Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Universe is Conspiring Against Me!

So the first week of school has come and gone.   I made and photographed lunches.  I set aside time today to blog them and I can't find the cord to transfer my pictures to the computer!   As I mentioned back in the Spring,  I took a new position at work.   I am at work 45+ hours a week, but I'm on call 24/7.  I make D's lunches because I love to and well...she needs to eat!   Photographing and blogging them has become increasingly more difficult.   I am going to try to work out a system that fits my  schedule because I miss blogging!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Day 499

Day 499 - Linzer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches decorated with cookie icing, orange and trail mix.

I have some Italian cold cut spread, pretzel spoons and fruit.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day 498

Day 498 - DIY Lunchable, D has ham, cheese, grapes, strawberries, pretzel spoons and some hershey's spread.

I have ham and turkey, cheese, cream cheese stuffed baby bell pepper wrapped in bacon and some grapes.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Day 497

Day 497 - Spinach/Chicken salad with tomatoes and cheese, salsa/yogurt dressing, orange and 1/2 a cupcake.

I have potstickers, spinach, asparagus, soy sauce, an orange, some trail mix and an amaretti cookie.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Day 496

Day 496 - Grilled cheese sticks!  These are one of D's all time favorites!  I always know that her lunch box will come home clean when I make these!  She has grilled cheese sticks, pizza sauce, grapes, pineapples and a couple of cookies.

I have shrimp, sesame ginger dressing, grapes, orange, strawberries, pretzel spoons and some hershey's spread.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 495

Day 495 - D has chopped cold cuts on a salad with cheese, in the bottle is some Greek dressing.  She also has chopped apples, grapes and 2 mini milky ways.

I have Chinese sausage on a salad with pineapples and oranges.  I have sesame ginger dressing.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Day 494

Day 494 - Tuna on lettuce in a stand up soft taco shell, chocolate chip cookie bar, coconut tapioca, and orange wedges.

I have chinese sausage, asparagus, orange wedges and coconut tapioca pudding.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Day 493

Day 493 - Chicken patty sandwich!  Today D has a chicken patty sandwich on a hamburger bun, grapes, strawberries, pretzel spoons, biscoff and a mini milky way.

I have chicken and kidney bean salad, with crushed red peppers, 1/2 cupcake and an orange.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Day 492

Day 492 - Chicken taco salad in a stand up soft taco shell.  D loves those stand up soft tacos and they make a great edible divider!  In the taco shell she has lettuce, chicken and cheese.  The mini dipper has salsa for dressing.  She also has some grape tomatoes, orange wedges and coconut tapioca pudding.

I have grilled chicken, hummus, pita chips and an orange.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Little D!!

Yesterday was D's birthday!  For lunch she got her birthday cake peanut butter sandwich decorated with Wilton Cookie icing!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 491

Day 491 - Today D and I have identical lunches.  We have chicken pot stickers, baby bell pepper, tomatoes, soy sauce, orange, and mixed berry and chocolate chip trail mix.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 490

Day 490 - Heart ravioli with pizza sauce for dipping, cheese cubes, cinnamon apples and an orange.

I have Italian calzone and a couple of cookies.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day 489

Day 489 - DIY Lunchable.  Pizza crust, pepperoni, pizza sauce, shredded cheese, s/f vanilla pudding, cinnamon apples.

I have Italian calzone, s/f vanilla pudding and cinnamon apples.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 488

Day 488 - Mini cornbread muffin sandwiches.  I used mini cornbread muffins to make ham sandwiches.  I decorated them with cheese and food safe markers.  D also has brownie goldfish, Hello Kitty marshmallow, an orange, some tomatoes and grapes.

I have tuna, bugles, orange and some grapes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 487

Day 487 - Chicken Taco Salad.  Leftover grilled chicken on lettuce with cheese, tomatoes, corn chips, yogurt/salsa dressing and some grapes.

I have the same lunch but with black beans instead of tomatoes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Day 486

Day 486 - Turkey Sandwich.  D has a turkey sandwich, Bugles, cheese, tomatoes, orange, and a trail mix of blueberry almonds and white chocolate chips.

