I trotted out the Easy Lunchbox again for Monday’s 1st grade lunch. It was packed with: a whole wheat dinner roll, carrot sticks, ranch dressing (in the little blue tub), a hoisin chicken drumstick, Triscuits, a cheese Batman (cut with the Batman cutter) and strawberries.
The chicken was the first recipe I’ve tried from my new cookbook, SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue and it was super delicious. I’ve been cooking out of the first Scramble cookbook for a few years now and I subscribed to the Scramble menu plan for awhile and Aviva Goldfarb’s recipes rarely disappoint. I’m so excited to have a whole new cookbook to dig into.
Augie’s lunch had leftover, chopped hoisin chicken, grapes, an over-exposed rice ball and some frozen peas.
Wyatt’s lunch and snacks were packed into the Laptop lunchbox on Tuesday. This was a special Batman themed lunch because I’m still excited about the Batman cookie cutter and I’m using it every chance I get. It had a Z Bar, a mini cupcake that I brought home from a baby shower on Sunday, pita crackers, strawberries with a Batman cut from fruit leather, a Bat-bun, carrots and ranch and baked tofu with a Bat-signal in the middle.
On Wednesday, my two-year-old’s lunch was packed with beef stew leftover from dinner the night before. I mixed it with a little rice so it wouldn’t be too sloppy when Augie’s day care provider heated it up for him. (Do you know how hard it is to photograph beef stew so it doesn’t look like disgusting glop? It’s very hard. It was actually very delicious though.) I also packed strawberries, grapes and frozen soy-catash.
Wyatt’s lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox: whole wheat bun, ham and harvarti cheese roll-ups, cantaloupe slices, pretzel thins with edamame hummus for dipping (in the blue tub), strawberries and grapes.
The primary component of my five-year-old’s lunch was chicken corn chili (another recipe from SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue) which I packed into his Thermos. I also sent cantaloupe chunks, strawberries and cornbread.
Augie and I went to a local children’s museum in the morning, so I packed a lunch for us to share: two mini ham and cheese sandwiches for me and a ham and soy cheese sandwich for him. I also put in Triscuits, melon chunks and grapes. Augie spent most of his lunch throwing the crackers at pigeons and yelling, “Shoo! Shoo!”
Today, Wyatt’s lunch had leftover chunks of pork tenderloin, carrot sticks, a mini bagel, and some ranch dressing in the little yellow tub. His snack box held strawberries and pretzel sticks.
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