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#1 allyire

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

I was having a conversation with a few other mums about what's for dinner tonight. I said it's 'lazy dinner night' so the kids are having corn on the cob. The reaction was "What? Just corn on the cob?"

Yep, I don't feel like cooking on Sunday nights so it's usually baked beans, dipping eggs or cheese toasties etc. I guess this is a bit of a tradition carried on from my own mum - and we totally loved corn on the cob nights!

Seriously, were the raised eyebrows warranted? My boys are both average weight, active, healthy kids but they're not huge eaters, more the grazer types.

Does anyone else do 'lazy dinners' these days?? original.gif

#2 -*meh*-

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:34 PM

my kids had sausage rolls tonight....

#3 Natttmumm

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

We have a lazy night after one of my work nights. They have egg on toast or sandwiches and ice cream. Doubt the corn would be enough for mine

#4 ~*Amethyst*~

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for reminding me OP. I had forgotten that I have corn in the crisper.

Guess what we'll be having for dinner?

Does that answer your question?

XxAmethyst

#5 Unatheowl

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

i must admit that my reaction to corn on the cob was that it would not be enough.  However, dipping eggs, thats a thought!  Next lazy dinner it will be dipping eggs!

#6 Great Dame

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Lazy dinners are fine but just corn?  Personally I would be starving and I can't imagine it would enough for growing kids.

#7 Jembo

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

My thought too would be is that all, as my kids would need about 7 corn on cobs to fill them up.

Our lazy dinners are eggs on toast or the sinfully bad 2 min noodles.  I have been known to feed them icecream cake for dinner once, and if we have drinks we all may have dip and chips for tea.

Thurs are lazy dinner as we don't get home till 6.30 so if I have not prepared something earlier it is easy dinner or takeaway.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

We very often have 'breakfast for dinner' here, so we would get some eyebrows raised too I think.  Porridge/oats is an excellent winter lazy dinner here.

We are the same as PP's in that corn by itself would be nowhere near enough for my 2 and we would have to add something to it. Probably chicken kebabs or sausages or something like that.  Oh, chicken nibbles (honey soy or BBQ) are also a good 'lazy' night meal

#9 BonKalKady

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

Every weekend is have what you want, Fridays and Saturdays! Mostly because;

1. we don't know if we are going to be home, going to a bbq, whatever.
2. I refuse to cook 7 nights per week, I need a break too!
3. it means we save $$ by eating something out of the cupboard like tins of spaghetti/baked beans, noodles, toasties, nuggets, sausage rolls, sanga etc.
4. It is also two nights I don't have to stress about whether the kids will eat this meal!
5. Sometimes its takeaway.

Corn on the cob would not be enough for my kids! Even my fussy, barely eats 4yo. When asked, they usually want simply toast or a sandwich. Love our easy nights.


#10 Cranky Kitten

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Nothing wrong with corn, but I'm in the "wouldn't feed my hollow-legged growing rascal" camp.

My go to for lazy dinner is cold meats, cheese and salad. Chop it all up, bung it on a platter and everyone just picks at it till they're full.

#11 BadCat

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

We had "whatever you can find in the kitchen and prepare for yourself" tonight.  We do it probably once a week.  It usually ends up being toast, cereal, baked beans, cheese on toast - something like that.  Although we had some leftover cannelloni tonight.

We probably wouldn't do just corn but if you guys are happy with it then I don't see the problem.

#12 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Friday is lazy night for us. Corn on the cob wouldn't be enough for my lot and the 3 year old wouldn't eat it. And I wouldn't feel it was enough ether.

#13 mummahh

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

Toasted cheese sandwiches are a good lazy dinner around here.

#14 Luvmy4

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

If your kids are happy with just corn cobs then lucky you  for it. Sure beats mc Donald's Lazy dinners here are usually things I have pre-made like bolognaise, ravioli, home made pizza, or cheese toasties, steak burgers etc. Even eggs & soldiers just aren't enough anymore


#15 Niamh23

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

We used to have corn on the cob night when I was growing up, I guess we also weren't a family of big eaters! At least it's healthy.

