I have to say the worst time of the day for me is dinner time. Well, actually the hour just before the school run is pretty grim too but at least that's only five days a week. And there's school holidays. Dinner time, as we all know, comes round every day, 365 days a year (or a little less if you're lucky).
If you're not lucky enough to be living with someone who loves cooking, then this might be one of those tasks that falls to you.
In our house that person is me. It's not that I dislike cooking. I'm just not that keen on cooking for my children. Some of them are great eaters, some are really fussy and some just don't happen to eat pigs any more.
But I've found one meal that'll please them all and seems to be well liked by their friends too, another plus in its favour.That meal is called Witch's Knitting and was discovered one day while I was browsing the Internet, searching for inspiration as I was bored to tears with dishing up our usual fare.
It also ticks the boxes for me because, as well as being universally liked, it is quick and healthy.
I'm sure the original recipe has proper quantities but I just make one huge pan in anticipation of all those requests for seconds.
* Dice some chicken breast and fry until cooked.
* Meanwhile cook some noodles in a large pan of boiling water.
* Towards the end of cooking add some vegetables (I use whatever's in season and whatever I know they'll eat).
* Drain the noodles and veggies and combine with the chicken and serve with a dollop of low salt soy sauce.
Enjoy! I've adapted this recipe to suit my lazy ways, making shortcuts and substitutions as you do with a well-loved one but if you'd like to see the original version, it can be found here.
Do you have any quick and easy meals your children love? If so share them in the comments.