5 Easy after-school dinners

My god the summer has just flown, and I can’t believe i,m chatting to you about back to school. But it’s right on top of us. So I thought I,d give you all a dig out with dinners. Most kids nowadays have a better social diary, than us, with after-school activities and play dates..   It leaves  “Taxi driver mam”  so busy, dinners are the last thing on our mind. In saying that, What,s the first thing we get asked when we get to the school gates?” whats for dinner Mam?”   So here you have it 5 easy after school dinners that will get you through the school week

I’ve selected these 5 because there quick tasty and so handy, they, re the recipes I’ve been using for years. (In all my childminding days)..  and will get you through any school week…  an added bonus is.. the kids will eat them guaranteed x

(for all recipes just click on the titles and photos, you will be directed right to them.. 

1, Healthy pot noodles… Now, who doesn’t love pot noodles? These bad boys are healthy, super quick and loved by all! big and small kids alike. So handy to cook.  If you’re stuck for time you can buy pre cooked chicken to speed the cooking time even more.

2, Chicken curry in a hurry… 

This is a meal that I’ve been cooking for years and cook it every week without fail. No matter who I serve it up to, I always get a clean plate back 😉 . It,s actually my most popular recipe on the blog! I just stick the ingredients on the weekly shop and I have it up my sleeve for when I need it.


3, Seaside Crumble.This fishy dishy will get the family through the mid-week hump with a bit of old brain food.  All the budget supermarkets are doing fresh cod fillets, So there handy to pick up, and there easy on the purse strings too. This is a great alternative to traditional fish pie (mainly because Yum isn’t a fan of mash potato)


4, Easy Cheesy pasta 

This recipe has received some amazing feedback since I first published it on the blog back in early summer. Its becoming a firm favourite in loads of homes across the country. Perfect for after school

5, best ever Bolognese … 

everyone has a favourite spag bol recipe,  and this is another one I’ve been cooking for years, with no sugar filled jars, its one of the easiest dishes to cook from scratch. Ok I recommend to cook it on a low heat for 2 hours. (the prep takes less than 30 mins.) The longer you cook bolognese the better it tastes. you don’t have to leave it for the two hours, but honestly, if you do you wont be disappointed. 

Good luck with the first week guys back x sending you hugs and love and gin all the gin x Jolene 

Hey, guys, I’m up for best parenting blog at the maternity and infant awards (whooo hooo)  if you enjoy my recipes and my blog posts, I’d be so grateful if you voted here x   It honestly only takes a second  x x  Thanks so much Jolene 





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