The end of school is right around the corner. There are many things to look forward to about the summer.
But there’s one thing that I’m definitely dreading: Lunch time.
Yeah. If I dread packing lunch (and yes, unless we have left-overs, I definitely dread packing the kids’ lunches, which is why I’ve dumped that duty on my poor husband), then I’m shaking in my boots about having to cook lunch for the kids over the summer.
There are only so many bagel sandwiches and pots of mac-and-cheese one mom can take!
I’m thinking that having a weekly rotation will make my life a lot easier – if nothing else, it will take the daily debate with a particular 5 year-old out of the equation.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Monday: Veggies quesadillas (DS5 will likely end up with
whining forrequesting cheese quesadillas & cut-up veggies)
Tuesday: Veggie burgers, pita and cut-up fruit (I’m thinking of making my own black bean or lentil burgers in bulk and freezing them)
Friday: Macaroni & cheese (yes, DS5 gets a “day” on the rotation), fruit salad
As you can see, I’ve got nothin’ for Wednesdays and Thursdays, so I’m turning to you all. Let’s dish lunch ideas. Here are my qualifications: Easy, quick, (more-or-less) nutritious, and above all, palatable to the more particular palette (isn’t that a nice way of saying picky?!).
Leave your best lunch ideas (and recipes, if you have them) in the comments section – or link up to a post on your blog where you’ve shared a lunch idea or recipe.