Back by Popular Demand: Cheese Pizza Bread Bites

lunch on 4 Sept 2015: cheese pizza bread bites with peaches, strawberries and cinnamon graham fish
lunch on 4 Sept 2015: cheese pizza bread bites with peaches, strawberries and cinnamon graham fish

The kiddos loved their lunches yesterday and ate every last bite. They requested more pizza bread bites for today’s lunch, and I was happy to make this for them since it required no end of the week lunch creativity on my part.

Cheese Pizza Bread Bites and Colorful Fruit

lunch on 3 Sept 2015: cheese pizza bread with peaches and raspberries
lunch on 3 Sept 2015: cheese pizza bread with peaches and raspberries
lunch on 3 Sept 2015: cheese pizza bread with peaches and raspberries

For Thursday’s lunch, I made some little cheese pizza bread bites. My little Lily has lost so many front teeth that I have to cut up anything hard or crunchy into bite-sized pieces. I think she’ll have no problem with the fruit: juicy chunks of yellow peach and sweet tart raspberries. For a treat today: a marshmallow and a chocolate powerberry.

Lots of Fruit and a Salami and Cream Cheese Sandwich

lunch on 2 Sept 2015: salami, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich with peaches, raspberries, dried bananas and chocolate powerberries
lunch on 2 Sept 2015: salami, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich with peaches, raspberries, dried bananas and chocolate powerberries
lunch on 2 Sept 2015: salami, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich with peaches, raspberries, dried bananas and chocolate powerberries

Doesn’t that fruit look delicious? I don’t know what the kids are going to do when stone fruit season is over. For today’s lunch I cut up a couple of nice big yellow peaches and made a salami, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich. I also threw in some raspberries, banana chips and chocolate powerberries for a treat.

Peanut Butter and Marmalade Sandwich on Homemade Bread

lunch on 1 Sept 2015: half a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich with dried banana chips, apples, pichuberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes and honey graham fish
lunch on 1 Sept 2015: half a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich with dried banana chips, apples, pichuberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes and honey graham fish
lunch on 1 Sept 2015: half a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich with dried banana chips, apples, pichuberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes and honey graham fish

Mercifully, Cal Poly has not started yet, so I have a couple of weeks where I can work at home in peace while the kids are at school. When I’m working at home, I can’t resist doing a few cooking projects while slogging away in the Adobe programs. Yesterday, I decided to make some no-knead honey whole wheat bread from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. This book changed my life. The technique is so easy: dump a bunch of ingredients into a big plastic container, stir with a spoon, let it rise for a couple of hours and it’s ready to form into loaves. I love the smell of bread cooking: seriously, is there anything more comforting? My mom was a regular bread baker, so I grew up with that great bread-baking aroma filling the house.

For today’s lunch, I made the kids a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich on that fresh bread. The bread rose like crazy so the slices are pretty big, hence the half sandwiches. I also packed some dried banana slices, apples, carrots, cherry tomatoes, little graham fish crackers and pichuberries, “The Lost Incan Treasure.” Am I a sucker or what? When I saw little containers of cute orange berries with a label calling them “The Lost Incan Treasure,” how could I resist? They’re expensive and they taste kind of weird. Raspberries are way better.