Tuesday, August 29, 2017

And so it begins... First Day of school 2017: 8.29.17

We had many adventures over the summer, and I packed lunch for most of them... but I just took the summer off from blogging here.  I continue to write the Mealtime column for KidsVT - so be sure to check that out!

But, here we go... The Girl is entering high school, and The Boy is starting in Middle school!  Unbelievable!  They both have half days today, because they are both in transition years, and we are not entirely sure that they need lunches, but better safe than sorry!

The biggest change that has happened around here this summer is that The Boy is now on an insulin pump!  This will help his independence a lot - lessening trips to the nurse for insulin injections, he can just do it himself by plugging numbers into his pump.  Very cool.  (The nurse, of course, is still there for assistance, so he's not all on his own yet)

For this first (half) day of school, I made some fresh pain de mie (using this recipe for Bee Keeper's Pain de Mie from King Arthur Flour - lovely, but I will modify with some whole wheat flour next time).

Sandwich: 40g, cheese: 1g, apple slices: 10g, sesame sticks: 14g

The Boy has a sandwich on pain de mie with hummus, spinach, and ham, along with a string cheese, apple slices, and sesame sticks.

The Girl has a sandwich on pain de mie with mayo, spinach, and ham, along with a string cheese, cherries, and sesame sticks.

And... if we have packed preemptively, they can eat these when they get home.

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