This is my take on beef bourguignon for little ones, i.e. sans the burgundy! Not as yummy as the adult version so if your kids are a little older and you want to make this for whole family include a little burgundy: any alcohol should have evaporated by the time it has finished cooking. Although it takes a long time to cook, the prep is pretty quick and then you can just leave it in the oven while you relax (i.e. sort out the overflowing laundry basket, play hid & seek or read the “Tiger who came to Tea” for the thousandth time!)
Lentil Is going through the painfully slow process of getting his back teeth at the moment which can affect his appetite for days at a time. Having endured a few days of very little eating, mealtimes becoming a bit of a battlefield, I was delighted when he devoured this little dish!
Makes 3-4 portions
10g unsalted butter
3 mini chicken breasts, cubed
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
a squidge of tomato puree
4 tbsp creme fraiche
1 tsp lemon juice
a tbsp parsley, finely chopped so the little ones don’t spot any big green leaves they don’t want to eat!
pepper to season
Serve with about 25g per portion of pasta or rice.
Marinade the chicken in buttermilk for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile saute the onion, garlic and mushrooms in the butter on medium heat. Remove from the pan and set aside. Turn up the heat and cook the chicken for 7-8 minutes until it is cooked through. Next re-add the onions, garlic and mushrooms and stir. Add the tomato puree, creme fraiche and lemon juice and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Season with pepper and mix in the parsley.
Serve with pasta or rice.
Quiche is a great sharing meal and your little ones will enjoy eating what Mama and Papa are eating too! Quiche is also an easy and healthy option for kids (or adult!) parties. I usually do a meaty and a veggie option.
You can use shop-bought shortcrust pastry or if you’re feeling a little bit of the chef pâtissier why not make your own! Click here to see how. Cooking with my own pastry makes me feel like a culinary goddess, if only momentarily!
…so nearly didn’t happen this year: we only got Coco’s passport last Wednesday afternoon prior to our Thursday 6.30am departure after much begging and pleading and very nearly some tears! 10 hours later, a lot of traffic jams and two “poo-namis” we eventually arrived in Germany.