Monday, November 10, 2008
The Packed Lunch Edition, part 1
For those who missed the comments on my last post, I'm responding to a request for an honest portrayal of what gets sent to school in the lunch box and what comes home. I'm having some technical difficulties today, so although I managed, in my pre-coffee state, to locate camera and take pictures of the lunch boxes this morning, I have been unable to upload any photos. Help! I wish I wasn't so technologically challenged. I'm off to the mac shop for guidance tomorrow (several tech troubles arose after I updated with the iLife '08 software). In the meantime, two descriptions. For Lily: bagel with cream cheese, bag o' pirate booty (healthier version of cheetos), kiwi, apple juice and a cheese stick. For Alex: bagel with cream cheese and lox (I've discovered the cheaper "lox trimmings" option), bag o' ritz bits (leftover from Halloween), a cheese stick, apple juice and a few pieces of dried mango. My packed lunches tend to be a bit heavier on the carbs as I find that most fruit or vegetables sent to school tend to come home uneaten and bruised. It drives me crazy. Rather than fighting this reality, I avoid it by getting their fruit and veg in at other times of day (fruit with breakfast and after school, veggie and hummus plate before supper, and veg with supper). I think the lunches will go down well today - Lily has started helping assemble her lunches, which has definitely improved their success, but we'll see. Photographic evidence will be supplied as soon as the computer is sorted out.
Posted by Rebecca at 1:15 PM