Winter is Coming

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We have a fresh herb garden that we pick from for our daily meals. Sadly, winter is coming and soon all of our plants will succumb to the frost. ­čśŽ
Today we harvested our little garden and prepped for the cold months ahead. I bought these silicone trays for 99 cents. Each mold holds exactly 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped herbs. I pack the herbs into each mold with just a bit of water to fill to the top. Freeze. Pop out each mold and put into a freezer bag. If a recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped herbs, just drop one in! Homegrown herbs year round!

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Drew’s Laptop Lunch Menu

Drew's Before and After Bento-ware

Drew’s Before and After Bento-ware

Week two of Kindergarten, Drew comes home and announces: “School lunches are DISGUSTING!” Thanks for the news flash bud. Should I have your dad get CNN on the phone?

Then it hits me. For the past five years, this kid has had every single breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack hand picked and prepared (with love, I might add) by his parents! He is spoiled! And he is picky in a whole different way then most kids. French fries: DISGUSTING. Pizza: DISGUSTING. Cheeseburgers: DISGUSTING.

AAaahhhh! What am I to do? We are a busy, working, tag-team parenting house. It is a amazing we even get out the door in the morning. (You know EXACTLY what I am talking about.) Then just as if the clouds parted and the angels began to sing, my friend Ami posted her “Month of School Lunches“. Rejoice! Here is my solution, I thought! Thank you Ami!

It’s simple. Create 4 weeks of healthy lunches (your kid will actually eat) and then repeat! Once it is written all out, you have a weekly shopping list and a daily plan. Lunches can be whipped up in a few minutes and then your kid isn’t eating a PB&J with a yogurt tube everyday because thats all you can think of at 6am!

I had to modify Ami’s menu to ensure Drew’s menu is completely PEANUT-FREE due to restrcitions at his school. Also, you will see my son’s┬áobsession with┬áranch dressing. He puts it on everything. I make it homemade for him and he┬áloves it. More power to him, I say.

Click here for┬ámy printable┬ámenu: Drew’s Peanut-free Month of Lunches!

Steal it. Organize your mornings. Keep sane getting those kiddos out the door! Good luck Mamas.┬á ­čÖé

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