The cherries are here! The cherries are here! There is nothing I like better than seeing big piles of cherries in the markets (besides maybe seeing big piles of peaches) in the late spring and early summer months. My kids? They could take them or leave them. Little nutters! Wyatt got some of the first batch in his snack on Monday, along with a few pita crackers. I halved them and popped out the pits because he’s not super great at eating them with the pits in yet and I wanted to minimize the mess at school.
This lunchbox is a perfect example of what you can pull together out of desperation if you have a well-stocked pantry. Tuesday morning dawned with an empty refrigerator. We had none of the usual lunchbox staples that I try to keep on hand. No tofu, no turkey or ham, no leftovers — nothing. The only fruit we had left was a small hand full of cherries and even the bread box was echoing. Gah! I seriously had to dig to find food but I don’t think I ended up doing too badly. I managed to dig up one single slice of bread, so I used that to make a jam sandwich (we have lots of jam on hand), then I found a pineapple fruit cup in the cupboard. The cherries were a no brainer. And then finally, I found a little frozen pizza tucked into a corner of the freezer. Phwew!
Augie’s lunch was packed entirely the night before, so it wasn’t so hard to find stuff for him. He got a half of a leftover burrito from dinner on Sunday night, along with mango chunks, mixed veggies and some cherries.
Wyatt stayed home sick from school on Wednesday, but I’d packed his lunch the night before, so I let him eat it for breakfast. I forgot to take an aerial view of this box, but you can see from the photo that he had mixed berries (he’d already eaten the raspberries and blackberries), turkey roll-ups and cheese slices.
Augie’s lunch also had those berries in it. It also had sliced tomatoes (red, yellow, orange and purple), a samosa I bought from a vendor at the farmer’s market (filled with spiced potatoes) and frozen peas.
I kept Wyatt home from morning care in the morning, but he was feeling fine by the time kindergarten started so he had a very simple snack to take to school: strawberries and a ketchup sandwich made on garlic naan.
Friday’s kindergarten snack was a gigundo strawberry, a rolled up slice of turkey and a few grapes.