Monday, November 07, 2005

Triple-Decker Corn Thins

Triple-decker almond butter and peach jam sandwiches on Multigrain Corn Thins (I cut the corn thins in half with a sharp knife before assembling, so they would fit in the lunch box). Cherry soy yogurt topped with frozen blueberries and cherries in the large lidded container, and some green peas, baby carrots, and celery sticks. A maze is wrapped around the spoons (two to prevent "dirty spoon whining", one for the yogurt, one for the peas) for fun.
Verdict: A quick, simple lunch on a busy Monday. We like these little corn thins from the health food store; they're like rice cakes. Everything was gone but most of the celery, and I do mean everything -- he left half the empty containers in his desk at school! Luckily I have a backup set. 4 stars.
Update: I cleared out his desk today and found two spoons, three containers, a lid, and the core of the asian pear from Halloween's lunch. Eeew! We had a little talk about proper post-lunch hygiene.

17 comments:

Molly said...

oh man. almond butter: one of my biggest weaknesses. I searched for those corn thins- they don't seem to carry them anywhere here in Texas! ah well, I will try some of these little sandwiches on regular rice cakes. there are endless options as far as combinations go. all those nut butters and fruit preserves, yum! ah, poor schmoo, forgetting his containers.

DA said...

I know I'm an adult and probably not related to you, but any chance you could start making ME lunch?

Anonymous said...

Drat! Can't find the ranch dressing recipe anywhere! Any
chance you could post it again???

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your site. Im still learning, and this is very helpful for me. One thing I have been doing is printing out these comics from http://www.sanrio.com/main/happytimes/comics/archive.html . I cut the strips out and keep them in a envelope, so when Im done making lunch I wrap one up with there spoon. Similar to what you do. I always call home to ask If they liked there lunch.

Anonymous said...

Never mind, Jennifer. Found the
ranch dressing recipe under the
Halloween lunch comments. Can't
wait to try it. I'm going to whip
up a batch right now and hope the
kids like it at lunchtime.

Anonymous said...

I am a regular reader of your blog. I am actually not vegan or even vegetarian, but my daughter has food allergies to dairy, egg, soy, peanuts, nuts, and fish. I enjoy getting ideas from your site that are safe for her to eat.
The biggest trial for me is that many alternatives for her allergies are made out of soy, which she can't have. I love it when I see stuff on here that doesn't involve soy either! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

you totally rule...just thought you should know. please move to virginia & feed my kids! although we are not vegan, i can certainly appreciate the animal-free meals you've created! i applaud you for your endless creativity & raising your child to be conscientious (sp) of animal rights as well! kudos to you! you are an inspiration.

Katie said...

I love your blog but I hope my kids never see it, the pressure would be far too great! Keep the great ideas coming.

caroline said...

Wow you're the best mom ever! I just discovered your blog and I absolutley love it.
When do you make all this wonderful food? I imagine you must do some prep work the night before or you'd have to wake up at 3 am!

Leslie said...

How are all you non-vegans finding this site?!? I am not complaining, its a great site and great for everyone and anyone. I am interested in knowing how people are finding this. Thanks!

Dee said...

Well, some I'm non-vegan and found the site because it went out in the e-newsletter sent by the laptop lunch folks! Even when I talked to them on the phone a few days ago concerning my order, they mentioned the wonderful ideas Jennifer has in her blog!

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, caroline! You're right, I do a lot of the cooking and baking at night. Not this one, though, it was fast and easy in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Leslie - I found it because my daughter's allergies force a semi-vegan lifestyle on us. I am always researching recipes and whatnot that my daughter can have. I just stumbled across this blog in the process!

Anonymous said...

As an "omnivorous vegan", (vegan by choice at home, but can/will eat anything should someone invite me out for dinner :) ), I rec'd links to it from several vegan/vetarian newsgroups I'm on. Word is definitely spreading! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Leslie,

I don't remember how I found the site. (I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan.) I believe I was googling for a recipe and stumbled across the site.

carin said...

Jennifer,

I was wondering since it sounds as if Little Schmoo eats his lunch at his desk as opposed to eating communal at a table (i.e. lunch room) does this make it easier for him to bring such a variety?

I have two children ages 12 and 8 (vegan since birth) who have to eat lunch in the typical public school environment. And unfortunately because of this I know that they are conscious of what is inside their lunchbox.

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, carin! The kids eat at their desks, but I've noticed there is still a lot of checking each other's lunches out and making comments. I think it probably is better than the regular public school environment. Plus the fact that they don't have hot lunch makes the job a lot easier.