Wednesday, September 29, 2010

100929 Wednesday, erev Shmini Atzeret

Left: carrots, fortune cookie, salad with dressing in the plastic monkey-head container

Right: whole wheat waffles, maple syrup

Bottom: soy "baloney" and cheese, supposed to be in the shape of a torah scroll, in honor of the upcoming simchat torah holiday (We were in a rush this morning, so I didn't have time to fiddle with it much. My offer to write "beraishit" in ketchup was declined and declared unappetizing.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

100928 Tuesday

Left:  peppers, dried cranberries, graham crackers

Right:  potato knishes and a cheese stick, green grapes, dates

Bottom: salad with ranch dressing in Winnie-th-Pooh's head

Monday, September 27, 2010

100927 Monday

Left:  sweet and sour soy "meat" balls, pickles, dried cranberries, animal cookies and last bit of yomtov chocolate brownie

Right: Daddy's pizza, green beans

Bottom:  pineapple, red pepper and broccoli, canteloupe and honeydew

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

100922 Wednesday, erev Sukkot

Left: sweet potato latke, cheese stick, red grapes, chopped peppers with pink plastic giraffe pick

Right: bunny-shaped hard boiled egg, raisins with four giraffe-shaped pieces of yellow pepper, pretzels

Bottom: Graham cracker base of "sukkah" with basil and Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal "scach", writing says "chag sameach" (happy holiday) written with melted dark chocolate, person made of cheese, with orange pepper hair and veggie/soy "salami" dress, holding an etrog (yellow raisin) and lulav (rosemary twig, lemon basil sprig, green pepper slice, held together with a dot of dark chocolate.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

100921 Tuesday

Left:  hummus in the blue star-shaped silicone cup, roma, red cherry and yellow pear tomatoes from the garden (probably the last of the season, because we had to take down the tomato vines to put up the sukkah), green peppers from the garden, carrots

Right:  red grapes, marinated mushrooms with pink plastic bunny pick, sandwich cookies (still left over from yom kippur break-fast), medjool dates

Bottom: bagel pizza (using up last leftover bagels from big brother Jonathan's Eagle board of review)

Monday, September 20, 2010

100920 Monday

Left:  pickles, red delicious apple cut into teddy bear shapes, noodles with corn and peas

Right:  bagel with cream cheese

Bottom:  orange pepper from our garden cut into flower shapes with blue plastic bear fork, sandwich cookies (left over from yom kippur break-fast, from a bought package), salad with dressing in Winnie th' Pooh's head

Friday, September 17, 2010

100917 Friday, Erev Yom Kippur

Left:  frog-shaped honeydew slices with apple skin smiles, cheese eyeballs, and black sesame seed pupils

Right:  soy "Italian sausage" bits (vegan, pareve) with blue plastic flower toothpick and smiling tomato container filled with ketchup, yellow pear, cherry red, and roma tomatoes from our garden, broccoli

Bottom:  melba toast, cheese stick, cinnamon roll, yellow raisins and dried cranberries

Thursday, September 16, 2010

100916 Thursday

Left:  dried pineapple rings, honey cake (last slice from Rosh Hashanah's leftovers), strawberries

Right:  heart-shaped green apple pieces, star-shaped red pepper pieces, bunny-head-shaped yellow pepper, Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal pieces, Greek salad with a few extra heart-shaped pepper pieces and Hello Kitty container with the dressing (to keep it all from getting mushy and wilted)

Bottom:  lemon basil from the garden, cheese sandwich shaped like Hello Kitty with red pepper bow, yellow pepper nose, and raisin eyes

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

100915 Wednesday

Left: cantaloupe and honeydew cut into floral/iconic-mouse-head shapes, red grapes, chocolate strudel

Right: dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes and lemon basil from the garden, bread cut into floral shapes, cheddar cheese cubes with tiny plastic panda pick

Bottom: pretzels, strawberry, star-shaped apple bits (from Red Delicious, Macintosh, Granny Smith, and Yellow Delicious varieties) soaked in lemon juice and with six plastic alphabet picks that spell "Gretta"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

100914 Tuesday

Still using Rosh Hashanah left-overs.  Can  you tell?

