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Do I win most strange tea given to my children and actually, nutritionally is it that bad? (they have had roast dinner at school)

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ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 16:13:28


Corn on the Cob
Garlic Bread
Bread and Butter


Apple and fig cake
Rice pudding

Guess who still can't get to grips with meal plans?

wasabipeanut Wed 01-Oct-08 16:15:14


I thought I did well yesterday with pasta with a sort of veg sauce, then toast with one half spread with hummus and one half with choc spread!!

nothot Wed 01-Oct-08 16:16:29

Heavy on the carbs but all food groups covered. That's all I can hope for on a good day.

ComeOVeneer Wed 01-Oct-08 16:17:27

Why garlic bread and bread and butter and noodles? Bit of a carb overload.

AnAngelWithin Wed 01-Oct-08 16:18:17

odd but fine!! they are fed thats the main thing!! mine had a sausage roll and buttered pasta the other day for tea!! (it was the last day before pay day though to be fair!!)

SpandexIsMyEnemy Wed 01-Oct-08 16:18:54

odd ball of things but hey ho!

eekamoose Wed 01-Oct-08 16:22:46

Is this what they had today? Its only just gone 4 o'clock.

I think the oddest thing about it is the time of day, rather than the content, tbh (although I probably wouldn't have bothered with bread and butter as well as the garlic bread and noodles!)

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 16:27:42

Didn't do the bread and butter as once I had servd up there was enough food already.

Kids just starting tea now and all happy. grin

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 16:28:39

And in my defence, they normally eat a lot better! Yesterday was lamb, mushrooms and tomatoes done in the slow cooker with mash and 3 different veg.

SpandexIsMyEnemy Wed 01-Oct-08 16:38:15

don't worry this here is 'ifits' dinners!

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 16:59:44

I actually feel quite upset that I can't get a handle on this. I can't afford to buy fish and meat for every day of the week, and don't think it is necessary either, but DD won't eat pasta or noodles, and I run out of ideas. I like to think DH earns okay money but with the price of everything going up it is hard to feed 5 of us at the moment.

castille Wed 01-Oct-08 17:03:04

I do meals like this when DH is not at home, kids love "leftover surprise"[grin

Explain this tea at 4.30 thing though - is that their last meal of the day? Nothing til breakfast?

noddyholder Wed 01-Oct-08 17:04:00

I do this when i have stuff to use up dp eats it too He calls it the monkeys tea party!grin

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 01-Oct-08 17:18:12

Mine are having falafels. Takeaway falafels I bought at 3am (I bought three more as the one I'd just had was so bloody good, wine was involved)

With a takeaway salad box. Lazy, nah?

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 17:29:47

I don't understand the problem with them having their tea at 4.30pm. They have tea between 4-5pm depending on what they are having and how long it takes me to make it. Very rarely they have milk/toast before bath time but they don't need anything else. They eat loads for tea.

castille Wed 01-Oct-08 17:43:01

Not a problem at allgrin just wondered if early eating means they need a late snack or not.

It's not something I've ever done - French DH means we have always eaten (too) late, French-stylee.

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Wed 01-Oct-08 17:46:42

Mine are hungry all the time and if they had to wait until Dh was home, well, they just wouldn't!

compo Wed 01-Oct-08 17:52:15

mine have tea btw 4.30pm - 5pm
never have a problem with being hungry
they go to bed at 7pm so dinner at 6pm would mean a bath on a full stomach

SammyK Wed 01-Oct-08 17:55:20

We have 'if its' tea sometimes too.

Kids eat here between 4 and 5 too. Me and DP used to eat with the kids but now I have a baby and 2 three year olds here for tea (I childmind), we wait and eat at 6 in peace. grin

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