Seriously. There is no food in my refrig. I typically plan my meals for the week on Sunday and shop the same day. In an effort to keep the grocery budget in line, I aim to do one shop per week. But this week, one of the grocery stores had a bunch of meat on sale and I ended up there on Saturday. Despite the fact that I only purchased meat, milk and few pounds of apples, I somehow thought that I could skip my Sunday shop. Big mistake. Here is is Tuesday and I am scrounging for food.
The Contents – pretzels, booty, cantaloupe, apples, thin mints and turkey rolls.
The Verdict – I have exactly three people in my household who have the horrible habit of leaving a handful of pretzels, crackers or cereal in the pantry. That’s why my kids got about 6 pretzel sticks and 7 booty puffs each. Better than being wasteful? I don’t know…they ate it.
The turkey rolls are cream cheese and turkey in a tortilla (because I’m out of bread). I tried to convince my kids that they would be most excellent with cranberry sauce but no one would believe me. I don’t make these often because my kids don’t really like them, but today, it was this, or hot lunch.
The Verdict – Apparently my kids don’t like cantaloupe anymore, or so I was informed after school. And my son, who typically eats anything at lunch scoffed at the turkey rolls. And my daughter who complained incessantly before school about them, ate all of hers. Go figure.
So, question for you faithful readers…and I am hoping some of you will chime in. Perhaps you have already seen this article. I am going to make the wild assumption that most of you are lunch packers. Therefore, what do you think of this homemade lunch ban that is being imposed in a Chicago public school? Why do you pack lunches? And what would you do if your school district imposed a ban like this?