|Cam, flopped on the sofa after a day at school and two hours of revision |
I expanded the family rule of "When someone has a birthday, they choose what the family has for supper", to "When someone has a birthday or does an exam, they choose what the family has for supper". Tonight we had Olivia's choice of beefburgers (nice, juicy quarterpounder steak burgers from Waitrose), oven chips, and rather specifically "carrots cut like coins, not sticks". Very nice. I don't often cook burgers so this felt like the treat it was meant to be. Much ketchup was applied.
Cam's choice, which we are having on Friday, is lasagna, garlic bread and sweetcorn. I don't often make a lasagna as it feels like too much faff at the end of a long day, so again this will be a special treat. I love how both their choices are simple, slightly retro and not at all the sort of thing I normally cook.
My contribution has been to make them orange-scented buns for after school - I think they definitely deserve a sweet treat this week.
Do you have any exam rituals in your house? Any pre- or post-exam food favourites? Personally I don't really care what I eat after an exam as long as I have a big breakfast involving oats and bananas for breakfast beforehand.