Some Homemade Applesauce and a Sack Lunch

lunch on 10 Nov 2015: pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese, homemade applesauce, baby carrots, grapes and peanut butter filled pretzels

lunch on 10 Nov 2015: pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese, homemade applesauce, baby carrots, grapes and peanut butter filled pretzels

Over the weekend, the kids really wanted to make an apple pie. I talked them into something a little smaller and easier, but no less delicious: an apple galette. I have one of those apple peeler slicer things that hooks onto a table and turns your apple into a perfect sliced spiral. Once you start slicing apples with this contraption, you can’t stop. Needless to say, I ended up with more apple slices than I needed for one little galette, so I made some applesauce, which the kids got to have in Tuesday’s lunch. And what’s perfect with a little fresh applesauce? A pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese, of course. And check out those [real] baby carrots. Aren’t they precious?

lunch on 12 Nov 2015: peanut butter and lingonberry jam sandwich with grape tomatoes, grapes and baby carrots

lunch on 12 Nov 2015: peanut butter and lingonberry jam sandwich with grape tomatoes, grapes and baby carrots

Today, Lily has a field trip to the monarch butterfly grove in Pismo Beach. Since she needed a sack lunch, I went with peanut butter and jelly (in this case: lingonberry jam from IKEA)—the world’s easiest sack lunch sandwich. Lily did a bang-up job decorating her lunch sack with tropical plumerias:

Lily's decorated sack lunch

Lily’s decorated sack lunch

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