For the past month my husband has been spending a large chunk of each week interstate for work, which means our weeknights have gotten just that little bit crazier with just me in charge! I’ve quickly learnt that the best way to avoid tantrums and tears (from me included) is to be as organised as possible when it comes to our dinner, bath and bed routine. I’ve started preparing our dinner earlier in the day (some days just after breakfast!) and have found this to be such a timesaver when the dreaded witching hour rolls around and both the boys start demanding to be fed. Last week with not much inspiration or ingredients left in the fridge and pantry, I turned to this classic Egg and Bacon Impossible Pie recipe which ended up being a HUGE hit with both of the boys.
I honestly thought I’d be lucky for them to eat just half of the small piece I dished up to them, when in fact they both practically inhaled the contents of their plates and demanded more straight away – which I happily obliged!
Their love of this recipe didn’t stop after their second course, when while distracted with our two year old, I turned around to discover his brother sitting on top of the kitchen bench helping himself to the rest of the pie – yep I’m raising a little piggie!
When they were eventually satisfied and moved on to playing Lego before their bath and bedtime, I finally sat down to my dinner (which had a bite taken out of it already) and had to agree with boys that it was pretty delicious and I may have also eaten another piece!
Do your kids demand food as soon as the clock ticks over to 5pm too?
Egg and Bacon Impossible Pie
- 5 rashers of short cut bacon
- 1 brown onion - finely diced
- 1 ½ cups of tasty cheese - grated
- ⅓ cup of self raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 sprigs of parsley
- Lightly grease a 5 cup capacity pie dish and preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- Dice the bacon and finely chop the brown onion before placing into a frying pan and cooking for 5 minutes over a medium heat until the onion turns translucent and the bacon begins to brown.
- Add the cooked bacon and onion to a bowl along with the grated cheese and flour and mix until all the ingredients are coated in flour before seasoning with a little salt and pepper.
- Scatter these ingredients across the base of the pie dish.
- In a large jug, whisk together the eggs and milk before carefully pouring it over the mixture in the pie dish and garnish with parsley.
- Place the pie dish into the oven and cook for 40 minutes or until it’s risen and it golden on top.
For more great easy family dinner recipe ideas, make sure you check out Family Dinners Made Easy – also available in a Thermomix version.