Monday, February 20, 2017

Leftovers to Lunches - Chicken Strips

We have had a ton of leftovers lately, so I asked both the kids which ones could possibly be made into lunches.  Now the downside with leftovers is they aren't really the most interesting or pretty lunches.  But the good thing?  They got eaten and aren't still in my fridge!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A New Goodbyn Hero Lunch

We actually got these Goodbyns Hero boxes back when we lived in Washington, but they accidentally wound up in storage (small kitchen and limited space).  Now that we are in our much bigger Colorado kitchen, I have them in my bento cabinet and ready to use!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Quick Lunch for Ben

The kids have a four hour music class on Mondays, with just a short break for lunch.  They eat breakfast at home, then dinner, so we try to make lunch as efficient as possible.  Ben wanted to help make his on Sunday night and I was more than happy to let him join in.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Two Salad Bentos for My Girl

Faith is on a salad kick right now, so she had me stop into the grocery and pick up one of the big salads at the deli.

I know, in theory, that all the ingredients are cheaper, but we've been a bit under the weather and it was so convenient!  Plus, the big salads at the store give her at least three servings, so it's fairly cost effective.  Since the salads aren't high protein, we pack extra protein snacks to go along with her lunch.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DreamWorks TROLLS: Make Easy Troll Cupcakes!

Bring home the happy with DreamWorks TROLLS!  We received a preview copy of the movie on Friday and it totally brought home the happy at my house, and just when we really needed it.

If you haven't seen it, we'd definitely recommend it. It's a seriously cute movie, where an unlikely pair of friends (the light-hearted, always happy Poppy and the much more serious Branch) must save the rest of their friends from the Bergens.

But no movie night is complete without at least one fun thing and this week, we are making Troll Cupcakes!  I'm definitely NOT a professional cake decorator, but I can bake a good cupcake and come up with a simple decoration you can replicate at home!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Game Day Hot SPAM® & Cheese Dip

Are you ready for some football this weekend?

Even though our favorite teams are out now, we'll still be watching the big game and enjoying yummy food during it. We're also excited to share one of our new recipe creations that is perfect for gametime snacking.

SPAM® challenged us to come up with a great recipe utilizing SPAM® brand products, and we were up to the challenge.  For game snacking, we love bite sized appetizers and hot dips, all of which work great with SPAM®, and I had a great idea in mind--Hot Spam & Cheese Dip.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Simple Kid Made Lunch

We're still emphasizing *easy* lunches right now, mostly because things have been busy.  I was more than happy when my daughter said she'd make her own lunch because she wanted a certain sandwich design, providing I got to take pictures.  So I got a blog post and not to have to make lunch, all in one day!


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