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Would you be happy with this as an after school tea?

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Waswondering Sun 06-Sep-09 20:19:13

About 4.30 pm:

Sardine sandwiches
honey sandwiches
Jam-sandwich cake (presume like Victoria sponge)
Chocolate cake, freshly baked
Plate of buns
Plate of mixed biscuits.

Hot chocolate to drink?


(For seven children to share.)


Georgimama Sun 06-Sep-09 20:20:03

Already had a cooked meal at lunch? Yes.

thirtypence Sun 06-Sep-09 20:21:05

I would question whether any child would eat a sardine sandwich when fresh chocolate cake was available.

It's all very sweet isn't it?

MaureenMLove Sun 06-Sep-09 20:21:13

Is this a one off or a regular arrangment?

trefusis Sun 06-Sep-09 20:21:30

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DebiTheScot Sun 06-Sep-09 20:22:01

That's a lot of sweet stuff.

Depends on what they've eaten for lunch. If a cooked meal then yes apart from there maybe being a bit much cake.

cyanarasamba Sun 06-Sep-09 20:22:10

Sounds wonderfully Famous Five.... am I close? grin

Personally I'd like to see a bit more fresh fruit & veg and cut out some of the sweet things.

slyandgobbo Sun 06-Sep-09 20:22:11

Is quite sweet. Could there be some fruit or vegetables? I am not sure that many modern children eat sardines but maybe that's just mine...

slyandgobbo Sun 06-Sep-09 20:22:52

Ah, it's secret seven, no doubt.

trefusis Sun 06-Sep-09 20:23:15

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FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 06-Sep-09 20:23:34

It sounds great and I am sure the kids will love it but there is too much pudding stuff imo.

Slubberdegullion Sun 06-Sep-09 20:23:52

It's VERY sweet.

Why all the cake?

Give them water to drink.

I can't remember the last time I ate a sardine sandwich, you might have more joy with tuna tbh.

Sidge Sun 06-Sep-09 20:24:02

No.Is it a birthday party or a meal?

If the former, maybe (but you're chancing it with sardine sandwiches).

If the latter then no.

Waswondering Sun 06-Sep-09 20:24:39

well done cyanara - it's Secret Seven! To be eaten in the shed.

Mother not in attendance, naturally.

Janet promised to wash up. (Peter didn't)

Janet handed all the stuff round (though Peter shared out the sandwiches).

It took them 10 minutes to eat it all up.

(Agree re shocking lack of fresh fruit/veg! grin)

Slubberdegullion Sun 06-Sep-09 20:25:13


<slaps self>

secret seven


hence sardine sandiches

double durr.

Blu Sun 06-Sep-09 20:25:23

I'd think 'Jamie Oliver and Enid Blyton are in the right jobs, respectively' wink


Lucky children - 2 sorts of cake - fab!

Waswondering Sun 06-Sep-09 20:25:33

Cannot imagine ds (6) EVER eating a sardine sandwich - tuna yes . . .

feedthegoat Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:06

Sandwiches wouldn't bother me if they'd had a proper meal but I would serve with cucumber, carrot sticks and tomato.

Sandwich fillings are a little unusual too unless you already know the children coming definately like them.

Blu Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:11

Oh, hang on, is it Arthur Ransome?

crokky Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:33

Lots of sweet stuff, but I wouldn't mind particularly occasionally.

However, the sandwiches are a little odd IMO. Do children drink hot drinks?

Waswondering Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:34

it was the fact the choc cake was "baked today" but the jam sponge thing wasn't.

Poor mother obviously had a busy day while they were all at school!!

slyandgobbo Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:49

They do sometimes eat a tin of pineapple in Enid B.
Cayanara thought it was famous five, i said secret seven!
<hops up and down childishly>

iheartdusty Sun 06-Sep-09 20:26:59

I don't know any children who'd eat sardine sandwiches. Unless you know they'll be eaten, how about Marmite or cheese instead?

quantities look great, but I'd serve water/juice instead of or as well as hot choc to drink.

Slubberdegullion Sun 06-Sep-09 20:28:02

It's constipationamundo though isn't it? grin

I hope they ate up a nice bowl of stewed plums for supper.

slyandgobbo Sun 06-Sep-09 20:28:04

roffle at people still advising on this.

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