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lovelycuppateas Sat 21-Oct-17 11:34:40

Inspired by a friend, I'm making a cookbook for my ds, 16 so he doesn't have to live on toast and cereal. It includes basics like how to cook rice and pasta, omelettes, tomato sauce etc, but I wondered if anyone has some good simple cheap-ish recipes their kids like to make? He eats everything (generally in large quantites!).

dancemom Sat 21-Oct-17 11:36:02

Quesadillas
Cheese sauce
Tomato sauce
Stir fry

Seeline Sat 21-Oct-17 11:41:43

bolognaise
chilli
(both could have veggi options if cheaper)
fajitas

lovelycuppateas Sat 21-Oct-17 11:46:33

These are good ideas! Forgot about cheese sauce, so useful. How do you make Quesadillas? Not sure what they are blush
I'll put a basic meat sauce in that he could adapt for bolognaise and chilli. Thank you!

Oblomov17 Sat 21-Oct-17 11:48:49

Watching with interest.

SandLand Sat 21-Oct-17 11:52:29

Basic curry with modifications (add chicken/lamb/ extra veg, change sauce by adding coconut milk etc).
Basic tomato sauce for pasta.
Basic Bolognese sauce for pasta/chilli.
Eggs every which way - including eggy bread and frittata
Fajitas
Wrap and sandwich fillings.
Jacket potatoes and filling suggestions
Add some cake or biscuits /puddings for when he wants to show off!

Caulk Sat 21-Oct-17 11:57:39

Google quesadillas and it’ll make sense. They are a bit like toasted wraps.

lovelycuppateas Sat 21-Oct-17 11:58:50

Eggy bread! I used to live off that.....
Jacket potatoes and fillings also good cheap filling thing. Actually, all these ideas are fab. I'd also forgotten about stir fry, which he loves...

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 21-Oct-17 13:58:58

Fish pie
Basic shortcrust pastry to top a pie or a pie recipes and cheat with reassurance rolled pastry
Fish cakes
Pasta bake

Ricekrispie22 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:32:38

My son is 12 but really enjoys cooking. Here are some of his favourites...
Idaho sunrise
Spaghetti pie
Cornflakes crusted chicken
Breakfast bread boats
Boston beans on toast recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/leftovers/boston-beans-on-toast
Fishfinger pie
Shepherd pie potato skins
Spicy pot noodle www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2768/proper-spicy-pot-noodle
Chicken tikka naan bread pizza projects.huffingtonpost.co.uk/recipes/naan-bread-pizzas/4229/
Egg fried rice
Breakfast cups www.marthastewart.com/330179/bacon-egg-and-toast-cups
Cheese and tomato bread and butter pudding recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/leftovers/cheese-and-tomato-bread-and-butter-pudding

Apple crumble mug cake www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/apple-crumble-microwave-mug-cake-recipe/

SandLand Sun 22-Oct-17 11:12:50

Hone nade pizza using English muffins/Pitta bread/naan bread as the base.

everythingstaken123 Sun 22-Oct-17 11:26:13

Roast chicken and chicken/stew pie made with the leftovers. Really cheap when you spread it across all the meals you can make.

My 4 year old loves making pizza. Pizza base is very straightforward. Just flour, yeast and water.

kateandme Sun 22-Oct-17 11:41:22

add in a list of no need for recipes page.to remind him.so jacket potato and beans.
beans on toast.
toastie etc.youd be surprised how forgetful they are when they hit the "mums not here to cook for me" wall hehe!
pasty.crumbled topping its a great topper for most savoury dishes when you want that something extra on top.
mince base both tomato and shepherd pie verson.can be made into chilli with added spice and kidney beans.or tacos
simple timing for meats.
general timing for potatos,rice,pasta.casseroles etc.
we did a page with a list of thing like pasta rice.all the veggies in a table with the times we cook them "mum who new you had to boil carrots for 10 and broccoli for only 6!" oh god...
tomato,peppers,tinned tomato,herbs,garlic,onion saute base sauce.it can be then had with or added to anything
what are his faviourite meals.go through hthem in your head stage by stage
white sauce
lasagna
cheese sauce
fish pie
pizza on the stove
flatbread for when he runs out or his loaf is mouldy smile
roast chicken timing
roast potato and Yorkshire pud timings.
fajitas
tomato sausage pasta
tuna sweetcorn pasta bake
roasted veggie pork traybake
stew and dumplings
omelette
frittata
onion sauce
treacle sponge

TakeMe2Insanity Sun 22-Oct-17 15:51:02

I'd also add in family favourite meals as you never know one day he might be feeling confident and surprise you all.

BlackForestCake Mon 23-Oct-17 21:28:42

Put in a page about how to do a sofrito with onion, garlic and/or celery and how that can be turned into almost anything by chucking in peppers or mushrooms or tomatoes or cream …

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