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HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:43:24

One of DD's friends (both 11) coming for a sleepover in a couple of days. It's not one of her regular friends so I don't know her well. With her other mates, I know what they like to eat etc.....I've asked DD who doesn't know. (or care)

I just wanted to ask what I might give them for dinner? We're on school hols here in Oz by the way. It's midwinter.

DD has limited taste in foods...she likes my homemade pizza but that's such a faff! I make the dough and it's messy...I wanted something easier but nothing like sausages or burgers please...I hate the smell!

Also...any nice recipes for a chocolatey bake of some sort please? Not muffins...mine ALWAYS fail.

BoronationStreet Mon 08-Jul-19 13:45:20

Mac and cheese

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:46:27

Oooh noo...it's not very filling is it mac n cheese? A bit...empty somehow?

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:46:44

I think of it as a side dish.

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Mon 08-Jul-19 13:47:01

I make pasta and put out bowls of ham, grated cheese, a pot of cheesy sauce, peas, sweet corn etc so they can just make their own pasta dish, and it takes minutes to do.

I can't help you with the name, I'm more of a taster than a baker grin

ThePinkCushion Mon 08-Jul-19 13:47:10

It fills me up and my appetite isn't small, plus kids love it.

managedmis Mon 08-Jul-19 13:47:52

Mac and cheese with hotdog sausages

ThePinkCushion Mon 08-Jul-19 13:48:05

I've never understood the thing of macaroni cheese as a side dish. It seems so random. Definitely a main for me.

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:48:43

Lemon that sounds good...

Managed no sausages thanks! Sorry to be awkward!

P1nkHeartLovesCake Mon 08-Jul-19 13:49:04

Spaghetti & meatballs with a good helping of cheese

Home made Pizza ( it’s great because the dc can get involved, it’s really not a faff as you can buy pre made bases if you wish)

The BEST chocolate bake ever is this bbc brownie, honestly it’s amazing! www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1223/bestever-brownies

Chloe9 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:49:22

Pizza and sides
Garlic bread, wedges, mozzarella sticks and chicken nuggets
Plus some cherry tomatoes, celery, cucumber and carrot sticks if you want to make it a bit healthier

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:49:39

Pink I think it's just too bland....all pale and yellow....if a dish doesn't have meat in it then I want it to have a load of veg to make it appealing.

I do like pasta and cheese...but with other foods in there.

Whoops75 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:49:45

Jambalaya
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1167651/chicken-and-chorizo-jambalaya

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:50:17

Chloe thanks but I said no pizza in my OP....sorry.

Chloe9 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:50:29

Are there any veggies? Might need to find that out. You can get Quorn nuggets

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:50:57

PinkHeart thanks! Will look at that Brownie recipe now!

ThePinkCushion Mon 08-Jul-19 13:51:29

You can put veg on the side.

Charles11 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:51:38

The only thing I found that everyone liked is chicken drumsticks, potato wedges and sweet corn and spaghetti bolognaise

Chloe9 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:51:44

Sorry!

Spaghetti bolognese with jar sauce (or make the sauce ahead, bolognese is great reheated)
Chicken nachos or fajitas

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:51:46

Chloe it's one child. She's not a vegetarian.

Pineapplefish Mon 08-Jul-19 13:52:03

How about jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings (cheese, baked beans, tuna etc).

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:52:23

Fajitas maybe! Thanks Chloe!

Chloe9 Mon 08-Jul-19 13:52:48

@HennyPennyHorror

Sorry I'm a bit distracted I appear to be incapable of reading things properly!

I find homepride pasta bake normally goes down well

Backstabbath Mon 08-Jul-19 13:53:11

Chicken wraps. Easy to cook and filling

HennyPennyHorror Mon 08-Jul-19 13:53:29

Pineapple DD used to LOVE baked potatoes...she ate nothing but those for tea for months and as a bloody result, now won't touch them! She's a right pain. I love baked potatoes with nice fillings.

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