Sophie Stanbury Homecooked Meal Harry and Finn








I don’t know about you but my children are very particular about what they like to eat, and I have managed to instil in them that healthy eating will make them feel good and their bodies work well!

Obviously there are a few exceptions, but on the whole, I try to cook really balanced fun meals that they can get involved in.

Another top tip is the boys love getting involved at mealtimes and making their supper … they like lots of different sauces and dips which makes meal times really fun and interactive – the more they can add or build or dip into the more exciting it becomes (like wraps, duck pancakes, chicken legs etc.). They do also love to feel like cavemen, so a chicken drumstick that they can dip into something or a lamb chop or rib that they can eat with their hands is always a firm favourite!

Here are the boy’s favourites and simple instructions on how to make them!

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Breakfast –

50g butter, 300g milk, 2 eggs, 15g sugar, 200g plain flour, 1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Omelettes (ham & cheese or ham & tomato)
Poached egg on a bagels
Dippy eggs with bagel soldiers
Bacon bagels

Whole wheat pitta cheese & ham toasties
Meatballs with salad or veg
Tomato soup with tiny pasta shells at the bottom
Chicken noodle soup
Noodles with chopped veg




Salmon or Chicken Terriaki with either rice or quinoa and broccoli
• Fry salmon in vegetable oil skin side down to crisp it up, then turn it after 5 mins and lightly cook on the other side
• Prepare an oven proof dish with teriyaki sauce and 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup, mix together and transfer the salmon skin side up, so it remains crispy
• Put into a pre-heated oven for 10-12 mins at 180
• Serve with rice or quinoa and broccoli – put the remaining sauce in a jug so the children can drizzle it over their rice

Homemade burgers
• Finely chop ½ onion, thyme, and lightly fry
• Add to beef mince and mix well together, add ½ whisked egg and 2 large handfuls of breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and 1 tsp Dijon mustard
• Mix together with hand and form small children size patties
• Fry to brown on either side then put in the oven at 180 for 10 mins to cook through

Duck pancakes
• I buy the duck pancake kit from Waitrose which comes with a duck ready to roast and the pancakes which take 1 min to steam and also comes with hoisin sauce which is the winner here
• You also need a cucumber peeled and chopped into fine long battons
• And a handful of spring onions peeled and finely chopped into long strings

Fish cakes
• Mash 3 large potatoes with a little butter and milk
• Add to 2 steamed salmon steaks or cod steaks (my boys prefer salmon)
• Add a handful of finely chopped chives and spring onions
• You can add ½ whisked egg if it’s not sticking together properly to hold the shape of a patty
• Use the rest of the egg to dip the fish cake patty into and then dip into breadcrumbs
• Gently fry for 10 mins until golden brown all over or put in a preheated oven at 190 for 20 mins

Sea Bass & mashed potato
• Fry the sea bass in oil skin side down for 5-6 mins to crisp up then flip it over for a few mins
• Serve with fluffy mash potatoes or pasta pesto and some peas

Roast chicken and all the trimmings
My boys love to stuff the roast chicken themselves!
• We always put a sprig of rosemary and thyme in the cavity with ½ lemon and some stuffing
• My cheat stuffing is to open 3 sausages with a knife, remove the skin and make a patty which you can then stuff into the cavity – my boys love this, and they love helping stuff all the ingredients in
• We cut up some potatoes, carrots, parsnips and onions and put them under the chicken to cook in the juices
• We cover the chicken breast with olive oil which Finn likes to massage it and then put a pinch of salt and pepper all over
• Once the chicken is cooked remove to rest it under foil which makes it very tender and turns the oven right up to crisp the vegetables (you can drain out any juices to make the gravy
• For the gravy we use the chicken juice, add a Knorr chicken stock pot, and some gradually whisk in some plain flour to thicken, add boiling water from the kettle slowly and simmer for 10 mins stirring continuously

Sophie Stanbury_Cooking With Finn Chicken Homemade

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