Anyone else feel like they are running out of lunchtime ideas for the kiddies? How many times a week can one person eat peanut butter and jam...I'll tell you, it's 7 times. I've recently had to make a fridge list with all the possible lunch ideas because when lunch time rolls around, I can never think of anything to make and the kids request the same things every day.
Here's the current lunch menu on our fridge:
-sandwiches and soup (PB & J, ham and cheese, grilled cheese)
-cheese and crackers with yogurt and fruit
-macaroni and cheese (which harrison doesn't eat so we rarely have this)
-alphagetti ( I make a mean homemade alphagetti)
-toasted english muffins with pb or cheese
-bagels with cream cheese (oh ya, neither will eat cream cheese)
-pb and banana wraps
-hot dogs (this happens once every two months or so..when I'm feeling weak).
Soup and a sandwich used to be the most popular lunch time request. I make a delicious Butternut Squash and Tomato soup (from the wonderful Jessica Seinfeld) that seems to be pretty well-liked around here. Thankfully, because it is chalked full of vegetables.
Recently, I started using a new system for storing the leftover soup (to be used throughout the week). Anyone who's ever made their own baby food will know what I'm talking about. Usually I put all of the leftover soup into one large container and freeze it, but that seems to be more of a waste of soup than anything.
...and once frozen, I pop them out and into dishes. This works perfectly because I can pull out a a couple of servings of soup at a time.
The kids think it's pretty smart!
Any lunchtime ideas?? I'm always looking for something different...
Thanks for reading :D