Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2nd Lunch of Christmas

It's the little things that count.  The smile on the garbage man's face this morning when I handed him a Christmas card said it all.  The grateful thank you of the Salvation Army red kettle bell ringer as a stranger handed her a cup of coffee to keep her warm.  The look on my son's face as he opened a new book from a family friend.  The shear giddiness of the girls as they hand their dance teachers the gifts that we picked out for them.  It's these little things that make Christmas so magical.  Hopefully the little things that we do for Molly's lunch will create a great Christmas memory for her.
Our main entree is Christmas pasta salad.  We used just the pasta the Kraft Winter Shapes Macaroni & Cheese.  Next we added some shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, red and green peppers (for our Christmas colors) and light Italian dressing.

Our vegetable side is the peppers in the salad.

Our fruit side is the Kiwi Elf!  We were feeling creative and channeled Frankenkiwi from Halloween.  First, we carved our kiwi into what started out looking like Yoda or Shreck. But then when we added the Santa hat and a few mini chocolate chips and sprinkles and our Kiwi Elf came to life.

Our dairy side is a colby jack cheese stick.  Molly asks for this "just in case" she needs a little extra something in her lunch.

Finally, our dessert is vanilla yogurt.  We added some sprinkles and a candy cane pick to keep the theme going.  

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