Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Rainbow Plates

Most of my friends are on week one, two, or three of the new school year. The novelty of preparing lunches and nourishing breakfasts and dinners has worn off. But sometimes all it takes is a fresh idea or two to reinvigorate. So, with that in mind, here are some of the rainbow plates we've been having here.

Frittata, steamed broccoli "trees", grapes, dried apricots, and little peanut butter sandwiches made with Carr's Water Crackers.

Annie's Mac & Cheese, fresh (green and wax) beans, grapes, Snap Pea Crisps, and a little homeade trail mix (pistachios and cranberries).

Cheese tortellini with tomato sauce, corn on the cob, berries and grapes, and a slice or two of cheddar cheese that I used a little cookie cutter on (the other kid got the square with the missing stars which he thought was equally neat)

"Mexican Rice" (rice with corn and black beans) + grated cheddar cheese + sour cream, roasted zucchini and peppers, cucumber O's (I simply cut the seedy part out of the center for a little "excitement") and roasted broccoli.

Trader Joe's French Toast (found in the freezer section) + apricot jam (found one made with fruit only, no added sugar) + fresh berries.

PB&J, a cheese stick, a mini whole wheat cinn-raisin bagel with cream cheese (the kids wanted both bagels and sandwiches this day...I guess all that playing made them ravenous), cucumber "pennies", strawberries, and grapes.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Not only do I want you to feed my kid, but I want you to fee me, too! I'd be so happy to sit down to one of those tasty and beautiful meals!!!


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