Category Archive for: Lunches

Hall of Glory, January 19, 2017: Reena, Tonya, Lennox

  Hey girl, made the Baked Tofu dish tonight, and it was so full of flavor! It was both easier to make and lighter of a dish than I expected. Pleasant surprise! Thanks for dedicating some time to helping all of us out!  I used white sweet potatoes (that’s all they had at the store),…

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A Week in the Lunch Trenches

A week in the trenches looks like this …     Of course, you can make your list on a sheet of notepad paper, or a dry-erase board, or your own chalkboard – this was a chalkboard schedule I’d made years ago for my youngest when he was just starting to learn to organize his week,…

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My actual weekly lunch schedule, an extra snack, and the most foolproof Fruit Leather you will ever meet

So my piranhas cherubs have been in school for two weeks now. Now, all my kids do cross-country running (a couple of them, quite seriously), and one does karate as well, so we have daily practice sessions. I’ve had to double up on snacks to send them so they can last all the way to dinner…

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Hall of Glory, September 12, 2016: Jamie, Kristin, Judith and Marisa

    Thank you so much for doing this! I am so grateful to have so many freezer lunches ready to go since I went from 2 to 5 kids overnight via foster care. Thanks so much for your blog, and hope you do more in the future.               …

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An Easy Way to Cheat on a Weeknight

So I may have mentioned once or twice that I lie to my kids. What you may not know, is that I don’t just reserve my lies for lunches. Weeknight lies are the unicorns of food lies – by nature, practical, easy, achievable in under 20 minutes (in this case, 19 minutes, only 2 of them…

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Repurposing the Waffle

So I’m a big believer in repurposing. I have a craft room that’s full of all sorts of crap from daily life, or from previous projects, joyfully sorted and labeled. Because if I ever overspend on a pair of shoes, I will totally make it up to the universe by reusing the shoe box for…

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How to Send Your Love By Proxy, Vol. 2: Quick Tips for Making Lunch-Packing Easier

So, distracted as I am by the eighty voices inside my head, it took me a little while to get my method down for the actual morning of the lunch-packing. Ultimately, I decided to throw the responsibility at someone else and run away delegate. In an ideal world, your kids would be able to help…

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Hall of Glory, August 31, 2016: Jody, Jennifer, Lara, Bethany, Lindsay

I made your corn dog muffins today for this guys big sister. Thank you! She is going to love them. Tomorrow is round 2! Not doing the freezer meals (mainly space) but love looking at your recipes. Thank you Emi Ponce de Souza. I made your soup for dinner tonight and (I can’t stop eating…

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Round Four: The Flavors of Fall

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll show you day by day what I’m actually putting in my kids’ lunch boxes, and I’ll give you a few more tips to make the actual daily part of lunch packing even easier.  This round will be the last of the big cooking rounds, but I have a few…

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Hall of Glory, August 24, 2016: Veganetti, Bethany, Erin, Elizabeth and Colette

“These are so yummy!!! Made them with my husbands help because frenzy loves company! The milk-free ones are good too – hoping not too spicy for my kiddos!! My husband tried one and said, ‘Emi Ponce de Souza you are a genius!’ I agree!”     Like many, I was intrigued and impressed with Emi…

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