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Am I the only mother of 3 who seems to spend all day in the kitchen? What do your kids eat in a typical day?

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PoorOldEnid Tue 19-Aug-08 14:30:42

I have three girls (8, 5, 2)

Breakfast:
porridge
cereal
cocoa
orange juice
toast
fruit
yogurts

(they didnt ALL have all these things)

Snacks
Fruit
Toast

Lunch
sausages
broccoli
macaroni cheese

more fruit

they will be gearing up for a snack in a minute

then

Supper
fish pie (am yet to make)
peas
raspberries and strawberries
with cream and sugar in two cases

then I usually make Somehting Else for dh and I but at least we can have fish pie tonight

I am in the kitchen for about 4 hours a day hmm

PoorOldEnid Tue 19-Aug-08 14:31:05

and forgot to say they will want cocoa and a crumpet or something after their bath

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:34:26

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TooTicky Tue 19-Aug-08 14:34:56

Mine (11, 9, 6 and 3)eat endlessly. I virtually live in the kitchen.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:35:04

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Bronze Tue 19-Aug-08 14:35:22

It does feel like just as Ive finished clearing away one meal I have to start on another.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:35:43

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PoorOldEnid Tue 19-Aug-08 14:36:35

dd1 gets wistful and looks starving and big eyed if offered a mere sandwich

Rubyrubyruby Tue 19-Aug-08 14:37:50

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:38:10

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PoorOldEnid Tue 19-Aug-08 14:39:36

yes I have decided to do beans on toast

except dd2 hates beans - i suppose she can have hoops instead

ruby they make their own cereal and drinks (the top two) but obv dd3 cant make her own porridge so I have to be there IYSWIM

TheFifthApe Tue 19-Aug-08 14:39:50

breakfast: toast and cereal

snack of fruit

Lunch: sandwiches

snack crackers and cheese

tea: whichever one of 3 meals they deign to eat hmm

supper: toast or cereal

Imnotok Tue 19-Aug-08 14:47:56

I have 5 dc i boy 4 girls

Breakfats

Starts with milk and fruit
then either porridge or cereal
if dp gets up with them he gives them toast hmm.

Snack --babybel ,fruit or biscuit

Dinner usually a sandwich ,either with cheese toasted /or meat sometimes scrambled eggs . With a yougurt to follow

Tea --usually something with meat and veg
or pasta .

Snack --fruit

Supper ---milk and biscuits or a crumpet or fruit toast

Drinks ---milk ,water ,juice ,sometimes hot chocolate

They are all good eaters now but when they were smaller they never seemed to eat much .

Imnotok Tue 19-Aug-08 14:47:59

I have 5 dc i boy 4 girls

Breakfats

Starts with milk and fruit
then either porridge or cereal
if dp gets up with them he gives them toast hmm.

Snack --babybel ,fruit or biscuit

Dinner usually a sandwich ,either with cheese toasted /or meat sometimes scrambled eggs . With a yougurt to follow

Tea --usually something with meat and veg
or pasta .

Snack --fruit

Supper ---milk and biscuits or a crumpet or fruit toast

Drinks ---milk ,water ,juice ,sometimes hot chocolate

They are all good eaters now but when they were smaller they never seemed to eat much .

Tortington Tue 19-Aug-08 14:49:33

we ate rice crispies fro bakfast

ds is eating rice crispies now

i am making butties for tea.

Imnotok Tue 19-Aug-08 14:49:43

So good I said it twice wink.

Pannacotta Tue 19-Aug-08 14:51:07

Have two DSs of 3 and 1 but agree I often feel like I have just finished clearing away from one meal or snack then its time to start on the next one.
I agree with Malory about lunch, they don't need two hot meals a day.
How about variations of sarnies eg toast with beans/hoops are you say, cheese on toast, potato waffles with ham/turkey and tom/cucumber salad, cold pizza or quiche, potato farls (can get from Waitrose and Sainsbury, v nice toasted with cheese/houmous etc), pittas with veg and meat or cheese filling. Mine love Finn Crisp with houmous or peanut butter etc.

Pannacotta Tue 19-Aug-08 14:52:06

Oh and baked pots with nice filling/s are easy and always a hit with the DSs.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:52:33

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 19-Aug-08 14:53:05

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PoorOldEnid Wed 20-Aug-08 12:54:59

ok I did fried egg and toast for lunch
then yogurt and fruit
result

also there is fish pie left so they can have that again tonight

yay

Clary Thu 21-Aug-08 21:18:32

Enid I saw this t'other day but didn't get a chance to post.

Agree with malory, bin that hot lunch and hot dinner thang.

Mine have ceral, milk and fruit for breakfast.

Lunch: sandwich, salad, fruit; if lucky hummous, mini samosas or similar. Takes 5 mins (well maybe 10).

Tea; hot but quick - pasta in home made tommato sauce, sausages, veg and potatoes, chicken risotto, pasta with broccoli and cheese, pasta and bolognaise sauce.

None of these takes more than about 15 mins prep and then leave to cook while you fetch in washing/hoover living room/hear DS2 read hmm

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