It's been long awaited by me, but dreaded by my kids-today is the first day of school. Excitedly no one left in a fit of tears this morning. Actually they were pretty chipper.
I stuck with the plan for lunches for the most part. I went to the store last night for something unrelated, but picked up a box of strawberries as a special "first day of school" treat. Here's their lunch.
On the menu today is lettuce salad with shredded cheddar chese, grape tomatoes, and homemade ranch dressing. Then there's strawberries and a small container of chocolate chip cheese ball with a few chocolate Bunny Grahams and then spaghetti as the main dish (to be put in a Thermos). A water bottle is ready to go with ice water. There you have it. Lunch on day one.
Please note that I will not be this prepared all the time. I actually stayed up until 11:30 last night to finish lunches so I wouldn't run late this morning. That doesn't usually happen! :)
Oh, I also did a breakdown of the cost for the portions each lunch had.
Strawberries = $.26
Lettuce = $.21
Cheese = $.03
Tomatoes from the garden = free
Ranch = $.04
Bunny Grahams = $.14
Cheese Ball = $.10
Spaghetti (meat, sauce, noodles) = $.31
Total = $1.09