Bit complicated, dd1 starts school in Septmeber but will be going to dd2's nursery before and after school as they provide a drop off and pick up service. This means she will be having breakfast and tea with dd2 at nursery as I will be working full time initally and will be picking them both up at 6pm.
From what I can tell, tea is something hot, but small- for example beans on toast, pizza etc. This is because the nursery provide a home cooked hot meal at lunchtime. I could make dd1 a hot meal when she gets home from nursery, but that means she would be having breakfast, lunch, tea at 4pm then dinner at 6-7pm. Also, I think dd2 (who is a bit of a greedy guts ) would probably want another meal too, which would be too much food for her!
I was thinking about giving dd1 a main meal as her packed lunch (school does not provide school dinners)- for example, pasta with veg, couscous... then I run out of ideas. Also, I'm worried about her not having a 'proper' hot meal in winter.
WWYD? And if you went for the lunchtime option, what would you pack for her?
Don't forget you're going to have to be assembling this stuff everyday. You're going to have a lot on your hands. I dread having to make packed luches for ds (he only has them in the hols, when he goes to holiday club). But then I'm horribly disoganised and rather lazy
I batch cook [smug] macaroni and cheese and spaghetti bolognese and a couple of other pasta meals and freeze them those IKEA bowls and then I put them in a thermos funtainer. It is much easier than sandwiches I think.