There is never enough time in the day is there? So when I heard about the BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, the promise of a quick fix for a family dinner appealed, and I wanted to get involved.
Sundays for us tend to be our family day, and one of the busiest days of our week. We have Jasmine most Sundays, so we often take the kids out, then it’s home to have dinner together before getting everything ready for the week ahead.
Most Sundays I just need a quick dinner that takes minimal effort and time to get it on the table, and obviously one that the kids will enjoy and eat without fuss. Usually that means a beige buffet of sorts from the freezer, but this year we are all trying to eat healthier and make better food choices.
So I headed to my local Tesco to buy a twin pack of Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers. The burgers are marinated chicken covered in a southern fried breadcrumb and come with a bun and a sachet of peppered mayo. They are super quick to cook, and can be eaten alongside a whole range of toppings and sides as part of a balanced meal. Not to mention that they are also very tasty and the kids love them, even my fussy 6 year old!
So one typically Sunday, we were heading off to our local National Trust Forest for the day. I knew we wouldn’t be back much before dinnertime, so this was the ideal day to try out our burger hacks. In the morning before heading out, I cut up cucumber, Iceberg lettuce and tomatoes to dress up our burgers. I also cut up carrot, cucumber and red pepper sticks to serve with some homemade roasted red pepper hummus I already had in the freezer.
I also made some of my homemade coleslaw but substituted the onion for spring onion to make it a little more child friendly. With all the sides and toppings prepared we headed out for the day to do some outdoor Winter activities.
When we got home it was already dinner time. We had to get everyone in doors, wellies off and cleaned up, kettle on (most important) and get dinner on the table as soon as possible for us and 3 very hungry children.
The kids all love a help yourself dinner, or ‘helpey selfie’ as Isla calls it. So I decided to chuck everything on the table and let the kids get creative with their burgers choosing their own toppings and sides.
We popped some water on to boil and cooked some corn on the cobs. Whilst they were cooking we set the table and got out all the vegetables and salad stuff that I had prepared earlier.
The burgers were the last thing to cook, taking only 90 seconds in the microwave! We toasted the buns so they were a little crispier. That was it, our family dinner on the table in just a few minutes.
As you can see if was a big hit, empty plates all round, and a lovely end to a busy weekend.
So why don’t you head down to your nearest Tesco’s and make Rustlers one of your quick fix family meals.
Disclaimer: This post is an entry for BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, sponsored by Rustlers