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And the award for worst school lunch goes to…

17 Aug

School started for us this week.  We are back in the swing of homework, early wake ups and one of my least favorite things- packing lunches.  I really wish my kids would eat hot lunch.  My oldest hooligan only eats beige foods and the younger copies what the older does.

As much as I wish I could say I am one of those mothers who packs all organic snacks, hummus & veggies, and free range rotiseiere chicken sliced and wrapped in whole grain tortillas- I’m not.  I have to admit I send my kids to school with a sack of high fructose corn syurp, partially hydogenated soy bean oil, enriched flour, and let’s not forget about all the preservatives in the deli meat.

I have tried the healthy stuff.  It just comes back, all warm and squished.  So when the goal is to make sure calories go in the game plan changes and you get this.


Mmmm! How’s that for some processed foods!

The current lunch of choice is a meat and cheese sandwich (one likes white meat, or turkey to the rest of us, and the other likes dark meat, or roast beef), chips, a drink pouch, and some kind of treat.  This week they chose Zingers but then decided they didn’t like them.  Now, I am making them S’Mores out of grahams, Nutella, and  marshmallow creme.

What do you pack in your child’s lunch?


S’more Sandwiches

7 Jun

We LOVE S’mores!

I know who doesn’t love S’mores?  They are crunchy, gooey, and chocolaty goodness all together.  They remind me of the past- camp outs with my family, campfires at summer camp, and backpacking trips with my church youth group.  But our family LOVES S’mores in a if it was a person we would have a restraining order kind of way.

As a family we celebrate National S’more day every year (August 10th in case you were wondering).  We even try different recipes like Hershey with Almonds for an extra crunch and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for extra melty goodness on this day.   Our previous home had a fire pit in the back and we could roast marshmallows to make S’mores and this was BEFORE we had the hooligans.  When we moved into our new house we were excited because of the gas stove.  S’mores year round for us.  One of our favorite gifts was a S’more kit.  We have special marshmallow roasting sticks- one for each member of the family.

About a year ago, I discovered one our our local food trucks had a dessert called the S’moreski.  (I also love food trucks but that is a different story).  I tried it- it was delicious!  Like the kind of delicious that makes you think you are going to get in trouble for being so happy while you eat.  A couple of months later, the food truck was in the area again and I got another one and shared it with the hooligans.  Since that day, if you ask them what they wanted for dessert they would say a Smoreski.

Well, the truck doesn’t seem to frequent the areas around us anymore so we had to take matters into our own hands.

Introducing… The S’more Sandwich


We buttered Hawaiian sweetbread on one side and then spread marshmallow fluff on the other side of one piece and Nutella on the remaining piece.  We added a graham cracker in the middle and grilled it to perfection ala a grilled cheese sandwich.  (It is a good think I learned how that day when I was babysitting-another story I will have to tell you about).

It was as good as we all remembered, if not a bit better because we had made it ourselves.  This will not be a staple dessert in our house considering the possible effects it could have on one’s waistline but on special occasions we will definitely be making it again.


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