Saturday, September 15, 2012

Satuday Favorites


Lunch bags and boxes have been a buy-a-new-one-every-year-because-they-get-gross thing around here.  But not any longer!
Just prior to last school year, Olivia and I found these two green "BYO" lunch bags on MAJOR clearance at Wal*Mart.  Something like $3 each.  We bought them and used them for Braeden and Olivia's lunches all last year.  They are GREAT!  They're made of neoprene which means if they get dirty, if Olivia spills soup inside, if Braeden's applesauce gets all over, you can throw them into the washing machine and they are literally good. as. new.

So this year Oliva and I bought ourselves the girly ones below and the boys are using the green ones.  We also have two "mini bags" that are exactly the same but smaller that we use if someone forgets their bag at school, and that will be great for a cold snack.  They were major clearanced as well; one is purple and one is purple with colored polka dots.

Something else that I've been trying to "perfect" is packaging of items to go into those lunch bags.  Mostly we've used plastic sandwich containers and snack size baggies for veggies, fruit, pretzels, etc.  But I wanted something different and more economical.

I FINALLY found the perfect solution!  These are by Rubber*maid (no, they don't pay me and neither does BYO!).  The large one has two removable sections that are perfect for a sandwich and a side.

There are also smaller containers for additional sides. 

And they snap/lock together! 

There are even smaller ones for sauces/dressings/etc but those were out of stock when I found these.  (At Tar*get by the way.)

And finally... a new recipe I bet your family will LOVE as much as ours does!

BBQ Cups!

1 pound ground meat (I used turkey)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 can cheap refrigerated biscuits
shredded cheese (I used Mexican blend)

Preheat your over to biscuit can directions.  Brown your meat.  Drain and add BBQ.  Line muffin pan sections with biscuits.  Fill each with meat mix (you will have some leftover).

Top with small amount cheese.  Place in oven for time stated for biscuits.  Remove, allow to cool, and enjoy!  My kids DEVOUR these!


Kathy C. said...

Jasmine's lunch boxes always rip out because they are sewn so poorly at the top.

My kids always manage to throw out the special containers so now I do dollar store.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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