It is always a challenge to find new and exciting dishes to serve that is interesting to both the kids and us adults. The boys are still so young that they really prefer fairly simple dishes and would happily eat sausages everyday if they had been allowed to. And it is really difficult not to end up in a circle of serving the same dishes over and over. Every now and then I come across ideas for dishes that I can use to make meals we can enjoy together with the boys and that can fairly easily be made into an interesting meal for everyone.
A dish I have tried in different varieties and with different luck with the boys is savoury muffins. This recipe was very simple and very well received by both of the boys and with a simple added salad, it became a more wholesome meal for grownups too.
75 grams bacon
1/2 red onion
1/2 yellow paprika
175 ml buttermilk
150 ml all purpose flour
150 ml darker flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp herb mixes
Start by chopping up the bacon, onion and paprika. Start by cooking the bacon and once it is browned a little, add the onion and paprika and let it cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Turn the oven on to 200 degrees Celsius.
While cooking the bacon, onion and paprika, mix up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Everything goes in and is mixed with a whisk. Add the cooked bacon, paprika and onion to the mixture and mix well with a cooking spoon.
Pour the mixture into small muffin forms. The mixture should fit approximately 12 forms. Cook the muffins for 20 minutes.
For the boys, I served it with vegetables cut into sticks, like cucumber, paprika, carrots and halved small tomatoes. And then for the grown up version, I made a salad with the same ingredient and added butter lettuce, avocado and chevre.
If you have leftovers these are perfect for the lunchbox the following day as well or as a snack.