I’m continually humbled by the fact you want to read my thoughts. Thank you. Just thought you should know that I appreciate you!
I did some advocating at my son’s day care surrounding the meals and I got some positive results. My son opts out of day care food, but I was getting sick of reading that ice cream was served for the billionth time. I started blogging about it for this post, but I realized that the story deserves its own blog post…or two. Stay tuned for that next week!
Posting our lunches is not an ego boost for me. In fact, it feels very personal. If you are bored with the lunch pictures, I can stop any time! Honestly, it does help me pack better lunches knowing that I’m going to share them with the world. Sometimes I want to slack off, but I’ve got a wider audience to appeal! For a little compare and contrast I should take a picture of what my husband takes for lunch. Usually it’s a microwave meal!
This week’s lunches after the break…
My son was pretty crazy about this lunch. I was flying blind because the new menu wasn’t published in advance so I didn’t know what the other kids were eating. Day care menu: cod nuggets, fettuccine alfredo, diced pears, diced carrots, with fruit and blueberry muffins for snack.
I asked my son, “What do you want for dinner?” There was no hesitation: “Pasta.” It seemed easy enough to do. I threw on some rice pasta and he wouldn’t touch it. He wasn’t happy about the peas being mixed up in there, but I didn’t budge. I sent some for his lunch and his caregivers said the only thing he didn’t eat was the pasta. I thought he’d be hungry enough to eat it there! Go figure. Day care menu: chicken patty on whole wheat, bananas, peas with yogurt and cheese and crackers with soynut butter as snacks.
My son told me that he didn’t eat the green beans. Boo. Day care menu: Ground beef with pasta, applesauce, green beans with fruit and cheese and crackers as snacks.
Can you tell that I was running low on fruit? I didn’t include any clementines for my son because he’s refusing to eat them. Well, he’ll put them in his mouth, chew them up and spit them out. Day care menu: scrambled eggs, hash browns, pineapple, carrots with fruit and ice cream as snacks.
I enjoyed this lunch a lot. If you are like me and not always a big salad person, try little bitty ones!
I put some fruit puree into the pancakes to thin them out. They really puff up when they cook and my husband says he wants to eat “flat” pancakes. I think that’s the gluten free flours in the pancake mix.
My lunch break is pitifully short. It’s worse for the kids so I shouldn’t complain. All I got through was the whole main entree. I should be happy I was able to eat that much!
The mochi above is the Grainaissance mochi that I mentioned before. You bake them at home. My husband bought them when he saw they were gluten free. They are curious little things. Like crunchy, chewy balls of air. I threw them in there because there was space. By the way, I want to write up an in-depth post about why I’m gluten free now.
Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy the weekend!