Here is this weeks lunches for the girls. The girls were out of school on Monday for a teacher work day so no lunch to pack.
Monday night was a rough night in our house. Both girls had nightmares and the dog was restless for some reason which means this mama didn't get much sleep. Not enough sleep + coffee in progress = the most basic lunch mama can manage. These are the days when I wish the schools offered a proper lunch for the children but since that is laughable I will always pack their lunch no matter how tired I am .
The tired mama lunch consisted of a peanut butter and apple butter sandwich with the crust cut off, pretzels, yogurt with frozen raspberries, and strawberries and blueberries.
On Wednesday I jumped the gun a little on a Valentines style lunch. The girls had a heart shaped peanut butter and apple butter sandwich with a heart fruit leather decoration, pretzels, yogurt with frozen raspberries, and a Strawberry Shortcake Muffin using this recipe I found on Pintrest. Its not a very sweet muffin but I like that I could eat more than one and not feel guilty about it. Muffins are a very loved breakfast item in this house but they can do some serious damage if you are trying to watch what you are eating. They also had a Mini Dipper with Orange Crush Granola from our Naturebox.
On Thursday I packed the girls probably their favorite type of lunch. They love what we call in our house"snack plates". My husband makes a great snack plate with lots of fun finger foods for us to share while watching a movie or TV. The girls had crackers, cucumber slices, pepperoni slices, grape tomatoes and a cheese stick (Kaitlyn had a Laughing Cow Cheese). They also had yogurt with frozen raspberries and a heart shaped muffin.
Today was the first day of February and the first day of an exciting month. This month includes: Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, my husband and my birthday, and best of all we will finally be at the half way point of this deployment. WOO HOO! Today was the girls first official Valentine's lunch. The girls had a peanut butter and apple butter heart sandwich with a heart cut out and heart sprinkles, yogurt with heart sprinkles and frozen raspberries underneath, and a heart muffin.
I couldn't end the week without a little sharing. My dear friend over at We Are New Everyday called me this morning and said to meet here after dropping off the girls because she had something for me. It has been bitterly cold today with strong winds and she knows my issues with that so this was my special treat.
Isn't it gorgeous! This was actually my first King Cake and oh my was it delicious. I did show some restraint and save some for the girls after school and there is one piece left for my morning coffee. Stop by her blog and read about her and her family and check out the the recipe for this fabulous treat here, here, and here.
Have a great weekend!