Some October days in California are so hot that you just have to eat Jello for lunch. At least that’s what the kiddos got today: a total 1970s concoction of Jello, Cool Whip, and yogurt. It’s delicious. On the side, we have a little sweet roll with pumpkin cream cheese, some pretzel fish, strawberries and slices of sharp cheddar cheese.
For today’s lunch, I made two little sandwiches for each kiddo: ham and pub cheese on King’s Hawaiian sweet bread. The King’s Hawaiian bread is appropriate, as we are flying to Honolulu tomorrow (!) for a wedding. So tonight, instead of packing lunches, I packed backpacks full of food for the flights: smoked almonds, sweet and salty trail mix, squeezy applesauce packs, granola bars, beef jerky, mini pumpkin muffins (because when you’re insanely trying to pack for a family of four it makes sense to squeeze in a little baking), and some cheese curls. In the morning, I’ll make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if I have time. When traveling, I assume that everything will go wrong, but at least I’ll be prepared with food. Until next week, aloha!
With this lunch, I have officially survived the first week of school. We made it to school on time, we didn’t forget anything, I picked up the kids on time, and Lily had a different cute hair style every day. What a success! The final lunch of the week has a nice sweet treat: a bowl of yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds and sweet roasted coconut. I also made a little Nutella and peanut butter sandwich served with some honey graham fish, baby cucumbers and carrots.
You can tell it’s the end of the week when I throw a handful of Funyuns into the lunchbox. Hey, it happens. Iain just told me that: “I loved it!” He ate every last bite of this lunch. Of course, who doesn’t love little ham and cheese sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread?