By the time Thursday night arrives, I always feel like I’m running out of lunch ideas. You’d think this wouldn’t happen after years of packing lunches, but, sadly, it still does. Last night, I was scrambling for stuff to put in the kiddos’ lunches. Yesterday I made a big batch of vegan pumpkin muffins for today’s 4th grade assembly, so at least I had some fresh muffins on the kitchen counter. Iain requested a fruit salad simply by asking: “Are you making a fruit salad for lunch tomorrow?” Umm, I am now—with this white nectarine that’s getting kind of soft, the last of a bag of grapes and some watermelon that grandma brought over. Then I grabbed some dried apricots and some mixed nuts. I felt like the lunch needed some protein. Cheese? A little container of yogurt? Then it hit me: there’s a bag of teriyaki beef jerky in the cabinet. And, with that, lunch making was done for the week.