IT can be hard to come up with new and exciting recipes when you have kids, so imagine how tough it is to cook for 11 children.
Veronica Merritt, 36, from New York, who has over 100,000 TikTok followers, shared what dinnertime looks like in her household – and cruel trolls have slammed it as “prison food.”
Pregnant Veronica, who posts under @thismadmama, uploaded a video showing how she makes a pasta dish for her bumper brood.
She said: “For tonight’s dinner I decided to go with just a simple, meatless pasta with some sauce and some frozen veggies and some garlic bread.”
Veronica firstly cooked the pasta in boiling water, while adding 12 sticks of garlic bread to the oven.
After cooking the vegetables and adding a tomato sauce to the pasta, she then plates up the meal for her family.
People were quick to slam the meal – including criticising the quality.
One said: “Poor kids.”
Another added: “Looks like prison food.”
However, some defended her saying: “At least she feeds her kids.”
This follows her getting trolls saying she serves her children “low value foods.”
Veronica,who doesn’t use contraception, previously told Fabulous “it escalated quickly” after she accidentally fell pregnant with Victoria, now 21, while at school.
She also has Andrew, 16, Adam, 15, Mara, 13, Dash, 12, Darla, 10, Marvelous, eight, Martalya, six, Amelia, four, Delilah, three, and Donovan, one.
The mum revealed how she colour-codes her children and dresses them all in their own hue.
Speaking of why she dresses her kids in their own colour, Veronica said to Fabulous: “I don’t know why I do it, but I grew up watching Care Bears, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, etc.
“Characters are always colour-coded.”
While many people on Instagram love her idea, but others were not as convinced.
One said: “Do your kids like being colour coded? I’m sure I’d love it, but maybe not all kids would.”
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