . Also leftovers from 1-3 nights before usually goes down well . Eventually the dog gets a look in .

PinkHeartLovesCake Wed 22-May-19 15:31:15

Pest pasta, they love it. With a side of broccoli

Beans and cheese on toast with carrot sticks

Omelette and beans

Fish fingers, ready made sweet potato mash, peas

NorthernRunner Wed 22-May-19 15:31:28

There are usually leftovers in the fridge from day before, but if there isn’t, it would be poached egg and beans on toast or fish fingers, or tin of soup!

TheKitchenWitch Wed 22-May-19 15:31:39

Marmite Macaroni or Macaroni Cheese. Both done in the microwave. 10 mins tops.

YourSarcasmIsDripping Wed 22-May-19 15:31:51

Freezer stuff,pasta or if hot picnic dinner sandwich,fruit,yogurt and crisps.

AGnu Wed 22-May-19 15:33:17

Easy peasy cheesy pasta. Boil pasta & peas, drain, stir in grated cheese, serve. It's actually my DC's favourite meal!

iklboo Wed 22-May-19 15:33:16

Soup and a toastie
Fish fingers
Sticky chicken skewers (Iceland)
Lasagne a la bing (ready meal in microwave grin)

TwittleBee Wed 22-May-19 15:41:27

Egg tray bake

Egg & beans on toast with side of veg

Veggie packed egg fried rice

... didnt actually realise until now but basically anything with egg it seems...

RiftGibbon Wed 22-May-19 15:43:17

Beans on toast
Cheese toastie
Bangers & mash

Fussy DC!

justasking111 Wed 22-May-19 15:44:00

I have been known to call in at McDonalds blush

Miniloso Wed 22-May-19 15:44:01

Tortellini pasta & pesto

redspider1 Wed 22-May-19 15:47:21

Egg and/or beans on toast.

mbosnz Wed 22-May-19 15:48:11

Tonight they're having an entree of 'Mum has had a gutsful', thus contributing to a main of 'whatever your father provides'. Dessert will be 'it will be interesting how long it takes for a few people to get the hint that normal service has been suspended'.

I suspect it will be takeout rather than the yummy home-made maccy cheese I was going to make. Or Dad will make it. Just to make the point. . .

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