It’s tough maintaining your passion for cooking and experimenting with food when quite frankly you just have to keep everyone fed and happy. I’ve calculated that with a child at school and a toddler at home, I’m daily preparing: 3 meals, 3 variety snacks, 1 lunch box, 1 post dinner/pre-bedtime growth spurt snack, the occasional 2am shout-out for milk or a banana (not always fulfilled) just for them. So on top of my own nutritious, home-made meals for Matt and I, I’m basically running a 24-7 diner. I’m also running out of ideas for what to feed the children. In the early days I used to live by Annabel Karmel. I love her recipes and daily/weekly planners. Love them! Two children later, I’m winging it and really need a bit of inspiration to change up the routine. Anyone else feeling my vibe?
What do you do for your children’s dinner? Sometimes I make one meal for all of us, like a huge spaghetti bolognese or chicken & egg fried rice. But there are times when you need to fix them something quick. At weekends we eat all of our meals together so that’s much easier – fry ups or pancakes for breakfasts, and always a Sunday roast.