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#31 flowerrose

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE(ellemjaye @ Jan 31 2014, 04:34 PM) View Post

Oh wow, this thread!

My son gets
- muffin
- apple
- ham & cheese sandwich
- another piece of fruit or some rice crakcers depending on what's in my fridge/pantry

Every. Single. Day. ph34r.gif
there is no way in this world my brain would cope with making a gourmet lunch box with lots of variety laugh.gif


See, I'd walk to the fridge and it would be entirely in the lap of the Gods whether I had any of the above. Creativity is born of necessity of disorganisation in our house. wink.gif

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE(ellemjaye @ Jan 31 2014, 06:34 PM) View Post

Oh wow, this thread!

My son gets
- muffin
- apple
- ham & cheese sandwich
- another piece of fruit or some rice crakcers depending on what's in my fridge/pantry

Every. Single. Day. ph34r.gif
there is no way in this world my brain would cope with making a gourmet lunch box with lots of variety laugh.gif


LOL, this has been us for the past few years but last year I'd have one DD who would bring home a lunchbox that was very empty (all food binned) and the other, who hardly touched hers or took a bite and spoiled the food (and didn't have the inclination to bin everything to avoid the questions!). I was just getting sick of the food wastage and the feral attitude from them being hungry ph34r.gif

QUOTE(Windsor @ Jan 31 2014, 11:59 PM) View Post


Made the meatballs and some lentil patties to freeze. Can you freeze pikelets?


I assume so? I might try it this weekend!

QUOTE(flowerrose @ Feb 1 2014, 01:34 AM) View Post

See, I'd walk to the fridge and it would be entirely in the lap of the Gods whether I had any of the above. Creativity is born of necessity of disorganisation in our house. wink.gif


This is me too ... but having all the food pre cooked and frozen has been an absolute blessing! It takes less than 5 minutes to do both lunchboxes!

Kids are trying the couscous coated chicken pieces today - was a bit of a debacle to make so no idea how it will stack up today. Might just do chicken pieces instead next time!

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:08 AM

Try tossing the chicken in flour and paprika then frying in a dry pan. Makes them lovely and juicy.

Was thinking of doing pikelets with some maple syrup swirled on top before I flip them.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:20 PM

How'd you go with freezing the pikelets, Windsor? I made some, but they didn't last wink.gif

So, yesterday I tried making rollups - I used some peach mangos (slight smaller than normal mangos with a peachier taste) with a splash of agave nectar and a bit of lemon juice. I had them in the oven (70deg) for over 8 hours to try and dry them, but it still hasn't dried out. I think if I leave it much longer it'll start getting a bit icky ..?

Any ideas?

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:45 AM

Ended up doing cheesymite scrolls instead. Which were going great til I got distracted now the outsides are a little, ahem... crunchy.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

Yes you can freeze pikelets!

(except I'm lazy and buy the pikelets from Aldi for like $1 and freeze the packs of them ph34r.gif )
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

I *am* that lazy but now I'm also being tightarsed as my PPL has run out so it's homemade bulk carbs for school lunches all the way here.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:53 PM

J's kindy don't reheat anything due to OHS but his daycare centre didn't either so I'm used that.

I always feel like I send the same boring thing all the time! I bought him the nude food mini lunchbox to start kindergarten with but it's too small I think. Can fit a sandwich and squeeze yoghurt in the big part then an apple plus the little tub in the other side. That's ok but when I want to send more fruit its just not enough. The other day I put grapes in one of the tubs and it fit hardly any!

Bought the larger nude food for $7 at target yesterday (bargain!!) so now I can send two fruits plus other food like cheese/crackers etc.

I keep meaning to ask the kindy if they have a food guide. All that's been said is that it's nut free. I discovered on Christmas Day that he loves hard boiled eggs so I'd love to be able to send that. I hate lunchboxes!!!!
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