Lunch #6: Ava’s Auntie M., who is heading back to university next week, will be having lunch with her today, so I have prepared twin lunches for them to enjoy.
By request, they are having the same sandwich Ava had in lunch #5 (ham, cheddar, lettuce, and mayo on an Earth Grains Mult-grain Thin Bun, so that was easy! In the smallest section I paired nectarine chunks, and floral cut-outs of apple (both squeezed with lemon to prevent browning). Next, I added cucumber slices (from our container garden), and carrot cut-outs/rings with a bit of ranch dressing. Baby dill pickles, and Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Grahams round out this lunch. It’s nothing fancy, and with the Easy Lunch Boxes containers, I was actually surprised how easy it was to pack two lunches instead of just the usual one.
Feedback from Lunch #5 (Wednesday, 8/25/10): Upon checking Ava’s lunch box, I found everything eaten except her sandwich halves (curiously one had a small bite missing). I wondered to myself if she didn’t like it, or if she just wasn’t feeling well (she woke up with a sore throat–the joys of being back to school!). Ava explained that “some boy” had touched her sandwich (how rude!), so she decided not to eat it. Upon further investigation, she did not realize there was another unblemished half a sandwich underneath the half he touched–she ate that for after school snack and declared that she wanted the same sandwich for lunch on Thursday. Auntie M. pointed out that this “touching moment” is at least a sign that Ava’s lunches are interesting to the other children. True. Maybe he’ll ask to bring his lunches too!
What Ava is NOT having for lunch: According to the district’s menu the children have a choice between french toast sticks with string cheese, or spaghetti casserole with garlic bread–both options are served with fruit cup (canned) and mixed vegetables (canned). When I read their menu, I am reminded exactly why I have opted to make her lunches.
Just 169 more lunches to go…