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To think this was quite a nice packed lunch I made for 20 month old.

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B4Beatrice · 20/04/2011 12:28

In brief, meeting relative for picnic yesterday. I said I would do food as she works part time so would be coming straight to park. I made our DDs both 20 months, a homemade scotch egg (very big) each and bough them a tub of strawberries to share.

Friend told me it was not an adequate lunch and that a sandwich is more appropriate??

Am I or her BU??

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colditz · 20/04/2011 12:29

Lacks starch, but as a one off ok.


5Foot5 · 20/04/2011 12:30

Sounds better than a sandwich. Did her DD eat any of it?


PanicOnTheStreetsOfLondon · 20/04/2011 12:31

I would have gone for sandwiches as well.

My DS loathes eggs so I wouldn't have been happy with that either.


FannyFifer · 20/04/2011 12:31

What if they didn't like Scotch egg?
Safer with sandwiches which are the usual picnic choice.


diabolo · 20/04/2011 12:31

Well I would be very happy if you presented me with that.

Don't put yourself out again!


HowToLookGoodGlaikit · 20/04/2011 12:31

I presume the scotch egg was made from homemade breadcrumbs ( so same as sandwich), eggs & good quality sausagemeat? Fine as a treat!


SacharissaCripslock · 20/04/2011 12:31

Sorry, but I do think yabu. That's not a very appetising lunch. A sandwich with the scotch egg and strawberries would have been tastier and nutritionally better I think.


Champersonice · 20/04/2011 12:31

Not sure my DD would eat the scotch egg but defo the strawberries! I think your lunch could have had a bit more imagination and more on offer imo. Especially for their age...


millie30 · 20/04/2011 12:31

I think she is being quite rude, if she was happy for you to provide the food and didn't give you any instructions about what she prefers her DD to eat.


PanicOnTheStreetsOfLondon · 20/04/2011 12:32

(although I would have wolfed it on his behalf and gone to buy him a sandwich)


HowToLookGoodGlaikit · 20/04/2011 12:33

If you have fussy kids, you should warn your friends in advance if they offer to make you lunch!


Champersonice · 20/04/2011 12:33

I wouldn't have moaned if I were your friend but would just have done what Panic said Smile


FriedEggyAndSlippery · 20/04/2011 12:33

I think it's fine - why does it always have to be sandwiches?

Regardless, how rude of her to say it was inadequate. If she's so picky specific about what her little darling must eat she should have made it herself.


usualsuspect · 20/04/2011 12:34

Sounds ok to me


FannyFifer · 20/04/2011 12:34

For picnic I would have a few different things for the kids as they like a few choices, so maybe veggies and dip, sausage rolls, sandwiches, fruit, and some crisps or cake.

What did you bring for adults?


sparkle12mar08 · 20/04/2011 12:35

I'd have loved it personally but my children would have hated it, sorry. It's rather unusual not to do sanwiches for toddlers I think.


SacharissaCripslock · 20/04/2011 12:37

I could really go a scotch egg now though!Grin


WorzselMummage · 20/04/2011 12:38

Sounds like a perfect lunch to me, my 2 would have gobbled it up !

I think she is being rude too. If she wanted sandwiches she should have made them herself.

My friends eyes popped out of her head when at about 10 months old my ds was eating a posh cheese and rocket sandwich in seedy bread yet now wonders why at 2.5 he'll eat anything where hers will only eat jam and peanut butter!

There are reasons why some kids are fussy.


sungirltan · 20/04/2011 12:38

my dd of 18 months would have been thrilled with that. she has sanwiches loads she'd haved liked the novelty


BertieBotts · 20/04/2011 12:39

That sounds fine, but my DS wouldn't have eaten any of it. However he would have been unlikely to eat a sandwich either unless it had one of a few very limited fillings.

Portion size overall sounds fine, but could do with a bit of variety. DS would usually eat a marmite sandwich, some pepper sticks and cucumber or carrot sticks, then maybe a fromage frais. Perhaps some kind of "crisp" thing as well like low salt (or not Blush) crisps or breadsticks or crackers.

For a picnic with a child I hadn't fed before I'd do lots of little things to pick at in case they were fussy.


Quenelle · 20/04/2011 12:39

It sounds delicious and more than adequate, but I would probably have provided more than one thing because you can never be sure what a toddler is happy to eat. I actually don't know if my 22 mo would eat a scotch egg.

On the other hand, I would not have been so rude as to criticise.


TragicallyHip · 20/04/2011 12:39

Ds is 21 months and doesn't really eat sandwiches so I would've been happy with that! Would have taken something else to snack on too tho, maybe hummus and breadsticks..


nickelbaalamb · 20/04/2011 12:40

surely at 18months they wouldn't know that a sandwich was usually picnic food?? Confused

I think it sounds great - it's got something from all the food groups, and if it was a big one, then it's filling, too.


Champersonice · 20/04/2011 12:41

But think we all want to know, did your friend's DD eat it??


Tolalola · 20/04/2011 12:41

Sounds fine, although I guess I would probs have gone for a bit more variety by adding some veg sticks, pita bread or cheese or something. My Ds doesn't like sandwiches, but would probably love a scotch egg, so to each their own.

If she didn't give you instruction as to what her child would eat, then it's really quite rude of her to criticise.

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