Last night Parker made a bedtime confession.
“Daddy, the ONLY thing I don’t like about my school is that they don’t have snow days!”
It’s true. Parker’s school has a very simple snow day policy. Unless the power is out, there is school.
And while that may suck for my 8-year-old — who realizes that virtually every other school in the state has canceled school — it is totally awesome for me!
Of course, no snow days means no weather-related breaks from lunch duty. So today I figured I better pack a blizzard-worthy lunch.
For Parker’s breakfast, I cooked up a skillet of smoked bacon and a pan of his favorite oatmeal (topped with butter and brown sugar). And that seemed a fine place to start. I just made a bit extra of each.
The bacon went in one container, with a side of blueberries. The extra oatmeal got reheated and popped into a thermos (with an extra sprinkle of brown sugar and a fresh pat of butter, for good measure).
To round out the meal — and keep the toasty theme going — I heated up some frozen pork buns. As comfort food on a snowy day goes, it’s hard to beat warm pork tucked inside a doughy bun.
As for yesterday’s lunch (box) giveaway, the winner is Corina. Congratulations! And fear not, another giveaway next week (and for many weeks thereafter).