The kids are hungry; you're busy — make something good. My groceries-list always includes items like canned baked beans and canned pilchards.
We slept late on Saturday; had brunch, which lasted until late afternoon. Martie asked "what are we going to eat".
I opened one tin each of baked beans and middlecut – mackerel and emptied both in a glass mixing bowl added two eggs, some oat bran, chutney and chilli-flakes for extra flavour. Chillied baked-beans would also be nice.
Grabbed my hand-held food blender and worked the ingredients into a fine pulp.
Took my new baby-blue non-stick frying pan, spray-and-cook it and placed it on the stove to heat. Spooned of the mixture in the pan and smoothed it, when brown on the bottom side turned the cakes over.
Once brown on both sides, I removed it from the oven and served fishcakes, with tomato and cucumber slices. Martie enjoyed the simple, but healthy meal.
I often make fishcakes with pilchards in chilli-sauce, onions, some oat bran and eggs. My mother used to make 'bubble-and-squeak' from left-over Sundae lunch of weekdae dinners, by chucking the ingredients, eggs and flour in a bowl. She also made us fishcakes from pilchards.
Remember to rinse the head—and in particular the blade—of the hand-held food blender well to remove all food remains.