W3 are heading off to Provence tomorrow (me and DS's 1,2 and 3) and would be really grateful for your suggestions for yummy simple things I can cook in the evening which they will actually eat up and which will not be overtaxing in the cooking department (and mean I spend my precious rose drinking time in the kitchen!)
pasta with a jar or ragu (or equivilent)filled out with onions, mushrooms, chopped fresh tomatoes, ham and grated cheese. My son loves this and its so simple, lightly fry your veg in a wok while pasta cooking, mix the sauce into the pasta and throw your veg and ham in. stir all up and dish. serve with garlic bread and/or salad. (cld always vary what you put in the pasta)
jacket potatoes with fillings and salad.
potato wedges - chop up potatoes, throw in a tray, cover with oil and herbs, put in the oven. you could buy a roast chicken from the shop (already cooked) and serve cold with the wedges, again you could add salad if you wanted.
we sometimes buy a pizza from the local takeaway when we are on hols and eat it at our villa/apartment
i would stick to things you know your ds 1,2,3 will eat - you don't want to spend time cooking a meal that they wont eat! you can always add "french things" as extra's/side dishes that way if they don't like it at least there is something they do like.
i agree with thighsmadeofcheddar french food markets are the best place to look. i can spend hours looking round markets when on holiday, they are sooo much better than here in England most of the time.