Monday, October 31, 2016

Exotic lunches

Bethany is the hardest to please when it comes to school lunches. The other two love bread rolls (BBQ chicken, cheese and mayo for Joss, cheese mayo and sweet chilli for Toby) but Bethany can't settle on a sandwich filling. Pasta and pizza scrolls will sometimes be acceptable and she loves to take soup in a thermos, but it's getting a bit warm for that.

I was excited, last week, when she said that Sydney had brought the yummiest thing for lunch. It did occur to me that it might be a bit exotic, Sydney being from Zimbabwe, and Bethany did start off with "Have you heard of..." which also made me worry.

"Have you heard of devon? You have it with sauce!" So, back to the 1980s we go.

Actually, I am reading a book at the moment with a character whose name is Devon. I know they don't eat devon in America, but I am still having a hard time getting over it. 


  1. I'm laughing at this! Devon! Yuk, but most kids do like it, I refused to let you eat it, who knows what it's made of... but if Bethany likes it - go for it!

  2. It looks very similar to our Bologna .

    1. Yes, that's what it is! So, imagine calling a girl Bologna!

  3. Gave visitors (Uncle Pierre) from Devon some when they visited once - don't think they were impressed. Just a joke!

  4. I may have convinced my husband to buy some devon and fresh bread last week for work lunches. I was all set to have a devon & sauce sandwich, but my colleagues informed me that we were going out for lunch, so it sat in the work fridge (ew!) until the bread was stale. :(