School Lunch and Meal Plan

Holy cow, can I just tell you what kind of week we've had here in Vegas?  Yesterday was my first day home.  The rest of the week was spent over at K1's school.  INSANE, but fun.  If you didn't catch it on Instagram, I was lucky enough to tag along the kiddo's first field trip.  We went to a local orchard here, Gilcrease Orchard.  If you live in Vegas, you MUST take a Saturday and head over there.  They are a non for profit organization, self sustaining, and they absolutely encourage "you are what you eat."  In fact, that was phrase that they repeated over and over and over again.

It was so much fun, and at the end of their visit, they let the kids pick their own pumpkin to bring home!  What a great experience for her first field trip.  And on that note, on to the lunches from the week:

1 - Ham and Provolone Wrap (with Mission® Whole Wheat Tortilla and Kraft® Olive Oil Mayonnaise), baby carrots with ranch dip, Del Monte® Fruit Puree, Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup.

2 - Dog in a blanket with a sheet (aka hot dog with a slice of cheese wrapped in croissant) with ketchup and mustard, grapes, cucumber slices, Cookies and Cream bar.

3 - PB&J (with fresh peanut butter from Gilcrease Orchard!), apple slices, baby carrots and ranch dip, Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup.

4 - 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich, Cambell's® Phineas and Ferb Chicken Noodle Soup, baby carrots and ranch dip, Del Monte® Fruit and Vegi Puree, Cookies and Cream bar.

5 - Brunch: Bacon, egg, and cheese on an English Muffin, orange slices, Cookies and Cream bar. (not pictured: 6 oz. fresh apple cider from Gilcrease Orchard)

I had a question asked on Instagram this week concerning the lunches: "Do you make your lunches the day of or the night before?"  The answer is both.  Sometimes I make the lunches the night before, simply because they can be refrigerated without being soggy the next morning (for example, the lunchables and dog in a blanket).  But I would say 90% of the time I make them the morning of.

This coming week will be slowing down.  A lot.  Here on the blog though, things will be heating up!  In the oven that is!  I'm bringing you Pie-tober!  I'm so excited for this series!  Make sure you come by Monday to check out the festivities!  In the meantime, here's my menu for next week:

Saturday: Free Day!
Sunday: Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Monday: Pumpkin Pie Waffles
Tuesday: Terriyaki Roasted Chicken (Recipe to follow)
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese and Bacon Paninies
Thursday: Omelets
Friday: School Carnival - Carnival Food!  Woo hoo!

Can't wait to see you all Monday morning.  Have a wonderful Fall weekend!  P.S.  Don't forget to take a few minutes this weekend and enter the Gorton's Giveaway for some Wicked Good stuff!