Do you think the oh-my-god-he’s-eating-salad! feeling will ever wear off?
Seeing him regularly eat arugula and green pepper salads tossed with vinaigrette and feta cheese at dinner almost… almost… makes the two weeks of veggie bootcamp pain and suffering we went through in August worth it. Almost.
It really was a pretty crappy two weeks.
But every time I see him clean the plate of greens, I kind of want to gush. Not that he particularly loves the experience. But he does it, and without complaint.
And every time I stuff one of those salads in his lunch box, I expect it to come home uneaten. And every afternoon when I unpack his lunch box, I’m always a little amazed that he has eaten it. Every single time.
And no, he’s not devious enough (yet!) to throw it away and not tell me. I’ve considered that.
So it was with great pleasure that I packed him another salad today. This time just arugula tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, flaked sea salt and pepper, and topped with feta. Fingers crossed that the winning streak doesn’t end.
I also packed the last of the rosemary roasted goat, which he happily devoured yesterday. I considered turning it into goat tacos for him, but lost steam as the morning went on.
Plus, I also warmed up some leftover red beans, rice and andouille sausage and popped that in a thermos. Tacos on top of that seemed a little overkill.
And now for free lunch (box) Thursday. I seriously love today’s gear, even though it technically isn’t the sort of stuff you’d pack for school. This assortment of four lunch trays is so cool. They all are commercial quality, dishwasher safe and would be so much fun for kids, especially younger ones or any who suffer from that very serious food-must-not-touch affliction. Thank goodness Parker never cared about that.
Anyway, the rules are the same — leave a comment here by midnight tonight and Parker will pick a winner before school tomorrow. Good luck!