Not Exactly A New Year’s Resolution

After a holiday hiatus from lunch making, I am back in action. School started this week for the kids and I, so I am making both school lunches and grownup lunches. It’s not a resolution per se—I can never commit to anything as concrete as a resolution—but I am trying to create more inventive vegetarian sandwiches for the grownups. Here is my first attempt in 2017:

sweet potato, swiss cheese, apple, parsley, romaine and the magic ingredient: sriracha ranch dressing
sweet potato, swiss cheese, apple, parsley, romaine and the magic ingredient: sriracha ranch dressing

Vegetarian sandwiches can be great, but sometimes they require some planning. Yesterday I had a little time between my daughter’s piano and dance lessons, so I roasted some sliced sweet potatoes which became the base of my sandwich. Then I piled on cheese, apples, parsley and lettuce. My favorite sandwich condiment is Trader Joe’s Sriracha Ranch dressing: this stuff is seriously delicious and quite spicy. I spread it on some sourdough and these beauties were done. Don’t they look yummy?

sweet potato sandwich beauty shot
sweet potato sandwich beauty shot

I’m afraid I haven’t been quite so creative with the kiddos’ lunches, but they haven’t complained.

lunch on 9 Jan 2017: English muffin French toast with raspberry jam, carrots and satsumas.
lunch on 9 Jan 2017: English muffin French toast with raspberry jam, carrots and satsumas.
lunch on 10 Jan 2017: peanut butter and banana sandwich on sourdough with carrots, sweet baby bell peppers, celery, and mixed nut pretzel trail mix
lunch on 10 Jan 2017: peanut butter and banana sandwich on sourdough with carrots, sweet baby bell peppers, celery, and mixed nut pretzel trail mix

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