One of the things I am passionate about is eating with my family. I have fond memories of eating around the table when I was growing up and so does the husbeast. Up until recently we have managed to eat together pretty much each night, but what with after school clubs, scouts, football and youth clubs some night are more of a challenge.
I have never been one for cooking lots of different meals, which is possibly why I insisted we all eat together. Eating together is one of the highlights of my day. I am passionate about cooking with my boys and teaching them about healthy nutritious food and preparing our meals together is a great way to do that. But more than that I love the conversations we have when we are together in the kitchen.
Slow cooker Jacket Potatoes with Clover
Just because we all need to eat at separate times, doesn’t mean that my standards slip, instead, I have adapted and provide something that I know we will all enjoy, still be healthy and no contain artificial ingredients and also taste great even two hours later. Clover recently got in touch and asked me to share with you how we use Clover in everyday life and share with you a simple recipe and I thought this was the perfect time to share with you how I deal with those nights when I need to feed my family at all different times.
One of my favorite meals for nights when we are all eating separately is Jacket potatoes with Clover, cheese and beans. I am a big fan of slow cooker jacket potatoes and making them couldn’t be any easier. I clean the potatoes, prick them with a foil and wrap each of them individually in tin foil before placing them in my slow cooker for eight hours on low or four hours on high.
It is such a great meal as the boys can each pretty much serve themselves now. I make sure the cheese is all grated and the beans just ready to warm up and the beauty of Clover is that is has a fab buttery taste, but can spread straight from the fridge. Clover is the first major UK spread that has absolutely no artificial ingredients and is simply made with buttermilk, which means that Clover has half the saturated fat of butter and simply made with fewer ingredients.
As a mum, it has always been really important to me to feed the boys as healthy as I can. I want them to grow up thinking that convenience foods are frozen chopped onions and peppers rather than ready meals. Once of my big concerns has alway been about artificial additives and I love that Clover has absolutely no artificial ingredients, plus it is suitable for spreading, cooking, baking, freezing and frying on a low to medium heat, oh and you can buy it everywhere!
Crock pot jacket potatoes with the delicious buttery taste of Clover with absolutely #NothingArtificial is one of our favorite mid-week meals. The boys can grab theirs and then me and MadDad can eat ours when both of the boys are at youth club. It is a simple, but healthy meal that satisfies them and me.
I would love to know how you deal with multiple mealtimes. Do you have any favorite recipes that can be suitable for people eating at different times?