Mum-of-16 reveals clever dinner time hack that makes feeding her bumper brood a breeze

Mum-of-16 reveals clever dinner time hack that makes feeding her bumper brood a breeze

JENI and Ray Bonell pride themselves on “raising one of Australia’s biggest families”, but they really need to give themselves a pat on the back for ingenuity.

The Queensland couple, who are parents to 16 kids, regularly keep their social media followers updated on their mind-boggling grocery hauls, meal preps and family outings.

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Jeni and Ray Bonell revealed their military like process of getting dinner ready for their bumper brood of 16[/caption]

But this week, the couple craved breakfast for dinner, serving up scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans and toast for their hungry tribe – and according to Jeni, it took a whopping three dozen eggs to satisfy them.

In the family’s latest Facebook post, Jeni shared the cooking and plating process for her followers. 

“I’m cooking dinner. Bacon, eggs, beans and toast,” she began.

“I ask hubby to sort out the toast. Please butter and cut and put on plates. I turn around to find him ‘saving time’ by cutting it with the kitchen shears,” she laughed.

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The Queensland couple, who are parents to 16 kids, regularly keep their social media followers updated on their mind-boggling grocery hauls, meal preps and family outings[/caption]

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Ray revealed he uses scissors to cut bread as it’s much quicker than slicing every individual piece[/caption]

The play-by-play was accompanied by photographs of the finished product, and Ray’s time-saving scissors hack.

“10/10 for ingenuity. I still can’t stop laughing,” the mum from Toowoomba added.

Parents Jeni and Ray have 16 kids including Jesse, Brooke, Claire, Natalie, Karl, Samuel, Cameron, Sabrina, Tim, Brandon, Eve, Nate, Rachel, Eric, Damian and Katelyn.

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The couple say they are “blessed” to have so many kids[/caption]

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The couple regularly share insights into their hectic dinner times[/caption]

The family regularly share insights into their hectic life on Instagram and YouTube, with Jeni saying she’s ‘blessed’ to have so many kids.

This story was originally published on Kidspot and has been republished here with permission.


We previously shared inside the Bonell’s fridge including one shelf just for eggs.

And Jeni revealed her hack for feeding her kids “lunch” without plates.

Plus Jeni previously revealed what it takes to feed her family-of-18 including 21 pints of milk.