Last week I ran out of bread and fresh grapes for The Kid's lunchbox, because I was so busy getting my Project Food Blog post up that weekend, that I didn't have time to go grocery shopping. (Spending more time on the food blog about feeding my allergic child than actually feeding him is NOT a good sign.) The upside is that I can share another of my "nothing to pack" lunchboxes, which in the real world are probably more helpful than the cute ones.
In it you will find a tortilla spread with Sunbutter and rolled up with a banana inside then cut into slices, pretzels from a bag, mandarin oranges from a can, carrots (still not a garnish) from the bottom of the veg drawer in the fridge, a little box of raisins, a reusable juice box filled with apple juice/water mixture and an iguanadon sticker.
My point (other than "Get off the computer and take care of your kid!") is that it pays to have a stash of nonperishables for those mornings when you forgot something, ran out of something or the hubs ate something that you thought was waiting to be packed for lunch.
I'd also like to thank everyone who helped vote me into the second round of Project Food Blog and ask you to help me make it into the third. Voting closes tomorrow (Thursday the 30th) at 6pm Pacific Time, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd take the time to click on the "Vote for Me" button on my contestant badge in the right hand column. I have something magical planned for The Kid and a few of his friends if we make it to the Challenge 3 dinner party!
Update: I didn't make the third round, but many, many thanks to everyone who voted for me!