We had our first “at home” day in a while this morning.

The girls played dress-up, Lincoln Logs, rode bikes and scooters, colored with chalk, played on the playground…

Meanwhile, I did a load of laundry and a load of dishes…

Fed the chickens. Rescued one of the chickens from being eaten by the dogs…

Fed the tortoise…

And when it was time for lunch, I started cutting up an apple and some cucumber slices.

On a cutting board.

Then I got the brilliant idea to put all of our food on the cutting board.

And just let everyone eat what they wanted.

Hence, the Indoor Family Picnic Lunch was born.

I put the cut up apples and cucumbers on the cutting board, along with:

  • black olives
  • salami
  • turkey roll-ups
  • oranges
  • crackers
  • hard boiled egg
  • chips & salsa
  • chips & dip
  • applesauce
  • yogurt & strawberries
  • different cheeses
    • Babybel
    • Laughing Cow
    • cheese cubes

Everyone got their own empty plate and choose all their own foods.

We also used this as an opportunity to teach the girls about making “healthy choices” a.k.a. don’t only eat chips.

This was the easiest lunch we’ve had in a LONG time.

No fighting!

And that cutting board was empty at the end of lunch!

Full bellies = happy momma!