I have a Public Service Announcement for you – crepes are not a successful lunch choice for your kids at school. My oldest loved them, but told me how messy they were. He struggled with the dipping. And the dripping. Of the syrup. And my youngest avoided his crepe all together. I’m not at all sure what he ate his peanut butter with (probably just his finger), but at least he got some protein. So save them for dessert. Or snacking.
Here’s what I made for today’s lunch:
It’s a turkey, cheddar, and mayo on wheat sandwich. I also packed strawberries, pineapple, pickles (my Bigs loves pickles), pretzel sticks (I still refuse to say “rods” – grody), and two Oreos.
Have a great weekend!
PS – after I pick my buddy up at school, we are officially on Spring Break! WoO hOo!!
I’m don’t know about where you are, but where I am, Spring has sprung. Actually, to be honest, it feels like Summer. It’s way too soon for that mess.
To keep it Spring-y around here, I made a sweet tulip lunch for my Bigs:
I made a tulip-shaped cream cheese and jam sandwich. I also packed assorted raisins, honey wheat pretzels, a mandarin orange with a blueberry, Greek yogurt with flower sprinkles, and three little yogurt star cookies from TJ’s.
To round out bug week at school, I made a caterpillar lunch. A Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch. We love that book. Both of my boys have it memorized. It’s a fun one! I made two little PB&J caterpillars. I packed honey wheat pretzels, one date, a mandarin orange, strawberries, blueberries, a few assorted raisins, and some Trader Joe’s yogurt covered star cookies.
Have a great weekend!
Bugs freak me out. They are creepy, crawly, sting-y, scritchy, slimy, and buzzy. And they can buzz off for all I care. I’m happy that I’ve been able to get through Bug Week with relative cutesy bug lunches. Mama can’t handle icky bugs. Not gonna do it. It just would be prudent.
I made an adorable bee lunch for my Bigs for tomorrow. While the real thing sort of freaks me out (although HUGELY important to crops and honey supplies), this little guy is harmless. He’s full of PB&J, not stingers. I also packed honey wheat pretzel sticks, one date, a few assorted raisins, grapes, blueberries, a mandarin orange, three little fairy cookies, and a squeezy yogurt. I used a “bee mine” cupcake ring for decoration.
And for my Smalls:
He’s got half a PB&J, some pretzels, raisins, a date, some grapes, Greek yogurt, and a few fairy cookies. I packed him peanuts and applesauce for snack. I’ll start him on “themed” lunches next year, lest you think he doesn’t get the same special treatment as my Bigs (to be fair, he doesn’t, but he also doesn’t care too much).
This week is bug week! How…um, creepy crawly.
To start it off, I made a butterfly lunch:
I have zero excuses for why this picture is crooked. #oops By the time I saw it, it was too late. You cannot win them all, it turns out. I packed a PB&J butterfly, put some pretzels and raisins in a flower cup, packed some blueberries and strawberries, a few fairy cookies, and a yogurt squeeze, and called it a (crooked) day.
For tomorrow’s lunch, I went insect-free (my personal preference):
I packed a cinnamon raisin bagel with vanilla cream cheese and raspberry jam. I also packed a mandarin orange, strawberries, Trader Joe’s Inner Peas, and a few fairy cookies.
Yesssss! We made it to Friday! I made a froggy lunch for my Bigs, to round out Pond Week.
Oddly enough, the kids are learning about turtles tomorrow (had a turtle lunch today) and learned about frogs today. I made a googly eyed PB&J frog. He’s sitting like a boss upon his crusty lilly pad. I decorated his pad with a few flower sprinkles, affixed with PB glue. I also packed grapes, honey wheat pretzels, and some marshmallows “flies” for dessert.
In continuing with Pond Week, I made another turtle lunch for my Bigs. I like how this one came out better than the other.
This little guy has a bit more personality. It’s a PB&J. I also packed honey wheat pretzels, assorted raisins, one date, strawberries, an organic yogurt squeeze, and a homemade dark red velvet cookie. It was big so I cut it in half. I also stuck a few turtle sprinkles on it. Because, sprinkles.
For my Smalls:
He requested pancakes this time, so I made three little PB sandwiches. Under one of those is a red velvet cookie. I also packed a few purple carrots, honey wheat pretzels, grapes, a few raisins, and one date.
And since I’ll be Co-op parent tomorrow, I made a lunch for me too:
I packed purple carrot slices, beet hummus, plain hummus, raisins, strawberries, nuts, dates, and some plain Greek yogurt, mixed with a little bit of maple sizzurp.
Happy (almost) Friday Eve,
To continue Pond Week, I made a duck-themed lunch. Let’s hope the duck and the gator from yesterday don’t end up in the same pond!
I made a duck shaped ham, cheese, and mayo sandwich. The sweet little duck is floating on his bread crust pond. The pond is also hiding some honey wheat pretzel sticks. I also packed strawberries, grapes, an organic yogurt squeeze, and a homemade dark red velvet cookie.
This next week starts the lessons on animals found in ponds. Since we live in Florida, we know that gators can be found in any ponds (even though we are hoping they aren’t there).
I made a PB&J gator (my Smalls ate the scraps). I also packed a few honey wheat pretzel sticks, grapes, strawberries, unsweetened applesauce, and a few tiny shortbread cookies.
See you later alligator,
I am incredibly patriotic. I love my country. I love other countries as well. I think that there is much to be learned from all of them, and that it’s incredibly important to learn from them. And I happen to love learning about them and their cultures. I’ve traveled a lot outside of the States and loved every minute of it. But this isn’t about that. This is about my country. I remember being in kindergarten during the Gulf War and learning the words to my favorite “USA” song – “I’m proud to be an American”. I remember singing it with pride and getting goosebumps, even back then, like I still do. This week in school, my Bigs will be learning about Country, State, and Town. I am very excited for him to come home knowing a bit more American history (for the purposes of tomorrow’s lunch).
I made a PB&J star and added detailing (my
vultures boys ate the scraps). I also packed honey wheat pretzel sticks, a mixture of jumbo raisins, white yogurt raisins, and dried cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, and Trader Joe’s yogurt star cookies (I used only the white color for this lunch). I used USA-themed cupcake picks and rings for decoration.