Heather asked for lunch ideas. I really only have one somewhat creative thing, but ALL of my kids really like it, including Hannah. We use the panini maker to make sandwiches with pizza toppings. If you don't have a panini maker, you can just make them like grilled cheese on the stove.
Bread-I like the La Brea breads because they are different from the usual stuff
Pizza Sauce- it can be any tomato sauce you like
Pepperoni or Canadian Bacon-optional
Mozzarella Cheese- grated
Any chopped pizza veggies you like-(olives, green peppers, mushrooms, etc.,.)
Put a small amount of pizza sauce on the bread (you don't want it to get soggy), then some cheese, the toppings, and a little more cheese on top to hold everything together. Cook until the cheese is melted.
The lady at The Cuckoo Cafe gave me the tip of using frozen bread to make panini. The bread holds up better.
With these its easy to make custom sandwiches without going to too much effort. I can even sneak in some veggies for my non-veggie lovers.
Keep the lunch ideas coming! My kids will be grateful and so will I!