The dds have requested bean burgers for dinner one day next week. How do I turn these into a meal? Just bread rolls and salad? Or do people tend to have wedges/sweet potato wedges with them? This would then make it rather carb heavy though, no? Normally I'd think corn on the cob, but it's not really the season for it and I only like it when really fresh (don't trust Sainsbo's delivery to bring it fresh enough!). Inspire me please!
Also, I need omelette inspiration. Dd1 is a fusspot but she does like omelettes. Normally we'd have plain omelettes with wedges and either salad or frozen peas (yawn). How can I turn omelettes into a more exciting meal please? Could I maybe go Chinese-y with them?
I'd do sweet potato wedges with the burgers (but maybe forgo the bun myself) and also some salad. We had burgers for lunch and I made a SP wedges and a courgette, radish and carrot salad (adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe) with lime juice which went down very well with my kids as it was so colourful.
Re the omelette...last weekend I had a load of herbs (coriander/parsley) needing to be used up so I made a herb omelette and added crumbled goat's cheese in at the last moment. It was divine.
I let my kids make their own omelette from the age of 4. They had a special kid friendly knife and cut up spring onions, ham, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese and they had a special wee frying pan to cook it in. They loved making them and were therefore happy to eat them too. A spanish tortilla always goes down well too. Finely slice potatoes and onions and fry together gently for 20 mins. You can add a crushed garlic clove too for extra flavour. Make sure you season the potatoes and onions generously. Beat up your eggs and put the hot onions & potato into the egg and mix thoroughly. The egg will start to set around the onion and potato so it is distributed through the omelette. Pour it back into a hot frying pan and when it seems cooked on one side put a big plate or chopping board over the pan and be brave! Flip it over then slide the omelette back into the pan so the uncooked side in now in the bottom of the frying pan. This process can be a wee bit messy. Give it a minute or two then serve. You want the middle of the omelette to be a bit undercooked but if you are worried about the kids then leave it a minute or two more before you serve it.
Thank you. I love Spanish omelette. Both dds can (and do) make them but dd2 doesn't like salad leaves, so it never feels like a proper meal (they only have a packed lunch at school) if she just has it with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and bread.