This month has been unusual for me in that the number of people I need to feed keeps changing! The kids and I went to Indiana the second week of June. That was seven people, nine with my parents. Wednesday, Caleb’s friends picked him up to travel back to Wyoming to work at Boy Scout camp for the summer. That brought us down to eight people. Then on Sunday, Rachel flew to Germany with a youth group from Indiana and the remaining boys and I drove home.
Back home in Minnesota, there were now only six of us. But then first thing Monday morning, the three younger boys started VBS and Joshua went along as a helper. That meant packing four lunches and only two of us eating at home at noon. . .talk about strange on both counts. I don’t have a lot of practice at packing lunches, but after the first day I decided I needed a better way to pack. I’ve looked at Bento boxes before but for a large family they’re not affordable; I finally decided to buy what I could afford and if it works well and we use it a lot we can always upgrade later.
So I ended up ordering Easy Lunchboxes. Thanks to Amazon shipping, I was able to use them for the last two days of the week. . .why didn’t I think to order these sooner? Happily they just fit, the four of them stacked, in one of our cooler bags.
A closer view of what I sent on Friday. . .yogurt, taco meat “muffins”, pretzels, and slightly over baked macaroons. ;) As an aside, the lids are not watertight, being designed for small hands to open. However, I read online that a square of waxed paper over a thick liquid would keep it from leaking; the boys tell me it worked.
So that was last week. . .oh, and Friday night Larry took the two Cub Scouts to a camp out, which meant I only had Joshua and Nathan at home. But then on Sunday the Boy Scouts left for a week of camp, which means there are only four of us at home right now. We even took the leaves out of the table; I had forgotten it could get that small (still seats six ;) ). Mom and Dad will be bringing Rachel back at the end of the week, and Joshua and Nathan will be home sometime Saturday. . .are you keeping all of this straight? Me neither. 8-)