The Last Week of School Lunches

I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet that the 2015–16 school year is over. Craziness! The week started out well enough, but then poor little Lily was hit with a nasty stomach bug and actually missed the last two days of school. She was super bummed to miss the fun [completely non-academic] days, but at least she’s on the mend and can enjoy her first day of summer vacation.

As for lunches, we’ll be posting sporadically this summer, and I’ll be attempting to get the kids more involved in cooking. Expect updates on that to come. We’re off to a good start with Lily’s new found obsession with America’s Test Kitchen, the ultimate nerdy cooking show. I just love Christopher Kimball and his cute bowties!

Here are the last school lunches of the year:

lunch on 6 June 2016: three mini sandwiches on pretzel bread with fruit salad

lunch on 6 June 2016: three mini sandwiches on pretzel bread with fruit salad

sandwich tasting: pretzel bread with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, strawberry jam with butter and Nutella

sandwich tasting: pretzel bread with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, strawberry jam with butter and Nutella

We started the week with a sweet sandwich tasting: Nutella, jam and butter, and peanut butter and fluff on pretzel rolls. Yum! I also made a fruit salad out of fresh pineapple, apricots, yellow nectarines and super sweet white nectarines.

lunch on 7 June 2016: bagel with Nutella, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, stone fruit, pineapple, kiwi and carrot

lunch on 7 June 2016: bagel with Nutella, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, stone fruit, pineapple, kiwi and carrot

We kept with the fluffernutter theme on Tuesday, and I made Nutella, peanut butter and fluff bagels. It was a hot week, so the kids requested lots of fruit and I obliged with more stone fruit, pineapple, and a nice kiwi.

Wednesday was class party day, so no lunch was needed.

Last day of school: chocolate pudding with peanut butter-filled pretzels, kiwi, and white nectarine chunks

Last day of school: chocolate pudding with peanut butter-filled pretzels, kiwi, and white nectarine chunks

For the last day, I wanted to make a lunch that Iain would really love. I whipped up a batch of chocolate pudding (Jello instant, nothing fancy—made with organic whole milk) and served it with peanut butter-filled pretzels, kiwi, and white nectarines.

And, with that: Happy Summer!

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