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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.

Dieu Fri 12-Jul-19 12:49:10

Oh, and wraps with salad and Quorn southern fried nuggets. Delish! Xx

Dieu Fri 12-Jul-19 12:47:23

Sausage pasta: pasta boiled up with frankfurter sausages, then add the tomato sauce.

Pasta with (green) pesto, bacon and peas.

Spaghetti bolognese.

namemcnamechange Fri 12-Jul-19 10:39:06

@HennyPennyHorror sorry I’ve just seen your response! I’m not new, and it’s not your “asking for meal ideas” that’s odd! Just be complete aversion to ready made pizza and the many many suggestions of food that I would never ever think “all kids love”

And I know you asked your daughter, but I said can’t your daughter just ask her friend! The only thing I would ever say “all kids love” is chicken nuggets and yet I’m still sure there’s plenty that don’t. Chilli, Mac and cheese? I was a fussy eater as a child (still am to an extent) and that’s not even good I could pretend to like/try and eat to be polite, I just don’t see why it’s so hard to cater for one child

RockinHippy Tue 09-Jul-19 17:19:50

Home made pizza. Make dough & sauce & let them do the rest themselves

Hottest possible pre heated oven & dust pizza tray with maize/corn meal

growlingbear Tue 09-Jul-19 16:01:51

The easiest one is chicken drumsticks, tossed in a bit of oil, garlic paste, herbs or mild spices and salt, baked in the oven along with sweet potato fries. Side salad of iceberg, carrot sticks, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and red pepper.

Easiest pudding is chocolate fridge cake. Bash up some digestive or rich tea biscuits and stir them into a thick paste with melted butter, golden syrup and coco powder. Add any of these that you know the kids like: mini marshmallows, glace cherries, raisins, chopped nuts. Press into a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Melt chocolate and pour on top. Flatten out with a spoon and put in the fridge to set. Cut into small squares or fingers. It's rich. They only need a small slice.

notatwork Tue 09-Jul-19 15:55:22

11 years old?
Let them make microwave mug muffins: they will like it more than if you had gone to the effort yourself!

For main course: fajitas or something else midly spicy/Mexican that they can personalize to their taste..

Thekingintheeast Tue 09-Jul-19 15:51:42

I love this thread! Never mind the OP’s sleepover children, I’m making loads of these things for mine!!

MollysMummy2010 Tue 09-Jul-19 15:47:50

I put onion and ham in my macaroni cheese and my daughter (and me) love it

pamplemoussed Tue 09-Jul-19 15:34:00

Outside of the obvious ones - pizza, pasta etc. I’d add in
- paella or some sort of chicken, rice, peas,
- chilli con carne with nachos, guacamole, sour cream, grated cheese
- BBQ traybake chicken with potato
- Quesadilla or fajitas
- cheese and ham lasagne ( Bill Grainger does a good recipe)

HopelessLayout Tue 09-Jul-19 15:30:28

Chicken in rice! Takes about 5 min to prepare and "the kids'll love it" as the advert used to say. My sister requested this every year on her birthday when we were kids.

You can used condensed mushroom soup instead of chicken if you prefer.

blamethecat Tue 09-Jul-19 15:27:55

Cheesy chicken pasta bake,
Fry chicken pieces with onion until both cooked, make cheese sauce. Cook pan of pasta, near the end put some veg in (I use peas and sweetcorn as we always have them), mix everything together and chuck in the oven until bubbling and hot.

doxxed Tue 09-Jul-19 15:25:11


Lauraloop1516 Tue 09-Jul-19 15:14:55

Mac and cheese with a good dose of cauliflower/broccoli through it!

Oakmaiden Tue 09-Jul-19 15:03:02

My very fussy daughter love it when I make mac n cheese and put a tin of tuna and a tin of sweetcorn in it to make it more "adventurous".

BiscuitDrama Tue 09-Jul-19 15:00:47

I’d probably have a couple of options or something that’s easily amended.

Or ask your DD to message her and ask if she likes either x or y option?

Failing that we sometimes have ‘salad’:

Warm nice bread, plain pasta, lots of chopped up salad veg in separate bowls, baked breaded chicken chopped into strips etc.

Pasta with either bolognese sauce or bacon and grated cheese if she doesn’t like bolognese.

usernamerisnotavailable Tue 09-Jul-19 14:38:16

Home made chicken Kiev. Easy least and always a winner.

HennyPennyHorror Tue 09-Jul-19 11:59:29

JustTrying Nooo! That was my most hated meal as a kid! It's definitely not something "all kids love" !!!

Fibbke Tue 09-Jul-19 10:57:00

I'd probably buy pizzas, but if homemade is the hill you want to die on then chicken wraps.

Justtryinghere Tue 09-Jul-19 10:52:45

Corned beef hash - yum!

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 09-Jul-19 10:13:06

Build your own wraps
Chicken strips / Veggie alternative if needed
Selection of lettuce, tomato, carrots, sweet corn etc.
Cheese, salsa, guacamole
Let them fill it as they want

babysharkah Tue 09-Jul-19 10:07:01

We do pizza but use tortillas as a base. No messsmile

Thekingintheeast Tue 09-Jul-19 08:02:30

Windmill121 - love your idea. Might do that for tea this week for us!

Thekingintheeast Tue 09-Jul-19 08:01:48

I have to say that after years of hosting play dates I wouldn’t be too concerned if a play date friend wouldn’t eat what I’d made. If they’re very fussy and refuse lovely homemade food then so be it. Anyway, I always ask the parent if there’s anything that the child can’t or won’t eat and then as long as I’ve offered something appropriate and tasty and not too specialist (we love spinach feta pie but I’d never serve that for a play date) I’m happy that I’ve done my best.

They’re not going to starve in a few hours so just make something you all like - done.

windmill121 Tue 09-Jul-19 07:45:29

I have 1 very fussy child and my go to healthy meal when I have other kids or even adults over is a roast chicken and wraps for them to make with bits for them to pick on like lots of salad and cheese, hummus , sour cream, mayo and a side or either plain rice or home made chips/ wedges.

francescadrake Tue 09-Jul-19 07:29:49

That’s what I’d make as well.

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