Oh. My. Gosh.
It’s been a whirlwind of a week.
… and this is the mess on my desk after just 55 minutes of class.
In honor of the first week of students, I not posting my dinner menu but rather my lunch menu. This is, after all, the menus that are the most difficult to manage after a summer of coasting in/out of my kitchen at my own leisure. (Not to mention the freedom of using the bathroom when biology tells me too rather than responding Pavlovian-style to a bell like at school.)
Here are a few teacher secrets for those of you have not ventured in to a classroom since your own school days or who have only ventured through the halls of school in parent-mode:
Just to prove my point… as soon as I’m done with this post, I’m off to type up course syllabi and plan my first few days of school. Despite the fact that I have been slowly stewing ideas in my brain all summer, I’m almost at a white-knuckle panic about it all. The kids don’t arrive for classes until Wednesday <INSERT MONSTER-LARGE SIGH HERE>. This gives me time to compare my ideas with colleagues and to set up my classroom a bit longer.
All of this made me want to ask you all about your first days of high school. What do you remember about them? What did you do in classes? (I’m willing to bet that most of you remember picking out your first day of school outfit and checking out class schedules with buddies….but that you maybe don’t remember much about the actual class. Am I right? LOL)
So here is my snack and lunch plan for the school week. Forgive me, Gluten-Free Menu Swappers and Meal Plan Monday (OrgJunkie.com) for switching it up a bit. I usually post our dinner menu, but I thought I would stick to my panic theme. It seems to be working for me at the moment. Thank you, Gluten-Free Goodness for hosting the swap this week and to OrgJunkie for hosting Meal Plan Monday as well.
Monday: (No School. Lunch @ home) Ham & Egg roll up sandwiches, white peaches and lemonade.
Tuesday: Leftover Sausage & Zuchini lasagna, quinoa tabouleh, 2 plums and water
Wednesday: Ham & clover roll up sandwich, cherries, strawberry yogurt and lemonade.
Thursday: Ham & white bean soup, white peaches, hummus with veggies sticks and lemonade
And for the roll-up sandwiches, I use this recipe. If I want really thin bread, I use one recipe but divide the dough in half and smooth it out as far as possible. It makes an almost paper thin bread which works well if your sandwich fillings are light and not wet.
Happy Gluten Free Lunches, All!
PS. If you are looking for more GF Lunch ideas then check out these two posts: