Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ham and cheese

 Today the minions have another roll up sandwich. This time it is made from ham and gouda cheese with a little bit of mayo. I also gave them strawberries and blueberries. For desert they have half of a mini cheese cake. I made the mini cheesecakes for The Elder to take to work on his birthday and I had extra.

The Colonel has strawberries, blueberries, roast beef sliced small, gouda cheese, some thin sliced baguette, and half of a mini cheesecake.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


 Today we had a 2 hour delay. Because of this, Clark's bus picked him up at 12:10pm instead of 11:30am. See, normally the bus leaves the school with the AM students and picks up the PM students while she drops the AM students off. We are very close to the school, so Clark is the first on. Since there were no AM students today, Clark was picked up last. Needless to say the change did not go over well with Clark.

Due to the change, I also made Clark a lunch. Clark's group eats at school (family style) and Tyke's does not.

We have mandarin oranges, popcorn, a peanut butter roll up, blueberries, and cheese cubes that spell out "Hi".

The Colonel has a similar lunch. She has popcorn (picked apart so no pieces will get stuck in her teeth/choke her), mandarin oranges, blueberries, peanut butter roll up, and cheese.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Easy lunch and our silly fish

Lunch today is a peanut butter tortilla, homemade granola, cheese squares, carrot coins, watermelon, pineapple, and melon.

Oh look! The Colonel is learning to drink from a big girl cup! My grandmother (who lives in Montana) had 2 of these small cups come in a camping kit she purchased. She had no clue why anyone would want a coffee cup that small, especially when camping. So she sent it to my mother for the minions.

Here is Colonel Sanders lunch. I steamed the carrots a little so that they had a little crunch left in them, yet they were a little soft for The Colonel. I also gave her watermelon and pineapple. To the right I have peanut butter tortilla wrap slices, cheese, and homemade granola (large nuts taken out).

 Pork looks happy. Where is Tyke? I wondered that too. I went out to the living room and there he was sitting with Aunt Julie. *sighs* Sorry Tyke, it's lunch time, not Kindle time.

This is our goldfish. Well 2 of them. The black one floats like that quite often. We have had him for several months now. Not quite sure what to make of it.

This is what greeted me when I got back to the dining room. Silly Colonel!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Banana bread muffin sandwich

Colonel Sanders' lunch. She has a muffin top cut in half and made into a biscoff and jelly sandwich, some pickled bologna, cheese scraps, blue berries, and strawberries. The little cheese figure is suppose to be a frog. The Colonel is now 15 months old.

Look! Clark is home today (No school on Friday). The Colonel is checking out Clark's lunch. Pork Chop is happily playing with his cheese cut out (rocket).

Here is the boys' lunch. Another half of a homemade banana muffin cut in half and made into a biscoff and jelly sandwich. Pickled bologna, cheese, blueberries, strawberries, and some pineapple. Their cut out is a little rocket.

Clark and Tyke smiling over lunch. I hope they have enough energy to help me with laundry after lunch!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Leftover Chicken nuggets

Lunch for The Colonel. We have leftover homemade chicken nuggets (sliced for her), granola with extra dried cranberries (minus the larger nuts), peanut butter tortilla wraps, and triangle cheese slices.

Pork and Tyke (even though they are still a bit ill) also had leftover chicken nuggets, granola with extra cranberries, peanut butter tortilla wraps, triangle cheese slices, and celery sticks. 

These chicken nuggets taste really good cold. They really do.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spaghetti Leftovers!

I love leftover lunches. They make my life so much easier. Today's lunch is a leftover from Monday nights dinner. I have Barilla spaghetti (I like it better than most) the meatballs have hidden blended carrots, a little spinach, and cheese. I also use a little oatmeal in it too. I know you can't tell and no one (even The Elder) has noticed it yet. :-D Score!

