This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about items you’ll always find in my fridge. I thought I’d put a little spin on it for you all.
Top Ten Things You’ll Find in My Fridge for Homeschool Lunches!
Carrot sticks- we go between the baby cut carrots and the more old school full length carrots you have to cut into sticks. Most of us prefer the cut carrot sticks. We usually couple these with our favorite dip.
Ham- sliced old fashioned ham from the deli or slices of a whole ham if there’s been a sale. We use it for sandwiches, wraps, and fried with apples in a cast iron skillet!
Jam- usually our homemade strawberry freezer jam. We are down to our last two jars. Thank goodness the strawberries are in this week at our local farms. It’s time to make more jam! E14 has gotten pretty good at it. He’s eager to make a bunch more batches.
Tortillas- sometimes refrigerated and sometimes not, but always around for wraps and tacos. All kinds of wraps made with chicken, ham, bacon, or whatever’s on hand. Combined with lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado…yum!
Pizza/Pizza Dough- I’m not to proud to keep frozen pizza in my freezer! Great for dinner on a date night or lunch when you want a change. I also keep the dough on hand either store bought or homemade both frozen. We can make calzones, pizza roll ups, or pizza with the dough.
Apple Butter- We import this from Maryland. Specifically, McCutcheon’s Apple Butter made in Frederick, MD. I don’t know what it is, but there is no decent apple butter in NY State. Which I find odd considering we are the number two apple producer in the US. But, this sweet stuff is great on bagels, toast, on sandwiches with peanut butter and it goes perfectly with a pie crust baked in the oven!
Cheese- sliced and grated for sandwiches, wraps, and tacos.
Yogurt- although this one is tricky and expensive. Some of my kids have varying degrees of dairy allergies. Cheese, milk, and yogurt are the worst offenders. So, I keep almond yogurt on hand. Unfortunately, Wegmans has been out of it the last few weeks leaving me with coconut yogurt. The kids eat this plain and with our homemade granola.
Buttermilk- for the best pancakes you’ve ever had and for a biscuit recipe that is sweet with ham or any topping.
Leftovers- we make good use of these for our lunches. Not always in plenty, but there’s usually something to share around. I like them especially to make the non-sandwich eaters happy. And for variety.
Usually we have lunch at home, though we occasionally take it on the road. I’m not a huge fan of picnics, but we like to take lunch to Dan on campus or on field trips.
What do you all enjoy for homeschool lunches? Share in the comments. I love new ideas!
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