School Lunch – Bean Burrito

Bean burrito made with whole grain tortilla and pinto beans. (Pinto beans were soaked overnight and cooked until soft, then mashed. Salt, chili powder, a splash of lime juice.) This lunch cost us right around $1.20. I was surprised it was that much, relative to the other lunches this week. The tortilla and especially the […]

Menu Board

This menu actually started on Monday, so I’m way behind. We’ve already had drunken noodles, thai chili basil eggplant, and summer rolls. Tonight we’ll have laksa. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had that one. Dizzle asked for lots of noodles and Thai this week, so laksa came to mind. It’s one of the […]

Mujadara Recipe

Mujadara was part of school lunch yesterday. The little guy loves cinnamon, and he likes that daddy sometimes takes this dish on trips for airport food. It’s an easy recipe that can be adjusted with all different spices. I’ve also done a black bean version. Print Mujadara Recipe Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients ½ […]

Tomato Bread Sticks Recipe

I love adding savory flavors to the standard dough recipe. This tomato dough was so tasty.  (I’ve done other versions using tomato juice, salsa, or even bloody mary mix.) The recipe makes the equivalent of 2 baguettes or 2 pizzas. I used one portion to make bread sticks. We devoured these with hummus, and the […]

Today’s School Lunch

This was only the fourth day of school, so we’re having fun playing around with different school lunches. This one included mujadara, tomato bread sticks, and carrots. (Mujadara is basic rice, lentils, caramelized onions, and spices like cinnamon.) Cost of the entire lunch: $0.65 Updated recipes tomorrow!  

Breakfast Cookies

We’re new to this school thing. We are also new to being somewhere on time before about 9 am. Luckily the little one has always been early to bed and early to rise. The arrival of school brought no angst about waking early. It did mean a set amount of time to get everything done […]