Pepperoni Pinwheels & Getting your Kitchen BTS Ready!

Mommy’s Kitchen
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:13:31 +0000
Getting your kitchen back to school ready with lunch making stations, and a little help from Walmart. #wmtmoms #ad Hi everyone and happy Monday!!! Now that summer is behind us it's time to start thinking Back-to-school!!!! Yep it's definitely that crazy time of year when we have to force ourselves out of summer mode and snap back into to school shape. There's school clothes and uniform shopping, new shoes, supplies, back packs, lunch boxes, hair cuts, and more!!! Whew it's definitely that time of year that I seriously dread.  Thank goodness Walmart is my one stop shop for everything Back-to-school.  I can pretty much knock just about everything off of my list in one trip. Everyone in my house is still having a hard time adjusting and we're already into the second week of school. With a new school year it's also time to get back into the habit of packing lunches.  During summer we pretty much ate whenever we wanted, so getting back into a routine is always difficult. Both of my kids bring their lunch to school almost everyday, so keeping a good stock of lunch items on hand is a must. It's also important to keep everything organized, and to have a good lunch system in place.   Now that my kids are older they can make their own lunches which makes things a lot easier. No more guessing what to pack for each of them. My son and daughter love sandwiches, so I try to mix thing up a bit so it doesn't get too boring. They love these Pepperoni Pizza & Ham and Cheese Pinwheels pictured above. This is something they can easily put together on their own, so I will be sharing the recipe at the end of this post.    When it comes to lunch items I've found that if everything is organized, and in place things run much smoother, and there's less stress for everyone. I like to have lunch making stations in two different areas of my kitchen (refrigerator & pantry).  Having two different stations ensures that my kids will have everything they need in a arms reach to make their lunches. School lunches are also made the night before since everyone has a hard time getting up and around in the morning.   For my refrigerated station I like to use the Sterilite Large Stacking Basket or the Starilite 15 Quart Latch Box. The items I store in this container station are, Frigo String Cheese Sticks, Baby Bell cheese, Yoplait Greek 100 Calorie Yogurt's, individual applesauce, yogurt w/fruit, Jell-O cups, trail mix, rice cakes, animal crackers, grapes, blueberries, apple packets, veggie sticks, ranch dressing, humus and peanut butter.  Everything fits nicely inside the refrigerator pretty much on any shelf. I also store boxes of Gogurts, Nestle Pure Water bottles, and a few Lunchables for my son. Right now Walmart has their Lunchables on rollback for $1, so it's a good time to stock up. Everything is in one place so the kids just have to pull out the container and add what they want. I always restock everything on Sundays so we can start fresh again for the next week.    Fruit is a must so I always make sure to keep fresh fruit on hand so everyone can just grab what they want.   For my pantry station I use a module system, but the Sterilite - 3 Drawer Storage Cart is a nice option + it's on rollback in the current Walmart ad for $16.86. This wide cart fits perfectly in your pantry and stores, lunch boxes, juice boxes, chips, granola bars, cereal bars, protein bars, pretzels, dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, cheese or PB crackers and fruit leather. Having two different lunch stations (refrigerator & pantry) makes it easier for my kids to create their own favorite lunch combinations.  Before I go I'm including the recipe for the Pepperoni Pizza & Ham & Cheese Pinwheels. I hope a few of these ideas help your school year run a little bit smoother.  Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels & Ham & Cheese  Flat Out Bread Cream Cheese Pepperoni slices Deli Ham (Prima Della) Kraft Natural Mozzarella Cheese Slices  Kraft Naturals Cheddar or Swiss or Cheddar Cheese Slices  Lay out the Flat our bread and spread about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese per flat bread.  Add all the toppings and start to roll up the flat bread tightly, so that everything stays together when you cut into slices. . Cut the rolled up bread into 2 inch slices and place in a Tupperware or sandwich keeper. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  Cook's Note: You can also include a small container of pizza sauce for dipping for the pepperoni pizza pinwheels. If you're looking for a few other sandwich ideas you can give these a try: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls DIY Uncrustables  Lunch Meat Wraps (tortillas w/cream cheese or hummus & veggies) BLT's, Egg Salad or Tuna Sandwiches   Ham Salad Sandwiches Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich  Chicken Salad on Croissants  Turkey or Ham and Cheese Sliders on King Hawaiian Rolls  Sandwich on a Stick (lunch meat, cheese & bead on a stick) How do you stay organized during the school year? 
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