Feeling so good to get back into our routine. Parker is back to school and I am back to work.
Of course, that also means I’m back to serving time in the lunch box trenches, but it seems a small price to pay for a little regularity.
And today’s lunch wasn’t all that hard to pack, anyway.
During the weekend, I finally made it to the grocer. We’d returned home from South Beach to a pretty empty refrigerator, and I didn’t have time last week to restock.
So with a full refrigerator of the fruit and yogurt my boy craves — plus some cucumber that he tolerates — today’s sides were easy.
For the main course, I drew inspiration from the mountain of pancakes Parker and I made this weekend. We had them for breakfast. And for lunch. And I nibbled them as a snack in the afternoons. And again last night (slathered with cream cheese and raspberry jam, they make a fine midnight snack).
So this morning I decided to stick with the theme. I fed him more pancakes for breakfast and used two more to make Parker a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I think we’ve now reached our pancake quota.
In other news… Thanks to my travels and technical issues, I’ve missed two week’s worth of Free Lunch (box) Thursday giveaways! So to make up for it, I’m giving away five copies of the new book by my photographer, Matthew Mead.
“Matthew Mead’s Ultimate Recycled Style Guide” is a beautiful book with tons of how-to projects. Just leave a comment here by midnight Tuesday and I’ll pick five winners at random.
And the lunch gear giveaways will resume on Thursday!