Archive for November, 2012

November 29, 2012

School lunch, day 53

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PB&J, yogurt, candy for lunch.

Clementine, crackers for snack.

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November 28, 2012

School lunch, day 52

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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

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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:
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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

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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

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

Clementine, fruit snacks for snack.

November 15, 2012

School lunch, day 47

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

Banana, veggie chips for snack.

November 14, 2012

School lunch, day 46

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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.)

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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

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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!
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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.