Guest Post // Family Friendly Easy Meals

Today I have a guest post from Amy who blogs over at Eps and Amy – I hope you enjoy!

My children are 5 and 8 and are actually very fussy monsters, often what one eats the other will turn their nose up at and I have such a busy life, running from club to club, that I don’t have a lot of time for cooking. So my main factors for cooking are: simple, non spicy, one pot cooking and store cupboard ingredients.

My recipes are all based on other people’s recipes, but I never work out of a book and all have been shortened and amended to suit my family. Add whatever veg works for your family.

Our favourite family recipes are:

Pasta bolognese bake

Pasta

Beef mince

Veg (whatever your kids like, pre-cook if it needs it)

Tomato passata

Cheese

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Cook the pasta, put in oven proof dish.

Cook the mince, add passata, add to oven dish.

Add veg to oven-proof dish.

Sprinkle with cheese and cook for 30 minutes.

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Sausage bake

Sausages

Potato sliced into wedges

Carrots sliced into wedges

Parsnips sliced into wedges

Onions

Other veg (whatever works for your family)

Honey/maple syrup

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Pre-cook sausages

Boil potatoes for 10 minutes

Add all ingredients to an oven proof dish and cover in honey/maple syrup.

Oven cook for an hour.

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Beefy hotpot

Beef mince

Tomato passata

Veg

Potato sliced into circles

Butter/milk/cheese

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Cook the mince and add the passata and veg.

Put in oven proof dish and place potato over the top. Brush with melted butter or milk, sprinkle with cheese if you like.

Oven cook for 1 hour.

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Pork and bean casserole

Diced pork

Tin of baked beans

Onion

Veg

Pork oxo cube

Tomato passata

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Add all ingredients to an oven proof dish and cook for 2 hours

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Coconut fruit chicken

Diced chicken

Sliced apple

Veg

Tin of coconut milk

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Add all ingredients to an oven proof dish and cook for 2 hours

I hope these recipes give you some ideas to try yourself.

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