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CM Club: Inspection next week, what to cook for tea??????????

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moonstar04 · 15/05/2007 09:02

Need some idea of what to cook for mindees whilst inspector here. Want something simple but has to be healthy and easy to do and will be flustered enough to say the least. Any ideas????

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Katymac · 15/05/2007 09:05

Make homemade chicken nuggets and leave them in the fridge?

With tomatoes, cucumber & carrot stciks?
& some bread & butter


moonstar04 · 15/05/2007 09:31

Leave them in fridge before cooking or after?

What about warming them up if precooked?, sorry I guess you mean leave them in frige uncooked then oven cook them before eating?

Fab idea Katymac thank you

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dmo · 15/05/2007 09:35

pasta is fast and easy


soak · 15/05/2007 09:43

homemade cottage pie and veg


chopchopbusybusy · 15/05/2007 09:47

I think you have been given some good ideas but I really think you should cook something that you would normally give them (I'm sure you could just choose the healthiest thing from your normal repertoire) otherwise you run the risk of the mindees saying but Moonstar tonight is normally Turkey Twizzlers and curly fries night


moonstar04 · 15/05/2007 10:20

you are so right chopchopsobusybusy, I know Ofsted are coming next week so wanted to run some trails for the rest of the week to see what may go down well.

What really goes down well is fish fingers and smily faces and peas but dont want to be messing around with too many pots and pans.

Like the idea of chiken nuggets witht he salad things already washed and waiting to serve just a one pan job.

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Katymac · 15/05/2007 10:26

Just put them in the oven 25 mins before eating

It's nice n easy


jellyjelly · 15/05/2007 19:18

Or you could add a nice rice dish up with the chicken pieces. if you want a quick recipe i can provide.


moonstar04 · 15/05/2007 19:47

Yes please Jelly jelly I will try this one over the rest of the week.

Katymac I did dippers this afternoon and the kids woofed them down. Thank you x

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frankieb · 16/05/2007 13:40

What about tuna pasta bake, I use about 150g pasta, 1 small can evap milk, 1 egg,1 onion cheese, pepper, tin of sweetcorn (drained).
Bung the pasta onto cook, add the finely chopped onion, whilst cooking bung the other ingredients into a microwavable bowl, add as much cheese as you like, mine like it cheesy!
When cooked drain pasta and onion and add to bowl, swift mix and pop in the micro for 2 lots of 3 mins stirring in between.
Its delish, we just had it for dinner.
Can't go wrong with fromage frais for after and some fruit or raisins.
Hope it goes well


jellyjelly · 16/05/2007 21:00

The rice is very easy to do and requires very little stirring or watching.

Boil kettle.

Stick rice and a bit of onion in a pan with some olive oil, coat the rice. Add water and any stock that you want to use. Add whatever veg you have. (I normally use tinned sweetcord and frozen peas or kidney beans for variety). cook until done. You can add in garlic and other veg but for ease i only add in a few veg.

i do this with chicken cooked pieces and tuna - Very healthy and easy to do. For an adult version you could add in a slosh of wine. Very nice.


Bubble99 · 16/05/2007 21:03

Do you get notice of inspections? How much?

I didn't realise that. Ours (nursery) are spot-checks.


Bubble99 · 16/05/2007 21:09

Yes. Probably best to stick to the routine.

At DS1's nursery a few years ago the cook suddenly decided to wear a kitchen cap/hairnet thingy while the OFSTED inspector was there.

Cue - a load of children saying 'Ooooh! X, what's that thing on your head?'

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