Here's a quick bite to snack on until my humongous lunch packing post goes up: a Sunbutter and banana sandwich, chunks of cuke and carrot, grapes and a cupcake sandwich with the frosting in the middle so it doesn't make a mess, plus apple juice and a sticker on the side. (After the photo to show off the sammy fillings, I rearranged everything to pack flat.)
Last week I had to go out of town unexpectedly for a family member's surgery. When I came back I had barely enough time to make cupcakes, so my son could take a safe one to a friend's birthday party. The recipe I used was the "Simply Wonderful White Cake" from Go Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming, which gets huge marks for simplicity and reliability.
If you have a moment, I would be very grateful if you would take the time to go vote for my entry in the Easy Lunchboxes Contest at All Things for Sale. It's the one with the octodogs and fruit skewers that is conveniently labeled "04-allergickidlunch" when your mouse hovers over it. (You may recognize the lunch from last year.) There's a gift certificate for all kinds of adorable bento supplies on the line, so I'd appreciate all the 5 Star help I can get!
I hope you all have a safe start to the new school year!