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Kerri McLean

Cooking up a treat for fussy eaters in my family has been a challenge too far

Kerry McLean


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MEMORIES: Kerry and her  family outside the children’s school last year

MEMORIES: Kerry and her family outside the children’s school last year

MEMORIES: Kerry and her family outside the children’s school last year

Over the last few months, like a lot of mums and dads, I have had to spend more hours in the kitchen than I care to count. During lockdown and over the summer months I know lots of people who used their enforced time at home to expand their culinary capabilities and then post the evidence for all to see on social media. There were perfect sourdough loaves, impressively decorated cakes and buns, and I have watched on repeat the video of one friend who managed to perfect making a big scotch egg, so that when she cut into it, lovely golden, glossy egg yolk poured out. Yum!

I could say that I too have been enriching my family's diet with new and wonderful recipes, but that would be an out and out lie.

I have two very fussy eaters in my family of five and, rather than having to cook three different dinners, I admit that I generally cook one very large, fairly bland dish that no one can object to.