Is it Fall yet?
It certainly feels like it in Southwestern Ontario today.
All three kids are off to school this week. Yay!!! They were excited and I was excited to have some time to myself and get back to a routine. I do better with routines.
Here's some pictures of their first days of school...
Salad with cucumbers & baby greens and homemade dressing.
Orange, Orange juice and home made choc chip Muffin.
And she begged for leftover Tuna Casserole in her Thermos.
(recipe at the bottom of this post)
Now for H.!
Last year, half way through the year I had her come home for lunch because I found out she was throwing out her lunch and then asking the JK teacher for snacks from her snack cupboard.
(meant for kids who forgot their lunch)
This went on for a week before the teachers figured it out.
She was helping with the packing of her lunches but she didn't like her lunch choices and didn't want to "hurt my feelings" by saying she didn't like them.
So she threw them out and went without.
So this year, we are trying Bento type lunches.
I went to Chapters and they had Bento boxes for $39.99 (hmm... no thanks)
So we made our own.
It's just a rectangular container and we try to pack all of the food groups in there.
This H.s lunch today!
Crustless cheese sandwiches, pepperoni pieces, Minigo yogurt,
orange segments and choc chip cookie.
Here it is packed into her lunch bag with an apple and a snack box of different kinds of crackers.
I told her I wanted to see what was left of the apple. ( I want to make sure she is not throwing it out)
This is A.s lunch.
He's got crustless cheese sandwiches, pepperoni sticks,
Minigo Yogurt, red pepper slices, and Chocolate chip muffin.
Here it is packed in his lunch bag.
There is also orange juice, and two snacks.
(Apples sauce & crackers and orange segments)
If it doesn't work out I can always have them they start coming home for lunch again.
How do you pack your kids lunches?
How do you keep it interesting throughout the school year?
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1 1/2 cups of elbow macaroni pasta ( or pasta of choice)
2 cans of Tuna
1 can of cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 of milk
1 cup of green peas
salt & pepper
a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Cook your pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Mix Tuna, soup, milk and peas in bowl.
Season with salt and pepper and add a couple of dashes of hot pepper sauce.
Add the Tuna mixture to pasta and pour into greased 9 x 9 glass casserole dish.
Mix breadcrumbs and cheese and sprinke on top.
Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes.