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#1 ~RunningWoman~

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

If your kids could menu plan your home for a week, with no take away, what dinners would they choose? With out any parental input. happy.gif

#2 wallofdodo

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Pasta and pretend dinner (wheatbix)

#3 Escapin

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

DD is 19mo. She would eat sultanas, fresh blueberries and
Latina brand pasta, washed down with litres of milk and juice. Mmmm....

#4 JRA

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Do they need to cook it as well? Or just plan?

Assuming it is planning, and DH is cooking:

- Duck night 1
- Corn fritters with salmon night 2
- sushi night 3
- eye fillet steak night 4
- tuna ceviche night 5
- fish of some sort night 6
- not sure night 7

ETA: and most nights with vegies of brocolli, green beans and carrot

Edited by JRA, 06 November 2012 - 08:09 PM.

#5 noi'mnot

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Pasta. Corn. Peas. Broccoli. Yoghurt. Tomatoes. Avocado. Rice. Blueberries. Oranges. Repeat.

ETA: Oh yeah, add some sushi to the mix.  rolleyes.gif

Edited by noi'mnot, 06 November 2012 - 08:10 PM.

#6 Perpetual

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Peanut butter sandwiches
Oat Slice
Ice Cream

and he'd wash it down with juice

#7 ~RunningWoman~

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Nup, they don't have to cook, just choose their faves for a week.

#8 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

"Mum's chicken schnitzel" (crumbed with stuffing mix - will not eat it anywhere else because it is not up to standard), porcupine meatballs, chicken pie, chicken tikka masala and naan bread, rissoles and veggies, roast chicken, homemade pizzas, fried rice.

#9 Chelli

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Tacos, pizza, noodles, salad (well I have only one child who would request this, lol), devilled sausages, roast pork with only the crackling, and chicken, vegetable and noodle stir fry with toasted macadamia nuts (my specialty which they love biggrin.gif )

#10 Sue Heck

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Fish and chips
Spaghetti bologaise
A chinese wet noodle thing that dh makes

I have asked them this question myself recently. I assume you don't mean for them to cook themselves otherwise the answer would be spaghetti Bol. Must get on with those cooking lessons.

#11 Weirdly Sane

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

packet macaroni cheese NOT home made
tortellini bolognaise
steamed dimsims
BBQ chicken and chips and peas
toasted ham and cheese sandwiches
macaroni cheese again - and again

#12 Belu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

DD is 3.5 and she would have tacos, egg in a cup with soldiers, spag bog, sausages mash and peas and corn, Tuna patties ormacaroni cheese
DS is 6.5 and he would pick curry, fried rice, tacos, nachos, bacon and eggs, meatballs, roast pork with crackling or anything that DD has on her list.

And both would always have dessert, mostly jelly and ice cream or banana custard

We would eat pretty well! My kids love to eat though.

#13 Chaos in stereo

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:10 PM


Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:42 PM.

#14 Accidental

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

23 month old: bananas bananas bananas. Perhaps with a side of sultanas.

3 year old: chicken nuggets, sausages, pasta, or fish, with piles of peas, some corn, carrots and mushrooms on the side.

And definitely ice cream for dessert!

#15 d&s

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

We make our kids choose a meal each week to be added to the menu. It helps give them input into the family meal plan.
Master 3 will ALWAYS choose either home-made pizza (on pita bread) or spaghetti
Miss 5 will choose grilled fish and vegetables or pasta bake
They are also given the option of being the apprentice chef on their dinner nights if they want to.
I've found meals are so much more happier now that they know what we are eating and they chose it!

#16 barrington

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

Chicken kiev
Fish and chips
Sausages and salad
Chicken burgers
Fried rice

#17 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Oh, and crumbed chicken and salad wraps/burritos. DS would add nachos/chili con carne to the list.

Tell me this is not going to turn into another "my child wins, they eat the most unrefined foods/yoghurt is evil/you feed your children WHAT???" threads

#18 _Alana_

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

My 3 1/2 yr old would pick steak/ chicken on a stick or chicken breast , mac and cheese and vege every night without fail ! Or possible baked beans and eggs too.
Any chicken curry and rice dish or my homemade fried rice would make an appearance too.

Actually he would need a weekly plan lol, he is an amazing little eater !

Edited by _Alana_, 06 November 2012 - 08:20 PM.

#19 ~ky~

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Spaghetti bolognase, chili con carne, salad and chicken wraps, macaroni cheese, lasagne, sausages in bread with cheese and onion.

They will ask for salad wraps or chili con carne most of the time. All meals would be accompanied with iceberg lettuce, tomato, cheese, corn, cucumber and brocolli (raw).

eta ... how could I forget! Beetroot, beetroot and more beetroot accompanied by gherkins and pickled onions! They are fans of anything vinegary much to my MILs disgust.

Edited by ~ky~, 06 November 2012 - 08:16 PM.

#20 vanessa71

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

DD would choose pasta, pasta and more pasta.

DS would want chicken pie, salmon with a tomato salad, hot dogs, lentil soup, pumpkin soup, prawns with seafood sauce and poached eggs (three).

#21 No girls here

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

8 and 6 year olds:
Butter chicken
Grilled fish and salad
Spag bol
Massaman curry
Preferred veges are usually carrots, corn, broccoli, beans

DS3 (16 months)
Lasagne, peas, corn, carrots

#22 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

It'd revolve around processed meat and chocolate......  bacon, anchovette toast (shudder), pepperoni pizza, lots of coco pops, noodles, spaghetti, lots of raw carrots
And juice. Lots and lots of juice.

#23 ~RunningWoman~

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE (Chaos in stereo @ 06/11/2012, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pasta (has to be spaghetti, the other shapes are just not the same  rolleyes.gif ), with carrots, broccoli and homemade tomato sauce, topped with cheese. Every night. For eternity. Maybe even longer than that.

ETA - punctuation error

Lol yum!

QUOTE (skepticaemia @ 06/11/2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tell me this is not going to turn into another "my child wins, they eat the most unrefined foods/yoghurt is evil/you feed your children WHAT???" threads

Oh god I hope not! I was just fishing for meal ideas when my hubby goes away for two weeks next week!

#24 PureBliss

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

My DD is 2.5. Used to be a great eater, but now quite fussy:
- sausages, mash and baked beans
-spaghetti bolognese
- fried rice
-gingerbread men
- "numbers" spaghetti
- porridge/bix (yes porridge and weetbix in the one bowl - her idea, not mine!)
- little meat balls
- chicken wings
- fish fingers (referred to as "fish hands")

#25 mm1981

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ice cream or ice blocks. Probably throw in some tiny teddies too. Oh and lemonade.

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