School Lunches – Easy as 1, 2, 3 ! or is it…..???

THE SHORT VERSION You are busy enough aren’t you? So here’s the short of it – grab a copy of this table and get your child to pick from 1, 2 & 3 and please (for your sake) make them make their own lunch NOTE: Because of allergies most school policy is NOT to bring…

…and we’re back!

Just like that summer’s over & we’re back.  Back to school, work, sport and routine!  Today the ‘Evening Echo’ has published a couple of recipes from my second cookbook ‘Enjoy!’ along with some of my ‘tips’ for back to school.  I did some work on a school lunches table a few years ago which can…

School Lunches

Year on year the same resolution – ‘the kids will make their own lunches’ – but it never happens.  Until now!  I got organised and put a system in place and it’s working.  The greatest balker is of course the eldest who has been getting away without making his school lunch for 12 years now…

School Lunches

Yes, it’s that time of year again and I’ve dispatched the eldest two children back to school today.  The other four will remain at home until Thursday so I’m easing myself back into the lunch-making. I’ve yet to meet a parent who doesn’t despair at this chore and last year I put together ‘School Lunches –…

Pitta Pizzas

Still on the topic of school lunches today I’m sharing a standby that goes down particularly well with my boys.  Pitta pizzas.  Great served hot at home for lunch or an anytime snack but equally good cold in the school lunch box.  The nice thing about pizzas is that you get to choose the toppings you like and for…

School Lunches – The definitive guide

The one thing more annoying than making school lunches is to have said school lunch make its way home again uneaten. Introduction / Reality Check The best case scenario will be that the child makes their own lunch but in my experience (10th year X 6 school lunches) this seldom happens. When I started to…