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My menu for work is a bit bland/monotonous would anyone help liven it up a bit?

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Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 20:32:47

& is a bacon sandwich once every 11 days or so a very bad thing for an under 5?

This is what we have:
Lunch:Scrambled Eggs & Toast; Chocolate pudding
Tea:Mince, mash, with carrots & peas
Lunch:Cheese & Potato Pie with beans Ice cream, gingernuts & banana
Tea:Rice, fish with peas & sweetcorn
Lunch:Scampi, salad Fruit and Custard
Tea:Pasta with cheese,ham,broccolisweetcorn
Lunch:Beans on toast, salad Rice Pudding & peaches
Tea:Fish Pie with leeks & peas
Lunch:Pasta with cheese & tomato salsa Fruit charlotte
Tea:Toad in the Hole, with carrots & broccoli
Lunch:Chicken Nuggets, salad Trifle
Tea:Cold meat, chips & beans
Lunch:Pizza Toast, salad Profiteroles
Tea:Poached salmon with carrots & green beans
Lunch:Fish Fingers, broccoli & cauliflower Fruit Flan
Tea:Cowboy casserole
Lunch:Rice, prawns, peas, sweetcorn & raisins Fruit and ice cream
Tea:Baked potato & cheese, salad

It has been the same for months - I guess I am being picky rather than the children being bored (iyswim)

They have cereal & fruit or toast & jam for breakfast but I am thinking about adding beans or egg on toast (which stuffs up lunches - unless I only give them that choice on appropriate days) or maybe pancakes
They have fresh or dried fruit for snack or creamcheese & crackers or occasionally cake
They always have yogurt after tea

It is a nine day rota so if I add stuff I either need to remove stuff or make it 11 days

jellyjelly Wed 26-Aug-09 20:56:54

What is cowboy casserole.

Have you thought abut a chili, couscous, quinoa and other grains as well as maybe.

Sweet and sour

Spag bol.

Spanish omlette

chickpea curry or something with it.

Falafells in pitta - easy to make and cheap too.
soup

All easy to do and tasty.

Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:02:27

Cowboy casserole is sausages, fried onions, beans & pineapple

Hmm Sweet'n'sour chicken is nice with noodles

Soup is never a major success due to the inability to feed themselves with it

Spag bol is a favourite but do I already have too much pasts on there?

We used to do couscous but the children went off it - I might try again

What is Falafells?

Spanish omelette might go down well - but do we have too much eggs/cheese already?

vbusymum1 Wed 26-Aug-09 21:04:45

Sounds nice, my DCs would like all that and I don't have 11 meals in my rotation so I don't think anyone would get bored.
Would it be too difficult to do wraps and let them help themsleves to fillings ? Unless they have really big appetites I don't think you need to add anything at breakfast.

Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:13:06

Well I feed from 4m (against my better judgement) up to 11 so I think folding their own might be a bit much & too much choice at one meal is a bit complicated with 9 children at the table (but that could be because I am a bit lazy)

vbusymum1 Wed 26-Aug-09 21:20:25

No one who feeds 9 children up to three times a day could be classed as lazy grin

Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:23:33

That is just the under 5's, I also have over 5's for breakfast & tea plus staff who need feeding too

But you can see why easy is best

bloss Wed 26-Aug-09 21:29:44

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Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:34:43

Salmon rissoles sound nice

We have lots of salmon is there a reccommended amount I wonder

Chicken thighs sound nice do they come without the bone?

Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:36:11

Can't really eat off the bone with my age range.......but like the idea

Eggy bread for breakfast? Or maybe as a side dish for something bacon-y?

Katymac Wed 26-Aug-09 21:51:02

Pizza?

Oh maybe I'm not in the mood tonight

Thanks for everyone's help

bloss Thu 27-Aug-09 06:53:13

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Katymac Mon 31-Aug-09 20:14:13

Sorry Bloss, I kinda went on holiday blush

I will be looking at the menu again over the next few days

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