Mommy lunchtime fail
Little Elvis typically takes what I call supper or lunch muffins to school. I make them for him on Sundays. I try to find recipes that have at least one veggie and one fruit, and then try to use wheat flour. Usually, they have pumpkin. Little Elvis fusses about my carrot muffins. Don't think these are the super-healthiest things. They do have sugar. But it's an easy way to get a vegetable into that little boy.
But we get tired of the muffins. So, every once in a while we try to mix it up.
In September, we decided to try pancakes. Little Elvis loves pancakes, and he will eat hummus pancakes or potato pancakes. I found a recipe that had wheat flour, bacon and corn. We knew he'd love them. We talked them up. He was excited. Bob even found a little syrup container.
That morning, I packed Little Elvis' lunch, and then went about my morning. We eat early around here, so at 11, I reached into the fridge to pull out leftovers. We'd had Mexican food the night before, and I couldn't find the refried beans. I found Little Elvis' pancakes instead. They were in the same type of plastic container. I sent my first grader to school with cold refried beans and syrup for lunch.
I grabbed the pancakes and Baby Plum and Cheese Puff and headed to the school. Little Elvis eats lunch at noon, so I figured we'd be fine.
The guy at the desk called his teacher and she came down to get the pancakes. She said she was confused when he pulled out the refried beans. She thought maybe I'd just forgotten to cook the pancakes that morning.
Little Elvis was so excited about the pancakes that he'd told his whole class about them, and he decided to eat them for his snack. When he opened the container, he found mushy refried beans.
He's resourceful, so he just ate the container of pancake syrup for his snack.
Little Elvis seemed to think it was funny when he got home, but he asked me to never pack him refried beans for lunch again.
And the pancakes? Not very good. He didn't really like them, and we didn't either. Guess we'll stick with pumpkin muffins for the time being.