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There are too many sausages on my menu plan; can anyone suggest some meals please?

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KatyMac Sat 24-Sep-11 21:14:51

That's it really; I need some new ideas veggie, fish, meat, poultry I don't mind (but I won't serve cod)

Collision Sat 24-Sep-11 21:17:40

Baked butternut squash with sundried tomatoes and mascapone.

Halve lengthways the BNS and hollow out middle. Bake in oven. Mix tomatoes and masc and shove in the hole of BNS. Bake for 20 mins. Serve with salad.

Roasted chicken and veggies with creme fraiche.

Roast chicken breasts with lots of veg eg peppers, onions, courgettes. Remove from oven and stir in CF. Stir til warm and serve with rice.

KatyMac Sat 24-Sep-11 21:25:46

the butternut squash might not work (I'm cooking for about 10) but the chicken sounds nice

chimchar Sat 24-Sep-11 21:27:52

Is it for kids? I'm sure I recall you being a cm?

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 24-Sep-11 21:28:25

Chilli (veg or meat)

Moussaka

Home made chunky soups

Jacket potatoes

Risotto

KatyMac Sat 24-Sep-11 21:30:51

Yes (I was trying to 'think outside the box' so didn't mention that)

Jacket potatoes are there already
As is a chunky soup (only it's a sausage one blush), sausage & chips, sausage & mash, sausage rolls & toad in the hole....something has got to go wink

Blu Sat 24-Sep-11 21:34:51

Kedgeree
Paella (Jamie's inauthentic but delicious recipe)
Stir fry (use Waitroses excellent and very cheap packets of British Outdoo-reared posr, not Danish or Ducth)
Chilli
For 10 I would cook Jamie's Chicken alla Cacciatore - v tasty,
And if you want a nice way to use sausages try Rick Stein's Fennel Sausages with Lemony Potatoes - gorgeous. And you can use Sainsburys fennel sausages and a couple of tsps of fennel seeds instead of fancy Italian sausages here!

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 24-Sep-11 21:35:25

Are you doing a lot of sausages because they children like them and eat them?

Could you replace sausage and chips/mash with chicken nuggets or fishfingers - non cod ones if you don't want cod. (home made or otherwise!)

Pizzas - buy the bases and they make their own?

If they like yorkshire pudding (as in toad in the hole) do something else in a yorkie - baked beans, scrambled egg, chilli? (not all at once!)

If they like sausage rolls try cheese and onion roll (same aisle in our supermarket) as an alternative.

Do a soup with pulses in it instead of sausages? Serve with crusty bread and/or put chunks of potato in it to make it fililng.

Macaroni cheese - a big hit at my dds' school, loads of the children love it apparently. (you could put little bits of sausage in it!) wink

chimchar Sat 24-Sep-11 21:35:52

Ok...ummmm.

Muffin pizzas

Fajitas

Shepherd pie

Pasta with tomatoey sauce

Pasta with creamy sauce

Fish goujons

Couscous with added veggies and sultanas for sweetness

Hummous with pitta bread

Home made guacamole with nachos

Quesadillas

Obviously all can be served with extras...garlic bread/mash/oven chips etc..

Blu Sat 24-Sep-11 21:35:52

What on earth has happened to my typing? Waitrose Pork Shoulder Steaks. £5 for 6 huge thick slices weighing well over a Kg.

Iggly Sat 24-Sep-11 21:36:18

Home made fish cakes? Can use tinned salmon (pick bones out) or tuna with boiled potatoes and seasoning. Dip in egg then crushed cornflakes. Freezable.

Homemade chicken burgers - chop chicken breasts, mix breadcrumbs, grated apple, stock cube (low salt) and parsley. Blend then shape. Can freeze these.

Meatballs with beef and pork mince, beaten egg, breadcrumbs and herbs. Cook in tomato sauce in the oven. Yum.

Tuna, sweetcorn, peas and pasta.

Roasted chicken drumsticks with herbs and garlic, mashed potatoes and veg.

These are things DS loves!

