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crappy tinned hot dogs vs "real" sausages....

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lilolilmanchester Sat 02-Aug-08 23:53:26

Big party, shared between birthday children. Hot dogs are a big hit with kids of that age BUT:
i) at home, I only ever use good quality sausages from the butchers
ii) the other Mums involved in the party are keen to just have el crappo hot dog sausages.
iii) even if I get my way, no guarantee the cooker will work to allow me to cook the "decent" sausages.

So (ignore if vegetarian, there will be an alternative) would you be happy for your DCs to eat "crap hot dogs" as a one off? If not, how to I insure against the cooker not working when we get there???

QuintessentialShadows Sat 02-Aug-08 23:56:39

Dont worry.

When I lived out in India, the only meat I could find that my son (then nearly 2) would eat, was tinned german frankfurters.....
and chicken sausages.... (bleuuuurgh)

Although, how about Herta frankfurters? Yummy.

Ambi Sat 02-Aug-08 23:59:13

I hate em, but if the dcs like them why not?

lilolilmanchester Sun 03-Aug-08 00:01:09

Herta are probably the best of a bad lot. I don't mind as a one off, just realised my OP didn't really spell that out. My DCs eat well and lots of good stuff so happy for them to overdose on crap and sugar at parties. But know that lots of other parents don;t agree so am panicking a bit that some kids won't eat the el crappo hot dogs and therefore eat nothing.

nooonit Sun 03-Aug-08 08:36:27

By the way, Lilolil, you can get veggie hot dog sausages frozen in Tescos, Sainsburys etc.

Having said that, awkward DD1 would much prefer the plain roll!

misdee Sun 03-Aug-08 08:38:28

mine would happily eat a crap hotdog, over a sausage i na bun. i would prefer the sausage, but i am fussy about sausages lol.

gemmiegoatlegs Sun 03-Aug-08 08:41:13

oh no, i would never serve crappy hotdogs. You can buy the mini ones from the cooked meat bit in tesco and asda, they are not the wrinkly ones, they are more like hotdogs and they have a decent meat content

Love2bake Sun 03-Aug-08 08:43:36

I only ever buy good quality meat, free-range and organic as much as I can. So yes, I am fussy about what meat the kids eat.

Having said that, I would not mind them eating a 'crappy' (and they are totally) sausage from a tin, at a party.

I think you just have to accept, that kids eat rubbish at parties most of the time.

Chocolateteapot Sun 03-Aug-08 08:45:00

I'm not sure mine would eat hotdogs but would happily eat the roll. I wouldn't mind in the slightest that it would be hotdogs served.

DontCallMeBaby Sun 03-Aug-08 08:51:01

It's not that some parents will disapprove, therefore some kids won't eat them though, it's more likely:

- some parents will disapprove, and might look down on you (so what?)
- some kids won't like them, therefore won't eat them (they can join the likes of nooonit's DD, and mine for that matter, eating a plain bun)

I'd be inclined to go with the flow if I were you, especially given the unreliable cooker factor. I'd be disappointed for myself though, I like to snaffle cooked proper cooked sausages at kids' parties, but can't stand hotdog sausages!

PeaMcLean Sun 03-Aug-08 08:59:02

Do children actually eat savoury food at parties? I thought they just ate the cakes and crisps and had the rest on their plate for show.

Let them eat crap. It's a party.

GentlyWorryTheAnimal Sun 03-Aug-08 09:05:19

DD gets stomach craps 4 out of 5 times of eating the crappy ones.

I would let her for the party, but would know she would be miserable later.

lilolilmanchester Sun 03-Aug-08 11:30:53

thanks, will go check out the cooker. I'd feel guilty serving the tinned variety as I wouldn't choose to serve them at home.

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