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StormsDontLastForever Mon 28-Sep-20 22:39:54

Looking for some different simple meal ideas. DH and DD both very fussy, feel like we have same stuff all the time & I am boring myself with the food 🤣 I'll list some stuff we usually have that they like;

Mince & potatoes
Mexican chicken flavour wraps
Chicken curry
Chicken tikka masala
Roast dinner
Spaghetti Bolognese
Pie & beans
Sausage rolls
Oven meal (chicken chargrills, chicken burgers etc)

Fish is an absolute no go. Need some simple ideas that don't take ages to prep & cook.

Thank you

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karmakameleon Mon 28-Sep-20 23:21:34

If DH and DD are both fussy, maybe take the meals you already have and make small changes that they might be more agreeable to. So maybe:

Mince and dumplings or mince and onion pie
Beef tacos or burritos
Chickpea curry or vegetable curry
Tandoori chicken
Roast dinner - try a different meat
Spaghetti carbonara or lasagne
Sausage, mash and beans
Toad in the hole

Blondie1984 Tue 29-Sep-20 03:24:17

Enchiladas, burritos or tacos are delicious and good fun
Gammon with pineapple and parmentier potatoes
Chicken wrapped in Parma ham
Cowboy pie
Stir fry with chicken or steak

Kote Tue 29-Sep-20 04:14:38

Some easy ones I am enjoying lately:
Coconut chickpea curry - this one is really good
Quesadillas - this recipe is so easy to make
Creamy lemon pasta with greens - veggie or also really nice with bacon added
Pulled pork - takes some time to cook but no prep required, just stick it in the slow cooker or oven

rainbowninja Tue 29-Sep-20 04:26:35

We're quite fussy in our house too....pesto chicken pasta is a crowd pleaser though

Fivemoreminutes1 Tue 29-Sep-20 04:35:20

Fried rice
Chicken traybake
Chicken and sweetcorn pie
Chicken stir fry
Macaroni cheese

SpaceOP Tue 29-Sep-20 11:16:25

It's quite meat heavy. Which is fine, but I see why you're getting a bit bored.

Do they like pasta dishes generally because if so, there are a lot of options. The veg and lemon one @Kote posted sounds fab. We do a chunky veg and tomatoes one (sometimes with bacon) - fried onion and small chunks of whatever veg in fridge, add tinned tomato, splash of wine or vinegar, salt, sugar, basil and simmer for 30 minutes.

We also like a sausage pasta - fry chunks of sausage (or sausage mince), add fennel seeds, handful of chopped tomatoes and lemon zest, the 100ml each of wine and milk with a large handful of frozen peas (or baby spinach also works). Simmer for about 5 minutes then stir in large dollop of creme fraiche.

Ditto meatballs with spaghetti or penne always goes down well here.

Different curries? We like a lamb rogan josh (made with pre-made paste but we add cardamom and cinnamon). We also do a thai red curry using butternut and mange tout. I keep meaning to make a thai chicken curry - used to do all the time but not for about 15 years!!! Chickpea curry can be nice too - although DS will eat it, it's not his favourite.

Or switch to stews/casseroles?

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