First of all, I’m so excited that it’s the last day of August. I’ve completed another month of blogs! I managed to write a post every day throughout the month of July and August. It’s not very much, but this feels like a good accomplishment for me. Keeping up with this sort of project has been difficult. I’m always drifting from obsession to obsession and whichever topic my poor little ADHD brain latches onto for time being.
Let’s keep this going through September too! I’m going to work not to let my depression drag me down or let me mania distract me from doing something good.
So here’s a little peak at the lunch box I started doing for my step daughter. I felt bad that she was eating grilled cheese twice a week. Or wraps, which aren’t honestly her favorite. Walmart has the little Thermos for $12 which is the perfect size for a kiddo. I did mention the stir fry noodles. We wanted to try chicken noodle soup too, but sadly didn’t have any. So one of the days she got beef barley soup.
My morning starts at 6am. I get a pot of water boiling on the stove. I use this to make my step daughter’s instant oatmeal as well as heat up her thermos. Warm your thermos by filling it with boiling water. Once your thermos is warm, quickly add steaming hot food. In this case, I made Tainan Noodles. Adding a bit of the everything bagel seasoning and green onions on top.
I had the noodles in a bowl for the first photo as well as the fact that the entire pack doesn’t fit into the Thermos. Which is probably a good thing, because my nine-year-old does not usually finish the entire pack herself on a normal day.
While the Summer crops are still coming in, my step-daughter will eat fresh tomatoes from the garden. She likes the little round ones. I forget what variant of tomato these are, but the yellow ones are very sweet and tasty. She gets a bag of gold fish and two cheese sticks. One is for lunch and the other is for snack time.
Her lunches have been coming back half finished, which is a bit worrisome. My step-daughter says they only get 30 minutes for lunch to eat. We’ll have to keep an eye on the situation and see if this is something that continues. She doesn’t come home famished right now, so I know it’s not an immediate problem.
I’m hoping to try some more cute cooking ideas for her lunch so I’ll keep you guys posted! Thanks for stopping by! 😋