Monday, October 25, 2010

101025 Monday: The honeymoon may be over....

When Gretta asked to make her own lunch for Friday morning, I didn't object, because she was staying over with her grandparents, and we both knew Grandma was going to edit and supplement her choices. 

But this morning, when she asked again to make her own lunch, I got to do the editing.

Here's the 'before' version:

Gretta's version:  Two boxes with two rolls each, smaller box with potato chips

It seemed a bit light on... everything but starch...  We edited and supplemented it together.  I have a feeling my lunch-making days are numbered, though.  Gretta would like more gastronomic autonomy.  Meanwhile, Hannah, Gretta's 14 year old sister, has asked me to start making her lunch to save her time in the morning.

At first I jumped at the idea, but now I'm not much enthused, as this request came with a long list of instructions and forbidden foods.  ("Nothing too healthy, or weird. Nothing I wouldn't like.  Can you put two cups' worth of hot cocoa mix in everyday?")  I doubt I'm going to be starting another blog called "Hannah's Lunch" anytime soon!

Here's Gretta's lunch, the 'after' version:

Left: potato chips and cheese stick, red peppers in flower shapes, green pimento-stuffed olives

Right:  salad with dressing in Winnie's head

Bottom: two rolls, green grapes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

101021 Thursday

Left: salad with dressing in Winnie's head

Right: cheese sandwich cut to look like Winnie's head, with raisin eyes

Bottom: (banana), red grapes, pretzles

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

101020 Wednesday

Left:  red grapes, carrots, bow-tie pasta

Right:  (store-bought) bagel with cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, cherries, and yellow raisins, pretzels

Bottom: salad with dressing in Winnie's head

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

101019 Tuesday

(There was nothing posted yesterday because Gretta stayed home with a cold Monday, and made her own lunch.)

Left:  chocolate strudel, tuna salad, red grapes

Right:  pizza

Bottom:  red cherry tomatoes, raisins, rice with duck sauce in Hello Kitty's head and a rainbow of pepper slices

Friday, October 15, 2010

101015 Friday

Left: salad with dressing in Winnie th' Pooh's head, cheese bits with lime green frog toothpick, Melba toast rounds

Right: maraschino cherries with toothpicks Gretta selected:  the letter 'G' and two hats, raisins, basmati rice with duck sauce in another Winnie th' Pooh head, basil leaves

Bottom:  various animal-shaped pieces of cantaloupe with black sesame-seed eyes

Thursday, October 14, 2010

101014 Thursday, parshat Lech Lecha

Left: pretzels, yellow raisins with dried cranberries and cherries, fortune cookie

Right:  salad with dressing in the monkey's head

Bottom: (cheese letters spelling this weeks' parsha name, which go on top of the pretzels (see below) when packed, angel hair spaghetti with tomato sauce and basil leaves

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

101013 Wednesday, Parshat Lech Lecha

Left:  white rice with croutons in a used teabag*, a packet of duck sauce, and dried cranberries in the green silicone star-shaped mini-cup, steamed broccoli with shreds of carrot, cherry tomatoes and black olives  

Right:  lettuce and dressing in Winnie th' Pooh's head, dates, heart-shaped banana muffin (made from Fannie Farmer Baking Book's Kona Inn banana bread recipe minus the nuts, with raisins)

Bottom:  Camel-shaped cheese sandwich with cheese, carrot, and cranberry accents, standing on a cheese stick.  (Camels feature in this week's Torah portion heavily - Rivka gave them water to drink, passing Eliezer's litmus test for kindness, and later she fell off her camel when she first saw Yitzchak.)

*  The Matcha tea I like comes in fabric bags.  I cut them open, empty and rinse them for re-use.  They make perfect quasi-disposable dried condiment carriers.