Monday, November 27, 2006
Posted by bloglily
This is what lunch for three boys -- not all of whom like the same thing -- looks like.
Two of the boys are sandwich eaters. One has roast chicken, crusty bread, a bit of cheddar for his sandwich. The other is trying out tuna for the first time, mixed with a dab of mayonnaise. I had tuna every day of my life as a child, and I came to despise it. For him, it's a novelty. We'll see how that plays. The sandwich eaters both get satsumas, and carrots. Tiniest Tiffin likes his carrots with a little dressing, so that's in one of the containers. And they both like maple yogurt -- Tiffin Twin likes his with blueberries; Tiniest Tiffin is very fond of sprinkles. If the tuna doesn't work out, there's always the sprinkles.
And then, over there in the corner, in the thermos, is the other Tiffin Twin lunch. Homemade chicken soup, something that is very easy to do after you've had a roast chicken. You melt some shallots or onions and some carrots in a little oil. When they're soft, you add about four cups of water and a tablespoon of our favorite broth starter (it's organic and tastes remarkably good), let those boil and then simmer for a while, if you -- like the Tiffin Twin -- enjoy your soup veggies meltingly soft. And then you put in some buckwheat soba noodles that you've cooked separately. Add a little diced chicken from last night and just let it warm up. And that's the perfect lunch for a child who's a hot lunch guy: whole wheat grains in the soba, veggies in the carrots, protein in the chicken. All that's missing is a little bit of calcium, and so for his snack we'll have a big cup of hot chocolate. For lunch, they just have water.
Wishing you a fabulous week of good food and good fun.
This Post was written by BlogLily from the Tiffin Tin.