Monday, November 17, 2014

Daddy-made lunch

This has to be one of my favorite lunches ever!! Why you ask? There is nothing special about's a simple, basic, and unassuming lunch with no cute picks, no fancy cutters used. Well, this is a Daddy-made lunch! Yep!! Mama was feeling quite under the weather last night (insert frowny face here), and the hubs noticed my puniness as soon as he got home from work. So, he sent me off to bed at 7:30 (insert smiley face here), taking on lunch making and kitchen cleaning duty himself. And a fabulous job he did on both I have to admit. He even chose a background and took the picture in case I wanted to blog it. Well, of course I'm going to blog this!!! It would have been so much easier for him to just make the sandwich and bag up the puffs and apple. But, he took the time to follow my lunchmaking footsteps. You've got to love a man who puts as much care and effort into something as you do. Hmmmm!! Maybe I need to get sick more often! *wink* *wink*

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This lunch is packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.
  • peanut butter and strawberry all-fruit sandwich
  • Pirate's Booty cheese puffs
  • Honeycrisp Apple wedges
  • carrot rounds and black olives
  • Babybel cheese

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Goodbyn Animal Friends

We are really enjoying our Goodbyn Bynto lunchbox. We've been using it for a few weeks now, and I can honestly say that this is a great lunchbox. The only "con" about the Bynto is that it is not leakproof. My little guy normally carries all of his lunchboxes flat so leaking is not a major concern for me most of the time. But, just to be cautious, I always put foods like yogurt and applesauce in a lidded container when using the Bynto. However, wouldn't a leakproof Bynto be ever so awesome? HELLO......Goodbyn Bynto  people....are you listening?? LOL  Well, we love the Bynto so much, we'll certainly keep on using it leakproof or not. It was just announced, too, that the Goodbyn Bento will be coming out in a purple color soon.....can't wait to see that!

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This lunch is packed in the Goodbyn Bynto.
  • Natural Selects Bologna roll ups 
  • Rold Gold honey wheat pretzel sticks
  • Babybel cheese
  • baby carrot sticks and Sungold cherry tomatoes
  • red seedless grapes
  • natural applesauce in the yellow cup
I added a few cute animal picks for fun.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Ham and Cheese Sandwich bites...

When I head to the grocery, I'm always on the lookout for new things to put in Z's lunch. I try to only send him foods for lunch that I'm positive he will eat (I save the unfamiliar foods for other times.). Lunch is such an important meal in the middle of the day for kids, and I don't want him suffering from that mid-afternoon energy crash from not having eaten his lunch. is not the place for that! I found these cute mini ham and cheese sandwich bites at the grocery the other day and decided to give them a try. Since we had not tried them before, I gave him a few for his after school snack yesterday. WooHoo....thumbs up!! These little bites are really good at room temp, too. There were several varieties of these mini sandwich bites, so I think I'll try out the other ones soon.

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This lunch is packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.
  • ham and cheese sandwich bites
  • Rold Gold mini pretzels
  • Honeycrisp apple wedges
  • sweet peas with balsamic vinegrette in the froggy bottle
  • Yoplait yogurt with blueberries
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Crescent Roll Pizza Puffs

Hi Friends! WOW!! I can't believe its November 3rd. It seems like forever since I've posted a lunch. We have been crazy busy since we got home from the mountains. This time of the year is always hectic for us, it seems. Dinnertime has been especially chaotic as my hubby has been working late the last couple of weeks. The hubs had to work this Saturday, too, so I decided to make these crescent roll pizza puffs for the kidlets and me for dinner. We LOVE these things! I go a bit crazy for the crescent rolls alone, but fill those crispy, flaky rolls with gooey, melted mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, and you have an undescribable foodie match. Oh Yeah!!

I paired these with a salad and applesauce, and I let the kids have a picnic in the den while watching How To Train Your Dragon 2. They were some happy boys! Added bonus....these little gems are tailgating fare at its finest, and they are great appetizers for that big game day party. They are very easy to make, too. The recipe for these is all over Pinterest. They are very popular. So, I'm not gonna reinvent the wheel and repost the recipe, but if you want a quickie recipe link, click HERE.

The only change that I make to the Pillsbury recipe is that I use block mozzerella cheese. Some recipes for these call for the wrapped mozzerella sticks, but we are not a fan of those. Shredded mozzarella will work, too. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can mix it up any way you like. I make these crescent puffs with ham and cheddar cheese, and they are delish! Turkey and Swiss cheese would be great, too. The possibilities are endless with these, so pick up a couple of cans of crescent rolls at your next grocery visit, and create some yumminess.

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This lunch is packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.
  • Pillsbury crescent roll pizza puffs with marinara sauce for dipping
  • black olives
  • cantaloupe cubes
  • red and orange cherry tomatoes with Ranch dressing for dipping
  • square of brownie brittle

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