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Last night {and the night before!} we had lettuce wraps.

They’re Elliott’s fave.

There was just a bit of the meat mixture and lettuce odds and ends leftover, so for lunch I fixed up a {lettuce wrap wrap} if you will…

I just took the meat and heated it with a little of the leftover rice, chopped the lettuce and added some cucumbers and cilantro. I tossed it in a little Sriracha Ranch, rolled some in into a warm flour tortilla and ate the rest as a salad.

Sure was a nice break from tuna.

If you haven’t made lettuce wraps at home, you really should try them. You don’t need to go to P.F. Chang’s to get your wrap on!

You’ll be lucky if you have any leftovers, though.

Have a happy, {wrappy} Wednesday!

Pizza With A Side Of French Fries

I volunteered in Elliott’s class again today.

All I have to say is, if you’re a kindergarten teacher, you’re a saint.

I was assigned to the “yellow table” to help with an estimation exercise where the kiddos had a picture of a snowman and needed to estimate how many mini marshmallows it took to cover the snowman. They then put their estimation in the “guess” box, covered the snowman in marshmallows, removed and counted the marshmallows and finally reported the actual number of ‘mallows in the “check” box.

Easy right?

Bless their hearts…they did great, but all the friends at the table were counting too loud and at the same time and someone would inevitably get off on their counting and would have to start all over again.


Let’s just say that most were {a little} off…estimating is HARD. I was never any good at guessing how many jelly beans were in the jar anyway!


Most days {95% of the time} I pack Elliott’s lunch. Once in a blue moon she gets to buy {hot lunch} at school and this is a treat. Just so happened that today was a treat.


I was finishing up helping the teacher with some busy work when they went out to the lunch area. She desperately wanted me to come by the tables and say good bye and, of course, I did. She had already gone through the line and selected her lunch.

A slice of cheese pizza.

French fries.

A chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate milk. {Of course!}

The end.

I’d hate to map that meal out on the food pyramid.

I rest my case.

That is precisely why hot lunch comes along once in a blue moon.


Maybe 1st grade will bring some healthier hot lunch selections?

Hope your Thursday had at least ONE serving of fruits or veggies.