Continuing on with Ocean Week for my big boy, here is his lunch from today and for tomorrow:
The octopus lunch is, by far, my favorite animal themed lunch. I love under-the-sea and in particular, squids and octopi. They are so rad to me. Anyways, I made an octopus shaped PB&J. I spread a little bit of PB on his arms and stuck confetti sprinkles on. I added two all-knowing candy eye balls. I also packed blueberries, raspberries, goldfish crackers, a mandarin orange, and a homemade chocolate chip sprinkle cookie.
I made a crab shaped PB&J for tomorrow. I used a teeny bit of red food-safe spray and added eyes. I also packed red grapes, blueberries, goldfish crackers, frozen corn (I added salt & pepper, he does not mind eating cold corn at lunch), and a homemade rice krispie treat.
And for my itty bitty:
I packed half a PB&J (it’s hiding under one of those chocolate chip sprinkle cookies), red grapes, broccoli with ranch, and dat cookie.
Hope you are having a rad week!
Tomorrow is Friday – YAY! We made it through another week. For my Bigs’ lunch tomorrow, I wanted to do something extra fun. Fridays should be extra fun. So should Mondays. And maybe all the days in between. But for tomorrow, Friday, let’s focus on that.
I went Under the Sea crazy! I LOVE under the sea things.
I made a PB&J and used an octopus cookie cutter to make the shape. I find it’s easier to get a “clean” shape when you use frozen bread (I always keep my bread in the freezer). I used a teeny bit of food safe spray (gold and green) to give this little guy some octopus-effect. I used candy eyes for the eyes (duh), an spread a teeny bit of peanut butter on the tentacles, so that the sequin sprinkles would stick to it. Can’t have an octopus without suckers, now, can you? I packed blueberry and champagne grape “bubbles”, sea cucumbers (pickles), and seasoned corn. And for dessert…look away those against highly processed foods…a Little Debbie Coral Reef Cake.
I can’t even.
Have a great night and almost TGIF!
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
– Proverbs 31:25
I have a small obsession. Well, it turns out a have a LOT of obsessions. But this isn’t about that. This is about this. I love the Giant Squid. It fascinates me. It’s gross, it’s huge, it’s elusive, it’s got a wonky eye. It’s so cool. My husband and I went to Washington D.C. for our wedding anniversary over five years ago. The one non-patriotic thing I insisted on us seeing was the Giant Squid in the Natural History Museum. It was too neat. Our master bedroom is done in shimmery turquoises, sandy tans, and creamy whites…and accented with a beautiful painting of the Giant Squid that a friend commissioned for me. Don’t judge. It’s beautiful.
Anyways, I don’t (quite sadly) have a squid (giant or otherwise) cookie cutter. I do, however, have an octopus. And that is what I used to make Bigs’ lunch for Deep Sea Day at school.
I made an octopus-shaped PB&J. I sprayed gold and green for a shimmery, under the water effect, and used eyeballs. I also packed corn, goldfish and whale crackers, and fig newtons for dessert, which I later found out he does not like. And he thinks the insides are made of chocolate. Poor thing, to think there is chocolate he didn’t like.
Sea creature joke.
I love a good (or bad) pun, what can I say!
Have a blessed day,