needing new ideas for eveing meals for my kids

Annmaree - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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im sick of cooking the same meals over and over again, please help me with some new ideas that not only i would eat but hubby nad my 3 and 5 year olds aswell

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Karina - posted on 09/22/2009

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hello....we have spinach and ricotta canelloni and because of the tomatoey sauce, my son doesnt even know the spinach is in there.

we also enjoy sausages with onion gravy spooned over the top, served with mashed potatoes.

also stuffed potatoes which the potatoes have been baked whole in the oven, then we cut them oped and add things like taco ground beef, cheese, diced bacon, galic butter, sour cream salsa etc.

spaghetti and mearballs.

baked pork chops and salad.

hope this helps, karina ...australia.

Jody - posted on 09/19/2009

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My girls Fav is butter chicken but little do they no it is hardly ever chicken!!! I use all left over meat, 1/2 jar of butter chicken mix and 1/2box of cream cream mix and warm through then put it on rice.In a Pan I fry onions,caps,mushrooms e.t.c for us

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CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES CASSEROLE

1 pound of hamburger
1 small onion chopped (optional)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (Undiluted)
1 can Cheddar cheese soup (Undiluted)
1 bag of frozen french fries

Brown hamburger and onion. Drain. Add soups and mix well. Pour into greased 13x9x2 pan. Spread frozen fries on top in a single layer. Bake at 400 till fries are done.

Leftovers are good reheated for lunch the next day.

Allison - posted on 09/16/2009

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sausage and potatoes....

just buy some sausage links and dice up some potatoes add salt, peper, and some bacon grease for some flavor and cook it till the potatoes are done. i also like to add all my vegetable to it like squash or carrots or onions. it is so simple and you only have to dirty up one pan because it is all together!!

Amy - posted on 09/16/2009

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This is something my kids love and its hard to get my 7 year old to eat she is so picky.

I take thin chicken breasts dip them in an egg wash then dip them in flour mix with a little salt and pepper then fry the in a small amout oil do not deep fry. Only about 3 min on each side. Then warm up some cream of chicken soup. I lay the chicken on a bed of whole grain or white rice place the chicken on top then top with the cream of chicken soup. It great and they love it. Also you could try tattor tot cassarole

Naomi - posted on 09/15/2009

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I've found whatever you are making, let them help you. They will usually eat something that they helped prepare.

My kids favorite is beef stew in the crock pot. It is the only time they eat their carrots without complaining. :) You can practically hide anything in the stew flavoring and they will eat it.

Genevieve - posted on 09/15/2009

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I make a dish called Shut up and Eat it ( the only time "shut up' is allowed in my house btw ) everybody really likes it. So quick and easy! And very few dishes which I love! Start with 1 lb. burger & 1 lb noodles. (My kids prefer egg noodles in this one.) I cook up the hamburger, season it with some garlic salt & light pepper. Drain the burger and the noodles. In the pot u cooked the noodles in, on a low burner put in one can cream of mushroom soup and one thing of cream cheese. Melt all that together. Add your meat and then your noodles. Salt & papper to taste. I usually just open a can of either corn or green beans to serve with it. Right now corn on the cob is cheap so I served that with it a couple of nights ago. When my sister makes hers she adds a can of creamed corn to it. Her fam loves it that way. My daughter even likes to take leftovers to school the next day for lunch.

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Try a sausage salad. Fry up 8 sausages in a pan then cut them into bite size pieces. Boil some spiral pasta when that is cooked let it cool down in a bowl cut up a zuchini, 2 tomotaoes, capsicum, mushrooms, quarter a red onion and throw them into the frypan. while they are cooking cut some fetta cheese. when the frypan ingrediants are cooked through add to the bowl of pasta and then drizzle with either lemon juice or balsamic vinegar whatever your preference. toss the fetta cheese through the salad and serve.

Annmaree - posted on 09/14/2009

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thank u heaps for all the great ideas, i cant wait to try the websites thank you jennifer and faith. also thank u tara for all ur good ideas aswell. i will give all ago and report back to u all on how it went cheers

Joni - posted on 09/14/2009

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Have you ever done breakfast for dinner? It's a real hit in my house! Pancakes, bacon, eggs.....whatever.....it's different and a real treat!

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Honey Ham -- home made honey glaze made with equal parts brown sugar and honey, and a regular (no glaze or seasonings) ham from the grocery store (whole or half, whatever you prefer). usually runs you about $10-$20 (depending on the size of the ham), and should last about 4 to 6 meals with a side dish.

Breakfast for dinner is always a winner. French toast/pancakes, eggs, bacon, things like that.

Any food turned into a pie tends to be a fun play on old favorites. Taco pie, pizza pie, etc.

Meatballs -- buy a frozen bag and toss them in the oven to cook. Mix 1 cup bbq sauce (your favorite kind) and 1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce together, and heat in the microwave. Toss the cooked meatballs in the sauce, and you've got dinner.

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here is a website www.itsjustfood.net they have great receipes and they use ingredients that you probably already have in you cupboard or fridge. check it out

Faith - posted on 09/14/2009

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I've got the answer for you...check out www.faithfuldinners.com. You can try a week's worth of meals from the Sample Menu, included are dinners such as Italian Chicken Rigatoni, Pizza Pasta Toss, and Simple Slow Cooked Pork Roast. All are definite winners with the entire family!

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heres another one that is a hit in my house . we call it goulash. fry up some hamburg in a frying pan with whatever veggies you like (onions, gr,and red pepper, mushrooms, celery). while that is frying cook up some pasta(elbow macaroni, shells wagon wheels). after hamburg and veggies are cook add a can of tomato soup or two depending on how much hamburg you have. when pasta is cooked drain and rinse in cold water(starchy) then add to hamburg mixture. kids will even take this in their lunch cans the next day with a slice of bread and butter. hope this helps

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this was always a hit in my house. Home made pizza. you can make you own dough or often times if you go into the local pizza store they will sell you some of their dough. now we make 3 pizzas one for my husband and i and the kids will each make their own. i will have all the meat ,veggies and cheese cut up and on the plate and they can put on whatever they want and usually they will eat every bite .

hope this helps

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