My Week in Food

School lunch veggies / momskitchenhandbook.comStarted off Monday with a trip to the market to stock up on fruits and vegetables for a week’s worth of lunches including pre-shredded carrots. Yes, I could peel and grate my own carrots, but this sort of convenience is hard to pass by.  Lunch Box Roll Ups/ momskitchenhandbook.comAlso for lunch, I’m hooked on making wraps out of ordinary sandwich bread: set a slice of bread on your work surface, use a rolling pin to gently flatten it, lay on all your fixings, roll up tight, and cut into pinwheels.Make and Wrap Homemade Granola Bars /

I wanted to be sure some of the granola bars I made would be around for when I really need them (lunch boxes and after school snacks), so set aside half the batch to wrap in parchment, stow in a sealed bag, and keep in the freezer for grab and go convenience.

Honey Crisp Apples / momskitchenhandbook.comHello, old friend. Honey crisp apples are back! It must be (almost) Fall.

Grilled Sausages and Sweet Potatoes / momskitchenhandbook.comMore Fall favorites this week: homemade applesauce and grilled sweet potatoes. Took a short cut by first microwaving the sweet potatoes until tender, splitting them down then center, rubbing with olive oil, and then putting them on the grill for just a few minutes as the chicken apple sausages sizzled. A hit

IMG_2638I’m not sure what I love more: these cute-as-pie ceramic containers or the fact that my friend Kate found them on vacation and hauled them across continents for me.


Snack food find of the week: Roasted chick peas with Indian spices discovered in Whole Foods. We had to restrain Mr. Mom’s Kitchen from taking down the whole bag.

Chick Pea Panini / momskitchenhandbook.comTrying to take my own advice and make myself a lunch when I do one up for the kids. Here Chick Pea Paninis were on the menu.


Sometimes I plan to write about a specific nutrition topic , but then someone else does it so well, I don’t have to. In this case, Ellie Krieger gives the lowdown on Agave: healthy or harmful.

Free labor is certainly a compelling reason to have kids…. here’s Virginia pitching in with one of my book events this week.  More to come: Omnivore Books on Sunday and 18 Reasons on Monday. Join me!

How was your week in food?


09.14.2013 at3:06 PM #


Sweet sweet photo of you and helper Virginia!

09.15.2013 at9:59 PM #


Carrying containers across continents is nothing compared to the gifts of endless cooking tips and kitchen handholding. Always reading all you write…

09.15.2013 at9:59 PM #

Katie Morford

Awww…thanks Kate.

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