Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Day of December

I guess the twins lunch looked so good that James had to try it;)

Even though I have been instructed by my male second grader NOT to send in shaped sandwiches, I just couldn't stop myself:) Tomorrow they have grapes, broccoli, Christmas tree shaped sandwiches and carrots. I love, love, love Christmas time and hope I can make some fun lunches!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fiesta Bowls

For dinner tonight, I made 'fiesta bowls' could start with either brown rice or shredded lettuce and then add black beans, tomatoes, sauteed peppers, mushroom and onions, cheese, salsa and/or sour cream. Finally, the party in the bowl was topped with chicken. The kids loved building their own bowls and they ate it up;) Tomorrow, there are leftover fiesta bowls, rice cakes, a half of banana and some carrots.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Tomorrow, James has a half of banana, raisins, peanut butter sandwich, rice cakes, celery sticks and some scoops.

They twins have leftover chili, pears, scoops and carrots.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Lunch? Oh yeah, I guess it is back to packing lunches;) What a nice week off!! Tomorrow the twins have sliced pears, a peanut butter sandwich, carrots and celery sticks and a tangerine.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Southwest Egg Rolls

Tomorrow the kiddos have leftover southwest chicken egg rolls with creamy enchilada dipping sauce, grapes and cucumbers.

These egg rolls were a hit with the family too! The Weight Watchers recipe is here.

3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided
1/2 pound(s) uncooked extra lean ground chicken breast
1 medium shallot(s), finely chopped
2 small tomato(es), finely chopped and drained
1/2 cup(s) canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp chili powder, medium-hot, or less to taste
1/4 tsp Durkee ground cumin, or other brand
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
10 item(s) egg roll wrapper(s)
1/3 cup(s) canned enchilada sauce
1/3 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
1 Tbsp scallion(s), minced (green part only)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken and shallot; brown over medium heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to break chicken into small pieces, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato and cook until pulpy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in beans, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; simmer for 1 minute to blend flavors.

Place an egg roll wrapper on a flat work surface with the corners set vertically (pointing up and down like a diamond shape). Arrange 2 slightly rounded tablespoons of filling down the center of wrapper, leaving 1/2 inch at the bottom and top.

Fold the bottom of the wrapper to the center, over the filling. Gently, but firmly, fold the left side of the wrapper to the center and then fold in the right side. Fold the top of the wrapper down to cover filling and seal any loose ends with water; repeat with remaining ingredients.

Place filled wrappers on prepared baking sheet; lightly spray surface of wrappers with cooking spray. Bake until wrappers are golden brown, flipping once, about 16 minutes.

Meanwhile, to prepare sauce, combine enchilada sauce, sour cream and scallion in a small bowl; mix well. Yields 1 roll and about 1 tablespoon of sauce per serving.

My Notes
I followed the recipe and they were deelish. I would defineately make them again. I would probably add black beans instead of kidney beans and also add spinach and corn.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tomorrow the kiddos have grapes, carrots, mini chicken cordon bleu and some peaches. The chicken recipe is here and I will say, the family LOVED this recipe. It was super easy and deelish.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices cooked ham
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7x11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately.

My notes: I found "thin chicken cutlets" and I didn't have to pound the chicken. I used provolone cheese and salami because that is what I had in the house. Super easy and everyone loved it!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Field Trip Lunches

Tomorrow the twins will be on a short field trip and here is their lunch. They each have peaches, yogurt covered raisins, grapes, pretzels, a half of turkey sandwich on a hoagie roll and some crinkle cut cucumbers.

And since James has been heading out with Dan-Dan on Tuesdays, I packed him a lunch too. He has yogurt covered raisins, pretzels, peaches, cucumbers, grapes and turkey roll ups.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Leftover Chinese Food

Tomorrow the kiddos have sliced peaches, broccoli, sweet and sour chicken and white rice in a fun shape.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beef Stew

Tomorrow the kiddos have leftover beef stew, grapes and blueberries, a flaky biscuit and some carrots.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Tomorrow the twins have strawberries, blueberries, a turkey sandwich on a dinner roll and crinkle cut cucumbers.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mini Stuffed Cucumbers

Tomorrow the twins have celery sticks and carrots, pears, oranges and mini tuna stuffed cucumbers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chicken Sliders

Tomorrow the twins have leftover chicken sliders, peas, sliced pears and peaches and some carrots.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Tomnorrow the kiddos have cut up pears, scoops, leftover chili and carrots. Recipe is here for the chili:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thursday Lunches

Tomorrow the kiddos have a peanut butter sandwich, fruit, crinkle cut cucumbers and carrots.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Back in the Swing of Things

Tomorrow the twinlets have watermelon, crinkle cut cucumbers, carrots and a peanut butter sandwich on a dinner roll.


I am back! I have had a rough couple of weeks and even though I packed lunches, I could not manage to post pictures. I am trying to get back into a good routine so here we go for tomorrow....otherwise known as Operation Halloween Detox.

The twins have leftover sweet and sour chicken, crinkle cut cucumbers, fruit and some baby carrots.
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