Thursday, June 25, 2015

Project Lunch round 2

Since it's summer, I am carrying on my tradition: "Project Lunch".
Which is where each Little Nie is in charge of Lunch one day a week.
 This means they have to plan, help shop for, prepare,
 and clean up lunch one day a week.
 Despite my nudging for the Little Nies to branch out to other food selections, 
it's pretty safe to say we eat a lot of quesadillas.
We also have a lot of different types of smoothies.  
The kids make up their own concoctions
of flavors, fruits, vegetables, ice cream, and yogurt.
We have pita and hummus, bakes potatoes, homemade french fries, 
pita bread pizzas, cheese sandwiches, veggie dogs, nachos, 
and fruit and veggie plates. Nicholas always chooses to make something 
with fantastic exotic fruits like Dragon fruit, kiwano, and rambutan. 

The Little Nies go through my cookbook after church on
Sunday to find recipes for the week.
They write down what they chose on the family calender and then
 write the ingredients down on my weekly shopping list.
 They found out early on that the more ingredients- the harder the dish, 
and the more work they will have to put into preparing and cleaning up,
hence: quesadillas.
The only rule is, we can't duplicate a lunch idea in the same week. 
 I am always in the kitchen to answer questions and help out when they need me.
Today Jane made homemade bread.  She made everyone their 
own loaf to do whatever they want with it.  
Nicholas picked at his loaf when it was convenient or when he was hungry.
Oliver packed his away in his army bag, so he would have something
 to eat when he pretends to be a Navy Seal in the hills above out home.
Claire likes her with butter and raspberry jam and Jane ate hers with honey.
I devoured my loaf with Lottie.
Can't wait for Oliver's crepes tomorrow!