Weekend meals made easy…..

As we all know the world is full of stereotypes. Ways we think things should be and we often measure ourselves based upon them. There are many examples of these and often they can be gender specific. Things like men are always strong and women need to be looked after. Women make better nurses and my personal favourite women can all cook.

Alas the last one is not me. I can cook, I can provide a meal for my family however Delia Smith I ain’t. Nigella would be disgusted at some of my recipe attempts and I always buy cakes for the school bake sales instead of making them from scratch.

It was never something that hugely bothered me and when I was growing up we often didn’t have time for baking as my mum had to care for me and my sister who had severe learning disabilities as well as working and running a home while my dad mostly worked away. It was hard and from a young age I was more bothered about listening to music and reading than anything else.

So I never really learned to cook gourmet food, I don’t knit or crochet and I struggle with sewing if I’m honest (how lucky is my hubby!) but I get by, I have the classics under my belt, spag Bol, pasta bakes, jacket potatoes, stews and roasts but that’s about as adventurous as I get. Like many families too we struggle with having the time to cook a meal from scratch when you incorporate ten hours at work, school, after school clubs and all manner of other things that need doing every day.

Recently the lovely people at Britmums sent out an email offering families the chance to try out the new Rustlers southern fried chicken burgers ……. I thought why not. They are quick, easy and all of my boys including Karl love burgers. The people at Rustlers set a challenge for you to be creative, to take photos of your families individual ways of making an exciting meal with their burgers. What did my boys want? Burger with wait for it……. chips! I couldn’t get any kind of negotiation in, that was it! Burgers, chips and salad. So that’s what we did and I have to say they were yummy.

I’ve always been a bit funny about microwave food however I do believe for a quick meal particularly at the weekends that not only are they handy they are also able to made into a totally healthy family friendly meal!

What do you eat over the weekend when the family is in a rush? Are you a cliche like us and have the normal or would you spice your burger up somehow?

This post is an entry for the britmums ‘Rustlers burger hacking challenge’ sponsored by Rustlers. Click here for more info.


Author: TiredfromWhitstable

I'm Lucy, a 32 year old working mother and wife from Whitstable in Kent. This blog is for all my musings on life and follows my eternal struggle to juggle everything from being a mum, a volunteer youth mentor, a wife and making a lovely home and garden. Please join me!

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