By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 12:26 pm in Cuisine.
While sleepily packing lunches this morning,¬†we remembered all those great lunchbox ideas you guys supplied a few weeks ago – the cream cheese, turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich; the rolled PBJ sliced sushi-style into rounds;¬†the simple¬†turkey slice wrapped around string cheese; and the fruit leathers and freeze dried “Just Peas” and “Just Bananas” with no added anything. Fantastic ideas!
Now we’ve got a couple more to add, including this cool “Orple” idea from Family Fun magazine – or was it an “Applange”?
Cut an apple and orange of similar size into thick slices, then reassemble them, alternating slices to make combination fruit. (Yep, that’s¬†an Orple¬†in the photo.) Wrap in plastic so it doesn’t get drippy, and drop ‘em in lunchbags. The citrus juice keeps the apple from browning, and even our teens got a kick out of them.
Family Fun also suggests making tortilla pizzas – essentially a quesadilla with pizza sauce and mozarella. (Anyone else having an issue with gummy tortillas when they send quesadillas to school? We must be doing something wrong.) But¬†our kids are¬†so hooked on chicken caesar salad wraps, they complain when we try something new, like a wrap filled with roast beef, shredded lettuce, a dab of pesto¬†and a smear of cream cheese. The 15-year-old says, “That was nice, but could you use chicken instead of the beef? And leave off the pesto and cream cheese¬†…¬†And maybe add some caesar dressing to the lettuce?” Okayyy, one chicken caesar wrap, coming right up…
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