My dd's only started having packed lunches last term as I've always insisted on school dinners. However they've finally persuaded me to let them have them from now on, but they've never had them in the winter before. I don't like the idea of them just having a cold meal, so wondered about sending them in with soup or pasta maybe in a flask. I've been keeping my eye's peeled for a wider flask that you could put say pasta in, but haven't seen anything like this, does such a thing exist?
I'm also not to sure if I'm going to give them food poisoning if the hot food is sitting in a flask all morning, will it be safe? will it still be hot? Am I being too ambitious or should I just stick to soup and a sandwhich? What else could I give them?
They do bowl-shaped flask things in Robert Dyas and TEscos. The capacity isnt huge, but they are better than eating from a normal flask! Robert Dyas has 3 for 2 on school stuff like that at the moment.
Noodles, soup, pasta, couscous, sausages and mash?
don't forget to address the peers factor. I used to get ribbed something awful for bringing in hot pies or a flask of soup etc. made me stand out and all I wanted was a Kraft Singles sarnie on white fluffy bread like my mates!!