Tasty Tuesday: Packing Lunches

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved going back to school.   The last days of August were filled with the excitement of seeing friends again, getting new pencils and other school supplies and, if I was lucky, buying new shoes to replace the ones that I outgrew during the summer.  I suppose that actually liking school itself also made going back special.

And now, decades later, I still get excited about back to school.  I can see my friends again, get new school supplies but, instead of shopping for new shoes for me, I end up buying them for the boys.  As an adult, though, there is one thing that I really don’t enjoy during this time of year: packing lunches.

Skipper and Little Ironman are picky eaters; they come by it naturally.  Unless I put thought and time into their lunches, they are bound to come back home nearly or completely untouched.   Mornings, then, are often spent cooking pasta or rice, baking breads and snacks, and chopping fruit.  Little Ironman has to have goldfish in his and Skipper looks forward to chocolate in any shape or form.  The list of “refusals” is huge.

The boys are getting fairly reasonable lunches, but they are admittedly boring.  This fall, I am going through recipe books and websites in search of new ideas to fuel the dudes’ brains.  You can be sure that I’ll be sharing new favorites here.

Meanwhile, if you have a favorite recipe of your kiddos, share it in the comments below.  We’d love to give it a try.

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