Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lunchtime rut?

Today has not been the best day really. Two sick kids and a travelling dad have made it a long day, but it's had its bright spots. I have lots of cuddle time with both my kids and have even read quite a bit. I figure if I'm going to just sit on the couch holding someone I might as well do something productive like read. It's been great! Another bright spot was my lunch.

This morning, before I knew the extent of the sickness about to hit our house, we ventured to the library. I had the book Lunch Boxes and Snacks waiting for me on hold and was so excited to flip through it when we got home. I don't know about you, but lunch can get really boring, really fast around here. I've read about this book on several different blogs and had heard nothing but good things about it. I was looking forward to some inspiration to move us away from our standard lunches. By the time lunch rolled around things were not looking good here and I had a Pb&J in my future. But this book saved me! As I scanned through the book during a cuddle session with Haven I came across the following recipe and knew it was meant to be my lunch. I had everything on hand and it looked to be just a step or two more complicated then the previously mentioned peanut butter sandwich. It was delicious and something that will be repeated around here often! Just not often enough to get us in a rut!

Turkey, Muenster, and Cranberry Sandwich

In a small bowl combine 1 Tbs mayo with 2 tsp chopped dried cranberries and some finally diced green onion. Season with salt and pepper. Spread mixture onto one slice of whole grain bread. Layer on 3 slices of deli turkey, a slice of Muenster cheese and some lettuce. Top with another slice of bread. Enjoy!

-adapted from Lunch Boxes and Snacks by Annabel Karmel

I already ordered my own copy of this book off of for less the $2! If you need some lunchtime inspiration then look no further then this book!


Marisa said...

This book is for me!!! The only meal I feel we do successfully is dinner and sometimes even that is not a big hit with the kids! I would love to have some inspiration! Thanks for mentioning this book

Anonymous said...

Hope the kids feel better soon! That recipes sounds delicious. It does seem like most books focus on dinner. I'm definitely getting that book.