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Squiffy01 Wed 01-Mar-17 15:29:27

After some help,

I'm a nanny and my job has now changed which means I have to do a lot of cooking on the Monday instead of cooking every day. I'm after some recipes that they will love that are quick. I don't have a slow cooker but do have a casserole dish that can go in the oven so if I can bang something in there early morning and start the next meal of something. Then do another two when they are asleep (1.5hrs)
Please inspire me.

Blondie1984 Wed 01-Mar-17 22:40:21

How old are the children?

Buscake Wed 01-Mar-17 22:40:53

Pesto pasta

ScarlettFreestone Wed 01-Mar-17 22:43:14

Stir fry
Mild fajitas
Pasta and sauce.
Grilled chicken and salad.
Scrambled egg on toast.

Peanut noodles are a massive hit with my 4yo. Soak noodles in boiling water, whilst they're softening stir fry strips of carrot, rep pepper and baby corn. Put a blob of peanut butter, little bit of soy sauce and some of the noodle water in with the veg to make a sauce, drain and add noodles, stir together and serve. If I've got a bit more time I'll put strips of chicken in, sometimes a squeeze of lime on top if I've got one.

About 15 mins from start to table, we all love it.

BikeRunSki Wed 01-Mar-17 22:50:06

Very similar thread last week

BikeRunSki Wed 01-Mar-17 22:50:24

Very similar thread last week

annandale Wed 01-Mar-17 22:52:32

Add carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber sticks, still frozen peas, cooked sweetcorn, red pepper sticks etc to any of the below.

Scrambled eggs on toast
Sardines on toast, add tomato slices and heat under the grill
Cheese on toast
Cheese and ham on toast (croque monsieur)
Cheese, ham and egg on toast (croque madame)
Poached eggs on toast
Boiled eggs with toast soldiers

Spot a theme??

Pasta carbonara (cook pasta, fry chopped up bacon, drain pasta but not too much, put back on heat, add handful frozen peas, break egg into pasta and stir until egg cooked, add bacon, grate cheese over, serve)

Salmon and rice (cook rice, microwave salmon fillet about 2.5 minutes)

Tuna mayo pasta

White fish with new potatoes (cook potatoes, poach fish in milk and water)

Gnocchi with tomato sauce or pesto

Fried potatoes (dice potato, bring to the boil in a pan of water, cook until soft, fry in a bit of bacon fat or something)

A bit more time but minimum effort - toad in the hole - put sausages in baking tin and cook at high temp, make up batter, pour over sausages, bake.

Blondie1984 Wed 01-Mar-17 22:53:33

You could make a sausage and bean stew, a big batch of bolognaise style sauce - with that you could do spag Bol, make lasagne (which you could freeze) and add kidney beans to make chilli - all of those are quite quick to prepare and then just put them in a low oven

fallenempires Wed 01-Mar-17 22:55:23

What are their ages and are you wanting to batch cook to freeze? Any dislikes or allergies?

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 01-Mar-17 23:00:23

So you can prep things on the Monday for the rest of the week? Can you freeze things? I'd be tempted to make a massive batch of bolognaise, freeze one as it is for spag Bol, separate another portion with some extra veg and freeze to turn into cottage pie and add some chilli beans to another for chilli.
Then in another session make a load of mash. Again separate, add tuna, sweetcorn and spring onions to one batch for fishcakes, use one lot to top cottage pie, keep one lot to serve with sausages.
Quick on the table diners
Pitta pizzas
Chicken skewers and Cous cous
Tuna pasta
Pasta with philli, peas and smoked salmon

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 01-Mar-17 23:01:26

Jacket spuds itch fillings and salad

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 01-Mar-17 23:05:31

With fillings!

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