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Your top five super-quick "got to be at Brownies in 30 minutes" meals, please

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AChickenCalledKorma Sun 14-Oct-12 20:33:04

We have officially reached the "mum's taxi" stage of parenting, where both children have different after-school activities, requiring a lot of dashing from one place to another with not much time for tea in between. There are two nights in the week where I need to get something on the table inside 15 minutes, in order that they can eat before heading out to an early evening activity. I need inspiration!

(And yes, I know that one answer would be to do less, but the DD's are absolutely loving all these activities so we are going with it for the time being).

DameEnidsOrange Sun 14-Oct-12 20:35:10

Gnocchi and pesto - 5 mins max

Beans on toast - my MW said it is not far off a nutritionally complete meal

DameEnidsOrange Sun 14-Oct-12 20:35:48

Get sorted in the morning and load a slow cooker up so that it just needs dishing up?

Pasta pesto with tomatoes, cucumber, carrot batons etc on side.
Omelette and salad/vege plus bread.
Something done in slow cooker?
Healthy-ish hotdogs (veggie ones) with corn on the cob.
Pitta pizzas and salad.

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Sun 14-Oct-12 20:36:36

Scrambled egg on toast

Tuna and cheese toastie - with a slice or two of cucumber on the side

cyanarasamba Sun 14-Oct-12 20:37:07

Omelette, potato waffle (cooked in toaster) & peas
Pasta with flaked salmon & peas, stir in a scoop of Philly cheese
Filled pasta with tomato sauce

Olympicrock Sun 14-Oct-12 20:37:28

Tuna pasta

HauntedLittleLunatic Sun 14-Oct-12 20:38:17

On those nights I do a school meal so that I can do something lighter in.the evening - sandwich or soup.

MrsPnut Sun 14-Oct-12 20:41:10

Either beef stew in the slow cooker (cubed beef and a bag of frozen stewing vegetables with some stock, flour and Worcestershire sauce) or jacket potatoes put in the oven before I go to work and set the timer so they are ready when I walk in the door.

Served with beans and cheese or some reheated chilli makes a super quick swimming night meal.

uoYekorByMredluomS Sun 14-Oct-12 20:41:23

Wraps with tinned salmon and cucumber.
Microwave jacket potato and cheese.
Omelette.
Reheated chunky soup and bread.
Ikea meatballs

ChippyMinton Sun 14-Oct-12 20:43:29

Stuffed pasta and sauce or butter & grated cheese
Meatballs and rice
bacon, egg and beans, toast

TeamEdward Sun 14-Oct-12 20:45:58

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yellowvan Sun 14-Oct-12 20:48:11

philly cheese, pasta mixed up with frozen veg boiled with the pasta
Pre-made chunky soup or stew with granary bread
beans and cheese on toast
omelette with cheese,or ham, or spinach etc
those hot dog sausages that you boil

uoYekorByMredluomS Sun 14-Oct-12 20:48:38

TeamEdward, in sum: toast grin

Oh and eggy bread, that's a good one.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sun 14-Oct-12 20:51:31

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NorbertDentressangle Sun 14-Oct-12 20:55:09

Pasta with creme fraiche, Boursin, red pesto and butterbeans

Pasta pesto with grated cheese (cut up some red pepper, cucumber etc and serve on the side)

Omelette (with cheese, ham and sweetcorn in it)

Plus all the usual 'on toast' options like beans, scrambled egg, spaghetti hoops.

Oh, and leftovers....if you cook too much for the 2 nights beforehand you can just reheat it or creatively change it into something else!

VerySmallSqueak Sun 14-Oct-12 20:56:34

All day breakfast.
Or pasta and simple sauce (ie jar wink )

StinkyGOLDfeet Sun 14-Oct-12 21:09:36

Fish fingers and beans

TeamEdward Sun 14-Oct-12 21:13:21

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CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 14-Oct-12 21:14:47

pasta with garlic, creme fraiche, smoked salmon, lemon zest and parmesan
pasta with garlic, olive oil, passata and olives
steak with white bean mash and broccoli
prawn stirfry with noodles
something I've cooked the previous day that takes 10minutes to reheat - moroccan lamb stew, chilli, that sort of thing.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 14-Oct-12 22:31:35

These all sound yummy and DD2 won't eat 90% of them.

Hence cheese on toast, ham sandwiches, spaghetti hoops and meatballs. Oh an frozen pizza.

Very irritating, DD1 and me would eat the lot.

AChickenCalledKorma Mon 15-Oct-12 18:41:26

These are great! Have made mental note to get slow cooker out and dust it off. And start freezing extra portions of stuff. And gently expand the pasta repertoire beyond bolognese with everythingsmile

Just remembered one that my two used to like on 'shove it down quick' nights:

Rice noodles - just soak in hot water
Meanwhile zap some peas, soy beans, whatever in the microwave
Add some ready cooked tofu or some cashews to warm through
Mix with the drained noodles and add soy sauce, chilli sauce or flakes, coriander, bit of honey, whatever.

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