Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm sick

I think I am down with flu- so I stayed home and did not make lunch today. Sorry for the break in the lunch service.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chuckwagon Sandwich

This was a slightly messy sandwich, so I wrapped it in plastic wrap before putting it in a lunch bag.

Ingredients: baked beans (homemade or canned), onions sautéed with diced pork or bacon, focaccia rolls (I used fresh rosemary focaccia rolls I bought at our farmer's market).

I sautéed one finely diced onion in 2 TBS butter and then added about 1/4 pound finely diced ham shoulder (that had been part of a dinner). On the split focaccia rolls I put 2 heaping TBS of baked beans, and then topped it with the sautéed onions and pork. One onion and 1/4 pound meat was enough to top the beans on 4 large sandwiches. I wrapped the whole sandwich up in plastic wrap, and sent it with some pluots, grapes and a granola bar. It was very tasty cold- although it is equally good hot!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Peanut Butter Roll Ups

Ingredients: peanut butter, raspberry jam, almonds, pecans, lavosh bread.

I spread whole wheat Lavosh flat bread with peanut butter, then raspberry jam, and then I sprinkled the sandwich with pecans and almonds. I left a nice 2" patch at the top with no nuts so the sandwich would stay stuck.

I sent this with Trader Joes "pear sauce" (like apple sauce but better!)

My son really liked this one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Playing with Peanut Butter

More playing with peanut butter today. The ingredients for this are: whole wheat bread, dried Montmorency cherries, peanut butter (organic), and raw pecan pieces.

Spread peanut butter on bread. Sprinkle with pecan pieces, and then dot with dried cherries. This was DELICIOUS! I'm taking another one of these tomorrow.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Taziki Rolled Sandwich

My daughter would not eat these, so she is having peanut butter, but my son and I loved them. These are cucumber and arugula sandwiches made with taziki sauce and hummus.

Ingredients: taziki (I bought mine at Trader Joes, hummus (I used Sabra hummus from Costco), one large thinly sliced peeled hot house cucumber, washed and dried arugula, lavosh bread.

Spread bread with hummus, then with a thin layer of taziki. Make a single layer of the thinly sliced cucumbers. On one sandwich add arugula, leave the other plain. Roll, chill and slice. In the lunch box 3 sandwiches have arugula and 2 do not. That gives my son some variety to his lunch. He is also taking a Kind bar (apricot and macadmia), some cherry tomatoes, sliced celery, and some cheddar bunnies mixes with cashews.