School lunch day 9 - quesadilla, apples, peas

School lunch day 9 - quesadilla, apples, peas

Just a quick and simple quesadilla today.  Monday is my full day, so I didn't feel like doing anything elaborate Monday night.  Quesadillas are so easy.  They can be as simple as just throwing some cheese on a tortilla and popping it in the microwave for a minute. It's our favorite go-to last minute meal. When I'm not in a total hurry I prefer to cook them in a pan.  Especially if I am packing a lunch the night before, cooking them in a pan gives a little crispness and helps keep them from getting squishy.

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School lunch day 5 - it's breakfast for lunch day!

Pancake sandwiches are so easy and fun to make.  Every Sunday I make a big family breakfast, and usually include either pancakes or waffles.  I always make extra, because they freeze great and they are great for quick weekday breakfasts or school lunches.  I usually make some with blueberries or other fruit, and some plain.  For a pancake sandwich, just spread a cold pancake with your favorite filling, and smush it together.  

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School Lunches 2014: week 11

Are you starting to struggle with figuring out what to pack?  My weekly lunch plan really helps me out on days when I'm out of ideas.  I stick to my usual formula of Monday leftovers, Tuesday tortilla, Wednesday breakfast, Thursday lunchable and Friday Sandwich.  It really helps me keep it fresh and not repeat a lunch twice in one week, and I still feel like I have a lot of room for creativity within that framework.  You should give it a try. 

Last week was just four days of school - we had Tuesday off for Veteran's Day.  The kids were all super excited leading up to it. They aren't quite old enough to really understand what the day means, but they were still very excited to wish their older brother, an Iraq and Afghanistan Vet, a happy Veteran's Day. The oldest of mine were just babies when he went on his first deployment, and they couldn't quite understand why there wasn't a cake to celebrate the day. I had to explain more than once that it wasn't a birthday, and in the years to come we will make sure that they learn and understand what his, and every veteran's, service means to us.

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