I've been making a bit of an effort recently to come up with some new things for Little Miss C to eat, especially at lunchtimes. An economy drive means I've been reducing portions for myself and Mr C in the evening, but then that it turn means that any leftovers are big enough to do another evening meal for both of us and hence there's not a small portion left to cover a meal for LMC.
Once again I have returned to the fantastic River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook which never fails to give me some kitchen inspiration. This time round I went for Helen's egg parcels which have to be one of the simplest dishes I"ve ever prepared and they were ever so tasty too. These are basically little quiches, but without the pastry base. An egg mix goes into the silicon muffin tin and then other ingredients including spring onions, spinach, ham and cheese are added. After that they only require 12-15 minutes in the oven to cook them through.
The only part of the recipe that I had a slight problem was was the quantities. It says that it will make 12 parcels and suggests that the easiest way to cook them is in a silicon mini-muffin mould. I happen to have one of these that I picked up cheaply in TK Maxx recently, but as there were only going to be two of us there for lunch I decided to halve the quantites so that I was making just six of them. Strangely I still managed to fill 10 holes in my muffin tin though! I had no problem at all eating them all, but it did make me think that if I'd use the full quantities I would have been left with some that I couldn't fit in the tin. Maybe they didn't mean mini–muffin tin after all?