In grade school, my typical lunch wasn’t the salami and lettuce leaf between two slices of Wonder Bread. My mom made tortillas with garlic sauce and and an omelette inside, or oatmeal or macaroni in those hot pack lunch boxes. At school, I see lots of sandwiches. As in, everybody has a sandwich. Occasionally salad or pasta. It gets bland, repeating the same thing over and over. I bet you’ve scratched your head in wonder, pondering what else can be put into your brown paper lunch bag
for days to come. You need not worry! I’m at your service. Now, I’ve complied a list of uncommon school lunches. Food that you’ll look forward to eating, and making every last crumb enjoyable. Wake up a bit earlier if you want to make them yourself, or just wake your mom up in the morning, and she’ll be in the kitchen scanning the ingredients list to make you something that’ll make your friends jealous! On average, the following recipes took me about 20-30 minutes each.
Quote of the Day
“Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” ― Dalai Lama
Word of the Day
Proclivity (n.): a strong inclination toward something (In a sick twist of fate, Harold’s childhood proclivity for torturing small animals grew into a desire to become a surgeon)
1. Garlic Fries
Store these tightly together in a small, airtight box, after wrapping them in parchment paper to keep warm. Who said french fries can’t be lunch fries?
2. Cardamom Sugar Tortillas
Layer each triangle on top of each other, and wrap in aluminum foil to bring along.
3. Avocado Lazy Noodles
They’re not served warm, so you can store in a salad container. Skip the tomato though, as it will make everything watery sitting there until lunchtime.
4. Chunky Monkey Sandwiches
Do serve this straight off the stove, but if you’re bringing it along, wrap tightly in aluminum.
5. Fruity Grilled Cheese
Same story as the Chunky Monkey Sandwiches-best served burning hot, but tightly wrapped in aluminum, it will stay till lunch.
5. Sauteed Onion Potato Pizza
This is best made the day before, as dinner. Leftovers can be wrapped in aluminum and brought to school the next day.
7. Kitchen Sink Tortillas
Throw everything in a tortilla, wrap it up with aluminum, and slowly peel it off while you munch your way through.