Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Basic Lunches

Holy Smokes, bring back Thanksgiving Break!  I need a break from our week off...boy, did I let things slide.  Including all planning, routine and practical stuff.  I went to the grocery store this morning and I swear I walked around for an hour and left with 2 mangos, some berries, milk, a reading light, some flavored seltzer water and a pack of gum.    It never even occurred to me that I should be thinking about dinner or getting some real food to feed the people that call me Mom.

So dinner was blah and lunches tomorrow will be a little bit too.  But thank goodness I got those berries!  ;)

Gigi has a mixture of fresh berries (I knew those would come in handy), baby carrots, a cup of cream cheese and a bagel (because she only likes it if she can spread the cream cheese herself) some yellow tomatoes, a nutrigrain bar and some Junior Mints (totally Peanut Free! They rock!)...Lili has an orange instead of berries because she'll only eat berries from our garden (I have no idea why, it's the strangest food rule ever!)

They both have organic apple juice too!

For snack they have a bag of popcorn and some Stretch Island fruit leather.

Monday, November 26, 2012

But I Don't Wanna Go To School...

Anyone else have to pry kids out of bed and get them off to school this morning?  Hope they weren't as full of "I don't wanna get up" and "I wish it was still break" and "why can't we just homeschool again?"....truth be told, it was hard for me to get going this morning too. 

That included packing lunches.  I'm sure your burned out with all the cooking and cleaning and shopping from this last week and the grocery store was the last place I wanted to go.  Thank Heavens for leftover veggie trays and fruit trays or my kiddos would be living off of canned fruit and veg for the next day or two!

This lunch is a mix up of all the appetizers present at Thanksgiving dinner...I love a fridge full of appies.  In fact, I could eat nothing but bite size snacks for the rest of my life and be totally content.  Hmmm...this is giving me ideas for dinner tonight;)

This lunch has baby carrots, watermelon, slices of cheddar cheese and summer sausage, a selection of crackers and a couple gingerbread cookies.   They both have organic chocolate milk to go with lunch.
For snack they have homemade blueberry muffins and string cheese.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch

Today's lunches are not for my girls, they are for "my girls".  A group of us Mom's are abandoning our motherly duties today in favor of watching 12 hours of vampires and wolves....that's right, our little town is showing all 5 Twilight movies today and we have tickets! 

I can't even believe I have signed up to watch 5 movies, in a row, from noon to midnight (really 2ish), but I am totally excited.   However, the cost of movie theatre food and the just plain grossness of it (who needs a nacho with neon orange cheese?!) make me a little queasy.  What's a girl to do?

Well, we get breaks between the movies.  And we get a lanyard (collectible I imagine), I'm hoping mine has the lovely Doctor on it or Edward.  Being on Team Jacob would just be creepy, I could be his mother!   We can also come and go as we please, so I have packed us lunch!  At least one meal will be relatively good for us.

Secelia doesn't like veggies (it's hard to believe we're friends...just kidding) so she has dry Italian salami and homemade summer sausage, 3 kinds of cheeses, little pickles and whole wheat crackers, some strawberries and pineapple and a slice of Sugar Cookie Bar.  (Y'all have no idea, NO IDEA, how hard it was for me not to just pack an entire lunch of sugar bookie bars!)
Heather and I have loaded salads, strawberries and pineapples and SCB's...again, the fact that we just have a little bit is a testament to my commitment to healthyish eating!

Did you notice the little bat picks?  ;)

I've got to run to the store to buy some fancy smanshy drinks for us and some cheap candy (who are we kidding, I'm totally sneaking it in!)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful For You GIVEAWAY!

Sure there was a lunch today, and it was pretty darn cute...but I've got bigger things to talk to you about today.  A giveaway just in time for the holidays!   Reynold's Wrap was so kind to send me a darling Cook Book that is all things Cupcakes and a set of their amazing cupcake liners, I threw in a couple more sets of liners and a cake decorating kit so you can create to your hearts desires!

I love using these liners when I bake, but I also use them to dress up a lunch.  The liners fit perfectly inside the silicon ones and just kick it up a notch...you can jazz up a holiday them, a birthday lunch, you name it! 


Promise after you've read the blog post and entered to win this fun give away that you'll head over and like their Facebook page.

I bet you want to know, how can you win?!  Let's not get ahead of ourselves, let's see what might be coming home to you!

 and this....
To win you just need to comment on your favorite things to bake either on the blog post or on Two Little Lunches FaceBook Page.  Also, share this giveaway with your friends and family and leave that in the comments too! 
Give away will be ending on November 13th at 9:30 a.m. PST.  Open to residents of the US only.  (I'm sorry my out of country friends, I wish I could mail these things to you, but the shipping costs are insane!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Did You Vote?

I'm a day late on this lunch, but all of America has the beautiful right to vote, so today we are celebrating Democracy and hoping it worked out the way you wanted it to.   The girls' school voted and Romney won by a landslide (which is a surprise being we're in Oregon), but they've been learning all about the 6 main political parties so I'm pleased with their turnout;)  Apparently there was a vote for Mommy, one for Daddy and one for Lauren?  Guess those kindergartners didn't understand exactly what this voting was about, or they weren't happy with their two choices...who could blame them!

This lunch is red and blue, I wish I'd thought about it before tonight and found an elephant and donkey cutter...that would have put this lunch over the top! 
 Both girls have white cheddar stars, salami stars, cucumber stars and carrot strips, cheese it like crackers, organic cut pear cups, and a couple of chocolate chip cookies.  Both girls are taking an organic chocolate milk.

Snack is freeze dried pineapple (this stuff is amazing!) and a homemade granola bar.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blah! It's Monday

There are days when I would sell my soul to hand the girls 2 bucks to buy a hot lunch; regardless of how I feel about hot lunch; today was one of them.  We got home from a wonderful weekend in Seattle and I was so tired from all the fun, I skipped going to the grocery store to make sure we had some fresh fruits and vegetables in the house.  Probably a mistake.  But it forced me to get creative in packing lunch.

I managed to find a carrot that wasn't too limp and a cucumber that only looked a little questionable.  I always keep organic apple sauce on hand (I know, not quite a fresh fruit...but it'll do!) and we always have loads of cheese.  Thank God!

Both girls got dry Italian salami (also always a staple), aged white cheddar cheese, cucumber and carrot sticks, goldfish crackers, apple sauce for Gigi dried apricots for Lili and leftover Halloween Marshmallows.  GiGi loves to dip her goldfish crackers into the applesauce; sort of like apple pie with cheddar cheese;)
They both are getting an organic chocolate milk.
For snack they each have a Stretch Island Fruit Leather and a Caramel rice cake.  Sort of boring, but it's what we had in the pantry!