You’ve been up since Dawn’s crack, and everyone has had a piece of you all day.
You’ve already had to feed everyone a few times today and those needy little creatures want you to feed them once more before you can
shut them away put the little sweethearts to bed and finally have some you time to fold Mount Washmore and clean the kitchen whilst necking a bottle of wine.
You open your fridge and there may even be food but it all needs to be cooked lovingly and you have lost the will to cook.
Here are some fast ideas that will fill little tummies, and you will know that you’re still a contender in the Mother of the Year competition unless you forget to pick your daughter up from day care, and get disqualified like I did.
1. Jacket Potato, Garlic Yoghurt and Salad
Stick a potato in the oven until cooked, soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
Cut it open, and smoosh the insides a little.
Add a little crushed garlic to some natural yoghurt and place on top. Serve with a little side salad that you gave no love to at all.
2. Cheesy Beans with Sneaky Veg
Open a tin on baked beans.
Grated 1/2 a carrot and 1/2 a zucchini and chop up 1/2 a tomato.
Add a sprinkle of cumin and some fresh coriander if your kids are fancy flavours freak or just keep it simple with a dash of Worcester Sauce. Stir well.
Top with some grated cheese and stick in the over until melted or just nuke it and serve.
If you want to get all crazy and combine 1. and 2. you have uptown fancy baked potato and cheesy beans.
3. Cheese, Tomato and Chutney on toast
You need good bread for this. And good chutney in my opinion. We like balls. Mrs Balls Chutney that is.
Turn your grill on.
Toast your toast lightly.
Smear with chutney, top with sliced tomato and cheese.
Grill until melted enbougn to burn the shit out of the roof of your mouth on your first bite. Maybe let the kids wait until it cools a little.
4. Pesto pasta
I’ve banged on about this sucker for 2 years now but I seriously cannot tell you how flippin’ easy it is.
Keep some pesto in the freezer and Bob is your Uncle.
5. Miso soup with veges and soba noodles
I always have miso paste in the fridge.
You need a little stock, a splash of tamari or soy, some chopped vegetables, a small handful of soba noodles and a spoon of miso.
If you want to get fancy you can add garlic and ginger and tofu, chicken or prawns, but we’re not being fancy today. We’re feeding animals.
6. Fish Fingers and Homemade Chips
Yes, I do.
Finely slice a potato into shoestrings. Whack those suckers into a really hot oven on 220C with a little olive oil, and toss after 10 minutes.
Grill your fish fingers, serve with some cucumber and snow peas or some other pathetic excuse for salad and tomato sauce.
The joy of the omelette is you fold it over so you can’t see what you’ve stuffed inside to turn an egg into a complete meal.
I’ve been known to throw in leftover fried rice, or stir fry, or just grate whatever is in the bottom of the crisper, and smother it with cheese.
Toast is optional. They usually don’t eat it and then it becomes my dinner.
Screw it, peeps. Get someone to bring that dinner to you while you put your feet up and watch Timmy Time with the kids whilst nursing mother’s little helper.
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