Here's what we made on Sunday. Remember the list is based on my sons' requests with a little guidance from mom.
A large pot of split pea soup
A large pot of chickpeas that became Cheezy Chickpeas and Hummus using recipes from the Vegan Lunchbox
A double batch of a Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe that I adapted from Feed Your Family For $12 per Day which was made into 96 bagels
Vegan Cheez Crackers, there's no time in my world to shape them into goldfish! I used whole wheat pastry flour in mine.
a large pot of white beans that will become a sandwich spread
5 loaves of banana bread
a double batch of oatmeal crispy cookies (which were not at all crispy)
Yesterday, for lunch and snack they took cheez crackers and hummus (the goal was to dip the cheeze cracker into the hummus. It seemed to work because there was none of either left). The cheezy chickpeas were eaten at snack time along with and carrot coins. Two oatmeal crispy cookies finished out lunch. They both demolished the lunches.
The hummus recipe that Jennifer has in The Vegan Lunchbox is delightfully generic in that no taste is too strong. Personally, I love the slightly overpowering garlicky taste of more traditional hummus but, alas, I am alone in this. However, even I really enjoyed this hummus recipe.
Naturally, the crackers are long gone but there is still some hummus left. I attempted to make a zweiback toast to go along with the remaining hummus. We'll see how that is recieved today. Split pea soup was also requested to go along with lunch. So far my sons are thrilled with the input they've had into their lunches even though it meant they had to help in the cooking process.
Bagel making was actually a lot of fun, I'll detail the process tomorrow.