KatyMac Sat 24-Sep-11 21:36:51

Here it is - I do 12 days so there isn't too much repetition; but I'm bored

Hash browns & beans
Sandwiches, salad
Bananas & Custard
Pasta with cheese & tomato salsa
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Chicken Nuggets, salad
Rice pudding & peaches
Poached salmon with carrots & green beans
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Baked potato, cheese & beans
Jelly & fruit
Burgers in rolls, salad
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Cheese & Tomato Pinwheels & salad
Fruit & custard
Cold meat, chips & beans
Toast & jam/honey
Cowboy casserole
Fruit crumble
Pasta with cheese, tuna, broccoli & sweetcorn
Bacon sandwiches
Fish Fingers, broccoli & cauliflower
Chocolate custard & pears
Mince, mash, with carrots & peas
Pancakes
Cheese & Potato Pie with beans
Ice cream, gingernuts & banana
Sausage rolls & salad
Croissants
Pasta with cheese & tomato salsa
Fruit & ice cream
Sausage Mash peas & onion gravy
Hash browns & beans
Pizza Toast, cucumber/carrot/tomato
Meringue mess
Toad in the Hole, with carrots & broccoli
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Vegetable soup & bread
Chocolate custard & pears
Fish Pie with leeks & broccoli
Pancakes
Fishcakes & salad
Hot cross bun & butter
Sausage chips & beans
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Pizza (cheese & Vegetable)
Chocolate pudding
Sausage & potato soup

OriginalPoster Sat 24-Sep-11 21:37:40

Stews/tagines, good for autumn/winter with mash or couscous

Seafood in a tomato based sauce

Fish pie

Meatballs

Chicken pie

Toasties

TheArmadillo Sat 24-Sep-11 21:40:00

this is one of my favourite ever recipes (I add chopped peppers to it as well) served with kale or brocolli and either paprika potatoes or spicy rice. It serves 6 hungry adults very generously I find half the recipes feeds 2 adults & 2 kids and then 1 portion left over.

I did poached haddock with a spicy tomato and chorizo sauce last week that the kids loved - the sauce was just sauted chorizo, then taken out the pan and onions chopped and softened in the oil from the chorizo with some paprika and chilli powder, stick the chorizo back in with a bit of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of sugar. Then a tin of tomatoes (or carton of passatta), there may have been oregano as well. I added a tiny bit of hot chilli sauce at the end as wasn't quite hot enough. Served with sauted baby potatoes and spinach.

Pulled pork is popular here as well - I do a big batch and freeze in portions then pull one out to do as burrittos with spicy rice, fried onions and peppers, salad leaves or chopped tomato/onion salad, and grated cheese in wraps. Pulled pork is easy in slow cooker - just stick joint in (legs my favourite for this) with a rub made of whatever spices you fancy, leave on high for 8 hours. Then remove fat and pull apart with forks. Heat up a decent bbq sauce and mix in pork. Great for quick pull together meals from the freezer.

Chilli con carne also works well with the burrittos. I do a big batch in slow cooker and then freeze for quick dinners.

A couple of things I am going to do over the next couple of weeks are this which looks tasy

this looks interesting

and this which we've had before but very simple and quick

littleducks Sat 24-Sep-11 21:43:45

Swap for meatballs sometimes? So meatballs, mash and gravy. Could the soup be leek and potatoes?

At ds's nursery they have similar stuff to you and:

Lentil curry and rice (thats blandish daal!)
Lamb and rice
Chinese noodles, vegetables and chicken
Cod kebabs and rice (maybe you could use another type of fish)

I will try and remember some others

KatyMac Sat 24-Sep-11 21:52:24

I like leek & potato soup - I'd better put it on a high protein day

Hadn't though of fish in a sauce but I could do that

Wraps don't go down too well here (but that could be my cooking)

Make my own sausage rolls & also do cheese & tomato pinwheels which are the same wink

Love the chicken kiev - I'll see if I can adapt it down for the babies (not sure it's very different to the nuggets I make tho')

Herecomesthesciencebint Sat 24-Sep-11 21:52:30

chicken pasta pesto

quesadillas

noodles with tuna or chicken (I marinate in a mix of honey, ginger, garlic, soy and sesame poil then fry, add to noodles along with steamed mixed veg)

tuna pasta

savoury rice

braised beef

liver (AMAZINGLY both mine love it and its very cheap and healthy)

muffin pizzas

bean burgers (cans of mixed beans mushed and add an egg and some breadcrumbs (zap leftoevr stale bread), fry.

spanish omlette/frittata

boiled egg and soldiers

fajitas (grated cheese, stir fried peppers/onion, chicken or beef, humous or sour cream in wrap bread)

or above and roll, cover in tin toms and cheese and bake

smoked trout/mackeral with a bit of cream cheese, on toast/sardines on toast

spaghetti with cheese and a bit of fried bacon plus lots of steamed vag chopped and mixed in

Herecomesthesciencebint Sat 24-Sep-11 21:54:06

frog soup (pea and potato)

butternut squash and sweet potato

HM tomato (ie chopped mixed/leftoevr veg and a coupld of tins of toms cook then whizz with stick blender)

how about they help you make soda bread to go with it?

