Back to School lunches

August 25, 1998

Packing lunchesphoto: courtesy of The Reynolds Kitchen [enlarge]

Parents can make lunchtime fun for kids. Simply cut sandwiches into shapes, like a puzzle. The puzzle pieces, or shapes, fit together snugly until the child is ready to eat.

Courtesy of The Reynolds Kitchen

Caesar Salad Pita

3 ounces roasted chicken, cut in strips
1 cup torn Romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons Caesar salad dressing
1 6-inch pita bread
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Combine chicken, lettuce and salad dressing. Slice 1 inch off top of one pita bread.

Fill with salad mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 1 sandwich.

Bologna Cheese Dog

1 hot dog bun
1 slice bologna
1 Cheddar cheese or string cheese stick

Spread inside of hot dog bun with mayonnaise and/or mustard, if desired. Roll bologna around cheese stick. Place inside hot dog bun.


Makes 1 sandwich.

PBJ Puzzle Sandwich

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup dried fruit bits
1/4 cup apricot preserves or strawberry jam
2 slices bread

Combine peanut butter, fruit bits and preserves. Spread one-fourth filling between 2 slices of bread. Reserve remaining filling for later use.

Cut center of sandwich into a shape using a cookie cutter. Use a knife to cut remaining sandwich into pieces to form puzzle. Reassemble sandwich.

Makes 1 cup sandwich filling.

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