Cooking for the kids is one thing, but if you’re trying to make a meal for yourself too, it can be tough to find the time to rustle something different up for everyone at different times, especially if you have different tastes. To avoid this problem, you might consider making a meal for the whole family, but it can be tough to make something that everyone will enjoy. However, long after the pains of pregnancy have ended, you’ll learn that it’s possible to make a family meal that’s fun for you and the kids, such as this recipe:
Turkey Hedgehogs with homemade fries
Ingredients needed for Turkey Hedgehogs:
450g/1lb of turkey mince
50g/2ox blanched almonds
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 tbsp. tomato puree
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to season
Preheat the oven to 190C 10 minutes before cooking, chop the almonds into thin slivers and set aside. Place the mince in a bowl with the onion and tomato puree, mix together and shape into six hedgehog-shaped bodies. Then, place the almond slices on top so that it resembles the spikes on a hedgehog, and use three currants for each hedgehog for the eyes and nose. Then, bake for 20-25 minutes until the almonds are golden in colour, remove from the oven and serve.
Homemade fries ingredients:
Potatoes (typically one per person)
Salt and pepper to season (optional)
Any spices like chili, paprika, basil (optional)
Chop the potatoes into thick strips, no matter if you’ve peeled them or not, place in a large pan of salted cold water and bring to the boil. Once they’ve reached that stage, drain and then tip into a large bowl. Then, mix them in with some olive oil and any seasonings you want to use, ensuring that the potato is coated evenly. After that, put them on a baking tray spread evenly and cook for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 200C, turning once halfway through cooking. Serve hot alongside the hedgehogs for a tasty meal for the whole family!