This is Colonel Sanders' lunch. We have cheese, multi colored raisins with sunflower seeds, spaghetti, and a meatball in our Easy Lunchboxes.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sourdough star sandwich

I decided I would make some sourdough bread. This gave me the chance to use my star bread pan. I think it turned out pretty well. I have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on sourdough bread, cottage cheese, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

I made Colonel Sanders the same thing, only I made sure to cut her bread as thin as I could. I also have to admit that I regretted giving her cottage cheese and allowing her to feed herself. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

No school today lunch

There is no school today! We had a friend over for lunch. The boys wanted tortillas in their lunches today. I made ham tortilla roll ups, blood orange slices, dehydrated apple, cheese, and multicolored raisins. 

Our friend loves Hello Kitty. So I made her Hello Kitty peanut butter sandwiches, blood oranges, dehydrated apples, cheese (she said she does not like it, but she ate some anyway), and multicolored raisins. 

Here is Colonel Sanders' lunch. She had a lunch similar to her brothers. Tortilla and ham rollups, dehydrated apple (I picked the thinner pieces), cheese, and raisins. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black bean & corn salsa with chicken

I found this lunch and I do not think I posted it. Taste wise, this is one of my favorites. I always make black bean an d corn salsa when we have tacos. So there is always some leftover.  Sitting on a bed of lime rice I have cajun seasoned chicken and black bean and corn salsa. Heat it all up and mix together. Yummy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes

Fruit crumble, frozen peas and carrots, homemade chicken nuggets, and mashed potatoes.

I know chicken nuggets are made often. They happen to be a huge hit over here and the minions (and The Elder) will gladly eat them. The Elder actually requests them once a week. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Rocket ships, UFO's and Hello Kitty

I decided to use my little ham & cheese cutters for lunch today. I used my UFO, Rocket Ship, and Tree cutters for the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  For the sides I have cheese, a single prune (I wanted them to try it) and some dehydrated strawberries, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

 The Colonel has a similar lunch. She has Hello Kitty sandwiches and baby trees. I also gave her some cheese pieces, a cut up prune, dehydrates strawberries, and some sunflower seeds.

Both lunches were put in my Easy Lunchboxes

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today's lunch is homemade banana yogurt, a fruit salad, a homemade banana muffin (no sugar), and chicken and apple sausage.

This is Colonel Sanders' lunch. I sliced her sausage a little thinner, she also has thin sliced cheese (the way she prefers it), some sliced fruit, and a banana muffin sliced.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sausage Octopus

Today we have a cheese and butter baked potato and octopus sausage laying on a bed of spinach. I added a few halves of grape tomatoes for color. Above that is a turtle for desert and some strawberries. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pulled Pork Sandwich

I was feeling a little lazy. Today's lunch is a pulled pork and cheese sandwich with strawberries on the side. To the right we have a baby dill pickle and pasta salad.

Today is my birthday!!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dinosaurs on a meatloaf

The Elder had a few cute lunches this week, but for the most part they looked bland. As always, I put his in an Easy Lunchbox. I made mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes. There is a fence of butter separating the dinosaurs. To the right we have frozen mixed veggies and 2 turtles as a treat.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Strawberry critters

Today's lunch consists of watermelon, blood oranges, and celery. I made odd little critters using  strawberries, candy eyes, and slivered almonds.  I also have little cheese birds and a banana muffin made into peanut butter sandwiches. 

The Colonel has her own lunch. She has everything her brothers had except I did not give her any candy eyes. I was afraid she would choke on them since they are quite hard. 

Pork and Clark are eating. Tyke was having a really bad acid reflux day. He just was not to interested in eating anything. 

Colonel Sanders checking out her meal.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Anpanman Onigiri

I decided to make the minions some onigiri. The rice was made with homemade turkey broth. I wanted to make it fun so I took out my egg molds and use those to make the shapes. I use my Anpanman and star molds. Inside of them I have some chicken and veggies. To create the face I used ketchup and nori.  I also included various sliced fruit, piece of banana, cheese, and homemade chicken nuggets.

Here is Colonel Sanders lunch. Her chicken nuggets are much smaller than her brothers.

Sadly no one but The Colonel had any interest in the onigiri.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This was a fun lunch to make. I used my Easy Lunchbox for this lunch. I made a snowman out of mashed potatoes. I used carrots for his arms and nose. Nori was used for his eyes and mouth. I also have seasoned chicken and frozen veggies.