My favourite dinners to feed my family are healthy(ish) ones that everyone eats. If they’re quick that’s a bonus.
This isn’t a recipe, it would be cheeky to call it that, it’s more a meal idea, or a way to ensure that everyone eats.
Some might say it’s pandering to fussy eaters, but my attitude to that is that I’d rather they eat something than eat nothing.
My kids tend to be more likely to try different foods if they can serve themselves, so having this for dinner has meant that the one who hates pasta with tomato sauce (or pomadoro as we exotically refer to it!) happily gets the jug and pours it all over his.
My five-year-old likes this so much he chose it as his birthday dinner.
Here’s what it is – you’ll need:
Loads of pasta, the one in the photo is wholewheat fusili
Then, fill lots of little bowls with things people in the family like to eat with pasta.
Photographed are: Grated cheddar cheese, homemade tomato sauce from the freezer, chorizo, pancetta lardons, tomatoes, goat’s cheese and pesto.
I can’t decide if it’s the fact that they get to serve themselves or that they all like something that’s on the table but they eat loads and it’s not junk, so I get kids fed and no refusal induced tantrums.
Win, Win. Win. And not even a recipe.