A morning rush with steak and mac and cheese

Easy lunch box ideas for kids: grilled steak and cheese on whole-wheat bread; leftover mac and cheese; low-sugar apple crisp; and raspberries. http://www.LunchBoxBlues.com

This morning was… complicated.

I got a sense of the teenage years to come when Parker didn’t want to get out of bed. Normally not an issue.

Complicating matters, he had a doctor’s appointment at 8 a.m. Which meant we needed to be out of the house by 7:45 a.m. And for those keeping track, that’s a whole 15 minutes earlier than normal. An eternity in morning-rush-with-kids time.

Nothing went all that smoothly.

Except, that is, for lunch packing. Thanks to the miracle that is leftovers, I was able to bang together his lunch in record time.

I started with leftover mac and cheese from yesterday. Pop that in a thermos and it’s good to go. Then I moved on to the steak we had for dinner last night. Slice it thin then slap it and some cheese between frozen slices of whole-wheat bread, then pop that in a skillet for a few minutes. Done.

Finally, some berries and some leftover low-sugar apple crisp I made for yesterday’s breakfast.

Done.

And we finally, with some trouble, got out of the house. Not on time. Closer to 7:51 a.m. But at least we got out of the house.

Counting the hours until we leave for Miami to cover the South Beach Wine and Food Festival…

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6 Responses to “A morning rush with steak and mac and cheese”

  1. Angela says:

    You’d absolutely die if you lived where I live! My kids have to get up at 5:45 am every morning. They catch the bus at 6:25 am!

  2. hypersmoochum says:

    quick question have you guys tried cookie butter yet it also called biscoff spread its really good :D

  3. hypersmoochum says:

    lol its amazing exspically on vannila icecream or in place of peanut butter in pb&js