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Something kids can make and eat which isn't pizza?

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doublehelpings Tue 02-Feb-16 17:23:37

Looking for something my 3 year old can make and eat with friends kids (older and slightly younger) that's a proper meal and isn't pizza? Any ideas? Can only think of fajitas!


SunnySomer Tue 02-Feb-16 17:26:49

Veg soup with cheese scones?
You chop onion, carrot celery, they sauté it, add passata and stock, you help them whizz with stick blender. While it's cooking they make cheese scones - should all be ready simultaneously :-)

SunnySomer Tue 02-Feb-16 17:28:20

Or stuffed peppers? You give them cooked rice to mix with pre-chopped ingredients, they stuff into peppers and watch you put them into oven?

May09Bump Tue 02-Feb-16 17:28:48

Fish cakes with breadcrumbs on. Always fun and a hit with us.

SunnySomer Tue 02-Feb-16 17:30:15

Or I made a simple korma with slightly older children (KS1) and frying pan naans (Google Dan Lepard frying pan naan) - they enjoyed kneading and shaping

Iwantakitchen Tue 02-Feb-16 17:36:54

I made pitta bread with the kids the other day it's very easy and fun to make, then when they were cooked and cool I had various fillings veg meet salad cheese houmus and they filled up their own pitta bread. It was lovely!

doublehelpings Tue 02-Feb-16 17:39:44

Brill, thanks for all the great suggestions. Do you have a recipe for the pitta bread iwantakitchen?

HeyMicky Tue 02-Feb-16 17:46:50

Pinwheels? Roll out puff pastry, add fillings, roll up and slice


missmoffatt2705 Tue 02-Feb-16 18:21:31

I just did a recipe I found on Food Network uk website by Lisa Faulkener - Rice Krispie chicken. There is a little film of her doing it so you can see how simple it is. Take some chicken fillet strips, cover them in mayo to which you have added a little salt and pepper, and then roll in rice krispies which you have crunched up a little by hand. If you use a fork to spear the meat and then coat it, it is less messy than the way Lisa does it on the film. Bake on sheet of greaseproof paper for 20-25 mins at 200 degrees.

missmoffatt2705 Tue 02-Feb-16 18:22:29

You could also let them do fruit kebabs and make a chocolate sauce to have on the side.

redhat Tue 02-Feb-16 18:23:21

risotto is easy to do with little ones. Pour in liquid gradually and lots of stiring.

Onykahonie Tue 02-Feb-16 22:42:45

Mini quiches? Made in a muffin tin, using ready made pastry.

annandale Tue 02-Feb-16 22:48:16

Sardines on toast with tomato slices was the first savoury meal I remember cooking...

Pasta carbonara - at least partly because it's so quick very few kids would get bored with it. I do it ++ simply just by cooking pasta, chopping bacon into a frying pan and frying it up, draining the pasta but not completely, then stirring in the bacon pieces and an egg or two. I don't bother with cream. A spare child can grate some parmesan and throw in some frozen peas.

Allalonenow Tue 02-Feb-16 22:54:25

Dumplings to go in soup or mince/stew.
Jam tarts.

ThisFenceIsComfy Tue 02-Feb-16 23:02:09

Little savoury puff pastry tarts sorry pizza dresses up as another name

Equiem89 Tue 02-Feb-16 23:05:58

Burgers or meatballs? Lots of fun squishing the mixture together and then making the balls

doublehelpings Wed 03-Feb-16 13:24:32

Ah! Thank you all so much. Perhaps I can get the kids cooking every night with all of these suggestions and drink wine take a break

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