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Ross Microfibre School Shorts

Microfibre School Shorts available in 8 classic colours online at Made For School.  Buy some today.
Ross Microfibre School Shorts

Looking for comfortable school shorts for girls and boys? Then look no further than our Ross School Shorts. Made from microfibre, these comfortable shorts repel water and resist creases so you have one less battle on your hands every day.

Our Ross Microfibre school shorts come in a range of colours so whether you’re after brown school shorts, red school shorts, royal school shorts or black, bottle, maroon or navy school shorts our Ross has you covered.

Kids love nothing more than keeping treasures close at hand during the day so the zipped pocket will ensure their treasures are never far away.

There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable at all day at school. Our clothes are made for comfort and flexibility and our Ross school shorts do just that. All seams are safety stitched, and the hems are double stitched. The soft microfibre fabric and the comfort waist with drawcord ensures the kids are comfy in the classroom, or climbing a tree.

Our Ross Microfibre School Shorts are the perfect match for active kids. Just like kids, these shorts are flexible and are ready for adventure and learning. Jump online and discover our oss School shorts today.

RECIPE: Christmas Caprese Bites

These tasty little bites sum up Summer and are perfectly colour coordinated for Christmas.  These work well as a platter to take to your celebrations and are delicious lunchbox treats for when you’re in a Christmas inspired, energetic lunch box making mood.

Ingredients:

  • Grape or cherry tomatoes, washed
  • Cherry bocconcini
  • Basil leaves, washed
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Toothpicks

Method:

  1. Cut the tomatoes and bocconcini in half.  Cut the basil leaves into small pieces or better still start off using the smaller leaves.
  2. Grab a toothpick and stack a tomato, bocconcini, and basil.
  3. Pack them in the lunchbox or serve them on a platter.  Sprinkle with cracked pepper and keep in the fridge until needed.Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving.

You can also drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving if you like.

Natalie

Recipe: Christmas Toffee Crack

This easy to make and fast to disappear is a winner. You can make a batch to share at the next Christmas function or bundle it up and give them away as gifts. This is an easy recipe which the kids can help out with.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Packet of Saladas, you will use about ¾ of a packet.
  • 180g salted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (tightly packed)
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles to decorate or you can use nuts or slivered almonds

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a large baking tray, I use the griller tray, with alfoil. Spray the foil with cooking spray and then line the pan with the saladas.
  2. Place the butter and sugar into a medium sized saucepan over a low to medium heat. Stir until the butter has melted.
  3. Bring to the boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Once the mixture is nice and bubbly and has changed to a more caramel colour, remove pan from the stove and pour evenly over the saladas.
  5. Spread the mixture with a knife but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Move quickly before the toffee hardens.
  6. Place tray in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the saladas as it bakes.
  7. Remove from the oven. Place choc chips on top and allow to melt. Gently spread the chocolate with a knife.
  8. Sprinkle your decorations on top and place into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  9. Once the chocolate has set. Break pieces off the foil and place into an airtight container. If it isn’t eaten quickly, it should last for 1-2 weeks.

Happy Baking!

School Uniforms On Sale

School Uniforms On Sale

Need School Uniforms in a hurry and want to save money? Check out our range of School Uniforms On Sale at Made For School. We’ve got a number of items on clearance and reduced to sell on our On Sale page so whilst the prices may be cheap, you can expect the same exceptional quality Made For School is renowned for.

Our On Sale page is jam packed with our clearance lines so once they are sold out they are gone from our range. If you see an item you want, don’t delay as these products sell out fast! Whether you’re after some savings on school uniforms or after a gift for Uncle George, there’s something for everyone in this section.

Regularly updated, our school uniforms on sale are bound to tickle a nerve and keeps some extra dollars in your account. Visit the page today and discover the savings when they’re delivered to your desk or door!

RECIPE: No Bake Caramilk Slice

This slice is far too easy! It’s easy to make and easy to eat so be warned and share with a friend, make for a crowd or whack it in the freezer to enjoy over a few weeks with the family.

This recipe came from Just a Mum, who has some fabulous recipes and this one is no exception. Give it a try before the Caramilk disappears again.

