"Eh?" said mamma cleaning out her ear wax. Had no one informed this child that his mamma was the world's number one terrible cook? Did he not know that grown men said a silent prayer and crossed themselves before sitting down to a meal cooked by her? Did he not know that people pour Digene into their glasses rather than water to be sipped accompanied said mamma cooked meal? Was this a challenge he'd set for himself? For mamma? Or did he assume that mamma's expertise in making jam sandwiches, cheese sandwiches and peanut butter sandwiches was an overall indication of her cooking skills?
But a mamma's heart is a soppy heart. And so it came to pass, that Mamma has been rising at the unearthly hour of pre-dawn to make the morning tea, and two two tiffins. The first, thankfully, is the standard snack of jam sandwich. Which is part of the fixed menu, until the next obsession floats in. Have I ever mentioned how the brat gets food jags and fixations? He ODs on one particular item for days until he sickens of it so terribly and doesnt touch it again for years to come. Chickabugawidcheez which was a daily item of ingestion a year or so ago has thankfully gone the same route. As has Kurkure. And Maggi Noodles. And Maaza Mango. His current hot favourites are Jam/Butter/Bread and Popcorn. Classic Salted. I'm not complaining about the Jam/Butter/Bread. It takes me all of two minutes in the morning, including 10 seconds of butter microwaved to spreadability. And edge cutting. What I quake at the knees about is the second lunch box. That of actual lunch. So far, in the past week since school reopened, the brat has taken, French Fries, Roti Sabji (with two rotis filled with sabji and made into rolls), Dosa Sabji, and Alu Paratha. I should bow before the humble tuber. Nonvegetarian stuff is not allowed. Or mamma would have unleashed the contents of the frozen meats section onto the humble tiffin box with burger patties, sausages and fish fingers. Five minutes frying. One minute packing. Voila.
Therefore, this humble request: Your easiest and simplest recipes for snack box items. Should be filling. The brat does not consider raw veggies and fruit lunch. Will be duly brought home unconsumed. All recipes will be personally tried by me and brat reactions duly reported, uncensored. Best (read easiest) recipe givers get truckloads of blessings from Mamma.