Friday, February 6, 2009

On a break....

I hope to be back next month. We are attempting to sell and buy a house so lunches are going to be very simple for a bit. Lots of burritos, stuffed potatoes, apples, carrots and pretzels...

..and lots of peanut butter and jelly :)

Be back next month!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Busy week....

This week we had a lot of build your own lunches. I have been experimenting and made up multiple batches of beans and chicken, a large batch of mexican rice, fresh guacamole plus we bought a big bag of Costco taco chips and a few bags of tortillas. We ate a lot of mexican this week and also managed to make burritos for the freezer.

Here is a tray of burritos about to be frozen for future lunches. They are black bean, rice and cheese.

We also put up a batch of twice baked potatoes. My oldest will happily eat these everyday.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The first week of the new year.....

I neglected this blog in December but I am to trying to get back to it . I did not get pictures of everything as there were a few self-serve lunches but here is most of what went out the into our lunchboxes this week.

Today's lunch for my oldest was leftover steamed vegetables with some pork meatballs. The meatballs were a impulse Costco purchase that nobody but him will eat :)

Also tucked in there are 2 bar cookies.

Its hard to tell but this is a filling similar to what I use for empanadas. It has chicken, cheese, green chili's, hot sauce, chili powder, cumin salt and garlic with lettuce leaves and sour cream to make low carb "tacos" or lettuce wraps served with some extra hot sauce. DH is low carbing to jump start his diet.

My second oldest ate at school a few times this week since he gets free lunch for working at the school. This day he took a noodle-less tuna casserole we usually call mock tuna casserole. Its really a tuna salad mixed with green beans and topped with cheese and and heated in the microwave, Here with a sugar free jello. DS2 is very sensitive to what he eats so he does not eat at school everyday.

Ds2 again. A chicken salad using items I used to make burrito bowls for DH ( below)

This is the most successful lunch of the week. The black beans came out well seasoned, the chicken was awesome, and the improvised hot sauce came out well. I wish I could remember what all I put in everything :)

I was trying to make something like what my husband has been craving from Chipotle.

This terrible picture is my oldests lunch. More meatballs as a sandwich with a peeled and sectioned orange and chips. He had this a few days. One day he substituted a chicken club using chicken nuggets which is also what my daughter ate most of the week.

I still have one more lunch to pack today but I have a busy afternoon planned so I will put that one up later :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday :)

Today both the highschoolers took burritoes from the freezer with chips and salsa.

Dh took a tuna fish sandwich and potato chips ( not pictured)

This is a lunch from last week. Its a southwestern style salad and a chocolate pudding.

Here is another salad from another day last week. It has grilled chicken. I can't remember who took this one ;-)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No pictures today- Early release

The kids had early release today so we had a big early family meal today. DH packed his own lunch (he works nights) from our big mexican meal. We had beef tacos, freshly fried shells and chips with taco beef and all the fixins including homemade guacamole, rice and beans.

I was to busy eating to get a picture :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Completely skipped posting in November....

DH's lunch-
Chili, cheese, sour cream and crackers.

Daughters lunch, which she gave to her little brother when she realized i was making chili :)

DS1 had a bagel with cream cheese, crackers, a hershey bar and a banana.

DS ate at school. He gets to eat free for volunteering in the kitchen.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October 28th

Hubby made his own lunch today while I was taking a nap ( I only ended up with 4 hours sleep last night) so I did not get a picture of his lunch.

DS1 took quesadillas with sour cream, some taco sauce packets leftover from carryout, a bag of chips and a apple. I bought a box of single serve chips for a get together Saturday so I pulled out a few to use in lunches this week.

Its funny, I have not put quesadillas in a lunchbox before because I was worried about them drying out but DS loved them and requested that I make them everyday. I threw in a black bean, tomato, corn and cilantro mix that was leftover from southwestern salads then added a little sauteed onion. No nuking of quesadillas here, they MUST be cooked on the stove top in a little butter till crispy and golden. Yum!

DS2-Lower carb lunch, crustless pizza, salad and diet jello. The crustless pizza does not look pretty but smells and tastes yummy. It has sauteed garlic, onion and pepper with banana peppers, spicy sausage pepperoni and cheese,

The younger 2 had cheese and crackers lunches but lucky DD ended up with a cookie :)