Friday, Friday – What to do for dinner?

Friday arrives but this Friday becomes one of those catch twenty two scenarios!

This decision of “what to cook for dinner tonight” is make increasingly harder when I know my beautiful step children are coming for the three weekly stay with us and they are among the fussiest eaters I have EVER come across! Well I should take that back for Katie, at 12 years (going on 21) she is now opening her eyes and opinions to trying new things! I have her now requesting my healthy dishes rather then MacDonald or chicken nuggets! When I offered her the choice of anything for her birthday dinner she opted for my super clean beef stroganoff much to the disappointment of her father thinking she would choose Chinese takeaway!

Her brother on the other hand is still two year behind in the experimental phase of food but I have however converted him to Spinach and Mushrooms. The problem I have with Mitchell is that although he will eat these foods when put in front of him he is still happier to opt for the least healthy option and will not eat these things when his mother cooks them…….cheese for Mitchell is a struggle. He will eat pizza and cheese and bacon rolls but it has taken me over 3 years to get him to have cheese in his toasted sandwiches! That’s right, he would only have ham ¬†between two slices of bread – toasted. He has revised his distaste of cheese by advising me a couple of months ago that he only likes melted cheese now. Well that’s a step forward I guess?!

So what to cook tonight? They both love my chicken enchilada recipe, Tacos and even a good butter chicken. I’d like to try new things with them but after long week in work, the last thing I feel like is slaving over a hot oven for a dish that they “may not” like.

With 8 hours until they are here – watch this space I will either come up with an awesome foodie idea or you will see what Mr Foongs Chinese takeaway has to deliver!