Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Lunch Lineup

Today is just about the lunches, really. It's been a busy day, but a nice one. The weather was mild. I got lots of errands run, and had tons of 'help' with those errands thanks to the kiddo! It didn't hurt that Starbucks has buy 1 get 1 right now on holiday drinks, either.

For kiddo (in a Sassy box) - Turkey pepperoni, smoked turkey, mozzarella/cheddar cheesestick, ranch veggie dip, Goldfish crackers, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, grapes, and a strawberry. This lunch may have been followed by a Starbucks cake pop!

For mama - Chicken salad, melba toasts, The Laughing Cow Swiss cheese, dry roasted peanuts, cranberries, and a butterscotch haystack.

Super Simple Chicken Salad
Ingredients - 1-12.5oz can chicken, 1/2 c mayo (the real stuff), 1/2 c red grapes, halved, 1 green onion, diced, 1/4 c diced Granny Smith apple, 1 stalk celery, diced fine, salt and pepper to taste, and optionally, you can add finely chopped pecans to taste (I prefer to leave them out).
Quite literally, all you do is mix all of these things together. Serve with crackers, in lettuce wraps or on a green salad, on bread or croissants, or just on it's own. It is so yummy and super versatile!
Another nice thing about this chicken salad is how easy it is to make your own. Use more or less fruit, add nuts, use bell pepper instead of celery, and of course, use fresh chopped or shredded, cooked chicken.

For daddy in an EasyLunchBoxes - Chicken salad w/ Muenster cheese on potato bread, cocoa roast almonds, homemade pumpkin seeds in the container, Super Salad w/ kale, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, edamame, and sunflower seeds, mango, dragonfruit, and Swiss cheese accents.

In these lunches...