WFMW: Snack Time

Thank you for all of your comments on my recent post regarding To-Do lists. One of my new daily/weekly to-do’s is preparing school snacks for the children. The children have a snack time at school prior to lunch so I will be adding school snacks to my weekly menu plan. This is my first attempt at sending them to school with a healthy snack in tow. Below they have two snacks lined up for this week.

Day 1~Colby and Monterrey Jack cheese wrapped in Pastrami on a tooth pick with mini-sweet pickles.

Day 2~Watermelon cubes with strawberry slices

I have approximately 20 pounds of watermelon, if any one has suggestions for recipes using watermelon please leave them for me. I would hate for the melon to go to waste.


  1. Wendy says

    We made this last year & liked it (from Bon Appetit magazine). It's more of a summer drink but will be good if it's still warm where you live.

    Watermelon-Ginger Agua Fresca

    10 cups 1-inch pieces peeled watermelon (from about 8-pound watermelon)
    3 cups cold water, divided
    1/3 cup fresh lime juice
    1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger juice (from one 3-ounce piece of ginger)
    1/4 cup sugar (or more to taste)
    ice cubes
    lime wedges

    To make ginger juice, peel a 3-ounce piece of ginger and grate it over a plate. Wrap in cheesecloth; twist at both ends to squeeze out the juice. Or put grated ginger in a fine-mesh sieve and press.

    Place 2 1/2 cups watermelon and 3/4 cups cold water in blender. Puree until smooth. Pour agua fresca into large pitcher. Repeat three more times with remaining watermelon and cold water. Add lime juice, 1/4 cup sugar, and ginger juice to pitcher and stir to blend. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least three hours (can be made 8 hours ahead; keep chilled & stir before serving). Fill glasses with ice, pour agua fresca over & garnish with lime wedge.


  2. Yolanda says

    I’m looking forward to your snack ideas- we’re always trying to find something new for school snacks. As far as the watermelon goes I’d find a good sorbet recipe that can be made using a blender. Watermelon sorbet is so yummy (and it takes several pounds of melon per batch)


  3. Becky says

    Hey Hadias!!!

    I am still faithfully reading and enjoying your blog, I just don’t always have time to comment. I always enjoy your WFMW posts a lot!!!

    I hope that whatever happens for your family in the education arena is something that works beautifully.


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