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CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-Jan-13 16:09:34

Do you have a quick children's meal that is your failsafe standby for when your child has a playdate, or for when you need to get something on the table quickly when they come home from school utterly ravenous?

We're looking for recipes for our Mumsnet Cookbook so tell us what it is and you may end up seeing your recipe in print...

keely79 Tue 12-Feb-13 16:18:25

Spinach, sweetcorn and cheese rice - both my kids love it and nutritious too. Fry chopped onion in a little butter and then add rice - fry for about 1 minute then cover with water (about an half inch above level of rice) and add sweetcorn. Cover and simmer. When rice has nearly cooked (and water all absorbed), stir in spinach. Then just before serving stir in mild cheddar cheese.

Either serve on its own or with a white fish (e.g. plaice) poached in milk and onion until cooked.

For playdates, have always found that filled pasta with homemade pesto goes down well (whizz up basil leaves, parmesan and pine nuts)

almostanotherday Tue 12-Feb-13 16:37:22

Marmite and cheese slices-puff pastry rolled out to fit baking tray, tea spoonful of marmite mixed with a little hot water, spread marmite on the pastry and top with grated cheese, roll it all up and cook till golden. Serve in slices with whatever else you have beans/veg. You can also use ham and cheese with tomato base. Pepperoni and cheese and bake flat, serve in slices. Most things work and even the little ones can help with toppings.

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