At Hubby's previous job, they catered lunch, so I never got to pack for him. Leaving me with either a huge backlog of leftovers, or else no need to bother cooking a variety of meals, since I'd be the only one eating them, for the most part. When he took this new job, I jumped at the chance to send lunches finally. Apparently I jumped a little too enthusiastically. Hubby was half convinced I was trying to poison him, since I was so eager to shove lunches his way! Hahaha! Really I just wanted someone else to eat all the leftovers!
Chicken and Tofu Scramble
|Leftover chicken, leftover organic tofu-veggie scramble, tamari almonds, organic blueberries|
The tofu scramble is crumbled firm tofu with a mix of veggies including rainbow chard, carrots, and potatoes. It was okay. Hence the abject relief at being able to send Hubby off with lunches. Someone else to eat all the not-my-favorite recipe attempts! Scoooore!
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Sweet-ish Veggie Rice
|Leftover sauteed greens with mushrooms, organic berries, leftover organic squash and greens with rice and quinoa|
Summer Veggie Rice
|Leftover organic rice and quinoa with veggies, organic blueberries, hummus, rice crackers|
|Glutino Tortilla Dippers, leftover CookSimple chili with tofu, organic plum and cherries, GF cornbread muffin|
Instead of ground beef or chicken or whatever, I crumbled firm tofu into the chili mix. Why oh why do restaurants and such insist upon serving tofu in cubes all the time? "Oh boy! Can I get big mouthfuls of mushy nothing!" said no one, ever. Crumbled gives it a better texture, and a more even distribution of other ingredients per mouthful.
The cornbread muffin came from a recipe I was testing from MOMables creator Laura Fuentes' new kids lunches cookbook, coming out July 2014 (available now on preorder!) They were a big hit. Possibly due to accidentally adding double the sweetener, thanks to some confusion in the directions (hence the need for recipe testing! Ha!)
Cheesy Potato "Pie"
|Leftover organic vegan "cheesy" potato thingy, organic pistachios, organic strawberries|
Just for fun, I included a cloth napkin from Red Poppy Crafts on etsy. Dragon print, because it's the geekiest and least kid-ish one I have. Hubby's a gamer, you see. So dragons are cool.
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