Monday, August 22, 2011

Roll-'em-out, Roll-'em-up Lunch Rolls

So after a long weekend of unpacking, laundry and trying to get all the school forms in order after being gone for 13 days, we're celebrating "Back to School Eve." Today the boys are having a lazy morning, we're meeting some good friends for a picnic lunch and tonight R has chosen the meal for dinner (salmon, scallops, twice baked potatoes, okra and mango).

School starts tomorrow!

While we were away, we experimented with some new lunch ideas for R's lunch box. Our favorite?

Roll-'em-out, Roll-'em-up Lunch Rolls.

This simple idea evolved from the fact that sometimes the tortillas we use for our Taco Roll-ups split and crack (simply warming the tortilla for about 10 seconds in the microwave before rolling helps).

Last week though, we wanted to try some roll-ups at Grandma and Papa's house, but didn't have enough tortillas. The solution? Use bread!

Get out your rolling pin:

Roll until flat:

Layer on your ingredients (we were making a hummus garden roll-up, but any flat toppings work great!):

Roll and slice:

A simple idea, but the bread really worked well, and held much better than tortillas.


So after a nearly two week hiatus from my kitchen, I am gearing up for a week of cooking!

Our meals for the week:

Maple Chili Salmon, Scallops, Twice-Baked Potatoes, Fried Okra and Mango (R's favorites!)
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad, Salad Caprese
Tofu and Green Bean Stir-fry
Sesame Ginger Chicken Burgers, CSA sides
Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas

Life is sweet,

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