Archive for November, 2012

November 29, 2012

School lunch, day 53


PB&J, yogurt, candy for lunch.

Clementine, crackers for snack.

November 28, 2012

School lunch, day 52


Yes, this is pretty much a repeat from yesterday, but yesterday was a great success and KG wanted it again!

Ham and cheese sandwich, yogurt (cranberry-orange-banana), candy for lunch. (Left out the orange since she didn’t eat it yesterday.)

Apple and graham crackers for snack.

November 27, 2012

School lunch, day 51


Spinach yogurt, ham and cheese sandwich, clementine and candy for lunch.

Raisins and crackers for snack.

What came home: nothing. What should have come home: clementine. She thought it would go bad if she didn’t eat it, so she threw it away. We had a talk about how whole, unpeeled fruit won’t go bad in a few hours. Hopefully that sticks!

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipe Review: Cranberry Cake | The Kitchn

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here is how we started ours:


Cranberry Cake and brown sugar bacon.

This cake was awesome! W and I put it together last night. Will make again, maybe with some orange zest and whipped cream as a holiday treat.

Happy Thanksgiving! Now I’m off to make pies.

November 21, 2012

School lunch, day 50


Today’s “last day before break” lunch! Ham sandwich, clementine, pumpkin yogurt. No snack b/c of holiday festivities.

November 20, 2012

School lunch, day 48


Ham sandwich, pear, yogurt (mixed berry/spinach), tootsie roll for lunch.

Clementine, fruit snacks for snack.

November 15, 2012

School lunch, day 47


Leftover calzone from dinner, berry/spinach yogurt (in tube), snickers for lunch.

Banana, veggie chips for snack.

November 14, 2012

School lunch, day 46


Peanut butter and blueberry sandwich, carrots, string cheese and a tootsie roll for lunch.

Banana and goldfish for snack.


November 13, 2012

School lunch, day 45

Technically this isn’t a school day, but I packed KG’s lunch anyways, since she wasn’t at home, either. (School was closed all day for parent teacher conferences.)


And the photo is randomly the wrong way, again. Sigh.

PB&J, banana, milk, candy for lunch.

Veggie chips, applesauce, raisins for snack.

A pretty big lunch since I didn’t know what the deal was for snacks at the all-day after school program. We will see! I tried to keep it all to stuff that wouldn’t go bad, if it did come home again.

November 12, 2012

Recipe review: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos with Lime from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Yet another Pinterest find! I love black beans and sweet potatoes, separately and together. They make an excellent combination, the flavors really work well together.

However, I had some trouble with these black bean and sweet potato burritos, none of which were the fault of the recipe.

For starters, the recipe says to cook the potato/bean mix on high, and I accidentally cooked it on low. Needless to say, when I came home, the potatoes weren’t even close to done. I managed to salvage dinner by dumping the crock pot contents into a casserole dish and baking it at 350 for about 25 minutes, but the resulting mix was a little dry.

I forged ahead and served it to the kids anyways, but they rejected it. I thought my burrito was great, and the lime was wonderful.

But I was left with most of a casserole dish full of beans and potatoes that no one else would eat 😦

Then, J had a brilliant idea yesterday… Make the leftovers into sliders! Surely the kids would go for that!
So tonight I took the remaining leftovers, ground them up in the food processer, and shaped them into slider patties. I heated the patties up, topped them with provolone, and placed them on toasted slider buns. The kids had theirs with ketchup and mustard; I had mine with salsa.

Sadly, the kids were not fooled by the burgers, and rejected this incarnation as well. Sigh.