Left:  pflamenkuchen (scroll to bottom of this strudel recipe page for instructions), pomegranate seeds in blue silicone mini-cup, red cherry tomatoes from our garden and leftover rice dish from Shabbat in a purple silicone star-shaped cup.  (Rice was brown basmati rice with ras al hanout spices, yellow raisins, dried cranberries, and edamame.)

Right:  red grapes, honey cake (cheater "recipe": use boxed spice cake mix, and substitute honey for either the water  (very sweet) or the oil), Greek salad with the dressing in tiny Winnie th' Pooh container to keep the salad from getting soggy

Bottom:  heart-shaped cheese sandwich, lemon basil from the garden, bear-shaped red and yellow peppers, the last (?) two raspberries from our garden in the green star-shaped silicone mini-cup

We wash our "disposable" plastic utensils in the dishwasher and use them until they get lost or broken. They hold up fine, even in the bottom rack (in the utensil tray), without melting or warping.

Monday, September 13, 2010

100913 Monday

Left:  Medjool dates, pomegranate seeds, tomatoes from the garden and a pear

Right: Pizza (made by my husband last night for dinner)

Bottom:  Pretzels, pepper butterfly (with peas and a cheese face), cinnamon roll

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

100908 Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashanah

The children have a short day today, due to the upcoming holiday. While there is likely to be (too) much eating over the next few days, none of it is likely to be in a box!

May you and those you love enjoy health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in the new year.

Top: apple slices dipped briefly in lemon juice

Left: cheese sandwich shaped like Winnie th' Pooh

Right: grapes, pickles, veggie chips

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

100907 Tuesday

Left: cheese stick, black olives in yellow star-shaped silicone cup, edamame in pink heart-shaped silicone cup, cheese sandwiches with heart cut-outs

Right: prunes with flamingo toothpicks, pickles, pasta with tomato sauce and giraffe mini-fork

Bottom: sliced apple (preserved with lemon juice), red grapes on "jeweled" toothpicks, veggie chips, dried cranberries and star shapes cut from whole wheat bread

Friday, September 3, 2010

100903 Friday

Top:  English muffin with cream cheese and American cheese letters/heart on top, chocolate mini-brownies

Left:  Cantaloupe teddy bears, edamame, simplified sesame noodles (Chinese-style noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil), hard boiled egg in shape of bear face (veggie bits and ketchup for face)

Right:  Black and yellow raisins, yellow pear and red cherry tomatoes and basil leaves from the garden, salmon-trout "hotdog" in octopus shape (with only 6 legs, though) with black sesame seed eyes

Thursday, September 2, 2010

100902 Thursday

Top: Cantaloupe cut in flower shapes and blueberries, cheddar cheese cubes with flower-shaped (reusable) toothpick, corn on the cob

Left: "Bunny" shaped hard-boiled egg, chocolate brownie, peppers (picked from our garden just before packing this lunch) cut in flower shapes

Right: Carrots, tuna salad with teddy-bear shaped pickle slice (mustard seed eyes), yellow pear and cherry red tomatoes with fresh basil leaves (all picked just before packing)

Oops! I forgot to give her bread today. The kids are supposed to bring bread every day, because they say birkat hamazon aloud together.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

100901 Wednesday: First day of first grade

Top: Corn on the cob, white rice, dried cranberries and croutons in silicone mini-heart

Left: Cantaloupe cut into flower shapes and blueberries, mini cheese sandwiches in the shape of Pooh and Tigger, carrots

Right: Yellow pear and red cherry tomatoes (picked from our garden minutes before leaving), cheddar cheese cubes with (reusable) elephant toothpick, raisins, pretzels.

We reuse the plastic "disposable" utensils (washing them in the dishwasher with the regular metal utensils) until we lose them.

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