Friday, June 6, 2008

I lucked out!

Wednesday evening, I picked up my kids from my mom's house - she watches them on Wednesdays. For lunch, she made the kids this stuffed chicken parm with spaghetti noodles, and sent home the leftovers for me to use in their lunches on Thursday. Score! LOVE IT when that happens.

Here's Thursday's lunch:

*Stuffed parm chicken with spaghetti

*Mandarin oranges for Reese and a carrot/dip thingy for Bodin

*Organic animal crackers

I got a ginormous tub of these from Costco. It lasts forever and it a great snack for many occasions. One time, I melted down some chocolate chips and let Bodin dip the back of a few cookies. Let them sit in the fridge for a few hours, and you have a fun, homemade 'dessert' that's fun to make and eat.

I found out Reese refused the cheese/bean burrito that I sent with her earlier this week. Time to come up with new main courses. Since I was short on time and inspiration, they got a repeat from earlier this week.

Friday's grub:

*Cashew butter and strawberry preserves sandwich

*Organic applesauce for Reese and a carrot/dip thingy for Bodin


I'm glad it's the weekend!! I'm going to try and pre-make some lunches that I can freeze 'n grab.


crew said...

HOw do you make the cashew butter?
I have a food processor. Raw cashews?

Julie Hurley said...

Yep, raw cashews in the food processor. I also made some in my new fancy BlendTec blender (2hp BABY!). I add a little bit of oil to it because it does get a little dry. You have to let them process forever until the cashews get really creamy and light in color.