Onto lunch! Do you remember the song about gopher guts from childhood? There are so many versions, but this is the one I was raised with:
Miles and miles of greasy, grimy gopher guts
Mutilated monkey meat
Chopped up parakeet
Eyeballs, eyeballs, floating in my bloody soup
Me without my spoon
So that's what the kids are taking, in honor of the month of October and Halloween, for lunch this Monday.
Miles and Miles of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts (Chilled Peanut Butter Pasta Salad)
Mutilated Monkey Meat (Cut-up chocolate chip cookies and Halloween theme mini marshmallows)
Chopped Up Parakeet (Kiwi)
Eyeballs Eyeballs Floating in my bloody soup (pomegranate seeds)
Peanut Butter Pasta:
Cook 1/4 lb of whole wheat spaghetti al dente. Drain and toss with a bit of olive oil.
In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup beef broth, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 cup green peas, 1/3 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy, your choice)/ Cook and stir until thickened. Toss with pasta. Serve warm or chilled, with sesame seeds on top.