With children that are picky eaters we're always on the look out for fun ways to get the kids trying new food and now that both children are having dinners at school at least part of the week it gives us the opportunity to have a taste testing supper occasionally. Lidl one of the UK supermarkets often has fabulous deals and this week is no exception with a French Week.
With a huge range of traditional French food from Escargot to Cidre with most of the weeks selection sourced in France it's a budget friendly option for getting our kids to try new food.
Taking T with me on a shopping trip we browsed through the selections of different French Breads - baguettes, brioche, sandwich baguettes and croissants deciding that a French Baguette baked in store would be great for our French Family Supper. Along with a pack of Pain au Chocolat - something that the kids haven't tried before but I know that they would love we moved off to the deli selection.
Now neither of my children love cheese or meat but getting them to try new things I hope that I will find something that they will like - from the cold meats we picked up Salami with walnuts and Salchichon with Hazelnuts. I love French cheeses and finding a mixture of Brie, Blue Cheese and Goats Cheese I went for the creamy goats cheese smooth on the palate and I thought most likely to be tried by the kids.
As well as our little French Supper there were canned good like Potato Gratin and Casoulet and Frozen meals and accompaniments at incredibly low prices perfect for trying some new food with the family or bringing a taste of France to the table.
To finish the meal there are a selection of different desserts to try - from Tarte's and Madelines to Mousse du chocolat - well you can guess what we went for - a Chocolate Mousse, something that neither J or T have been willing to try in the past.
For my husband and myself - there were a selection of different Cidre's, Wines and Cassis to sample - a french Cidre being a refreshing drink to go with our family supper.
We set out our French Family Tasting Supper and the kids for under £10 tried a variety of French food and discovered some new favourites - Pain au chocolat and Goats cheese will be added to our shopping list regularly. Pop along to Lidl this week and put together a quick French Family Tasting Supper to get the children and you tasting new foods whilst stocks last.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lidl.