Ingredients:

  • 250g packet of Arrowroot biscuits
  • 3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 2 blocks Caramilk, 155g for the base and the rest for the topping
  • 100g Butter Cubed
  • 395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

Method:

  1. Prepare a 25cm square slice dish or baking tin with greaseproof paper (I always give my tin a quick spray with cooking oil then line with paper so it sticks nicely) and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor roughly crush the biscuits (or pop them in a ziplock bag and bash them a bit with a rolling pin) to a fine crumb. Chop the walnuts in the food processor until coarsely chopped.
  3. In a large saucepan slowly melt together the chocolate, butter and condensed milk, stirring often to ensure it does not catch until butter completely melted and ingredients blended together.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add to this the crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and using the back of a large spoon spread it around and flatten mixture until it is completely smooth and packed tight. Put the biscuit base in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes while you prepare the topping.
  6. Place the chocolate in a medium sized microwave proof bowl
    Heat for 30 second bursts, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  7. Add the oil to the chocolate and combine well then pour over the cooled biscuit base. (The Oil is to prevent the topping from cracking!)
    Place back in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to set completely, ideally 4 hours.
  8. Bring to room temperature and then cut into small pieces and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Natalie

It’s a Halloween Thing!

It’s just a few days away but here’s an easy idea to create for Halloween with our Miller combed Cotton Shirt. We present Thing 1 and Thing 2:

Our soft combed cotton Miller is perfect for so many events at school and home. It loves shouting loud at sports days, keeping the kids comfy in the holidays and getting into the spirit of things for celebrations like Halloween and Book Week.

Our Miller is available in 5 vibrant colours so the possibilities are endless. Purple – Purple People Eater, Green – Oscar the Grouch, or Mike Kozlowski, Gold – Minion or Bananas in Pyjamas, Blue – Cookie Monster, Smurf. Or grab the red and the green and dress up as Mario and Luigi.

Jump online and buy one today!

RECIPE: Caramilk Blondies

We missed out on Caramilk in the last frenzy so when we saw it reappear we had to snaffle a few blocks to taste and bake with. We loved these blondies which were tasty with a cuppa in the afternoon.

Caramilk Blondies Recipe
Caramilk Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Blocks Caramilk, all chopped
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1 & 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a 20cm square baking tin.
  2. Put 225g of Caramilk and butter in a microwave proof bowl and melt in 30 sec increments. Stir occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric beater beat the eggs until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla. Drizzle in the melted Caramilk and butter.
  4. Combine the flour, salt and fold into the mixture until combined.
  5. Fold in the remaining Caramilk chips.
  6. Spread into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting and enjoying.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

Win your school uniforms order free

Win Your Order Free

Have the kids outgrown their summer uniforms? No need to worry. At Made For School you can shop school uniforms online 24/7 and we’ll ship them fast to your desk or door.

We’re super excited about the school holidays so we thought we’d have some fun and give away an order a week for free. There’s no hidden catch all you need to do is shop school uniforms online with us. Every order will have the chance to win so it doesn’t matter if you need a new wardrobe or a few school shirts, school shorts, skorts or skirts, you’ve got equal chance to win.

We will be announcing the winner each week so keep your eyes on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see if it’s you.

Enjoy the school holidays with the kids, head to the park or beach and skip the queues at the shops when you shop school uniforms online with Made For School.

RECIPE: Beef and Barley Soup

The weather has changed and winter is well and truly here!  If you’re after a heartwarming soup to warm you up on the sidelines this weekend or after a wholesome delicious dinner then this classic soup is just for you.  Pop it in the slow cooker and enjoy it this weekend.

Soup Recipes

Beef & Barley Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo Beef chuck steak cubed
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • small tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1 leek thinly sliced
  • 4 sticks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4-5 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup of barley, no need to soak this before using it
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 1 packet french onion soup mix
  • few pinches of mixed herbs

Method:

  1. Chop all you veggies and put aside for later.
  2. Put a 1/3 cup plain flour or less in a snap lock bag with some salt and pepper.  Put the beef in there and lightly coat in flour.
  3. If you have a slow cooker with a saute function then add some olive oil and brown the meat in batches.  If not, brown the meat in a fry pan.  Remove meat from pan.
  4. Add leek, garlic and celery to the pan and saute until just softened.
  5. Add meat, carrots, tomatoes, herbs, barley and cover with beef stock, you might not need the full litre.
  6. Stir through the french onion soup mix.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.  If the barley absorbs a lot of liquid then you can add some more beef stock.

Serve with warm crusty bread, delicious!

Happy cooking,

Natalie

Long Sleeve School Polo Shirts

Long Sleeve School Polo Shirts Online

Long Sleeve School Polo Shirts

The cooler days are just around the corner, so it’s time to add a sleeve! Our Lord Classic Long Sleeve Polo is available in 11 great colours there’s no need to be caught short this winter.  Shop School Polos online.

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