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TheClitterati Mon 15-Oct-18 15:15:12

Oh good grief I've lost my cooking
Mojo and can't be arsed to cook at the moment. But I have 2 dc who need food.

I need inspiration with some super quick, easy and reasonably nutritious meals please MN'ers!

They aren't too keen on meat, salmon or chicken - they do like white fish, prawns and broccoli.

Save my lazy lagging soul.

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Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 15-Oct-18 15:23:08

Lemon pasta?
200ml good olive oil, 200ml fresh squeezed lemon juice and a bit of the zest in too and whisk in enough grated Parmesan til the sauce is thick.
Pour over al dente Linguine and mix it in a bit.
Serve with Caesar

givemushypeasachance Mon 15-Oct-18 15:39:04

What about a big pot of thick, rib-sticking veg and barley soup with crusty bread? Just whatever combo of veg you have to hand.

Bean and veg chilli, dahl, fish or veg curries, kedgeree, risotto, spanish omelette, make your own veg etc topped pizzas...

anniehm Mon 15-Oct-18 16:06:59

Prawn pasta is a doddle, ditto prawn curry..

White fish is lovely in curry (use commercial paste of your chosen spice level. large chopped onion and veg of choice then add can of coconut milk, cook for 5-10 minutes then add fish for 5 more mins, done)

TheClitterati Mon 15-Oct-18 19:47:25

I've got some pumpkin soup on. I cooked whole seeded pumpkin stuffed with garlic when I roasted a chicken last night, used carcass to make stock, combined skinned cooked pumpkin and garlic with stock. Just need to season and blitz.

That fish curry sounds good - I've always avoided cooking with fish but I could handle that.

We all like prawn soft tacos, salad etc and dd makes the guacamole grin

Really hard to find meals we all like. Dc have opposite tastes. I've been doing Division of Responsibility which worked pretty well and certainly improved my diet, but I've reached a point where I'm finding it a massive effort to cook. I'm Sure we all have ruts like this.

Roll on half term when the kids are with their dad for a week and I don't have to cook for ages!

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TheClitterati Mon 15-Oct-18 19:49:12

I would absolutely love the lemon pasta. Not sure dc would - I'll try it though. Thanks.

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DocusDiplo Mon 15-Oct-18 19:52:35

Lol Clitteratti - your version of NO mojo is cooking chicken and soup?! Wowzers.

TheClitterati Mon 15-Oct-18 20:21:33

Well it was at the end of a weekend when I pretty much let the dc fend fir themselves, heated a pizza and had a Chinese takeaway. I never get takeaways.

We had edamame noodles (from Asda) a jar of pesto, cheese and broc tonight. Oh the effort that took! shockgrin

Think I might need a few early nights.

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TheClitterati Mon 15-Oct-18 20:23:23

Givemushy that's all the kind of things I usually cook. All seems like too much effort.

I love Dahl - kids don't.

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AdaColeman Mon 15-Oct-18 20:42:00

Oven baked risotto with broccoli/peas/asparagus?

Garlic prawns with quick noodles, add some frozen spinach/pac-choy/peas to the noodles.

Bake mixed Mediterranean vegetables in the oven, for the last 15-20 minutes add sea bass fillets in a foil parcel.

Lauren0rder Mon 15-Oct-18 21:28:50

I’ve introduced Pizza Night for Thursday nights......just a frozen pizza but it takes the edge off cooking.

This week we are having

Spicy chicken and potatoes with rice
Mexican fajitas with guacamole
Rotisserie chicken with jacket potatoes and salad
Pizza night 🙄
Sea bass with fried potatoes and vegetables

That’s all I can think about for now.

TheClitterati Tue 16-Oct-18 11:50:34

I just saw a recipe to make fried rice using packets of Uncle Bens rice - sounds quick, minimal and tasty. Will try that.

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WellTidy Wed 17-Oct-18 11:32:56

Judas Also liking the sound of the lemon pasta. How many do you think those quantites would serve please? I would maybe add some prawns to it and some red chilli for me and DH.

bluetrampolines Wed 17-Oct-18 11:36:07

My all time latest favourite, McSween veg haggis and poached egg in a wrap.

TheClitterati Wed 17-Oct-18 13:51:39

ooh I love that vege haggis but I don;t have a microwave so it takes ages to cook. Kids won't touch it though.

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TheClitterati Wed 17-Oct-18 13:52:44

I'm going all out tonight with the prawn taco's & salad.

One meal on our very short list of "food everyone likes".

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bluetrampolines Wed 17-Oct-18 14:03:18

Not in the same theme as your thread title, but have you seen the recipe for haggis soda bread? Looks amazing.

AdaColeman Wed 17-Oct-18 15:00:12

Can you heat vegetarian haggis by shallow frying slices of it, that would be quicker than oven baking.

bluetrampolines Wed 17-Oct-18 22:04:21

Get the McSween veg haggis from Tesco. I reckon you could boil the shrink wrapped slices.

TheClitterati Wed 17-Oct-18 22:53:00

I loosen the haggis and cook in oven. It takes hours to steam.

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bluetrampolines Wed 17-Oct-18 23:21:23

Really. This one is 60 secs micro.

bluetrampolines Wed 17-Oct-18 23:40:14

Yes. Do you live in Scotland? Tesco stock it. I swear it is divine. Id send a link but don't know how. Look up McSween veg haggis. They have 2 round circle slices shrink wrapped for £1.50 . Coop does them for £1 sometimes. I reckon you could boil it in 5 minutes or less.

TheClitterati Thu 18-Oct-18 00:39:34

No I live in South. And I don't have microwave 

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kateandme Thu 18-Oct-18 01:09:12

prawn and salmon(use white fish instead)tagliatelle cook some tagliatelle.meanwhile cook in half butter half oil some onions and garlic.add some spring onions lets soften.add some white win some stock and cook a little add prawns and fish. add cream and crème fraiche stir through pasta.yum.add chilli if wanted but we don't with the kids.
mac and cheese with broccoli and bacon through or broccoli and tomato cheese pasta.
broccoli is great in curries. and cauliflower and veggie curry.
pork with one of those pour over knor sauces.
white fish with a mix of breadcrumbs and salt and vinegar and herb crust.
sausage and bean casserole
fish baked rice.

this blog has some great recipes and once you might like here considering your mentioned likes:

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