Sometimes I get bored with cooking! The never-ending drudgery of providing healthy (ish)food on a budget is draining.
The purpose of this post is to collate and store a record of recipes that other single parents have found successful. Something we can dip into and share.
There are three basic criteria: Recipes should be:
- simple to cook
- kid friendly (something they can help with and more importantly enjoy eating, and be on the healthy side of cooking).
I am going to kick off with an OnlyDads Favourite!
Lentil Soup in a Pressure Cooker
1 onion chopped small
2 medium carrots (grated)
1 large Parsnip (grated)
Red Lentils (one mug full)
2 stock cubes (chicken or vegetable)
Pearl Barley (1/2 a cup)
First, fry off the onion very gently for two to three minutes in a little oil.
Add grated carrot and parsnip and all other ingredients.
Fill pan to between half and three-quarters full with cold water.
Place on hob, bring to pressure and cook for between 15 and 20 minutes.
If this sounds really easy, it is! My girls love it (we call it Grandma’s Soup). Being half-Scottish I was brought up on this soup. It’s very tasty and quite good for you. We eat it with a French stick or some Oat Cakes.
Really cheap! With cooking time down to 20 minutes because of the pressure cooker, all these ingredients should cost no more than about £1. Extra for the Oat Cakes/Bread. A Pan full will deliver between 6-8 servings. It freezes well too.
Please do feel free to add your recipe ideas below. We will in time add these to a section on our websites – and who knows, we may even see if we can get the best ones published??