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    Let's keep the brown bag blues at bay by sharing what we are serving up the kiddos for lunch...all ideas welcome!
    Julie, married 19 years to my best friend Daniel, homeschooling Mom to 4 boys


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    the kids eat lunch at school. We get reduced lunches. I just can't make up a lunch for cheaper then .40 but i used to love sending them with packed lunches! I used to cut the sandwiches into cute little shapes with cookie cutters. I always had a little note in there and a small piece of candy too as a treat, not to mention other foods.

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    the boys have been going crazy over dried, whole cranberries (not craisens- they have added sugar) you have to watch what kind you get, one brand I found added oil- the plain ones are sooo yummy and I don't mind them eating a bunch!
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    I read a Family Fun magazine at the dr's office. It had some neat ideas for lunch box! One I will do for DS next week is Hot dog bun with peanut butter and a whole banana! peeled of course! They said add jelly to it. I like mine just plain ol' PB and banana! It will be a change anyway! Does anyone else eat PB and banana? I like mine mushed together~! MMMMMMMMMM I have PB here at work! But, no banana!

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    Found this link to a neat lunch planner...the kids can pick something from each category and you can even print up their selections for the day. http://www.albertsons.com/Rhythms/Lu...sp?erBrand=jwl
    Julie, married 19 years to my best friend Daniel, homeschooling Mom to 4 boys


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    DD1:
    nacho lunchable...they were on sale for $1 each or they would not have them!!
    grapes
    aplesauce
    pudding
    juice
    hot cheetos


    DD2:
    Turkey lunchable
    grapes
    applesauce
    pudding
    juice
    hot cheetos


    DD3:
    ham and cheese lunchable
    grapes
    jello
    cheese stick
    juice
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    DD1:
    She wants a hot pocket for lunch, so I will make it and bring it to her when I pick up dd3
    hot cheetos
    applesauce
    juice
    trail mix


    DD2:
    nacho lunchable
    applesauce
    strawberries
    hot cheetos
    juice
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    Today, ds had pb&j, juice box, cool ranch doritos, go-gurt, and fruit snacks.

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    DD1:
    grape pb&j
    diced pears
    yogurt
    nilla wafers
    cheese and crackers
    juice

    DD2:
    strawberry pb&j
    cut up pineapple
    yogurt
    nilla wafers
    cheese and crackers
    juice


    DD3:
    chicken and stars soup
    Shawn, mom to 3 and wife to my love

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    Your kids sure do get a lot of variety!

    We're still on summer holidays so our lunches are quite unusual right now. Next week we're back into it full tilt tho.

    Our regular lunches are:

    * two sandwiches (h/m bread) with choice of filling. usually ham, jam, peanut butter, cheese & mayo, salami if I have it. Pretty boring really
    * something home baked
    * fresh fruit

    If they're lucky I might make mini quiches this week and freeze them before, school goes back.
    Tracy ~ Aussie sahm to 3 & wife to a wonderful man.

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    DD1:
    pb&j sandwhich..grape
    applesauce
    grapes
    juice
    nilla wafers


    DD2:
    strawberry pb&j
    apple cup
    grapes
    juice
    nilla wafers


    DD3 and I:
    leftover beef stew from last night
    Shawn, mom to 3 and wife to my love

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    DD1:
    cheese sandwich
    apple slices
    juice
    peanut butter with crackers
    popcorn

    DD2:
    Pb&J sandwich-strawberry
    apple slices
    juice
    peanut butter crackers
    popcorn
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    wow......I'm still getting over reading about a school lunch for .40. Here in California, our school lunches are $2.50!

    DD buys her lunch off-campus (uses her money).

    DS1 never eats lunch at school, so he's starving when he comes home because "it's not cool to bring lunch"----then it's two turkey sandwiches or two peanut butter sandwiches with whatever else he finds (yogurt, fruit) and about twelve glasses of milk (kidding about the milk.....maybe)

    DS2 brings his lunch still, and it's pretty much what everyone else has posted, although he doesn't like fruit juices so he gets a Propel water.

    Now, how do I get hubby to STOP eating out every workday?????? That's a budget-breaker for sure!

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    My dh takes leftovers to heat up in the microwave at work Weetie. Either that or he comes home and makes a salad sandwich ~ he works 800m away from home though.

    Why don't you talk to him about it and see what kind of storage (ie. fridge space) and reheating/kitchen facilities he has at work and find out what he would love to eat for lunch. Even if you could find some way to send the kinds of foods he buys, it's cheaper and healthier to make those things at home.

    Put a spin on it so that he feels loved and cared for and that you want to bless him in this way, rather than just ranting about the money. If he's like my dh he'd turn around and say "I earn the money I can spend a few bucks on lunch". If I throw a container at him on his way out the door with yummy food that he has enjoyed he feels special. Takes me all of 2 seconds!
    Tracy ~ Aussie sahm to 3 & wife to a wonderful man.

    "Exalt the Lord our God and woship at his holy moutain,
    for the Lord our God is holy".
    Psalm 99:9

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    Bumping this back up!

    3/3
    took leftover beef brisket to work, made it into a sammie

    3/4
    Laughing cow cheese and triscuits
    Liz

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