BEEN given a fiver’s worth of food to last a child a week? Let me Julian Cook, a sneering contemptuous pedant who defends the government at every turn, explain how:
Monday: Dry cheese sandwich
One delicious, filling meal that jumps out immediately is a hearty cheese sandwich on unbuttered white bread. Nutritionally balanced and full of natural goodness, this traditional British meal will provide your children with all the energy they need for the day. Throw in a banana, that exotic post-war treat, if they’ve been particularly well-behaved.
Tuesday: Jacket potato and beans
What’s next for our junior gourmets? A jacket potato with a tin of Heinz poured over the top. Tear pre-sliced cheddar into strips for an artisanal grated cheese. Flavourful and filling, a builder could work a whole afternoon on this so these little layabouts can have no complaint.
Wednesday: Carrot wrap and Soreen bar
By Wednesday it’s time to make use of that generous, government-funded loaf of white bread again, this time with an experimental delicacy called a carrot wrap. Simply curl a slice around the carrot and consume, ideal to eat on-the-go. Followed with a Soreen bar, because kids deserve treats.
Thursday: Pasta ’n’ Frube
Real pasta? They don’t know they’re born. When I was their age we only had spaghetti hoops. Boil the pasta, squeeze the tomato over it to recreate pomodoro sauce, and add the red berry and peach Frube for texture. That’s the kind of dish they serve to Kate Moss at The Ivy.
Friday: Apple surprise
Growing children need their five-a-day, so get a head start by providing three whole apples for lunch. If they don’t like it, encourage them to swap with wealthier kids who can spare a few of their curly fries. Learning how to network is essential if they’re ever to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.