Hubby’s Weekly Lunch- Crasandwich & Fruit Cups

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Making School Lunch Easy For Mom

This may not be an AHA moment for some of you moms out there, but for me… tonight was that day. Tomorrow is another busy day for us, school, choir, son’s therapy and football practice. In the morning before getting the kids off to school, I make sure they have something to eat and make their lunch.

Well, tonight something clicked. While doing my rounds around the house I thought it would be helpful to have the kid’s lunches already made in the morning. Let’s not mention that my bedtime routine includes making lunches at night and my morning routine includes taking them out the fridge in the morning. I’ve done it before, but never felt the need to stick to it.

While in the kitchen making lunches I yelled to my husband to always remind me that making lunches at night, is best for me. Then, that smart son of mine yells, ” I told you that!” Well, let’s just say Mr. Smarty Pants was correct.

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I made their lunches and I also made their after practice snacks for my son and daughter.  Since their after practice snacks won’t get packed away until a little later tomorrow, I placed them in a caddy I have in the fridge.

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Not only did I place the snacks in there, but I placed utensils they’ll need for their yogurt. So, all I have to do tomorrow is place everything in the cooler bag and we’re good to go.

Moms, if you’re not doing this already… Please, give it a try. Extreme time saver in the morning. When do you prepare your child’s school lunch? Mornings or night?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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My Picky Eater’s Favorite Dish

My daughter is a picky eater and when she has a dish that’s her favorite, I enjoy making it. Here’s one of her favorite .

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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How to save on your spouse’s work lunch

We all know how costly things are these days.  I couldn’t imagine having to budget in a take out lunch on a daily basis.   Since my husband has to leave home for work, works far away and works very long hours, I see to it that I send him off with a lunch and a simple breakfast.

He loves a robust sandwich, drink, morning coffee and breakfast.  I think someone is spoiled.   However, making sandwiches daily is costly.   I finally came up with the best way to get more bang for our buck.

Alternating leftovers with sandwiches.  So, one day I’ll make him a sandwich.

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And the next I’ll send him off with leftovers from the day before. Like today he’s having lasagna for lunch.

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We’re also really big on salads in my house.   Maybe once or twice a week I’ll add a loaded salad to his lunch menu.  Another reason taking sandwiches daily can be costly for us is because my son takes a lunch to school too.  He started off the year taking lunches, changed his mind and changed it back to wanting to take lunch again.  My son on the other hand can’t take leftovers if they need heating, but he’s also a lover of salads. 

Now for breakfast
Coffee is a must! I enjoy my coffee from home over any popular coffee spot and so does my husband.  I always pick up seasonal creams for extra enjoyment and to add a special touch.

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When school started back I was doing full breakfasts in the morning and soon that got old. Threw me totally off my workout schedule. Now, I’ll throw together a breakfast taco, soufflé or a quick breakfast sandwich to go.

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Simply whip up some eggs, turkey meat or bacon, whatever extras you can find in the fridge and pop it in the oven. If doing this every morning takes to much out of you, prepare it at night and pop it in the oven in the morning. Make the lunches at night as well. Big time saver! Do you have to prepare lunches for your spouse? What has helped you stay within a reasonable budget?

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: First lunches of the school year

We’re on our regular schedule and I’m back at making lunches for the kids.  They have an option of eating lunch at school or taking one.  I prefer making their lunches and especially with this being my daughter’s first year.  She’s sort of picky and until we get the lunch schedule, we’re going  play it safe.

Since yesterday was a half day I didn’t have to make their lunch, but I did have to make my husband’s.

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Four turkey sandwiches with turkey bacon on pretzel rolls.  Today I sent him with leftovers we had from yesterday’s dinner. 

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Tilapia, tri-color pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce

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Yep, packed’em up!  No need to let it go to waste.

For the kids….

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Both had turkey sandwiches, but my daughter’s was on gluten free bread and my son’s on miniature italian bread.  I let them both pick their on sides and added Capri Sun drinks.

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My daughter is so excited about going to the cafeteria for the first time today. I’m excited for her too and can’t wait to see if she ate all of her lunch. 🙂

Does your husband and children take lunches from home or buy out?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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