Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Side note:  I love Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers...just sayin.  Yesterday, I drove my 1 1/2 hours home from work (thank goodness I only have to do that twice a week) and when I got about 20 minutes from home, my ex sister-in-law called and said they were in Texas (they are from Kansas) and going to see my ex husband who is in the nursing home here in Waxahachie.  They wanted to see the girls and I.  I did have my night planned out.  I was going to come home, eat a bite, and then go to my oldest daughter's open house.  First of all, open house for seniors?  Anyway, we haven't seen the girls aunt and uncle in about 7 or 8 years, so of course we wanted to see them.  So, this is how the night went instead...I came home, honked and the girls came to the car, ran to the nursing home to see these people I love for about 30 minutes and then to the school for 15 minutes of rushing around meeting teachers of my senior girl.  We actually got there 15 minutes before they closed the school down.  We finally got to eat a bite by 8pm...got Rey in the shower and then to bed.  I say all that to express to you what a rushed day that was.  Lunch was a rush as well.  I decided to make some macaroni and cheese with a twist because mac and cheese tends to still taste pretty good cold.  The girls have been saying that some of the stuff I pack just aren't very good cold.  So here is what I came up with.

mac and cheese - whole wheat macaroni, canned chicken, diced fresh carrots, brocolli flowerettes, peas and diced cherry tomatoes.  using cooked macaroni I added a little butter, salt and pepper.  I then added a mixture of cheddar, velveeta, and motzerella cheese.  While the macaroni was cooking, I cooked the brocolli, carrots, and peas until tender.  I drained and added this to the mac and cheese.  I then drained a can of chicken and added it to the mixture.  Mixed it all up and voila...healthy mac and cheese with some extra protein.

watermellon, blueberries, and grapes
turkey slices with laughing cow light swiss cheese
cherry tomatoes
Elvis cookies (banana, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie found here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/elvis-cookies/detail.aspx# I used splanda and splenda blend brown sugar as well as whole wheat flour for half of the flour.  I also added the chocolate chips.)

1 comment:

  1. Both of the girls loved the mac and cheese. I was a little surprised due to the veggies I put in it. They were a little confused about the deli meat...lol...and what they were suppose to put the laughing cow on. I guess I haven't shown them how good that cheese is on deli meat. They do now.