Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Stir fried veggies and noodles anyone, as cooked last week for one evening meal by my 13 year old. It was yummy (sorry for the poor photograph.. which has now unfortunately disappeared!).
Has anybody else been interested in this latest survey, regarding the meals us mums are meant to cook ALL THE TIME???
Here's the list of the top 9 meals UK mums are supposed to rotate.
1. Spaghetti Bolognese
2. Roast dinner
3. Shepherds Pie/Cottage Pie
4. Pasta dish
5. Meat and two veg
8. Sausages and chips/mash
There's nothing actually wrong with the list. It all sound yummy, and more than reasonable as a rotated list given how busy parents are. But it got me thinking. Do I? Well, yep, I do bolognaise. And we love our roast dinners (surely that counts as three or four with the different meats used?!). And yep, give me a shepherds pie any day. And kids always love pasta. And yes, I cook the rest. But I also cook stuffed vegetables (peppers are a particular fave in this house), pancake pie (admittedly stuffed with bolognaise, LOL), lasagna, and my hubs does a lovely roasted chorizo/veggie thing we all love. Plus there's the stir fries of course. And there's no mention of fish - I love a good fish pie. And lots of vegetarian food. Plus all the things you can do with chicken wrapped and cooked in foil. The list is endless.
I always treat these surveys with a bit of healthy cynicism.
I thought I'd add a heart, just to fit in a pretty photograph! :-)