I have tuna, melba toast, brownie goldfish and some grapes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Days 482 - 485

Day 482 - Grilled cheese sticks, peppers, tomatoes, pizza sauce, clementines, chocolate covered craisins and some "trail mix" of Brownie Gold Fish and coconut chips.

I have chicken salad with melba snacks, coconut chips and a clementine.

Day 483 - Pretzel Dog bites. I saw these on Pinterest and had to make them.  Well I sort of made them.  I was lazy and used pizza dough that I had on yourself a favor....make the dough.  Pizza dough is a bit too chewy.  Delicious, but chewy!  D also has ketchup for dipping, peppers and tomatoes, grapes and trail mix of almonds, coconut chips and chocolate chips.

I have pretzel dog bites too with some of the beer cheese which was amazing!  I also have grapes, a clementine and trail mix.

Day 484 - Lunchmeat "sushi", trail mix, grapes, peppers and tomatoes, trail mix.  D is on some medication that has decreased her appetite.  Lots of food has bee coming home.  I thought if I put it in a smaller container it would be less overwhelming and she may eat more....didn't work...lots of food still came back home.

I had pretzel dogs again because I was really the only one that liked them and I had a ton left to eat...I guarantee they would have been a bigger hit if I had used the dough in the recipe.

Day 485 - D has a ham sandwich decorated with cheese, some peppers, Brownie goldfish, clementine and chocolate covered Craisins.

I had soup so I didn't take a picture of it.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 481

Day 481 - Leftovers!  D has leftover pizza, rainbow sweet bell peppers, an orange and some cinnamon graham crackers.

I have leftover chicken, some melba toast, cottage cheese and an orange.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Days 479 and 480

Day - 479 Ham sandwiches.  I cut out some mini ham sandwiches and decorated them with cheese stamped with a rubber stamp and food coloring.  D also has tri-colored sweet bell pepper slices, an orange and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

I have leftover grilled pork tenderloin, a soft pretzel, an orange and a piece of chocolate.

Day - 480 Today D has lunch meat sushi (ham, chicken, string cheese and bell pepper strips), bell pepper slices, dill pickles, an orange, some cinnamon graham crackers and a piece of candy.

I have an italian cold cut spread wrap with some Bugles, an orange, cinnamon graham crackers and a piece of candy.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 478

Day 478 - More leftovers!  Today D has meatballs, broccoli, string cheese, mini bell peppers, pizza sauce for dipping, clementine, blueberry almonds and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

Today is a 1/2 day at school.  Since I'll be coming home early I'll just eat lunch when I get here but the kids do eat lunch at school.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 475 - 477

Day 475 - Turkey sandwich, colby/jack cheese kabobs, corn chips, chocolate covered craisins, reese's and a clementine.  I cut the sandwich with a FunBites Cube It.

I have my Italian cold cut spread with soft pretzels, chocolate covered craisins with pistachios and a clementine.

Day 476 - Breakfast for lunch!  Blueberry pancakes, sausage, syrup, clementine, chocolate covered craisins and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

I have cold cut roll ups, coconut yogurt, clementine and a peanut butter brownie.

Day 477 - Leftovers!!  Breaded chicken strips, grilled green beans, bbq sauce, apples, and a small piece of candy on top of a rice crispie treat.

I also have leftover chicken, grilled green beans some mustard dipping sauce, clementine and apple.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 474

Day 474 - Tuna, soft pretzels, clementine, chocolate covered Craisins, raisins and pistachios.   For D's tuna I just add a small amount of mayonnaise and a hefty spoon full of dill pickle relish.

My lunch is similar except instead of tuna I have Italian Sub cheese ball.  I am obsessed with Italian cold cuts and pepperonici lately.  I didn't have enough cold cuts to make a calzone so in my food processor I pulsed a couple slices of ham, salami, pepperoni and provolone until it was finely chopped.  I moved that to a mixing bowl.  Then I put in about 5 pepperonicini with stems removed and finely chopped those.  I mixed all of that in with just enough cream cheese to hold it all together.  It still wasn't spicy enough for me so I added a heaping spoonful of crushed red pepper (sub sandwich style not dried).  I used a knife to spread it on my pretzel....AMAZING!! I think I would make this for a party...You could form it into a ball and roll it in crushed garlic croutons or maybe parmesan ones!