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5 a day? Could be

“I’m not eating that” . “It’s all brown & slimy” .  Is this a cry you often hear from your kids, when you point them towards the fruit bowl. You want them to eat a healthy snack & those hard, green bananas you bought just the other day have gone soft already. So, what to do? don’t throw them in the bin, after all they have cost you money, turn them into a delicious pud. I bet the little darlings won’t turn their noses up at this and after all it can nearly be part of their 5 a day.

STICKY BANANA & CHOCOLATE PUDDING  

Serves 4. Contains Dairy & Gluten.

Time taken: 30 mins + 30-40 mins Cooking time Oven Temp 190c, Gas 5, 375F

INGREDIENTS:

100g Self-raising Flour

2 Tbspns Cocoa powder

2. Large over ripe bananas

115g Butter

75g Dark Brown Sugar

2. Eggs

2. Tbspns Milk

Pinch of salt

FOR THE STICKY BIT:

115g Dark Brown Sugar

2 Tbspns Cocoa

200ml Hot water

METHOD:

Sift flour, cocoa & salt together,

Cream together the butter & sugar until light. Add the bananas & continue beating to mix

Lightly mix the eggs together & gradually beat into the creamed mixture, adding a little of the sifted flour with the last additions of the eggs.

Fold in the remaining flour mix with enough milk to mix to a medium soft consistency.

Spoon into a greased, 1.2 Ltr baking dish.

In a bowl, mix together the Sticky Bit ingredients until well blended & pour over the top of the cake mixture.

Place, at once, just over centre of the pre-heated oven & bake for 30-40mins.

During cooking the cake will rise to the top, leaving the gooey, sticky bit at the bottom.

Serve hot with Greek Yoghurt, cream or ice cream.  You can always add more fruit when serving this pudding. I just love it with frozen Fruits of the Forest. Thawed of course.

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Tea time cheat.

 

“What’s for tea Mum”, does that sound familiar?  The little darlings are home from school & of course they are STARVING.

To day we are going to delve into the fridge & the store cupboard to see what we can find in the way of leftovers, to make a filling, healthy, nutritious tea time cheat, with enough left over for your supper. You can also sneak in some veg, Sweetcorn, spinach, peas, whatever. The kids won’t notice.

Ah. I’ve found half a packet of Macaroni – best before date approaching -,  Oh & joy of joys the best cheats standby ever, a tin Campbell’s condensed soup, Tomato, that will do nicely. Now, turning to the fridge, lurking at the back I find four, cooked sausages, some cheddar cheese & a small hard lump of Parmesan.  There’s half a yellow pepper & some sad looking herbs in the salad drawer. We are well on our way to a feast.

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Cooks cheat

MACARONI & SAUSAGE BAKE.

Serves 3/4.  Contains Gluten & Dairy. Time taken 20 mins + 20 mins Cooking. Oven 180c Gas 4, 350F

INGREDIENTS:

200g Macaroni. Cooked

Leftover, Cooked, Sausages, Cooked Chicken, Ham, Bacon, Cooked Flaked fish etc

Tin of Cambell’s Condensed Tomato Soup

1/2 Tub Mascapone Cheese

Chopped Peppers, Sweetcorn, Peas, Cooked Mushrooms etc

Grated Cheese

Chopped Herbs – Fresh or dried.

Seasoning.

METHOD 

Place the cooked Macaroni in an oven proof serving dish, add the chopped meat & veg. Season, add the herbs & mix together.

Beat together the soup & mascapone cheese & pour over the top of the macaroni mixture.

Sprinkle with the grated cheese & bake in a pre-heated oven until golden brown.

Serve with steamed veg or Salad.

So, there we are.  Get the kids to help you make this quick, economic meal to use up those leftovers. You can of course, use different condensed soups & leave out the meat all together, adding more vegetables of choice, if you have vegetarians to cater for.

All that’s left for me to say is dig in & enjoy

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A tasty, economic & nutritious Supper dish