Everyday Mom's Meals: Back To School

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back To School

One week down. 5 days done. Only 175 more to go. That's right, we are heading into our second week of the school year. Is it wrong that I'm glad at the end of it we have a three-day weekend? I think it's time. We deserve a little break. 

With the new school year, comes the need for new lunch box ideas, and ways to keep things fresh and fun for my little man. He loves his new Angry Bird lunch kit his Maa Ma bought him, and it's my job to make sure it's filled with yummy things he loves all year long. 

I actually had these at a party years ago, and immediately asked for the recipe. I love pinwheel sandwiches, for many reasons, one being because they are so versatile. They make a terrific packed lunch idea for school or the office. See, I also happen to have a husband who takes his lunch to work every day, so I'm on the hook for double the ideas, every. single. day. 

But they are also a hit at parties, barbecues or potlucks. You can whip up a huge batch of them in almost no time at all, and your guests can just keep going back for more, and believe me they will. I also love them for a simple supper. Add a tossed salad, or maybe some marinated cucumbers and fresh fruit on the side, and you've got a meal that is fresh, light and tasty after a long day.

Back to school time is so stressful in so many ways. Lunch box ideas shouldn't have to be one of them. Make sure they go to school with a great tasting, fun to eat meal for them...and super easy for you!

Salami & Spinach Pinwheels
Hard salami, sliced thin
1 (9 oz.) bag fresh spinach
1 (2.25 oz.) can chopped black olives
1 container garden vegetable cream cheese
Flour tortillas

Spread cream cheese on each tortilla, all the way to the edges. Lay 5 pieces of salami on each, overlapping a little. Sprinkle with olives. Layer spinach on time. Roll tortilla up, as tightly as possible. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 29, 2014

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