Okay, so he passed me about a year ago because I'm short, but the high school part makes him seem so much taller.
This evening, Zydeco and Jazz helped me bake the coming week's lunch box goodies.
Wielding the chef's knife
Manning the mixer station
During dinner, they voted on Raw Cookie Dough Bites and Oatmeal Fruit Bars. I don't have a link for the bar recipe because it was given to me by a friend. I like that it uses whole wheat flour and flax seed meal, along with loads of fruits. The recipe is very adaptable, too. If we feel like cranberries, then I add orange extract and almonds. If we want walnuts, then I add apples and apricots. (And don't tell my children, but I leave out at least half the sugar it calls for :)
My goal is let them choose the coming week's lunch box extras. I have a growing list of healthy alternative brownies, cookies, bars, and muffins for them to sample, and it's nice to have a little homemade goodness next to your sandwich, salad, and veggies. I think Mr. Neoclassic's happy to see the school year start because it means more homemade in his lunch box. I get a little lazy during the summer when fixing his lunches.
Enjoy the week!