Thursday, January 25, 2007
Posted by Shah cooks
A few lunchboxes of the varying combinations of the same old sandwich and parantha and my little one is showing signs of weariness. So we tried and found successful a couple of new lunchboxes. The idea is to make something easy, healthy and yet delicious. Since we are a spice loving family (my husband is slowly defecting to the sweeter side), we made french toast with salt, pepper and chives or oregano and cut it up into bite sized pieces. Very easy and tastes good even when it is cold.
Just mix one egg with 3-4 tbsp milk, a pinch of salt, pepper and any herbs of your choice. Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil and cut 2 slices of bread into halves. Dunk each slice into the egg mix and take it out and slide into the pan. Fry on low heat for a minute on each side. Add a little more oil to evenly crisp it up. Drain onto paper towels and cut into pieces.
A couple of oranges, peeled and ready to eat and lunch is ready.
Grown Up Version: I add chopped onions and green chilies to the egg mix and then make the toast( with less oil) for a spicy bite.
The other lunchbox was a bunch of washed and dried grapes nestled between a wrap. What's inside? A spread of cream cheese and hotsauce,
(0r herbed cream cheese) a couple of lettuce leaves, shredded grilled or fried(leftover) chicken, cheddar cheese shavings all laid out and rolled up. Try your variation of your favorite flavors...a bit of creaminess, a bit of spice, some protein and some leaves. I have to keep trying different combinations on my son till he likes some and then we stick to it.
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This Post was written by Shaheen from Malabar Spices..