Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chip's lunch: February 2, 2010

Chip's been on a cereal kick lately, so I've been trying to stock the house with plenty of healthy, not-too-sugary cereals. I love Kashi cereal but it's crazy expensive, so we usually end up buying Cascadian Farm organic cereal. I think tomorrow I'm going to pack breakfast for lunch, so perhaps we'll be seeing cereal again.

The applesauce is a quick version of a family recipe. My grandmother used to make applesauce from scratch, and it's become a staple of family gatherings (along with pork roast, sauerkraut, etc...hey; they're German!). Since I don't really have the equipment to make applesauce from whole apples, I try to recreate her recipe with store-bought applesauce. I started with Musselman's no sugar added applesauce, and just added a dash of evaporated cane juice, then cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to taste. Allspice and cloves can add some good flavor too, but I didn't happen to have any on hand. I promise that that this makes the most delicious applesauce ever.

Left over mushroom pizza on whole wheat crust from Mama Mimi's, Cascadian Farm organic multigrain checks cereal (plus a container of unsweetened soymilk that's not pictured), Quaker granola bar, applesauce, and a whole navel orange.


  1. I wanted to let you know that I just posted on my blog about Laptop Lunch boxes! I mentioned you and your blog, which I just LOVE!

  2. So cute of you to peel his orange.