Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Open Faced Peanut Butter


Open faced peanutbutter sandwich with kumquat slices (Aidan did the decorating); 1/2 an organic Bartlett Pear; Mi-Del whole wheat honey graham crackers.

waste generated: 1/2 a toothpick used to keep the sandwich from sticking to the lid

5 comments:

Midori said...

I love your blog. Keep up the good work. Just curious - how does the open face peanut butter sandwich get to school without smearing itself across everything? Do you have a sneaky tip?

Jeanine said...

I use a toothpick, cut in half. Stick it in the middle of the sandwich so that it is wedged between the lid and the sandwich. I think having a napkin/bandana under the sandwich helps to stabilize the toothpick so it stays put. It is hard to say whether that works or my son simply licks the inside of the lunchbox clean. :). Thanks for reading my blog! I better update my waste generated section. Oops.

alcinoe said...

Hey Jeanine! I was wondering how one serves a kumquat? Do you peel it? Are there seeds or pits to remove? I have considered looking for them, but wasn't sure how to prepare them.

Jeanine said...

Kumquats used to be a mystery to me as well and then I found out you just eat them - skin and all. It is counterintuitive, but the skin is actually sweet, while the insides are sour. Sometimes I'll just pop one in my mouth and eat it (spitting out the seeds), but I generally slice them thin and add them to salads or sandwiches. They usually only have a couple of seeds which tend to fall out if you cut them into thin slices. You can also make jams and chutneys, but I've never had enough at one time to attempt such an endeavor.

Aubrey West @ Healthy Lunch Ideas said...

Open faced peanut butter looks very cute. Kids will love this! I really love your blog, keep posting more healthy lunch ideas.