Have you heard of hashtag projects on Instagram? I must admit I'm quite the newbie but I would love for you all to join me in #LovingEveryLunchforaMonth!
Are there days when you settle for cereal for lunch? Me too! Do you go for weeks on end preparing the *exact same sandwich*? Me too! Are there days when you feel a creative surge coming and before you know it there's a masterpiece before you? Me too! (Ok, so maybe only a few times a year, but still, it happens ^-^) Do you re-purpose your leftovers for lunch? Me too!
But the question is - do you love it? Some days yes, some days no, some days all of the above. I'm asking you to catalogue *every* lunch for one member of your household for a month. And I chose the shortest month of the year too! You can Instagram, Facebook, Tweet, Blog - even just take a photo for your own satisfaction. And here's the kicker - I'd like you to find one thing about that lunch that you love. One thing. Some thing. Any thing. Do you love that the person receiving it will eat it? Do you love the plate it's served on? Do you love how a particular feature worked out? Do you love that it can be eaten on the run? Do you love that there's a nutritional balance. . . or a not so nutritional one? To get you started, here's a few of the lunches I've prepared for Miss M over the last year that haven't been shared for one reason or another. Let me know what you think. . .
Ham & corn flan doughnuts, sausages and sauce. I love how quick this is, using with frozen flan.
Leftovers - pie, broccoli, sauce, mashed potato. I love using up leftovers.
Leftovers - Corned meat spirals, mashed potato heart, broccoli and carrot. I loved twirling the meat for something different.
Frozen Mac & cheese (with veg), sauce and sausages. I love having sides frozen so there's a quick throw together lunch with some leftovers.
Frozen lunch! Cheerios, ham & corn flan doughnuts and sauce (well, the sauce wasn't frozen). I love that I can pull something out of the freezer on those days when i'm just *blah*.
Leftover face. Mashed potato hair, with carrot hair ties and nose. Broccoli 'hair clip', sausage eyes and mouth with 'red sauce cheeks'. I love that Miss M enjoyed her new Face plate by Fred (I won a prize from Family Mealtimes Matter - thank you Jo!) so much that she asked for the same thing for lunch the next day.
Leftovers. Whole baby beetroot, sausage, sauce, mushroom, tomato and a little lettuce underneath. I love that my new rectangle moulds from Little Bento Shop can hold a whole sausage, and it can be removed for heating without the rest of the lunch having to go in the microwave.
Vegemite 'sushi' sandwiches. I love how quick & easy these are.
Sausages with tomatoes, sauce and a food pick. I love playing with my new Daiso toys.
Meatballs with spaghetti and store bought bottle pasta sauce. I love easy leftover lunches.
More frozen Mac & cheese with sausage and sauce in the lidded container. I love easy.
Sausage, moulded egg with FooDoodler details and sauce in the lidded container. I love that Miss M will eat the 'broken' egg that got stuck in the mould.
I love that looking back at these I realise how many times we've eaten sausages!
So what do you say? Will you join me and share the love? There will be a Linky Party in March for anyone wanting to share their collections.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.