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Where can I get childs flask for hot packed lunches and any ideas for hot food to put in

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MagNacarta Wed 26-Aug-09 08:09:29

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?

AvadaKedavra Wed 26-Aug-09 08:11:08

I'd check with the school first as they may have some issues with hot soup/spills etc

Noodle based meals and stews would be lvoely and warming.

shigella Wed 26-Aug-09 14:45:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lucykate Wed 26-Aug-09 14:51:58

they do them at dunelm. we have one, but never used it for school. flasks are not allowed in packed lunches at my dc's school. all packed lunch food must be cold.

mustrunmore Wed 26-Aug-09 15:00:17

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?

StirlingTheTired Wed 26-Aug-09 15:02:06

Sainsbury's had some flasks and hot food flasks for children (not glass inside, just thick plastic). Quite cheap too.

My DS loves taking soup, especially in the winter smile

MagNacarta Wed 26-Aug-09 16:56:57

Hmm, I hadn't considered them spilling etc will have to think on.

shinyshoes Wed 26-Aug-09 17:06:56

To be honest the amount of 'food flasks' I have bought over the last couple of years is bloody ridiculous and I STILL haven't found one that has stayed hot until lunchtime.

Boiling hot water stays boiling hot but any food stuffs would be lukewarm at best.

AvadaKedavra Thu 27-Aug-09 13:46:16

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!!

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