I meant to write about this book for Christmas, as actually I think there comes a point in the holidays that you just really want quick and simple. I think after 9 nights of cooking for 5 of us, I was certainly there. Though I did get one night away from the kitchen, with a dirty burger stop at the OK Diner which was fab.
But, back to the book.
This is a great idea, quick meals that cook in a muffin pan. I think it’s brilliant for families, and quite often for cooking with the kids, as most things are relatively simple. In fact, baked eggs couldn’t be more simple, as it literally is eggs baked in their shells. I prefer the next few which are proper baked eggs, which again is simple, tasty, quick and easy.
Once you move on from breakfast, then there are things like Chicken Pot Pies and Lasagne Cups. What I love is that these are quick and easy, both to make and to serve. They’re a bit like posh finger food, perfect for when you just all want to sit around the fire rather than up at the table.
There are sweet things too, like mini pineapple upside down cakes and brownie pinwheels. Then there’s a whole section on things specifically to cook with kids.
Look, this is not advanced cooking or things that you might not be able to just knock up anyway, but I thought it was a fun idea for a book, and I could imagine picking this up from time to time when time was short and we just wanted something easy, or if my nephew and niece were coming as I think they would both enjoy the prep and the eating.
Written by Melanie LaDue and published by Race Point, this is currently £12.99 at Waterstones.