AS we're sure all mums will agree, cooking something that every member of your family will enjoy is a near-impossible task – which is why we always have ready meals as a back-up.
But when you have 16 mouths to feed, even bunging a frozen dinner in the oven is still a total faff – as Australian mum Jeni Bonell recently revealed.
Jeni 51, and her husband Ray live in Queensland, Australia and have seven daughters and nine sons between the ages of 31 and six.
On Wednesday night, the mum posted a photo of what a typical mid-week dinner looks like for the super-size family on Facebook.
Along with a ready-made lasagne, the mum also bought a pre-made salad from the supermarket.
She captioned the post: "There’s nothing wrong with NOT ‘making everything from scratch'.
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"If it’s good value, tastes good, saves time, fills bellies,then it’s ok with me."
But in order to feed the whole family, Jeni had to buy FOUR kilos of the pre-made lasagne.
Although the box says the "family-sized" lasagne will feed 10, Jeni says this just isn't the case in her household.
She added: "I'd say to get a good serving it's more like six serves, especially if you are serving teenagers or adults."
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"I love having a few of these in the freezer," one parent replied. "Good on days where too tired from work to cook but still have to parent."
"It's too time consuming to make lasagne so frozen it is. I've also bought bagged salad several times," another added. "I don't need a whole head of lettuce. It would go bad with two people. Love the convenience."
Previously, Jeni gave fans a glimpse inside her whopping weekly shop – including 72 eggs, 36 litres of milk and 30 chicken drumsticks.
What's more, Jeni also has to buy 1.5 KILOS of spaghetti to make a bolognese as well as 1.5 kg of beef mince and 700 grams of own-brand pasta sauce.
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