Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lunch Lady Blues

One big adjustment about homeschooling is lunchtime. No one prepared me for this.  In public school I just had to make sure they had money for lunch-someone else cooked it, served it, and cleaned up the mess.  But the most difficult thing is coming up with a menu.  I could follow suit with public school and serve hot dogs, pizza, nachos, etc on any given day of the week, but I prefer healthier choices.

Here are our lunch plans for the next few days:

Linguine with meatballs and marninara (frozen meatballs and jarred sauce)

Tuna salad wraps with cucumbers and fruit

Chicken sandwiches with chips and fruit (frozen Morningstar Farms chicken patties on whole wheat Natures Own sandwich rounds)

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches with chips (okay-sorta healthy...right?)

Fish Sticks, salad, and fruit.

Any great lunch ideas you all would like to share? Something somewhat nutritious, quick to fix, and kid friendly?

Oh- big eye opener during our public school days...when the food truck was parked next to the cafeteria unloading as I was driving by and the signage on the truck read "________'s Institutional Foods". Wow. Had me thinking of lock downs and solitary! Institution.  My kids were in an institution! Ack!

1 comment:

  1. Not to be too lazy, but I'm lovin' the nicer weather. It means I can serve more cold lunches, like sandwiches & salads. I felt like I needed something heartier in the winter weather.