Monday, April 4, 2011

Cheap Lunchables



Don't be fooled!  "They" know how to market to our kids!

They make our kids hungry!
They entice our kids to want this stuff!

And really, can we blame them?   . . .the kids, that is!

Have you ever tasted one of those?  The Lunchable . . .not the kid!
They're really not good.

But my cherubs wanted Lunchables, just like all the other kids.
So, here's what I did.

I waited.

That's right . . . waited.

I waited until they went on sale.

I bought 2.  I have 2 cherubs.

I let the cherubs have the content -- but I kept the containers.

I washed the containers.

Then, whenever my cherubs wanted a Lunchable, I filled the old Lunchable containers with good stuff!

That did mean that I had to
  1. Purchase round crackers.  But that's not a problem.
  2. Cut the cheese into shapes.  But that's not a problem.
  3. Cut the chicken into squares.  But that's not a problem.
I would go to the deli and ask for the thickest cut of meat that they could produce.  Then I'd use my cookie cutter to cut the shape.  I would also ask for sandwich-slice thick pieces of cheese.  Again, I'd use my cookie cutter to cut the shapes out of the cheese.

In the little dessert hole, I'd drop in some applesauce, a mini muffin, some cut-up fruit, or a sweet candy treat. 

I'd wrap it tightly with Glad Press 'N Seal and send them with their lunch.

They were thrilled to have a homemade lunchable. 

No, it didn't cost $1.00 --but that's ok!

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