Isn’t it funny how certain foods evoke strong memories?
I have childhood memories of small, oval shaped Counter biscuits with squares of cheese, sweet jam on a spoon to cover the taste of crushed up medication that I hated to take, ham steaks served with rings of tinned pineapple, and my Dad’s tuna casserole recipe which now works its magic on a second generation of family members as it’s Immy’s first choice for dinner whenever she goes to stay with my parents.
Sometimes it is not even a memory, more a feeling or emotion – comfort, joy, security, love.
I had one such emotional flash today as I thought about introducing my somewhat sandwich-adverse five year old to some new sandwich fillings – bought about by some apple with cinnamon sugar.
So as I am pondering food memories and wondering which foods my children will most remember, here are some sandwich filling ideas you might like to try for lunch with your children sometime soon…
- Avocado and cream cheese
- Sliced cucumber topped with tuna mixed with mayo
- Mashed egg with lettuce
- Homemade sun butter with strawberry jam
- Sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
- Tomato, tinned beetroot and cheese
- Mashed banana
- Tinned creamed corn
- Ricotta, grated carrot and sultanas
- Vegemite and cheese
- Peanut butter with sliced banana or strawberries
- Leftover roasted meat with a smear of apple sauce
- Cream cheese, tinned tuna and baby spinach leaves
- Cream cheese with sliced strawberries
- Ham (or bacon), mashed egg and cheese
- Avocado, carrot and cucumber sticks rolled up in the slice of bread, like sushi
- Tinned spaghetti or baked beans with cheese
- Finely sliced apple and mayo sprinkled with crushed walnuts
Some of these are even yummier toasted!
Our favourite lunch box containers
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If you are looking for more ideas, and hang out on Pinterest, my Lunch Box Ideas board which contains links to recipes for many more suggestions. You can follow me on Pinterest here.
Which foods do you associate with childhood memories? Which do you think your children will most remember?
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