Random "boring" lunches that never got shared from November and December. What's that? It's now February of the next year? Shush. No one asked you!
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Wednesday, 11/7/12 - The first Wednesday of each month is a teacher meeting day or something, so no morning classes at the public school preschool. Z came to Baby's co-op preschool with us!
|Grapes and pomegranate arils, leftover mac-n-cheese,|
carrots, cheese stick
I put some leftover Annie's Homegrown "Arthur" mac-n-cheese in a square silicone cup. I thought it would be a nice change for lunch. Just for fun I added a sparkly leaf cupcake pick in with the grapes. Because it was Fall. Way back then.
There's a mini fork kind of hiding under the string cheese. (Mine came from Daiso and appears to be discontinued.)
Wednesday, 11/14/12 - Breakfast for Mama (and Baby, apparently!)
|Biscoff spread on bread scraps, plain bread scraps, cream cheese bagel,|
orange segments, golden beets, sweet peppers and Ranch
The leftover thin crusts were left plain and saved for Baby, like throwing bread to the ducks. Over there. So you can eat in peace [for about 3.5 seconds... Vultures!] She also
Monday, 11/19/12 - Mama lunch. No reason. Well, other than I was organized back then, and had a week's worth of salads made up at a time in my EasyLunchboxes, just waiting for the little compartments to be packed.
|Salad w/ carrot and golden beet scraps, raisins and sunflower seeds (in blue dip box,)|
dressing (in yellow Smidget,) buttered Rosemary Bread, cheese scraps, Special K crackers
|Carrots and golden beets, white bean hummus, |
broccoli and romanesco cauliflower, pita wedges
And if you look closely at the top left corner of my EasyLunchbox, it's broken! MAN DOWN! MAN DOWN! I hadn't noticed until I opened it at preschool, and discovered I had a jagged baby-slicing gash. Don't worry. No babies were harmed... By the box. They got hip-checked if they tried to get too close to my food though! Omnomnom!
[In all fairness to the EasyLunchboxes, some of mine are 152 years old (okay, okay. Almost 3.) And it happened to land dead-on the corner. Plus any plastic (or glass) that's chilled or frozen is more likely to shatter upon impact, especially when made heavier with tasty healthy lunches! That's just physics. Or chemistry? Whatever.]
|Sandwich (probably PB-honey,) pears, "Hot Cocoa" cupcake, POPchips|
And we had a ton of leftover mini cupcakes. Baby's birthday was a few days before Christmas, so we didn't want to do anything huge. She's too young to care, and I wanted it ON her first birthday. In the future, we'll plan it for earlier in the month, so everyone can come. [Slackers!] But we'd been to Whole Foods for the first time since removing the additives in our diets, and her "party" (dinner out with all the family members that were able to come) was less than a week away. So I bought a dozen pre-made cupcakes there, rather than make them myself, or make a special trip out to the natural bakery 25-minutes away from home, near Trader Joe's (they use fake colored sprinkles, so I have to order in advance without sprinkles. And they're closed Sundays, which is the day we're out that way for Little Gym.)
They had chocolate (bleah,) white (yayy! Pick me!) and "Hot Cocoa" flavored. I let Z pick, and she chose Hot Cocoa. I'm not a fan of chocolate cake. Oh well. It's not about me now, is it. She also got to pick a single large fancy cupcake in the bakery case for each of them, as Baby's "smashing cake," and one for her so she wouldn't be jealous.
So naturally we totally forgot to bring the durned cupcakes when we drove 30-minutes away to the restaurant in between where we live on the South end of Seattle, and his entire family lives on the North end. Doh! Luckily, it just happened to be near the Whole Foods! So we went in and bought them all again. *sigh* Since none of their cousins could come, it was pretty much just us eating the cupcakes, so we had a ton left over. Plus the ones at home. So in the lunches they go!