Tammie's chicken legs
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Tammie doesn't have chicken legs! But her recipe for baked chicken legs is a go-to when we have a crowd of kids coming.
It's so ridiculously easy we feel silly even writing it down, but try it, you'll love it! Take as many chicken legs as you need (we'll generally do 3-4 per child) into a deep baking tray and pour over equal quantities of tomato ketchup, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and then about a half quantity of oyster sauce. Stir it around so the chicken is coated, arrange in a single layer. Cook in a pre-heated 180C oven for 45 minutes or until cooked through, turning them over at least once. (You can marinate the chicken legs in the sauces overnight if you're organised - they taste even better).
We often serve these as a "pirate dinner" - discussed in our book, these are dinners where the kids picnic very casually - maybe outside, maybe in front of the TV, and we don't correct their manners at all. When friends and cousins come over, they always ask for "pirate night"!
tammie's tuna pasta
This simple recipe is a rite of passage as our kids reach teenager stage. It's one of the recipes we equip them with for when they're hungry and need to cook something quickly. Again, ridiculously simple...
Chop garlic and onion, cook in olive oil in a frypan until golden brown. Add tomato paste, a tin of tuna in olive oil (be sure to put some of the oil in), warm through. Stir through cooked pasta. Add salt, pepper and chilli to taste.