most parents cherish memories of our child’s
First Day of School
photos are taken to capture the moment,
a few tears shed
(most often ours)
hands kissed and folded shut to keep the kiss from blowing away..
some small hands detached from legs with reassurances that
“you will love school”
“wait ’til you meet your teacher”
with both of my kids now graduated
from high school
i thought these moments would be fewer
and farther between
well, parents with young children,
you will be happy to know…
i was (not sadly) mistaken!
now i get to cherish memories of their
First Day of Work
of course, we had to shop for new clothes..
(something a little more appropriate for a “grown-up” job)
appointments were made to get hair just right
for this new and exciting world…
where they actually get paid “big bucks” for their “chores”
…and they actually do them!
schedules are rearranged
bus stops found and routes planned out
oh.. but there was one more detail…
someone needed to make lunch
some of you remember this post.. “Strawberry Fields Forever”
i wrote long ago, celebrating the end of
making school lunches
long before I became known as “Smidge”;)
yes, i know…
they do make their own lunch most days
except when they’ve slept past their alarm and
“i’ve” neglected to wake them up
i guess i’m making lunches again
apparently my job never ends
and i have to admit
…I’m so glad it doesn’t
I think a version of these little lasagna lunches have been floating around cyberspace for a while.. I’ve wanted to make my own version for some time, ever since I found these adorable little mozzarella pearls at Mercato West!
These Lasagna Bites are meltingly soft and cheesy straight out of the oven, but really “set up” nicely and that makes them really portable for travel. Add a green side-salad and you’ve got a great lunch!
I had a few left-over won tons.. so I just had to try them in my tart pans…
I knew they were a winner when my son checked to see how many more were baking in the oven…