Happy December! (And a Snowflaked Themed Lunch)

Happy Happy December! Is it cold where you are? Are you wearing boots and scarves? Making snowmen? Dancing in the falling snow?

Welp. I’m in shorts. With my A/C on. Dreaming about a cold winter. It’s a pipe dream, really, for us Florida folks.

So, I’m pretending it’s cold. My house is DECKED out in Christmas, I drink hot chocolate, I wear Christmas themed t-shirts. I’m trying, people.

I wanted to make a special December 1st lunch for my big boy for today, but I had a horrible migraine. So, I am made some today for both my boys for tomorrow.

A chilly, wintry themed one.

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 I made snowflake shaped jam sandwiches and added details with my Food Writers. I also packed goldfish crackers, colby jack cheese, dried cranberries, a mandarin orange (Bigs), a Go-Gurt (Bigs), grapes (Smalls), and a snowball donut (that was leftover from the special breakfast our elf Duncan [Donuts] brought the boys this morning).

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.”

-William Hamilton Gibson

Blessings!

Kristin

“Cultured” Lunches

How is it almost Thursday again, already? This week has flown by! I must admit, these two lunches I’ve just made are far from exciting. Tonight, we had karate for my Bigs and I had grocery shopping. And that was just this evening. I think I lost my creative lunch-making ideas on Aisle 6 (the chips and salsa aisle). But at least my kids won’t go hungry, amirite?

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My small fella is in Mom’s Morning Out tomorrow. I still am not comfortable sending him in with things that need to be refrigerated. I feel he’d try to eat the ice pack or chuck it at someone. So, for now, he gets PB&J. I also packed Goldfish crackers (I actually think they are a bit expired #oops #dontthinkhewillnotice), a banana, and a frozen Simply Go Gurt (I will put it in the lunchbox in the morning and it will be nice and cold by lunchtime).

For my Bigs:

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I have a ham and cheese slider (with mayo), seasoned corn, Concord grapes, a frozen Go Gurt, a mini chocolate chip cookie, and one Hershey’s kiss. He won’t even notice how snooze-ville this lunch is because he’ll think he’s won the jackpot with that Hershey’s kiss.

#winnerwinnerchickendinner

#dontknowwhyikeephashtagging

#haveablessedday

Kristin

“A” is for apple, “B” is for ball, “C” is for cat

My little Bigs is getting so good at piecing together letters to make small words! I am so proud of how hard he works at his letters and light spelling. To pay homage to that, tomorrow’s lunch has a theme – an ABC theme!

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I made a PB&J (first real PB&J of the school year!) and made little letter cut-outs, spelling “A”, “B”, and “C”. In those little holes, I put sprinkles. Sprinkles are fun. My Bigs asks for sprinkles on everything. He even asked for them on his spaghetti tonight. I politely turned him down. I also packed seasoned corn, a Go-Gurt, and for dessert, little Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Schoolbook cookies. They are dang good. And cute. And theme-y. I packed A – E. I ate a Q. And an E. And maybe a few more. Not sure. It all happened so fast.

See? Learning can be fun! Especially if you can eat!

Enjoy!

Kristin

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