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Straw poll please regarding food for bronze D of E

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fishfortea Wed 01-Jul-15 21:56:59

DC is doing bronze D of E over night hike this weekend. DC's group have decided to take cooked chicken for their evening meal (chicken, pasta and a sauce). I am really concerned that they are taking this, there is no refrigeration or talk about how they re going to keep it cool. 1 child is going to cook it and keep it refrigerated till Saturday morning but it will be in their back pack from 8 in the morning till at least 6pm.

Am I just finding something to stress about or would you be telling your DC not to eat said chicken?


TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Wed 01-Jul-15 22:02:20

We advise the pupils in our school not to take any meat a at all. We also advise taking things that won't need to be cooked.

HettyD Wed 01-Jul-15 22:02:43

Having just staffed DofE the best students were having straight forward food like 'pasta'n'sauce', one group had baked beans and mini sausages, bacon is usually another great one but I have to agree, in this heat I would steer clear of cooked or raw meat. Maybe if they can keep it with a cool block??

fishfortea Wed 01-Jul-15 22:06:48

I did think about a cool block but still would be concerned in this heat. I have just shown my DC the last 2 posts and they have agreed not to eat the meat if the others still insist on bringing it.

penny13610 Wed 01-Jul-15 22:11:12

Mine take curry in a foil bag, not homemade. Like tinned food but with low weight packaging. Can be eaten hot or cold. Look in Ethnic shops for the best variety. Just like the fancy trekking food but half the price and some really tasty options.

FishWithABicycle Wed 01-Jul-15 22:22:46

Vesta freeze dried ready meals that can be boiled up with water - less weight to carry as well as safer.

fishfortea Thu 02-Jul-15 20:14:01

My DC has just told me that the teacher in charge asked for menus and their group wrote chicken noodles and veg. My DC thinks the teacher has mistaken the chicken and noodles as chicken noodles.

I have told my DC not to eat the chicken but have included a dolmio stir in pasta sauce. Job done and no stress or worry. Am a little surprised they are taking veg too!

LIZS Thu 02-Jul-15 20:28:45

Ds wasn't allowed to take anything that needed refrigerating nor instant noodles etc. He took vacuum packed filled pasta and Dolmio stir in sauces.

Knottyknitter Fri 03-Jul-15 07:37:26

Bronze is one night. If they take the chicken cooked and frozen it'll be fine.

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Wed 08-Jul-15 21:24:03

Whether it would be OK or not (I'm doubtful if it's a hot day) I'd say it's not in general a good expedition food, so isn't really appropriate. If you want some protein then canned tuna or spam is the way to go. And absolutely don't put cool blocks in, whole point is not to carry stuff you don't need!

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Wed 08-Jul-15 21:24:53

Didn't mean to say spam but I guess its an option!!

fishfortea Thu 09-Jul-15 20:32:27

In the end my DC took a Dolmio sauce and a Pepperami and had that with her pasta, she said it was rather nice and would like it at home sometime! the rest of the group took the chicken and kept it in a cool bag all day.

Groovee Fri 10-Jul-15 23:23:08

My daughter took pasta and dairy lea cheese. She wanted something hot for the morning so took maggis noodles.

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