Friday, May 21, 2010

Clara's Cold Lunch Corner Week 5



Me-“Clara do you want me to pack a few extra cookies to share with friends on the bus?”
Clara-“Yeah, Ok Mom.”
Me-“You promise you’ll eat your lunch first, right?”
Clara- “Yeeeeaah.”

Let’s just say an 8-year-old has hoodwinked me. I had to pick Clara up a couple times from school last week only to discover she’s been a typical kid and eating her dessert and fruit for lunch and sharing the rest of her meal after school.

All I could do was bust out laughing. I mean really, this is my doing. I've learned something though. From now on I’m only packing her a small treat.

At least the bus kids are getting some healthy food. Hey, someone has to eat it!

Clara's Cold Lunch Corner Week 5
Week of May 17th-May 21st 2010.
Clara was getting tired of change for her main meals, so I’ve started repeating her favorites. It’s kind of sad when a child has to ask for a pb&j sandwich!

1. Laptop
Large covered container- Spaghetti with grilled veggie marinara sauce & Parmesan.
On the side- Sandwich bag with red grapes, 1 fortune cookie.
Water

2. Metal Lunchbox
Sandwich bag- Peanut butter & huckleberry jam sandwich
Foil- 1 large carrot, not cut up.
Packet of freeze dried apples
Snack bag with mini pretzels
Water

3. Laptop (Picture above)
Large covered box- Spinach with baked & chopped MorningStar Farms Chik Patty & cheddar cheese.
Small uncovered box- Grapes
Small uncovered box- Mini covered container of bleu cheese dressing. Mini covered container shelled sunflower seeds.
Water

4. Laptop
Large covered box- Peanut butter and huckleberry jam sandwich
Small covered box- Red, white & blue yogurt pretzels
Small covered box- Dill pickle chunks
Tucked on the side- Stretch Island Fruit Leather
Water

5. Laptop
Medium covered box- Mini bagel with ham.
Medium covered box- Banana slices and grapes layered with plain yogurt mixed with huckleberry jam.
Small covered- Carrot sticks
Small covered- Vanilla wafer cookies
Water


10 comments:

ButterYum said...

That stinker! My oldest recently told his younger siblings how I used to number the items in his lunch so he'd eat them in the proper order. He claims to have followed my instructions religiously - he was always my good kid. Son #2 would have laughed in my face if I tired such a thing.

Needless to say, Clara is very lucky little girl!

:)
ButterYum

The Cooking Photographer said...

Yeah Patricia I was kinda dumb lol! I think it's kinda cool you numbered the items in the lunches! I'm just amazed though that your eldest followed directions!

Where do I get one of those?

~RED~ said...

LOL! You honestly thought she was going to eat lunch first ~! Gotta love it!
I swear that girl eats the best lunch ever.

Sue Sparks said...

The bright colors and cute containers make this lunch so inviting, not to mention the yummy food! All Clara's friends probably look forward to seeing what you have packed for her each day:)

Monet said...

Lol. How cute. I love the lunches your prepare for her...so healthy and yummy! I can't wait to have kids just so I can pack their lunches. Thank you for sharing!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

LOL! I can remember doing the same thing. Loving the Bento/laptop lunch box. I think I may get one for dd as she is starting school next year. Love all the great lunch ideas!

shaz said...

How clever :) Our school doesn't allow them to share food (threat of allergic reactions), so I'm pretty safe :) She's hungry by lunchtime anyway so she has to eat whatever's in there.

Great lunch ideas again.

Katherine said...

Great lunch for your daughter! Nice to see a mother preparing a heathy meal at home (so many mother's fail to do this today).

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's a really great design of lunchbox! And oh dear, pity about the cookies, but I guess you can't really be surprised...

Dawn said...

I have GOT to get a laptop lunchbox for Gabby! I don't have to pack her lunch every day but for the days I do it would make it so much easier. Thanks for all the ideas!

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