I was flipping through the September issue of Parenting magazine when I came upon the story, Lunch for a Month.
“We’ve packed the calendar,” the story proclaimed, “with four weeks of out-of-the-lunch-box ideas that’ll make prepping your kids’ midday meal a breeze.”
Well, that sounds good, I thought. I’ve got 2 school-age kids now and they often take their lunch. I need some new ideas.
Fast forward 5 minutes and you find me rolling on the floor laughing.
Fast forward an hour later and I’m typing this blog post.
That’s because the “ideas” that would make prepping my “kids’ midday meal a breeze” are NOT breezy. They’re Pinterest-inspired SuperMom recipes. In other words, these ideas are NOT for an experienced bad mom — or her poor kids.
Take #10. Pile guacamole, pepper jack cheese, tomato and sliced deli turkey on a toasted English muffin.
So I have to toast the English muffin?
Buy guacamole in Michigan ($$$$$)?
Think for 1 minute of the day that either kid would ENJOY the peppers in pepper jack cheese?
Or #29. Tea Sandwiches. Spread cranberry sauce on cinnamon bread. Top with Brie.
Oh, okay, let me whip up some cinnamon bread or drive to the gourmet grocery store to get some.
While I’m there I’ll pick up some Brie. For the five-year-old. “Cause the magazine said Brie and cinnamon bread was a breezy midday meal.
Not that ALL the ideas were insane (but most of them were). I can handle #4. Cut your kid’s favorite sandwich lengthwise into 4 sticks.
Woot! Doable. Maybe I am a Supermom after all…
How do you feel about sack lunches these days?