Today was a good day (do you Ice Cube’s song in your head now? I do…don’t make me rap it, because I will). My Bigs had school and I took my Smalls to a sweet pumpkin patch. He (mostly) listened to a story about pumpkins and proudly picked out his very own, teeny, little, adorable, curly-stemmed pumpkin. We ate burritos and tacos afterwards. Yes, it was a good day. My Bigs had a good day too! And all of us had a great nap after school. I even made a good dinner – gluten-free baked chicken cutlets, smashed garlic mini potatoes, and fruit salad.
Here’s to a good day tomorrow, too – we are on a roll.
Here is the lunch I packed for my Bigs:
My hands typed “Ham & Cheese” at the top of this picture, but they meant to type “Chicken & Cheese”. Oooooops! I would lose my head if it weren’t attached, my attention to detail is declining with age! I’m not even going to fix it (I deleted the original!!). Oh well. Ain’t nobody got time to worry about that. I packed a chicken, cheese, and mayo sandwich on whole wheat, some organic TJ’s peanut butter crackers, fruit salad (bananas, plums, pineapple, apple, grapes), carrots with ranch dressings for dipping, and a teeny homemade pumpkin chocolate chip brownie cut into pieces.
I hope he enjoys it!
“A person who respects the Lord will have security. And his children will be protected. Respect for the Lord gives life. It is like a fountain of water that can save people from death.” – Proverbs 14:26
How is it almost Thursday again, already? This week has flown by! I must admit, these two lunches I’ve just made are far from exciting. Tonight, we had karate for my Bigs and I had grocery shopping. And that was just this evening. I think I lost my creative lunch-making ideas on Aisle 6 (the chips and salsa aisle). But at least my kids won’t go hungry, amirite?
My small fella is in Mom’s Morning Out tomorrow. I still am not comfortable sending him in with things that need to be refrigerated. I feel he’d try to eat the ice pack or chuck it at someone. So, for now, he gets PB&J. I also packed Goldfish crackers (I actually think they are a bit expired #oops #dontthinkhewillnotice), a banana, and a frozen Simply Go Gurt (I will put it in the lunchbox in the morning and it will be nice and cold by lunchtime).
For my Bigs:
I have a ham and cheese slider (with mayo), seasoned corn, Concord grapes, a frozen Go Gurt, a mini chocolate chip cookie, and one Hershey’s kiss. He won’t even notice how snooze-ville this lunch is because he’ll think he’s won the jackpot with that Hershey’s kiss.
Tomorrow is my Bigs’ last day of school for the week. And what an exciting week he’s had! He’s looked for shapes on a scavenger hunt, he’s read lots of books, he’d made new friends, and he’s eaten SO many great lunches (HA! I HOPE he finds them to be great!).
For Friday’s lunch, I made kebabs. Kid kebabs.
*I just realized I misspelled “kebab” in my picture. Ain’t nobody got time to fix that.*
I rolled up Applegate Naturals ham and cut it into pieces. I put them on a kebab stick, alternating the ham with pieces of colby jack cheese. I packed seasoned corn, cotton candy grapes, blueberries, Simply Go Gurt (I don’t typically let them have these, but every once in a while), and for dessert, peanut butter brownie balls (I had a made a pan of slightly under cooked brownies, studded with mini Reece’s cups, and rolled bite-sized pieces into balls).
PS! My Smalls had a GREAT first day and ate almost his entire little lunch!
Happy Almost Friday!
Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name.
– 1 Chronicles 29:13