#16 niggles

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

Baked beans and egg on toast or cold meats with cherry tomatoes and toast or toasted cheese and tomato or tuna sandwiches are our go to lazy dinners.

#17 new~mum~reenie

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

Grew up on a farm (one of 5 kids) and at heavy working times (harvest/seeding/shearing) we'd have what my mum called 'iffin'. Coz iffin it's there, you can have it - sort yourselves out!

Beans, pie, sausage roll, 2 min noodles, palony sandwich  - what ever. biggrin.gif

#18 tamjk

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

A WHOLE, FRESH corn on the cob IS a meal!I'm a big eater and one entire cob of corn is enough to satisfy me. You don't need meat to make a meal, or a big variety of vegetables.  
I'd say a lot of people are thinking of those tiny little frozen 'corn on the cobs' you get from the freezer in the supermarket. One of those is just a light snack!

I've got one solitary remaining corn cob in the crisper, hopefully I can convince hubby that he needs to be in bed early so I don't have to share it!

If I have enough fresh ones handy I would happily feed my kids up on a meal of JUST corn. At least I know they will eat ALL of it.

#19 aluminium

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

We call it "easy tea" - and it is Sunday Nights, so we had scrambled eggs on toast tonight.

#20 Monroe

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

Corn on the cob wouldn't be enough for DD1.
But we do have lazy nights where it's eggs on toast, noodles, toasties etc.


#21 cinnabubble

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

We have things on a plate: smoked salmon, cheese, crackers, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, grapes, avocado. I wouldn't offer just corn on the cob, but I wouldn't worry if that was all the child chose to eat.

#22 michie0moo

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

Toasted sandwiches was our lazy dinner when we were kids.
Scrambled eggs is my lazy dinner staple, but tonight we are having our other lazy dinner option of pasta with cheese, peas and corn. I will probably add a little tin of tuna to mine.

Mac n cheese is the standard quick easy dinner for DD. Useful if we have people over and eating a bit later than normal, or are having something not so DD friendly.

#23 Hello_Kitty

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (BonKalKady @ 19/02/2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every weekend is have what you want, Fridays and Saturdays! Mostly because;

1. we don't know if we are going to be home, going to a bbq, whatever.
2. I refuse to cook 7 nights per week, I need a break too!
3. it means we save $$ by eating something out of the cupboard like tins of spaghetti/baked beans, noodles, toasties, nuggets, sausage rolls, sanga etc.
4. It is also two nights I don't have to stress about whether the kids will eat this meal!
5. Sometimes its takeaway.

Corn on the cob would not be enough for my kids! Even my fussy, barely eats 4yo. When asked, they usually want simply toast or a sandwich. Love our easy nights.


+1 original.gif (could have wrote it myself!)

#24 Great Dame

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 19/02/2012, 06:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A WHOLE, FRESH corn on the cob IS a meal!I'm a big eater and one entire cob of corn is enough to satisfy me. You don't need meat to make a meal, or a big variety of vegetables.


We only use fresh corn and no way one cob would satisfy me and dh.  Our 1 year old can easily eat half a cob and additional food, like cheese, pasta, etc (and he's a tiny little thing).  We don't eat meat so that's not the problem.  Maybe it's because we wouldn't eat just one of anything, wouldn't feel like a meal without a bit of variety.


#25 ~Supernova~

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

We have plenty of lazy nights here (particularly lately and being heavily pregnant). It could be anything from soft boiled eggs with soldier toast (dd's absolutely favourite) to baked beans, omelettes, homemade pizza, microwave veges with some sort of meat, toasted sandwiches, fruit and yoghurt etc etc.

I wouldn't think corn on it's own would be enough though, in regards to calories, quantity, and nutrition.




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