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When I asked DS what he had for lunch at school yesterday, he answered, "Lapin"

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MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 08:13:34

and even DD was not at all phased at having eaten a bunny for lunch.

What is next? Escargot?

And, how do I go about getting an invitation to have school dinners too?

Portofino Wed 23-Sep-09 08:58:28

I think the school lunch menus here are fantastic - sole meurniere etc, chicken curry and rice, roast pork. And you should see the crap they serve in our work canteen. Gratinated endives! <<boak>> I am very envy.

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 09:09:02

The cook for the school also prepares the meals for the retirement home, they get the same meals.

Sometimes they have bread and cheese as a dessert

Gratinated endives? Isn't that salad?

Prunerz Wed 23-Sep-09 09:10:32

envy
Amazing!
I am cooking rabbit tonight.

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 10:07:12

I have never cooked it, is it easy to do?

DH pulled a face when I mentioned it.

Prunerz Wed 23-Sep-09 10:15:56

Yes - I make a stew. You need to do it on the bone, really, big pieces. Bunny Bourguignonne is lovely grin
It's more like chicken in texture when cooked. Different flavour though.

Prunerz Wed 23-Sep-09 10:16:38

That should be Bourguignon, shouldn't it. Le lapin?

PinkTulips Wed 23-Sep-09 10:17:29

envy

sounds yummy

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 10:23:24

That sounds delicious. Not sure of the correct spelling, my French grammar is quite bad, we have just started learning the different ends of adjectives depending on m/f.

English is so much easier. The. No le/la worries.

BriocheDoree Wed 23-Sep-09 12:12:44

I like to stew it with cider and mushrooms (and a bit of cream is nice too). Serve with fresh parsley.
Both the kids love it! (I remember DD at 18 months saying she was "eating BUNNY rabbit!"
I guess growing up in France stops you being finicky about your food!!)

tulip27 Wed 23-Sep-09 12:15:17

could he have meant la pan - bread ? Just a thought.

BriocheDoree Wed 23-Sep-09 12:19:42

Ooh, and if it comes nearly whole, like it often does in France, it's really good if you fry up the head/heart/liver etc. separately and use that to make some stock to add to the stew.
Must admit, the first time I got one, basically just skinned and gutted with it's eyes and front teeth still on, it did take me a little while to get used to the idea!!

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 23-Sep-09 12:26:15

Dead jealous. My dd doesn't have school lunch any more. Every day seemed to be chips, deep fried fish, deep fried meatballs etc. Give her a choice between my almost healthy packed one and the school deep fried one and I know which she would choose. The cost was ridiculous too. 10chf a day, not in my world.

meltedmarsbars Wed 23-Sep-09 12:27:51

He'd have said "du pain" if it was bread. grin

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 12:28:03

No, it was definitely bunny, he confirmed it when I asked.

They are definitely less bothered about where food comes from, they like to look at the markets. DS did kind of freak everyone when he stood at the butchers counter saying, "that there, that is pig. It is dead. And that is cow. It is dead too. And the bunnies there, they are dead. They are alllll deeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad"

I don't think I am quite up to skinning and dealing with innards, Brioche.

meltedmarsbars Wed 23-Sep-09 12:29:33

You can buy the rabbit skinned and jointed, and they are always gutted on the field because of whats in their innards.

I've always thought they look like cats when skinned.

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 12:31:25

Kreecher
You need to come to Suisse romande. Our school dinners cost chf 11 but are gourmet meals, 3 courses, always with salad or veg. They often have things like tarte aux pommes.

AuldAlliance Wed 23-Sep-09 14:58:21

DS1 (in France) has very sophisticated lunches, too.
I met the guy in charge of the council's kitchens, which also supply the elderly, and he was a real chef, with wide experience around the world.

DS1's menus are available online for the month to come, so that I can plan evening meals to avoid repeating what he had, and the meals are pretty well-balanced. Tomorrow is sauté d'agneau, printanière de légumes, fromage et fruits.
He eats stuff at school he'd never eat here, and is often so full after the starter and main course that he doesn't want dessert, an unheard of state of affairs at home shock.

AuldAlliance Wed 23-Sep-09 15:41:22

DS1 (in France) has very sophisticated lunches, too.
I met the guy in charge of the council's kitchens, which also supply the elderly, and he was a real chef, with wide experience around the world.

DS1's menus are available online for the month to come, so that I can plan evening meals to avoid repeating what he had, and the meals are pretty well-balanced. Tomorrow is sauté d'agneau, printanière de légumes, fromage et fruits.
He eats stuff at school he'd never eat here, and is often so full after the starter and main course that he doesn't want dessert, an unheard of state of affairs at home shock.

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 15:48:17

That is wierd, AuldAlliance. How did you manage the double post 40 mins apart?

We are lucky if they remember to put the menu up on the school notice board so the DC do sometimes get the same thing twice. They then always say that the school dinners was better. Hmpf.

AuldAlliance Wed 23-Sep-09 15:53:55

Baby brain, Mme Lindt. Or gremlins.
No idea, TBH!

DS1 came home yesterday, saying he'd discovered that nectarines were delicious.
But only at school.

BriocheDoree Wed 23-Sep-09 16:25:07

Even DS's Halte-garderie meals have starter, main, cheese or fromage blanc and fruit for pudding!

BonsoirAnna Thu 24-Sep-09 11:16:42

Yes, I had escargots for the first time at my own school canteen!

BonsoirAnna Thu 24-Sep-09 11:18:10

DD has des gumes for lunch at the canteen...

moondog Thu 24-Sep-09 11:20:51

God, every time I am in France with my family, I love checking out what is for lunch on the lists posted outside my nieces and nephews' schools.
Bloody great.

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