Hello Dear Readers,
I hope your day has been a good one so far! Thanks so much for stopping over for a visit.- Thought I’d share a simple little tip for anyone who ever packs a lunch during the week – either for yourself or members of your family. My husband takes packed lunches to work with him everyday. For a long while he would pack his own, and eventually I started to notice that he would seem to run out of food, or energy (or both) and have to make snack purchases to keep him going through the day.- I found out he was just grabbing whatever there was in the house that didn’t require prep work – which wasn’t much – and that supply would run out long before his work day did!
Now, the whole reason that I didn’t pack his lunch in the first place was because I hate mornings. There I said it. Add into that equation foods that are not meant to be smelled in the morning, and I would turn into Mrs. Grumpy Gills (10 points if you can name that movie). – I tried making his lunch at night, but that was so easy to forget because once dinner was over, my body -and consequently my brain- were “off duty” for the day. So I’ve arrived (finally) at some sort of compromise that seems to be working:
Each week after I come home from grocery shopping, I make up a bunch of “lunch baggies” to last throughout the week for either one of us to easily grab in the wee smas to throw into his lunch bag along with a freshly made sandwich (made by him) or leftovers from the night before. Here is a small sampling of some things I can easily pre-prep:
Applesauce (sprinkled with your favorite spice…my DH loves cardamom)
Peanut Butter Filled Celery
*(but bag them separately – one doesn’t like the pantry, and the other doesn’t like the fridge!)