Monday, October 24, 2011

Repeat Lunches

The mini lasagnas were such a hit! I am sending in the remaining with some carrots, watermelon and grapes too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mini Lasagna

I have been wanting to make these forever! I finally did and they turned out great!

The recipe was super easy. Next time, I will trim my wonton wrappers. You can see my sides are bigger than the picture. I also added spinach to the recipe because my kiddos love it.

I realized that if I was going to make some Halloween lunches, this is the week to do is what we have.

Tomorrow the kiddos have mini lasagnas, grapes with a pumpkin pick, green beans and a jack 'o clementine with a witch hat.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday Lunches

This is the last of my lunch goodies...I need to get to the grocery store. Tomorrow there is a peanut butter sandwich, celery sticks, tomatoes, oranges and some apples.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Tomorrow the kiddos have whole wheat pasta with ground chicken and sauce, cucumber, pears and mango's.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Tomorrow the kiddos have a peanut butter sandwich, crinkle cut cucumber slices, oranges, celery sticks and tomatoes.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lunch Leftovers

Tomorrow the kiddos both have leftovers from our busy weekend. We went to a new local family owned sandwich shop and everything was deelish! The twins could only eat half of their sandwiches so I packed the other half;)

Stella has some Sun Chips, crinkle cut peaches, a half of tuna wrap and some oranges.

Thomas has a half of turkey club sandwich and some Sun Chips, some crinkle cut peaches and oranges.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Veggie Corkscrews

Tomorrow the kiddos have veggie corkscrews with sauce, crinkle cut cucumbers, some carrots, celery sticks and grapes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Veggie Calzones

Tomorrow the kiddos have a mini calzones, carrots, cucumbers, oranges and crinkle cut peaches.

I made regular size calzones for dinner and made the mini's for tomorrows lunch at the same time. I used the recipe from Epicurious found here. I simplified it quite a bit.

I sauteed some mushrooms and fresh spinach and some EVOO.

Added some red peppers and garlic.

Took store bought whole wheat pizza dough. Layered ricotta cheese, pizza sauce, the cooked veggies and some shredded mozzarella. Folded the dough up and sealed the sides.

It was nice because I could customize each calzone....more veggies for Stella, less for Thomas. I also used part skim ricotta, whole wheat pizza dough and added more veggies to make it a bit healthier. Served with a big salad...easy, peasy dinner and lunch for tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beef, Shiitake, and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Tomorrow the kiddos have leftover stir fry (recipe below) served over whole wheat pasta, grapes, celery and Chinese crunchy noodles.

This was the first time I made this stir fry and it was delicious! The recipe is here.

Beef, Shiitake, and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

1 1-pound top sirloin steak, cut into 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
12 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, thickly sliced
8 ounces snow peas
1 bunch green onions, sliced, divided
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, divided
5 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and mushrooms; stir-fry until mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Add beef to skillet; stir-fry until beef browns but is still pink in center, about 1 minute. Add snow peas, half of green onions, and half of cilantro; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in hoisin, chili-garlic sauce, and five-spice powder; sauté until peas are crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and cilantro.

**I omitted the ginger and Chinese five-spice powder because I didn't have any on hand. This dish was so easy...all three kiddos and the hubbie loved it. It is definitely going into our rotation.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


We eat this chili all the time. I haven't made it in awhile because it still is so hot. But this weekend has been rainy and gloomy and seemed like the perfect day to make it;)

So for tomorrow, the kiddos have whole wheat scoops, carrots, chili and grapes.

I get asked if my kiddos have access to a microwave at school and they do not. Anything I send in, they eat cold. They are used to it now and never complain.

Our Chili Recipe

black beans
white beans
spicy chili beans
dark red kidney beans
diced tomatoes
half of an onion chopped
green, red and/or orange pepper chopped
ground chicken or turkey
a pinch of garlic
a ton of fresh spinach chopped up

Cook all ingredients in the crock pot for 4-6 hours.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pasta Salad

Tomorrow the kiddos have pasta salad, carrots, oranges and thomcord grapes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Repeat Lunch

The tuna cukes were such a hit that the twins requested them again. Soooo here we go: tuna stuffed cucumbers, carrots, grapes and mango.

Monday, October 3, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Tomorrow the kiddos have navel oranges, carrots, leftover BBQ chicken pizza and grapes.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tuna Cukes

Tomorrow the twinlets have tuna stuffed cucumbers, kiwi and strawberries, some thomcord grapes and pineapple.
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