Pinner35 Sat 24-Sep-11 22:18:02

Armadillo - the pork with lemon piccata sauce is gorgeous. I make it often as its one of our favourites.

TheArmadillo Sat 24-Sep-11 23:25:37

that's good - I thought it looked interesting. am definately having it next week. What do you serve it with?

TheFlyingOnion Sat 24-Sep-11 23:31:17

DON'T FREEZE THE LEEK AND POTATO SOUP oops sorry!! I find the potatoes go all spongy and don't recombine....

KatyMac Sun 25-Sep-11 10:19:16

Thanks flyingonion; but I rarely have leftovers.....you see I have this DH, that eats & eats & eats

Smash09 Tue 27-Sep-11 08:49:29

How about falafels in pitta with hummus/tzatziki... you can do an easy version that's baked not fried. Mash drained cooked chickpeas (canned work fine) with spices such as cumin, coriander, lemon zest, salt, pepper and parsely, sprinkle with gram flour and water to bind (breadcrumbs and egg would also work) and make in to patties then bake on an oiled over sheet for 20-30 mins at 180. Mini ones obviously take less time. Kids enjoy assembling their pittas and sauces and salads...
Tuna melts might go down well - basically tuna mayo (could also use greek yoghurt) slapped on to muffins and covered with grated cheese then grilled like when you make own pizzas.
Frittata? basically a giant omelette with slices of potato and onion (cooked in oil before eggs added - loads of recipes online)... Cut in to wedges (can be made night before and served cold or bought to room temp or heated briefly). Children quite like that. Good substantial veggie option.

KatyMac Tue 27-Sep-11 16:51:30

Frittata sounds good, as do tuna melts

KatyMac Fri 30-Sep-11 19:52:43

Final version:

Hash browns & beans
Vegetable soup & bread
Bananas & Custard
Sausage rolls & salad
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Cheese & Potato Pie with beans
Chocolate Croissants
Chicken Nuggets, salad
Pancakes
Cheese & Tomato Pinwheels & salad
Hot cross bun & butter
Pasta with cheese, tuna, broccoli & sweetcorn
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Baked potato, cheese & beans
Chocolate custard & pears
Burgers in rolls, salad
Toast & jam/honey
Fishcakes & salad
Jelly & fruit
Cold meat chips & beans
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Cowboy casserole
Fruit Charlotte
Pizza (cheese & Vegetable)
Bacon sandwiches
Fish Fingers, broccoli & cauliflower
Ice cream, gingernuts & banana
Mince, mash, with carrots & peas
Croissants
Pasta with cheese & tomato salsa
Meringue mess
Fish Pie with leeks & broccoli
Hash browns & beans
Kedgeree
Fruit & ice cream
Roast Chicken potatoes & vegetables
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Leek & potato soup
Fruit crumble
Poached salmon with carrots & green beans
Pancakes
Tuna Puffs peas & sweetcorn
Rice pudding & peaches
Vegetable Dough balls
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Chicken Risotto & Veg
Chocolate pudding
Toad in the Hole, with carrots & broccoli
Hash browns & beans
Vegetable soup & bread
Bananas & Custard
Sausage rolls & salad
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Cheese & Potato Pie with beans
Chocolate Croissants
Chicken Nuggets, salad
Pancakes
Cheese & Tomato Pinwheels & salad
Hot cross bun & butter
Pasta with cheese, tuna, broccoli & sweetcorn
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Baked potato, cheese & beans
Chocolate custard & pears
Burgers in rolls, salad
Toast & jam/honey
Fishcakes & salad
Jelly & fruit
Cold meat chips & beans
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Cowboy casserole
Fruit Charlotte
Pizza (cheese & Vegetable)
Bacon sandwiches
Fish Fingers, broccoli & cauliflower
Ice cream, gingernuts & banana
Mince, mash, with carrots & peas
Croissants
Pasta with cheese & tomato salsa
Meringue mess
Fish Pie with leeks & broccoli
Pancakes
Tuna Puffs peas & sweetcorn
Rice pudding & peaches
Vegetable Dough balls
Cereal (Corn Flakes/Rice Krispies/Weetabix) & Fruit
Chicken Risotto & Veg
Chocolate pudding
Toad in the Hole, with carrots & broccoli

Less sausages at least

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