Last year someone (I can't remember who) ask me what I packed in the kids lunches. When I told them they were in shock. Really? I'm not that creative, I just pack left overs and I *try* to make the meals somewhat balanced. She then told me her kids have sandwiches every.single.day. I can't say I'm really all that surprised - that was me a few years ago. It wasn't till I found these nifty little containers that I started jazzing up school lunches. Something about them makes packing lunches more fun! I MUST put something in each little spot, if I don't have anything to put in the spot, I figure something out NO PART MUST BE LEFT EMPTY. I feel like if I leave a spot empty, that spot might get sad. True story. I'm a bit of a freak like that! Plus the kids LOVE having a variety for lunch, they even tell me that their buddies ALWAYS want to trade food with them. Sometimes they trade, but most of the time they don't because they like what they get for the most part.
Don't worry, I'm not making octopus hotdogs or sailboat sandwiches, just good clean kid friendly lunches. No food art from this momma.
Just a side note..... when I was in school I got a bologna or chopped ham sandwich, a bag of chips and a Little Debbie. Nutty Bars were my absolute FAVORITE.
All the kids wanted my Nutty Bar.
My mom was COOL like that even though she fed me bologna.
OK, OK, I liked bologna....especially when she fried it and melted a piece of American cheese on it.
I don't think our kids have ever had bologna.
Maybe it is time to hit up the deli for a couple of slices of B O L O G N A....(I sang it that time, you know like they did in the commercial way back when.)
Did I really say 'hit up the deli"??? What I should have said is grab a pack of bologna that has the red ring of plastic around the edge. You know the package I'm talking about. Do they still make that?
Anyway, let's get back on topic. Here are a few lunches I packed for our kids towards the end of last year. If you guys want me to, I'll try to post lunch boxes every few weeks.
Just let me know. :o)
(PS...that hot dog is Hebrew National.)
(Our kids dig peanut butter and celery in case you didn't figure that one out on your own.)
Sigh....just one more week of fun before it all starts up again...