Tuesday, 24 March 2009

F1 Dinner

Posted by Rosie

Ben asked me a couple of days ago if I would make him a racing car dinner from his favourite cookbook - Big Cook Little Cook and today I remembered to get the right rolls to do it. It's fun what you can make with a couple of rolls, some ham, cream cheese, cucumber, apple and some paper. Needless to say they gobbled it all up very quickly and then asked for more.

At lunchtime the boys have school dinners. In France children either have school dinners or go home for a meal; pack lunches are not allowed. The children all sit down together and are served the meal, eating together like a large family. These dinners are not the cheapest - €3.02 per meal but they beat anything I have seen in English schools. Each meal is three courses together with the obligatory bread to mop up the juices. Today they had tomato and egg salad followed by Beouf Bourguignon, petits-pois and carrots with cheese and fruit compote for pudding. Thursday it's carrot salad for starter, roast pork for main and chocolate cream for pudding. The food is cooked fresh every day by Madame R, the cook and uses seasonal fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

Simon and I, in comparison had a baguette and some paté. I wonder if we can sign up for school dinners?


  1. oh my, those dinners sound fabulous!! Maybe you could get your children to ask for doggy bags to take home! Yes, maybe a little dear but it sounds like it's worth it.

  2. Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. My kids have got that cookbook, I've made the pizza shield from it which was surprisingly yummy. Those school dinners do sound lovely, all I get usually is ham sandwiches and a cup of tea.

  3. ohhh to feast like kings...

    Whenever we holiday in France (my fav country by the way), we cant resist but eat every bread product going. hmmm bread, pain au chocolat, brioche, croissants


    LOL the word verification is recktm. ok so it isnt spelt correctly but it gave me a laugh can you tell I have had a V long day at work?


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