While I was at Mom Congress last week, my husband was charged with making our son’s lunches two days in a row. I was a little worried about how that would go, but I tried not to let it show. Of course my husband reads me like a book. My husband confessed that he was a little nervous too, but mostly about having enough time to prepare lunch in the morning by himself.
My husband exceeded my wildest expectations.
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Impressive! The mochi (strange blob on the top) is something we picked up at Whole Foods. It’s Grainaissance Mochi (packaged, bake at home). I didn’t get a chance to taste it since I was out of town when he baked it, but if you are expecting authentic Japanese mochi, this is different according to my husband. My son liked it. A few years ago we were introduced to mochi after some friends visited Japan and told us of their many mochi binges. You can only find it at Asian food stores and so we don’t get it very often (now that I’m gluten free, not sure I can do them anymore). Mochi is to die for! So my husband did great here. He forgot fruit, but this is a great lunch. Day care menu: Soynut butter and jelly sandwich, mandarin oranges, peas with fruit and ice cream as snacks.
Another terrific lunch packed by Daddy. I love that you can see my husband’s plaid shirt on the bottom and some fun finger puppets. I know my hubby and little boy were having fun! Day care menu: Egg patty on bread, bananas, green beans with yogurt and pretzels with cream cheese as snacks.
He loves mini-sandwiches! Day care menu: Ground beef and rice, diced pears, diced carrots, with fruit and yogurt as snacks.
This was a hit lunch with my son. Day care menu: Chicken patty on wheat bread, applesauce, peas with fruit and blueberry muffins (the mini-otis-spunkemeyer junk version) as snacks.
For dinner the previous night we ate crockpot beef stew. It was a really cold night so it was perfect. Our son wasn’t that crazy about it so I didn’t want to give him too much in his lunch. Plus the menu item was “cod nuggets,” which he likes. So I sent a compromise lunch. Day care menu: Cod nuggets, chicken and rice soup, diced peaches, baked beans with yogurt and fruit as snacks.
I sat here and puzzled over what was in that bag (top right) — I couldn’t remember. I literally sat here for ten minutes trying to remember what that was. It was baked squash! Just so you know, I didn’t eat it. I opened my lunch bag and tossed it. It was not appealing! 🙂 Thankfully everything else was good.
I know I need to do better in the veggie department. This whole lunch was thrown together in five minutes.