It’s not just toddlers, trust me on this..
You THINK you’ve cracked the fussy eating stage, the highchair is no more, the bibs are begone and there is less need for protective floor coverings at dinner – only less, because grown men and ‘Taco Night’ still take some cleaning..
You’ve done it, you’ve gone from point blank food refusal to a constant “What’s for dinner!?” and the truth is – you’ve no real clue!
What IS for dinner?
Forget how much you should pay a housemaid, or where you can feed a family of five for AED 50 with a view of the fountains, it’s the ( third) hottest topic in housewife social ( media) history – Do you have a meal planner? what to feed them? why *are* you cooking 3 separate meals every evening? You DO *have* a meal planner? PM me, PM me NOW…
You are an independent capable woman, you run a household, have birthed and raised mini humans ( who are still alive ) , and everyday is a work day for a busy mum, whether on behalf of someone else or just at the beck and call of your mini me bosses. But those pesky mealtimes creep up don’t they? I mean , it’s not as if there are three of them a day at least, every day.. So why do they grab us by surprise so often? WHY don’t we have a freezer full of batched cooked dinners again?
Because, life kids and the universe conspire so, and why I have been thinking a lot lately about getting my brood in the kitchen. Teaching the teenager some much needed life skills, and her younger brothers some food and kitchen basics – more about leaving me alone to be honest, but with a deluded vision of them being able to cook for me one fine day
When Georgie of www.oscarandjemimas.com got in touch, I knew she was onto something. Along with business partner Karl – they have introduced an easy and brilliant new subscription based ‘ meal planner’ service that provides busy parents with a weekly shopping list, alongside clear and easy to follow recepes to feed four of you, PLUS a fab ‘ lunchbox’ option too ( and we all know what a headache those are week in week out )
With a love of everything food (and their gorgeous offspring, Oscar and Jemima), Georgie and Karl believe that the only diet one should follow is a well-balanced good old-fashioned home-cooked meal – and we are not going to argue with that..
So, we tried and tested, and I got my kids to cook, yes, it happened! They made a huge mess, we had ridiculous questions, and unwilling hand models – but we put Oscar & Jemimas to the test:
How it works:
- Browse the meal plan options available – 1 to 6 month subscription, vegetarian plan, lunch box plan and combo dinner/lunch plan.
- Select the subscription that suits you and your family best.
- Ensure that you check the subscribe to email newsletter block on checkout as this is how you will receive your recipes!
- Make your secure payment via PayPal.
- Immediately receive a welcome email (add us to your address book to ensure your recipes don’t go to spam!).
- Wait for your weekly recipes and shopping list to arrive in your inbox every Thursday.
- Shop, prep and enjoy!
So we went for it – we trialled a dinner dish from the current plan and a lunchbox ‘ favourite’ ( the plan being if they made it, they’d eat it at least ) *together * ( mum medal please )
We think Georgie and Karl have got a winner with this – Oscar and Jemima’s is a cost effective , super ‘ mum hack’ that will make meal planning *and* eating a little easier for families in Dubai and is a total win – monthly dinner plans start at just $15 a month for 5 weekly meal ideas, and the combo dinner and lunch ‘pack’ is just $20 – you can gift a subscription too , so sign up asap at www.oscarandjemimas.com and whilst you’re at it – gift all your friends too – I promise they’ll thank you for it – anything that get’s the kids eating fresh, home made grub – and interested in food? More please..