Our senior food editor Cassie Best solves your midweek dinner dilemmas with simple recipe ideas
Cassie Best finds solutions for common mealtime struggles
Welcome to this new feature, where I’ll offer up an easy recipe and some tips and tricks to help make your mealtimes less stressful. As a working mum with a toddler, I know how tricky it is to get something quick and healthy on the table after a hard day at work, or out with the kids. Getting them to eat the dinner you’ve lovingly (or as is more often the case, haphazardly) cooked, is another battle altogether. But when it all works out, dinner’s on the table, and they’re tucking in enthusiastically, there’s no better feeling.
With after-school clubs, play dates and work commitments, we all end up eating at different times. How can I avoid cooking three separate meals?
Make a one-pot to suit all. The main element of this recipe, the smoky BBQ pork, can sit happily on your hob for a few hours, ready for dinner whenever your clan needs it. It’s easily adapted to suit everyone’s tastes and can be made and frozen ahead, too.