These are the meals that never made it to their own posts.
Tuesday, 2/14/12, Valentines Dinner - Got a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's. I like their take-n-bake pizzas because they're not skimpy with the toppings, they're made fresh, and are almost as cheap as the refrigerated ones at the grocery store. The store by me has weekday specials, so if you get the special and use a $ off coupon, they're usually cheaper than the grocery! But their heart ones were $7 or $8 and only available on Valentines Day, so I 'splurged' and got one. They come with pepperoni, which Z and I hate, but that's the other nice thing about Papa Murphy's. Because they aren't pre-packaged and smooshed together in processing and shipping, the toppings are super easy to remove.
|How it comes|
In hindsight I should have had a heavier hand putting on the toppings, but I was worried that they wouldn't stick if they weren't touching cheese. Ah well.
Thursday, 2/16/12 - Made a ladybug pocket sandwich lunch to eat in the car between Little Gym and preschool.
|Z's lunch: turkey and cheese scraps pocket sandwich, string|
cheese nibblets, spinach w/carrot flowers, strawberries
|My lunch: spinach salad w/broccoli, blueberries, strawberries,|
almonds and dressing. Mini cupcake, Special K crackers, 1/2 PBJ
I had been toying with the idea of seeing if a half sandwich would fit in a smaller compartment of the EasyLunchboxes if I cut it into half (or two quarters of a regular-sized sandwich,) so I gave it a try. Yes! I used home-made blackberry-raspberry freezer jam, but it was starting to gel and crystallize. Should have used honey. Tasted okay though.
She didn't care that the sandwich was mangled. She ate off all the sprinkles, took a few bites of bread, and ate the meat and cheese out of the center. She ate all the nibblets and strawberries, and only a little bit of the carrots and spinach.
Monday, 2/27/12 - Daddy packed her a snackery bento to nibble on the way to preschool, but mostly to eat between school and swim class.
|Apple, Wheat Thins, Thin Mint cookie, yogurt, spinach|
She ate half the apple, some yogurt, and the cookie. Maybe a cracker or two, but I think not.