Friday, 21 June 2013

Little Birds Nest- #Hungry2Happy Challenge entry

This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs” You can find details here
This is another competition from Brit Mums, this time you need to come up with something quick and fun for the children to eat using Richmonds new mini meatballs. Although I did this last week as usual I'm posting on the very last minute.I really need to be more organised with blogging!
Little birds nest made with mini meatballs, this is what you will need:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Chop 1 large onion, 1 stick of celery and 2 cloves of garlic and heat in a pan for 2 minutes
  • Add 500g of passata and half a teaspoon of mixed herbs and leave to simmer for 10 minutes
  • While that is cooking put the meatballs in the oven and cook the spaghetti (or in my case if you send the husband shopping, linguine)
  • After 8 minutes take the spaghetti and meatballs out. Put the spaghetti on the place in a circle to create the nest. Put a dollop of sauce in the middle. Pop a couple of slits in the meatballs and push raisins for eyes (or you can use olives -again hubby when shopping apparently they don't do olives in sainsburys!) and a small triangular piece of carrot for beak.
  • Slide the celery behind the nest to create the branch.
This takes about 15 minutes to make and the kids absolutely loved it they ate it so quick and asked if they can have it the next night. They are really good eaters anyway and this is the first time we have got creative like this with food, we will definitely be making more fun things.

Yup- this is with mouthful!

I have a confession... I ate this myself! It was delish, I even put beaks on mine then though what the hell am I doing! I sat down to eat and the boys were going mad asking why my birds didn't have eyes!


  1. So sweet. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part