In our house I'm still hearing the 'kids food' and 'grown up food' differentiation as much I discourage it.
So every second night I serve up validated 'kids food' (for heavens sake) to minimise the argument.
Is this, alongside spaghetti bolognaise and homemade pizza, possibly the ultimate 'kids food'?
Here's what I think is in it (forgive me, I am quite vague this week. Blame six-months-pregnant brain.)
1 onion finely chopped
splodge of olive oil
1 x 400g tin red kidney beans (soaking & cooking them fresh or in fact hand harvesting your own from your biodynamic garden would be better of course, but today we are interested in speed.)
1 x 800g tin tomatoes (please see above)
1 x 400g tin baked beans
Handful of fresh herbs if you have them, or dried is good too (I used oregano)
grated cheddar cheese
sour cream on top
chilli sauce on top of that
Saute the onion in the oil and salt:
Rinse your kidney beans:
Hurl them into the pan. Add the tomatoes, the baked beans, the herbs. You could add sweet corn or chick peas, that'd be yummy.
Cook for about 10 mins, or longer if you have the time and don't have hungry kids climbing your legs. The baked beans give a nice depth of flavour, cooking for a bit longer improves it. 10 mins will do though!
While it's cooking, grate some cheese…
The kids just had corn chips with beans and cheddar on top.
Adam and I melted the cheese onto the corn chips for ours, added the beans then sliced avocado, sour cream and chilli sauce.
Quick. Relatively kid-friendly. Beanie. Good.