Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1. My son must eat something that I love and he hates. He chose Asparagus In turn I would buy him something to eat that I wouldn't normally buy him. For that he chose a 'Lunchable' as pictured above.2. We have to wear each others shoes for 30 minutes and do an activity that the other likes. My son took a hot shower :)3. On his birthday cupcakes I have to put veggies on one and candy on another and we play rock, paper, scissors and the winner gets to pick what cupcake they want to eat. I WON! Here is my son eating a cupcake with carrots on it. He was a good sport so I gave him the candy one in the end.
FUN FUN FUN
Monday, March 29, 2010
This picture doesn't do this justice. This is the treat my son is going to bring in for his birthday tomorrow. It is a rainbow Strawberries, Oranges, Pineapple, Green Grapes, Indigo Grapes, and Purple (blue) berries. Maybe I should have switched the grapes and blueberries but I figured they mixed better with strawberries. In the middle is the pot of gold (kisses with almonds)
I hope the kids like it. :)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
What a great weekend. My son and I celebrated our birthdays (we share the same day). I got a new phone and I took this pic with it. It is so much easier to email it to myself instead of using the regular camera. Lunch tomorrow is ham on a skewer, cheese, pineapple, goldfish, and some veggies leftover from my son's bday party. Yes.. I served veggies to 7 year olds ;)
Friday, March 26, 2010
March 10th and 13th - Tops $7.63
Wegmans - $88.79 ($7.10 coupons)
Target - $35.28 ($16.50 coupons)
March 21st - Tops $58.14 ($4.00 coupons, $10.00 gift card)
March 25th - Wegmans $143.64 (3.00 coupons) - produce was so high and I got enough to make snack for my son's class for his birthday plus a snack for my students)
Total for March = $345.06 (plus some small stops that I didn't have receipts for) almost 5 weeks in March so divided that is only like $70 a week.
We are home today while my son heals from his surgery. While he and my youngest were watching TV the little one fell asleep. He slept through lunch so I 'packed' his up. I found this old piece of tupperware that works perfect as a bento. Fresh pineapple, green beans, and homemade mac n cheese.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I know we are all concerned about what our children eat. That is why we take so much time to prepare food for them. However, there are many students who eat what is offered at school . We need to make certain they are all eating healthy. We really do need to improve school lunches. Jamie Oliver has made it his mission to improve school lunches. He has a show coming out soon on TV (I think this weekend) and this website is a link to his website. Thanks for reading.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Ok, so I was inspired by a few fellow bloggers to put a piece of colorful paper under the lunch before taking a pic. I am just so disappointed that my pictures aren't as big or clear as others. I need to figure this out. Anyway, here is pirates booty, pineapple, some ham on a skewer (not a cool bento one but one from dinner out at Longhorns :), carrot sticks and dip.
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6. Another lunch
7. Lunch in a box
8. She Saved
9. The Thrifty Mama
10. Organic Deals
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
THANK YOU amanda at lunchbox limbo for inspiring me yet again this week. Here is my version of your PB&J doggy lunch. It is being served with pineapple, goldfish and carrot sticks and dip.
I had time to do this thanks to dinner tonight at the in-laws for corned beef and cabbage. :)
Happy St Pat's Day All
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We had a night of running around tonight... home from school @ 4:00, karate by 5:30, and music class by 6:15.... so I was able to make some mac n cheese in the hour we were home and steam some broccoli and add some fresh fruit and whala dinner on the go.
I have never had such a cute lunch. I was inspired by melissa at 'another lunch' to make this rainbow for my son's St Patrick's day lunch.
Red - Strawberries, Orange - clementine, Yellow - M&M's, Green - pickles, Blue - blueberries, Purple - red leaf lettuce, and the pot of gold is cheese.
Monday, March 15, 2010
YEAH! Still on track. I know, I know its only Monday night but I feel good about our routine getting back on track. Here is my son's lunch. Ants on a log, clementine, grape tomatoes, and gold fish.
PS - Dinner tonight was a hit with my husband and I. Kids haven't ate yet because they are outside enjoying our extra sunlight. Crab stuffed mushrooms with rice and salad. YUM!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I am ahead of the game now. Finally a weekend to get caught up. Now, I have to be honest I didn't do much cleaning, but I do have muffins in the oven and groceries in the cupboards and fridge. I got some great deals this weekend thanks to my fellow bloggers and tomorrow's lunch is inspired by amanda at lunchbox limbo. Thanks amanda!
Salad with ranch dressing, organic strawberries, organic chesse, Hormel ham (all natural), and some harvest cheddar sun chips.
Groceries this week
Target = $33.00 ish $7.60 in coupons (I bought some non food and don't want to do math)
Wegmans= $70.75 - $7.10 in coupons
TOTAL = $103.75 and $14.70 in coupons
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
WHAT IS THAT?? you might ask. Well it is a fish stick in a hotdog bun. THEN he had chicken nuggets as a side. He did mention that he had alot of peas and carrots as well and that made me feel so much better .... NOT!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I am having one of those Mommy Moments!
I can't get caught back up to my routine
The house is a mess
My dinner tonight was a total FLOP
and NOW my picture won't upload with the 2 minutes I have to blog
I am going to go try to do some yoga now and relax or I might go insane
See you soon
See you all soon.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I am putting this wish into the air that is the internet.... I just couldn't resist this backpack today at a really cute bookstore we visited and I REALLY want the matching lunchbox that I just know a laptop lunch would fit into for my little guy. I know many of you get free items to test and post about so I am just hoping that someone out there will see my wish and make it come true :)
Thanks for listening,
Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My son finally has a lunch worth taking a picture of. :) - It is so colorful! Turkey (nitrate free), wrapped around a stick of string cheese,organic strawberries, organic carrot sticks and dip, and Newman's Own pretzels.
I am having leftover pizza (chicken, tomato, and pineapple) and some of the strawberries as well. No picture though! The pizza was a great deal at Pizza Hut ($10.00 and any toppings we wanted) It bailed me out for not remembering to take the chicken out of the freezer.