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Erm help! Can't cook, must cook - DH getting fat from microwave meals!

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fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 10:52:57

The title says it all! Here I am an almost mother of two and I'm clueless... DS is onto eating almost normal food now, I don't often give him pots and I think he's getting fed up of pasta and steamed vegetables! DH makes his own dinner (microwave curry!) and I end up having a sandwich... I really want to cook for us every night, I could really do with loads of quick, healthy, easy recipes....plllleeeeeease heeeeelp, I feel like a poo mother and wife!!

Fio2 Wed 18-May-05 10:57:12

how about a casserole, nice and simple

SPARKLER1 Wed 18-May-05 10:58:13

I have started making Lasagne quite a lot recently. Admittedly use the jar sauces but so quick and easy.

Lonelymum Wed 18-May-05 11:00:05

Buy a good cookery book which tells you not only what to cook but how to.

Hope I am not treading on a sensitive subject here, but why didn't your mother teach you? My mum had me doing the family dinner from time to time when I was a teenager and most of what I do now is similar to what I did then.

soapbox Wed 18-May-05 11:00:12

Custardo's thread

Here you go - plenty of good ideas and advice on that thread to keep you going for a while

katierocket Wed 18-May-05 11:00:21

THIS is the thread you need. Custardo started it a few months back - tons of easy, simple meals


katierocket Wed 18-May-05 11:00:42

bugger you got there first soapbox!

fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 11:00:52

Where do you get the recipes for these things? how sad do I sound!

fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 11:01:13

Oops cross posted with like 4 of you lol

katierocket Wed 18-May-05 11:01:15

check the custardo thread fastasleep!

soapbox Wed 18-May-05 11:01:40

Wow - spookily close though

Mothernature Wed 18-May-05 11:01:42

try busy cooks you'll soon feel like a godess...

fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 11:03:40

Lol thankyou so much in advance. I'm terrible at keeping up with the cleaning, please god let me be good and doing something housewifey!

fuzzywuzzy Wed 18-May-05 11:04:21

If your dh likes currys I can give you some family recipes for simple straight forward chicken curry.....but are you familiar with indian spices ????

fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 11:05:45

I can get Dh to help me with spices, he's good at cooking but is just too stressed from work and constant DIY to even tell me how to do things... I'm sure askng about spices wouldn't quite push him over the edge!

Gwenick Wed 18-May-05 11:06:33

I use savingdinner (do a google first link) menumailer - it's a subscription one from America, but very cheap and most of the ingredients can be found/substitues found here in the UK. Been using it since last July and DH is very impressed

SoupDragon Wed 18-May-05 11:06:33

Just dont be scared of cooking. It's very easy to get stuck in an "I can't do it!" frame of mind and then stuff it up when you try because you're convinced you can't do it. I always thought Iwas a cr*p cook but I'm slowly coming round to the idea that maybe I'm not so bad after all

fastasleep Wed 18-May-05 11:24:20

Thanks I'm going to get enough recipes sorted for next week so that I can get a good meal inside them every night! Wish me luck lol... (DH is very picky!) DS will be shocked at the lack of steamed vegetables with grated cheese on lol

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