The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is packing gluten-free lunches for back to school! I am thankful that I don’t (yet) have to regularly pack a lunch as my daughter is going to a half-day kindergarten. However, we occasionally need one when she stays for after-school camp for a couple of hours. We’ve been packing lunches all summer long as we’ve had playdates galore and because of food intolerance packing a lunch was the way to go. Since we don’t do it everyday I usually end up packing a similar version of the same thing every time. The Princess isn’t used to the circus of eating with her peers and tends to not eat much during the eating period and then wanting to eat in the car on the ride home. So we pack several small snacks: a trail mix (with chocolate chips of course), crackers with nutbutter, a fruit stick, maybe a cookie or lollipop, sometimes lunchmeat, and sometimes just a regular nutbutter and jelly sandwich. I did dig out my old starwars thermos one day this summer and fill it with some super hot water, then added some super hot mac and cheese with some leftover chili. That was gone by the time I picked her up!
The Princess had a birthday and a couple of birthday parties this past week! We had an amazing party with pink cupcakes and friends and then a family dinner with pink cupcakes and family. Pretty much the whole week was working and prepping bits and pieces for the party, so some cooking didn’t get done, but that’s okay. You only turn 5 once! This week I’m going to try do a bunch of cooking for the week on one day. Seems as the week goes on the energy and motivation for cooking gets less especially in the hot, hot, hot days of August in Florida.
gluten-free cereal, strawberries, blueberry muffin (I found them in the freezer and I don’t remember what recipe I used!)
Lunch: turkey burgers marinated in this recipe, veggie burger for me, potato chips, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. Pink Cupcakes for dessert (a friend who does baking on the side made these!)
Dinner: nutbutter and honey sandwich, fruit salad
Breakfast for dinner: Favorite Waffles
Cauliflower Alfredo with frozen veggies (didn’t happen last week!)
Broccoli, Bacon, Tomato Pasta Salad
Spaghetti and meatballs
Vanilla cream mango milkshake with popcorn