Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hello, Summer!

With the arrival of summer break, our need for packed lunches will be somewhat variable.  My lunch posts may be inconsistent for the next two months, but I do hope to work on catching up with recipes!  Have a fantastic summer, everyone!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday, June 11

Today's Lunch

Red Waldorf Salad
red apples, grapes and beets smothered in cherry preserves with chicken, celery, thyme and walnuts
Red Grapes
Cranberry Walnut Artisan Bread

Thursday, June 10

Today's Lunch

Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps
butter lettuce leaves filled with havarti cheese slices and deli roast beef marinated in herbs and red wine vinegar
Gnocchi 'Potato' Salad
gnocchi with celery, marinated mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes in Dijon-oregano mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper Potato Chips

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9

Today's Lunch

Smoked Salmon Salade Ni├žoise
smoked salmon, potatoes, haricot verts and cauliflower with Dijon-caper dressing
Blackberries and Kiwi
Rosemary-Parmesan Roll

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday, June 8

Today's Lunch

Cranberry & Wild Rice Turkey Salad
smoked turkey with wild rice, dried cranberries, celery and herbs served on a bed of red leaf lettuce
Savory Sweet Potatoes
sweet potatoes with fresh thyme and sage
(served in Thermos)
Cranberry Walnut Artisan Bread

Savory Sweet Potatoes

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday, June 7

Today's Lunch

Caprese Salad
fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil leaves with basamic vinegar and olive oil
Baby Baguettes
Cantaloupe with Blueberries
Sweet Potato Chips

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rethinking Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps with Roast Beef?  Hmmm....might have to add that idea to this week's lunch menu!

Lettuce Wraps, the Underrated Sandwich

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4

Today's Lunch

Crab & Artichoke Pockets
mini pita halves filled with crab, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, romano cheese and red-leaf lettuce
Green Grapes
Belgian Butter Waffle Cookies

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dill Dipping Sauce Recipe

½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. celery salt
white pepper, to taste
salt, to taste

In small bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Thursday, June 3

Today's Lunch

Minted Shrimp Salad
with cucumber and avocado
Golden Raspberries & Blackberries
with mint and ginger
Dill Dipping Sauce
with cucumber and baguette slices

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday, June 2

Today's Lunch

Lettuce Wraps
iceberg lettuce leaves with chicken, water chestnuts and bean sprouts
Kiwi-Berry Salad
strawberries, raspberries and kiwi with lime zest and mochi

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 1

Today's Lunch

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Pinwheels
with havarti cheese and tomato-parmesan spread
Apple Slices
with honey-nutmeg dip
Veggie Chips
Tapioca Pudding
(some items packaged)
(not pictured)