First day of School – Part One

I’m sitting at home twiddling my thumbs.  Well, not really, but it is too hot to do anything at the moment, my cheese toastie is too hot to eat, and the ads are on in the middle of Diagnosis Murder…

Today was The Divine Miss T’s first day of school.  *sniff*

So, I thought I would celebrate this day by doing it in three parts – School Lunch, Off to School, End of the First day…

Considering how much thought, fear and anticipation I had over her lunch box, I thought that I should do a blog post dedicated just to it.  Afterall, there will be mothers out there this time next year looking for blog posts about school lunches just like I was a week ago!

I wanted to make something homemade for her to take on her first day of school and was inspired this morning to make Pikelets.  They turned out MUCH better than the last time I made them!  While waiting for them to cool down, I prepared the rest of the meals…

Here is what I did for morning tea:

Plain yoghurt with frozen blueberries, grapes and half a mandarin, cheese and biscuits

And here is what she got for lunch:

Apricot delights, ham, carrot sticks and cheese, pikelets with butter, grapes and half a mandarin.

Anyone who has seen my daughter eat knows just how weird she is in her eating practices.  She eats a LOT, but prefers to pick and fiddle and not eat a lot of one thing.  I wanted to give her food that she can eat quickly, was not a sandwich (I am working on training her to like this!), was as rubbish free as possible, easy to open, quick to scoff, and had some protein.  I’m a bit proud because I think I achieved it quite well today.  She’ll get the same tomorrow, and then I will do a plan for what to do next week.  Hoping to do a baking day on Sunday provided it is not too hot (though it is forecast to be a stinker!).

Does anyone else want to share their first lunch box for their prep/kindy kids? (prep in Vic = kindy in NSW).  Or favourite recipes they like to do for treats?

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Thursday 3 February 2011 - 5:35 pm

Youve given me some good ideas Kristie, looks like a divine lunch. Only just started sending pikelets with Beren, took me long enough. Im forever stuck for ideas and often resort to store bought snacks.

Thursday 3 February 2011 - 7:45 pm

Can you please pack my lunch for work each day!!??

Thursday 3 February 2011 - 7:49 pm

Ha! You could easily do something similar! It was actually quite quick and easy in the end. It certainly looks tasty!

Thursday 3 February 2011 - 9:21 pm

Great lunch box…

My kids go standard a sandwich, mountain bread wrap, cruskits with a piece of fruit and a snack or 2 homemade muffins, biscuits, slices, museli bars though we do substitute with packet foods too. I bake on the weekend and then freeze snack size pieces for lunch boxes.

Don’t stress she will let you know what she wants or doesn’t want and dont be concerned if she doesn’t eat as much as usual ;)

Thursday 3 February 2011 - 10:09 pm

I did pikelets for Moo too! I grated apple into mine in a vain attempt to make them seem healthy… ;)

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