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ToucanPlayThatGame Sat 21-May-16 14:58:56


We occasionally have TV nights, where we eat dinner in front of a film or whatever TV show we're into. I usually get a couple of pizzas in, but I'm sick of them. Any ideas for quick, easy to make and eat, vaguely healthy TV dinners? I've made my own pizza in the past, but maybe I've not found the right dough recipe yet, so any ideas for dead easy pizza dough welcome!

toomanyeasterbunnies Sat 21-May-16 15:00:31

Interested in this one too.....bumpity bump!

mushroomsontoast Sat 21-May-16 15:02:55

My kids' favourite Friday film night dinner is hot dogs. I serve them with corn on the cob on the side so I like to think that makes it vaguely healthy!

DoItTooJulia Sat 21-May-16 15:05:48

Hot dogs or burgers, you could even get baskets instead of plates.

Sometimes we have veggie sausage sandwiches or other breakfast type sandwiches. Could that work?

SpinnakerInTheEther Sat 21-May-16 15:08:29

Potato wedges and burger/chicken with salad in a bun.

ToucanPlayThatGame Sat 21-May-16 15:09:04

Hot dogs could work. I could get some posh sausages in.

SpinnakerInTheEther Sat 21-May-16 15:10:35

Kebabs on skewers.

iminshock Sat 21-May-16 15:15:12

I don't understand. You can eat whatever you want in front of the telly. Cook healthy food , eat in front of TV smile

ChickyDuck Sat 21-May-16 15:38:17

Home-made chicken nuggets or goujons are great and really easy! Cut chicken breast or boned thighs into whatever size chunks or strips you fancy, dip in seasoned flour, egg and breadcrumbs (you can buy ready made dried breadcrumbs), and bake! Serve with plenty of ketchup and home-made potato wedges smile

DoItTooJulia Sat 21-May-16 17:00:45

It's a minimal cook, no cutlery, minimal washing up thing I think iminshock, so not an every day thing maybe?

ToucanPlayThatGame Sat 21-May-16 17:39:17

Yes, definitely minimal cook, minimal cleaning up, a little bit junk foody, possible to mostly eat with fingers. Much as homemade sushi, followed by Christmas dinner and then chocolate soufflé would be lovely, and possible to eat in front of the TV, it's not what I'm after on this occasion.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 21-May-16 19:01:57

We have a 'picnic' - baguette, cheese, ham or meats, grapes, apple etc

Dancingqueen17 Sat 21-May-16 19:18:25

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Paulat2112 Sat 21-May-16 19:23:22

I second dancingqueen my kids love a fish finger sandwich but in a sandwich thin.
Chicken goujons/strips with wedges

nothruroad Sat 21-May-16 20:11:15

I really like this pizza recipe.

PhoenixReisling Sat 21-May-16 20:38:15

I often serve a picnic tea for the DC, eaten on a picnic blanket whilst watching tv (they will always eat dinner at our table) For this they have:

Crudités with humous, filled pitta bread or wraps (ham, grilled chicken/veg) and popcorn. You could also serve mini quiches or mini pies.

If DH and I have a tv dinner I would serve the following:

Gem lettece served with noddles and either Korean minced beef or satay chicken (so basically you are eating a lettece wrap).

Samosas, roti's, salad and curry

Moroccan spiced chicken, flat breads, yogurt and salad.

TyneTeas Sat 21-May-16 22:19:18

I often do potato wedges with something like

chicken legs or mince on skewers and roast red pepper sauce to dip

or spicy chicken legs

or marinaded ribs

(had ribs and wedges tonight watching a film)

bookbook Sat 21-May-16 22:30:09

Tuna steaks, flash fried then put in a burger bun . Takes minutes.
Toast with a cheese selection, and hummus

idontlikealdi Sat 21-May-16 22:52:44

Chicken in pitta with nandos sauce is super quick.

SheDoneAlreadyDoneHadHerses Sun 22-May-16 16:34:34

I like a nice Carpet Picnic: warm half baguettes (Lidl 19p each - one of my favourite things from there), humous, olives, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, jamon, cheese, pate and crackers.

We end up making cheese and ham butties and arguing over who's finishing the pate

Whatacuriousplan Sun 22-May-16 16:47:50

On no-cook nights I get a pre cooked chicken and some wraps and whatever dips/salads look good (houmous, guacamole, couscous etc). I don't know what the brown goo on the skin is but its like crack.
Could do the same with those packs of bbq things you put in the oven like pulled pork or whatever.
Another vote for fish finger sandwiches too.
Anything you can wrap up in a bread product basically. Don't go over to the sandwich thread though. It'll blow your mind!

iminshock Tue 24-May-16 08:23:01

Ah right. Sorry for being thick !
Grilled chicken breast on a bun with salad ?

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