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ilovemykids5 Mon 02-Mar-20 11:24:39

Please give me some inspiration. We have the same meals week In week out.
Husband has had a go at me this weekend telling me to "find something new"
6 kids to feed and one of them comes in from work at 6 and the hubby can come in from work anytime between 5 and 8.
Meals we have.
Roast dinner
Burgers/chicken nuggets/ fish with chips
Stew
Chilli
Curry
Pasta with sausage or creamy chicken and bacon.
Stir fry

Please help.

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gibblescsay Mon 02-Mar-20 11:26:17

Think the main problem is the husband who has a go at you, to be honest, not the range of meals!

kateandme Mon 02-Mar-20 13:34:48

curry.
a good pie.salmon,beef.chicken and bacon
mac and cheese.
risotto
veggie rice
fajitas
sausage and mash
toad in whole
do any of those sound any good
roast chicken jacket pots and salad or veggi
roasted veggie pasta bake
salmon prawn cream and white wine taglitelli
enchiladas
baked fish
nachos
any of these tickling the buds?

ilovemykids5 Mon 02-Mar-20 14:09:44

@kateandme
Yes have done fajitas/enchiladas/tacos
Pies
Sausage and mash
He won't do anything without meat so anything veg is a no go.

@gibblescsay thanks. Yes I wasnt impressed. I try my best. Its boring for me too but at least he's getting fed.

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missyB1 Mon 02-Mar-20 14:18:22

Casseroles
Enchiladas
Home made soups
Peri peri chicken with chips /rice
Home made breadcrumbed fish
Add fish to a Mac Cheese if he won’t eat veggie - though personally I would insist on at least one veggie night a week.
Chicken Kiev

BBC Good Food is a great website for recipe ideas. And I can recommend Mary Berry Quick Meals book, we use it a lot in our house.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 02-Mar-20 16:26:31

Frittata
Fish pie
Fish cakes
Chicken chow mien
Tagine
Moussaka
Stroganoff
Puff pastry tarts
Goulash and mash
Beef bourguignon
Fried rice
Paella
Stew and dumplings
Pesto pasta/gnocchi
Stuffed peppers

Ricekrispie22 Mon 02-Mar-20 16:59:35

Ham, egg and chips
Bbq pulled pork
Hot dogs
Peanut butter chicken
Lamb koftas
Pork or lamp chops
Boston baked beans and bacon

Inextremis Mon 02-Mar-20 17:01:13

I keep a Notepad document with a list of dinners and desserts, for when I'm not feeling inspired. Here it is, and I hope it helps:

Paella
Meatloaf
Fish pie
Toad in the hole
Roast chicken, stuffing, sprouts, bread sauce etc.
Chicken curry
Moussaka
Shepherd's Pie
Beef stew with dumplings
Chicken and mushroom risotto
Lasagne
Pasta Bolognese
Chicken, chorizo, butter bean bake
Kedgeree
Spiced salmon
Irish Stew
Chilli con carne
Chilli Colorado
Aubergine Parmigiana
Sausage and mash
Sweet 'n Sour Chicken
Singapore Noodles

Trifle
Tarte tatin
Orange cake
Banoffee pie
Tarte au Citron
Lemon Meringue Pie
Apple crumble
Cherry Bakewell sponge
Strawberry roulade

GreenTulips Mon 02-Mar-20 17:03:06

Fantastic idea DP! You get to cook twice a week. Tesco’s is that way!!

Looking forward to Friday xxxx

PickAChew Mon 02-Mar-20 17:04:32

How about he cooks one of these magical different meals that also appeals to everyone's tastes and isn't too onerous for a large family, if he's so quick to complain?

Cinderemma Mon 02-Mar-20 17:06:34

I cook a lot using my slow cooker we have
Pulled pork
Mac and cheese
Roast dinner
Fajitas
Chilli
Lasagne
Spag Bol
Pizza
Burgers
Curry
Meat pie/ sausage and mash
Doner kebab slow cooked is awesome

Lynda07 Mon 02-Mar-20 17:11:56

Bored with or bored by, not 'of' !

Lamb chops with veg, potatoes and lashings of gravy, mint sauce
Bangers and mash + beans or veg with gravy
Marinated chicken portions with rice and salad
Cheese and mushroom omelette with chips and salad

APurpleSquirrel Mon 02-Mar-20 17:17:08

Chicken Jollof
Jambalaya
Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry Casserole
Try different Stirfry sauces
Fried rice - can be made with different meats, spicy chorizo style sausage is good as is bacon
Meatballs
Hoppin John
Fry up
Gammon steaks, potato wedges & veg
Sausage & gravy traybake

Check out Pinterest for lots of ideas

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 02-Mar-20 22:56:13

What on earth is hoppin John?

Bunnylady54 Mon 02-Mar-20 23:00:59

Agree about your husband OP - tell him to bloody cook!

APurpleSquirrel Tue 03-Mar-20 09:04:56

@AtleastitsnotMonday Hoppin John is a rice & bean dish made with ham hock - popular in the southern states of America. It's really nice!

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 03-Mar-20 15:44:50

Well, you learn something new everyday!

livvymc Tue 03-Mar-20 23:37:35

How bloody rude of him!! I’d be telling him to sod off and that if your meals aren’t good enough or exciting enough, he can bloody well cook for himself! I’m angry for you OP, you’ve got enough to deal with cooking for 6 children, never mind a 7th.
FWIW, these are our family favourites:
Roast dinner
Shepards pie
Spaghetti bolognese
Lasagne
Fajitas/crispy chicken wraps
Beef/lamb/chicken burgers
Chinese chicken curry
Gammon, egg and chips
Chicken thighs with garlic roasted veg
Pork/lamb chops with mash or new pots and veg
Braised steak in gravy with mash and minted peas

user1469989812 Wed 04-Mar-20 02:38:27

I look at both gousto and hello fresh menus weekly and copy their recipes if I fancy themand 5 old favorites. We try to stick to 2 new recipes a week.

Why not try joining a fb group I'm a member of a fab one called food lovers forum one and get so many ideas x

FleurNancy Sun 08-Mar-20 16:29:59

Bored with or bored by, not 'of' !

Wtf is wrong with you @Lynda07? The OP was asking for meal suggestions, not commentary on whether her English is correct. biscuit

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