Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
So looking back at this attempt at creating a jack-o-lantern sandwich, it probably could have done without the cheese hair. I don't know why I did that because it sort of turned my Jack into a Jill O' Lantern, less is truly more sometimes. I added some grape eyes, orange pepper picks and of a piece of Halloween candy. Tomorrow is the biggest and best of my Halloween lunches!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It feels like fall! This is my very favorite time of year and to celebrate I made the boys a welcome fall lunch. We have different color tortilla leaves filled with pumpkin cream cheese, a baby bel cheese, oranges and apples, pumpkin muffins and some delicious roasted sweet potatoes. For more fantastic ideas for lunches check out
What's for Lunch Wednesday
Friday, October 1, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This time of year I always try to get a head start on lunches for school. I try to make a little every day to build up my freezer full of easy to grab lunch options for the boys. Today I made my own pizza pockets. These turned out great and I even managed to include step by step pics on how to make these yourselves. Having something without a bunch of preservatives and other junk that you can pull out of your freezer for lunch-rocks! So lets get started.
The best part of this recipe would have to be the pizza dough. This is the best tasting dough -trust me it's delicious and easy too!
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
1 pkg. active dry yeast
3 Cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup finely ground cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 T. olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella
2 cups shredded cheddar
chopped pepperoni or sausage, veggie etc.
In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast in the warm water and stir well to dissolve. Set aside the yeast for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile place flours, cornmeal and salt together in bowl of kitchen aid. Using the paddle attachment mix the dry ingredients together. Start slowly pouring yeast mixture into bowl while it's mixing, add the olive oil into mixture and let mix until blended. Switch to the hook attachment and knead briefly until dough is smooth. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes.
When dough is ready proceed with instructions for pizza pockets.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I have seen people make these chunky crayons before but never felt like destroying a bunch of perfectly good crayons to make them. Until now. At the end of the school year the boys bring home all their not-so-gently used school supplies including a ton of broken crayons! It was finally time to try recycled crayons. We decided to break them into color groups which was fun. These are super easy and probably best for my three year old who isn't concerned with precise lines and colors yet.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
So when I saw these Star Wars cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma I had to have them. When I saw how
Bento for Kidlet used them I thought it was the coolest idea ever. I had to try them and this is how they turned out. I think I need better food markers but pretty good anyways. I also love incorporating the Star Wars Easter candy holder for blueberries. I can't wait to actually make cookies with these awesome cutters!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Every time my oldest son sees fruit ambrosia in the deli case he asks if we could get some. I sympathize with him because I too longed for something at the grocery store when I was little. I wanted those molded jello and whipped cream desserts. I still have never bought one. So I decided he should get some ambrosia and it probably wasn't that hard to make my own. After looking online for some recipes I came up with this complete with cherry on top. Also in the lunch today is prosciutto filled pasta, carrots with olives, crackers and a babybel cheese.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Well it seems that everywhere we look summer is on it's way. There are berries at the grocery stores, shorts at Old Navy and promises that school will be out soon. The only problem is the weather here. It has been cold and rainy for the longest time! Maybe late start means it will last extra long?
Today we had yaki onigiri, apples, apricots, cherries, pancake roll-up, celery with cream cheese and carrots.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
House Party. This is a website that offers the opportunity to try some new products by offering to host a party with their particular product in mind. It was very easy, I applied to host a party and was selected as a host and the next thing I knew I received a big box of party favors and freebies to host a party for Kraft. I decided to make it a lunch for some of the moms I know and make it very kid friendly. Kraft supplied their new home style deluxe mac-n-cheese along with pizza, breadsticks, crackers, drinks and some turkey pastrami that I made into small sandwiches. The best part was I was able to give all the moms coupons for the products and some fun free stuff which they loved! This is a very fun thing to do and I would definitely host again. Besides it's a great excuse to get together for some food sampling and playtime with friends.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I started taking pictures of the lunches I made to keep a photo record of lunch ideas and also remember what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I still feel like I could get a little more creative with lunch. This is an example of that. Ham and cheese cubes on picks, strawberries with yogurt dip and ants on a log. An advantage of putting food on picks for kids is that it is easy and accessible to them. When your kids only get about 15 minutes to eat(sometimes less) they need all the help they can get. I'm glad my kids can sit down, open up and start eating rather than stand in a long lunch line and be left with only 5 minutes to eat!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Refashion, Recycle,Reuse sent me the Beautiful Blogger Award!
Here are the rules behind the award:
1. Thank & link to the person that gave you the award. Thank you Refashion, Recycle,Reuse I love your blog!
2. Pass this award onto 10 bloggers.
Here are my ten favorites:
Bento for Kidlet
Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Moms in Need of Mercy
Three Pumpkins Little
Retro Mod Girl
Contact Blogs to let them know they’ve won.
4. Tell seven things about yourself:
1. I am one of seven children.
2. I like to bake something every day.
3. I won the state-wide Reflections art contest when I was 9.
4. I used to design my own clothes when I was a teenager.
5. If I could eat whatever I wanted without consequences, I would choose a hot dog with the pump cheese.
6. I do not know how to swim.
7. I love playing video games with my kids.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Okay so we had our spring break and some company staying with us, so I've been a bit of a slacker with making any unique lunches this week. I will share this easy but cute lunch though. We have a basic sandwich using dark rye and white star cut outs, mandarin oranges, muffin and some sesame crisps. Sometimes even the most basic lunch can look more interesting with some sushi-grass and cookie cutters.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St. Patty's day! Last night I thought I would get lunch started for today by making bagels and mixing in some green candied cherries. So here's how it went down. Problem number one: apparently candied cherries are a Christmas only item. I only tried two stores but that was enough. So I thought I would substitute green jelly candies. Okay so this is where that rule "read the whole recipe first" comes in. I have made these before but it's been awhile and I ended up adding baking soda to my bagel dough that was only supposed to go in the boiling water. I didn't give up hope right away, but yes they were are disaster. So at this point I realize I'm out of eggs and it's too late to go out. So fortunately I had a vegan recipe for pretzel dough, and out popped these green pretzel shamrocks. So there you have it. Whipped up some green pudding, snap peas , crackers and cheese-voila! St. Patty's day lunch!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I have been trying to find a way to use these skull baking cups for awhile. So I decided to give the boys some pirate muffins, grapes on swords, pirate flag stuck into an orange and these scrumptious pomegranate vanilla flavored cashews(wow are these good). Of course I felt like it needed a little something more so I found a silly pirate joke and threw that in there too.