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What does your child use to carry their cookery ingredients?

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Sunnymeg Sun 22-Sep-13 09:49:21

Or food technology ingredients if we need to be precise! DS Year 7 has FT the same day as PE and will have to carry his PE kit to the lesson along with the FT stuff and his rucksack. This is because FT is his last lesson and they are not allowed back in the form room after last lesson to collect their PE kit! PE Kit will fit in rucksack, but son says it makes it too heavy for his back. In my day we all had to have baskets for cookery, but I have no idea what is used these days. Also do they still need to take their own tins and utensils? Before I load him up like a pack horse I need to know what he needs.


minesawine Sun 22-Sep-13 11:29:06

My DS has to take the ingredients and a container to bring the 'delicious' cooked food home. Everything else is supplied for the school. He takes it in a carrier bag or his rucksack, depending on how many ingredients he is using. He is allowed to store his ingredients in the food tech lab, which is helpful.

creamteas Sun 22-Sep-13 12:17:03

Mine just took the ingredients in a big tupperware box.

DS1 started by putting the box in his rucksack, but on one occasion managed to not seal the lid of the golden syrup container and it leaked all over everything grin. After that all FT ingredients always went into a separate carrier!!

MrsShrek3 Sun 22-Sep-13 12:32:19

ds1 had the FT and PE on the same day last yr too. He took the ft stuff in lare box suitable to bring his food home in, ingredients went inside the box to get there (school often provide eggs so you dont have to transport them) and took it in a separate bag - a shopper he got in the Orange phone shop so cool enough apparently hmm
PE kit went in his rucksack and the trainers or boots in a small boot bag alsi in rucksack. It turned out they could leave the food tech stuff in the FT room fridges or cupboards for the day so he just called back in there on his way out of school at the end of the day.

BackforGood Sun 22-Sep-13 14:27:43

My cookery basket that I had hoarded kept from when we were all at Secondary school grin

Everyone was very jealous of her!

crazymum53 Sun 22-Sep-13 15:22:01

Large supermarket re-usable bag for food tech ingredients.

monikar Sun 22-Sep-13 16:02:03

A 10p bag for life from the supermarket here smile .

Sunnymeg Sun 22-Sep-13 17:29:56

Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I will pack it all in separate containers, inside a large Tupperware box and put it in a carrier bag. I just hope he manages to keep the finished product the right way up!

MiddleRageSpread Sun 22-Sep-13 18:24:40

Sugar, flour etc measured out into those sealable sandwich bags, butter wrapped in foil, egg in a tiny tupperware, the whole lot packed into a tupperware box (which can accommodate the final product) and put in school rucsack.

MrsShrek3 Sun 22-Sep-13 18:43:23

middleaged has it right. if you weigh and put in bags, they can ditch the bags rather than bringing a pile of little boxes home wink

PractialJoke Sun 22-Sep-13 19:05:08

Yes, like MiddleRage says. DS1 also has to carry his PE kit with him all day, but they can drop off the cooking ingredients at cooking classroom before form and collect the finished product at the end of the day, so that doesn't have to be carried all day.

MrsShrek3 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:29:05

sorry for nn error middle blush

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 22-Sep-13 19:35:48

Can't he just bring his PE kit home the next day instead

I'm so glad we won't have to provide ingrediens for dds Food & Nutrition lessons

NoComet Sun 22-Sep-13 20:40:32

Jute reusable shopping bag and a roll of gaffer tape.

DD had to get a very impractical and heavy casserole home, with it's lid still on.

I do still have my cookery basket, but it lost it's handle and spent years strapped to the back of my bike after I gave up cooking.

Sunnymeg Sun 22-Sep-13 20:53:56

DS isn't allowed to leave PE kit in school, not even when he has PE on two consecutive days. Very annoying I must say! I might use bags rather than small containers, so thanks for that idea.

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 22-Sep-13 20:57:11

How strange. These schools do have done strange rules. Not allowed to leave kit in school but not allowed to collect it at the end of the day

Saying that dd does bring her dance kit home every night soni can rinse the leotards through but she could leave it there if she wanted.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sun 22-Sep-13 21:38:26

A Tupperware type box with a click-snap sealing lid. In a plastic carrier bag.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sun 22-Sep-13 21:46:02

We have some small plastic lidded pots that we use to send liquid ingredients in. He hasn't often had to take in an egg, but when he does, we break it at home and empty the contents into a pot. Also yogurt etc.

Dry ingredients go in ziplock bags or in the packaging they were bought in. So if one of them needs 100g of pasta, I'll buy a 500g bag, remove 400g into a container at home, then reseal the packet with the 100g left in for them to take to school.

Lottie4 Mon 23-Sep-13 14:20:08

Depending on what they are making, my daughter takes her ingredients wrapped up in foil or in little Tupperware containers, which are placed in a tin, Tupperware container or the item the food will be cooked in. She carries it in a plastic bag and they are told they can leave it all in the DT kitchen before registration. My daughter is told if she needs to take a particular item in for the food to be cooked in. Otherwise everything is supplied.

In them they may get lockers, at which time he could leave his PE kit in it the day before, to save having to walk in with everything.

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Mon 23-Sep-13 14:23:01

We used to have to take a basket to school
Tupperware/oven dish inside for finished item

Everhopeful Mon 23-Sep-13 15:11:05

Don't know what they have to do for FT and can't remember what I did (too long ago, too old blush). DD hasn't had that yet - they seem to be starting with Resistant Materials in DT at her school. However, I've read MN before and have armed us with umpteen small Tupperware type boxes for the ingredients and I do remember bringing my creation home in a plastic box of some sort, so that's probably what she'll get. I nursed it on two crowdy buses too. Special basket? Get you!

ThreeBeeOneGee Mon 23-Sep-13 19:09:52

So today, DS1 (Y9) brought home sweet & sour tofu. Mostly liquid sauce with some vegetables & tofu in.

He did food tech first thing and there was no room left in the school fridges, so he carried the finished product around all day and 1.5 miles home. In his bag, on its side! shock

At some point during the day, one of the lid snaps became unsnapped and the container leaked slightly. What saved the day was that it was in a different section of his rucksack from all of his books.

Despite the fact that it had been at room temperature for 6 hours, we ate it anyway. I did simmer it for 20 minutes first though. grin

sonlypuppyfat Mon 23-Sep-13 19:20:23

My DS school is the food graveyard I've never had anything edible back

Scholes34 Tue 24-Sep-13 09:36:39

For some reason over the years I saved all my 35mm film cannisters. These are excellent for the odd tsp of herbs, or salt, or oil, or sugar, etc. Also the Avent milk bottles are superb for any liquids.

All the ingredients go into a smallish jute bag for life, with a large enough base for a dish to be held flat. I have been known to cycle down to school to meet the DC when they've had FT followed by a match after school to save our tea being taken off to the sports field.

creamteas Tue 24-Sep-13 13:27:50

to save our tea being taken off to the sports field

I had 4 DC who all did 2 years of food tech, and not once did anything ever come home!

It was always eaten either lunch time or on route.....

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