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TGIF: Lunch and Snack Round-Up for 11/26-11/30

This week, I pulled out my Christmas-themed cookie cutters and cupcake picks! I figure it’s OK if it’s after Thanksgiving. 🙂 Here’s what the boys took to school this week: On Monday, Jack brought two candy-cane PB&J (and a mini star PB&J), orange wedges, and special-edition snowflake Ritz crackers.   Derek stayed for lunch on … Continue reading


I’d never heard of popovers until college, when Johnny and I were dating. While we were visiting his parents one time, his mom (my future mother-in-law!) made them for breakfast. I instantly fell in love with these airy delights — crispy on the outside, soft and a bit custardy on the inside, with a big … Continue reading

TGIF! Lunch and Snack Round-Up for 11/12-11/16

Yet another whirlwind week! I’m eagerly anticipating Thanksgiving — I won’t need to run around in the mornings like a chicken with my head cut off! (Of course, I’m also looking forward to time with family and friends. ;)) I do everything I can do be prepared for the morning rush — lunches and snacks … Continue reading

Scrumptious Tomato Sauce

Last week, my friend Tomomi mentioned that she was making a pasta sauce that required her to cook onions and garlic for a whole hour, then add whole tomatoes and simmer for another hour. Now, I’m usually all about saving time when it comes to making dinner, but something about the idea of cooking just … Continue reading

Adorable Oreo Turkeys

Recently, I was looking for a cute, fun Thanksgiving treat to make for the kids. You all know I’m a fan of cake pops, but since I’m going to do the reindeer ones again for Christmas, I wanted to do something a bit easier. I decided on these adorable Oreo turkeys from Our Best Bites. … Continue reading

TGIF! Lunch and Snack Round-Up for 11/5-11/9

What a crazy week it was! I’m not sure where my brain went, but I forgot to take pictures of Jack’s lunch and snack half the time … oops! Here’s what I did manage to record: Monday, Jack brought a package of two savory/sweet rice crackers (oh my lord, I was addicted to those as … Continue reading

TGIF! Lunch and Snack Round-Up for 10/29-11/2

Here’s what was in the boys’ lunch and snack bags this week. I forgot to take pictures on Monday, so we start with Tuesday this week! Snack was a yogurt parfait. I mixed plain lowfat yogurt with homemade strawberry jam and mashed banana, layered some chopped blackberries in the middle, and topped it with Honey … Continue reading

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