Lunch #5: This box came together quickly, since this evening Ava picked out a few things she wanted to try from the grocery. New in the pantry are Pirate’s Booty and Organic Just Raspberries to shake things up a bit. The Pirate’s Booty is not something we will eat a lot of, because while it is gluten-free, it’s more of a lower nutritional value snack food. The Organic Just Raspberries are dehydrated, and pretty pricey for the small amount of berries provided, so again, this is just a small treat to add to the box and something fun for Ava to try. We do have local organic raspberries in season, and hope to make time to pick some this weekend.
In addition to these two new items, I placed ham, cheddar, lettuce, and mayo on an Earth Grains Multi-Grain Thin Bun, and sliced it into two half-moon shapes. I also added two baby dill pickles, and fresh nectarine chunks (with a squeeze of lemon to prevent browning).
Feedback from Lunch#4 (Tuesday, 8/24/10): Ava ate the entire contents of the lunch box while she and her Auntie M. were waiting for me to finish at my appoint. As previously noted, she was checked out of school early, because I was not sure if we would make it back from “the big city” before school let out. With the help of her Auntie M., Ava devoured the carrot, raisin, apple salad (they both informed me that it was really messy), and Ava said, “I didn’t like it…I LOVED it!” Perhaps this will be a recipe reserved just for home, since it’s pretty “drippy” after sitting in the refrigerator overnight.
What Ava Did NOT Eat for Lunch: According to the school district’s menu, today’s lunch offering was Chicken Patty on Bun, Turkey/Ham & Cheese Chef & Soft Pretzel, Cole Slaw , Banana, and Hot Cinnamon Apples.
Just 170 more lunches to go…