Shaun's at a conference/seminar this week from Tuesday through Friday. The first day, obviously, was yesterday, and I got a phone call home around lunchtime with him telling me they weren't providing lunch. They also had no coffee (which is totally wrong in any seminar). Totally did NOT expect that.
I couldn't tell you the last conference either of us have been to where they didn't feed you as part of it. My staff meetings at the little private school where I last worked? They still fed us. And no coffee at a thing that starts at 8:30 am? That's just 10 shades of wrong. And really, it could have said *somewhere* lunch is not provided.
Since he ended up having to get fast food yesterday, I offered to send him a lunch today. Then I thought again and decided he probably needed a mid-morning snack too.
For lunch, he has two chicken salad sandwiches on Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins. I had extra chicken salad from F&B on Tuesday, so I added some onion, some relish and a few drops of hot sauce to make a more grown up version of their chicken, ranch & mayo salad. ;o) He also has some of Faith's Garden Zucchini Bars from Monday, some pasta salad (also featured in Ben's rocket lunch today), and some sliced strawberries & blueberries. It was really tempting to decorate his sandwich, but I restrained myself. ;o)
It's packed in one of our EasyLunchboxes which worked perfectly today. He also used the matching EasyLunchboxes cooler so there was plenty of room for frozen waterbottles and a mid-morning snack.
Now for that mid-morning snack, I still stayed away from "cute", but he had to use a Mickey Mouse bento because it was the right size for what I wanted to send.
He took a blueberry-cinnamon muffin and some Crispy Green freeze-dried fruit. I wrote a review for MomTrends on those and they've been quite the hit with Shaun & the kids. I believe he had the banana, the Asian pear, and the pineapple today. The mango (his favorite) is long gone and I'm rather partial to the apple ones. :o)
I was hoping to add a side salad somewhere, but we're out of lettuce, so that may just have to wait till tomorrow. I am going to assume that it's healthier, tastier and more filling than the drive-thru chicken sandwich he had yesterday.