Keeping Lunch Fun: Mom Edition

   We talked yesterday about ways to keep lunch fun for your kids.  Today can be about keeping lunch fun for Mommy.   🙂

I rotate lunch choices, sometimes eating what the kids eat with them, sometimes picking something else and waiting to eat until the house is quiet and they are all resting.

  For a couple of weeks I will be on a salad kick. So I’ll stock 3 kinds of lettuce, shredded carrots, and have cucumber, red pepper, and tomatoes diced and ready to go in the fridge. While Dale is home on the weekend and grilling anyhow, I have him grill me a couple of chicken breasts or a steak to go on my salads all week. 


  The next rotation might be sandwiches with the kids, I get fun kinds of mayo like the A1 sauce version, yum!  I also like to buy unique kinds of cheese like Smoked Cheddar, Muenster or Provolone, to keep it interesting.  

sandwich spreads

  Sometimes I like to do Oven Nachos in my toaster oven: a layer of chips, cheese, taco sauce drizzles, shredded taco chicken, cilantro and lime juice with a dollop of sour cream and some tomatoes on top after it comes out of the oven.  

  Within these rotations, I am also eating supper leftovers with the kids some days.  Sometimes we just don’t have enough leftover for all of us to eat the same thing.  

  So, the other day, I found a new lunch to add to my rotation….  

  Oh man, I loooved these when I was preggo with Paxton. I had forgotten all about them, until the other day when a friend posted a pic of her Super Bowl Snacks.

  Move over Pigs In A Blanket, because here comes Pickles in a Blanket! The lunch of choice for pregnant (and not-so-pregnant!) women everywhere.  


 Pickles In A Blanket

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  • 4 slices Oscar Meyer Cutting Board Ham (These Are Sliced Thicker Than Lunch Meat)
  • 4 Tablespoons Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 4 whole Baby Kosher Dill Pickles

Spread slices of ham with 1 tablespoon of whipped cream cheese. (like what you put on bagels) Add a whole pickle and roll.

Easy, right? Enjoy this lunch when everyone is laying down for nap time.  Tastes great with a good book.  🙂

 I’ll share a few more simple lunch favorites of mine in the days to come!  

Happy Lunch Making!

Another recipe coming your way tomorrow….


Blog reader, Rachel, posted a great dip on my Facebook page when she saw this photo.  It is found here and looks AMAZING! It’s the dip version of the above pickle and ham deliciousness.


8 thoughts on “Keeping Lunch Fun: Mom Edition

  1. I made these roll-ups when my oldest grandchild (she’ll be 16 in 2 weeks! YIKES!) was about 3. She loved them so much that, five more grandkids later we have them on ‘special occasions.’ I loved it when my 6-year-old grandson told me I was the best cook in the world cuz I made the ‘pickle thingies.’

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  3. Mmmm, these all look and sound so good! I really love a full salad! I think I am going to have to work on that more!:) And, I think that “pickles in a blanket” would go over well in this house!:) It would be something new and exciting to have on the plate.:)
    Thanks for getting my brain going.:)
    Hugs and Love,Kristina<3

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