Making lunches is a lot of work.
Well, making lunches, breakfast, and dinner is a lot of work.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning snack, afternoon snack – so much time preparing food. And then there’s the clean up. My knees are developing arthritis from the amount of time I’m spending at the kitchen counter. I might invest in orthotic indoor shoes.
Let’s not even start in about the grocery budget.
So where does every parent go when they are looking for meal ideas for their family? Pinterest, of course. But what I found there was not time-saving lunch ideas. Nooooo. Instead I discovered a cornucopia of pins dedicated to sandwiches cut into fun shapes, fruit kabobs, and smiley faced vegetables. Um, I was looking to do less preparation. Who are these people?
As a public service, I decided to share my own great tips for Easy Lunches On A Budget. Here’s my first instalment.
Easy Mac and Cheese Your Kids Will Love.
1. Get two boxes, you don’t want to run short. Your kids are counting on you.
3. Serve. But not in those plastic bowls from IKEA. The real dishes, mom. Because nothing says “your worth it” like breakable dishware.
4. Here’s a secret I debated about posting. But it’s too good not to share. Fresh-ground paper for a gourmet twist.
Future Posts Coming Soon: Frozen Pizza – Not Just for Dinner, Bologna and You, and Sometimes Leftovers Are Your Friend.