Well, here it is – my last Thanksgiving themed lunches for this year.
I made turkey shaped sunbutter and apple butter sandwiches [again]. I added feathers, gobblers, beaks, eyes, and turkey toes. Gobble. I also packed yogurt covered raisins, honey mustard pretzels, corn, raspberries (Bigs), red grapes (Smalls), and Linzer cookies.
School’s out forrrrrr Thanksgiving!!!
Today was an *almost* headache free day. Praise! I was able to put together these fun turkey themed lunches for my boys. I made a turkey shaped sunbutter and jam sandwich. I used Food Writers to add eyes, beaks, gobblers, feet, and feathers. Glorious, colorful feathers. I also packed cheddar sandwich crackers, dried cranberries, dates (Bigs), a Pfeffernusse cookie (Smalls), mandarin orange (Bigs), carrots (Smalls), green grapes, and raspberries (Bigs).
I am also the Co-op Parent in my Smalls’ class, so here is my lunch:
I packed salad with dressing, a Pfeffernusse cookie, dried cranberries, kiwi, mozzarella cheese, and green grapes.
I’m SOOOO excited for Thanksgiving! It’s my favorite holiday!
Tomorrow is Bigs’ last circus day. It’s been such a fun week for them. They got their faces painted, they played carnival games, won carnival prizes, and did lots of learning games.
To finish out the week, I went with a horsey lunch. Again, I was thinking about “Water for Elephants”. It’s sort of my go-to circus movie. Well, that and Britney Spears’ “Circus”. You know.
I made a horse shaped PB&J. The poor thing looks like another My Little Pony. I just can’t seem to get a real horse look. Neigh. The grand horsey is standing atop his bread crusty hay. I also packed pretzels, fruit salad (grapes, blackberries, and raspberries), and an organic yogurt squeeze for dessert.
The countdown to the end of school is here! My big boy has 7 more school days left! This second-to-last-week’s theme is…drumroll……CIRCUS!!!
I think I like the idea of a circus. I don’t remember ever having been to one, although I might have, as a child. I think it would be exciting, what with all the corndogs and cotton candy. I’m not so sure about the animals though. I don’t know enough about their treatment and training to feel comfortable about the way they enjoy their life in the circus.
I like the circus and carnival theme a lot, however. I even used it for my Bigs’ 4th birthday party.
So, for Bigs’ lunch tomorrow:
I went with the lion! I made a lion-shaped PB&J, and used some gold spray and Food Writers to add details. I also packed a beautiful, sweet, fuzzy aprium (a cross between an apricot and a plum), raspberries, blackberries, seasoned corn, a few pretzels, and some iced animal crackers for dessert.
Come one, come all!
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!
My oldest son eats as much as a 900 pound gorilla. At any given time. This is a fact. He said today’s lunch just wasn’t enough food. Soooo….
Here’s his 900 pound gorilla lunch for tomorrow:
I made a gorilla shaped ham, cheese, and mayo on whole wheat bread. I also packed Trader Joe’s cinnamon apple puff stick things, goldfish crackers, a whole mandarin orange, green grapes, and raspberries.
Cross your gorilla paws (are they called paws, I need to know) that this is enough.
For my small little chimp:
I made a half peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a smiley face. His favorite color is blue and he loves when I draw smiley faces for some reason (because they are happy I’m guessing). He also loves when I draw “wacky guys”, you know, those air filled tall things that do that wacky little dance in front of hot tub stores? My Smalls both loves and is scared of them. We do the “wacky guy” dance at home. I digress. I also packed a chocolate chip cookie, carrots and hummus, and goldfish crackers. He’s got the apple sticks and applesauce for snack.
Tomorrow continues Zoo Week for my big kid, so here is his lion-themed lunch:
I made a lion-shaped ham, cheese, and mayo on whole wheat bread. I added just a few details with my Food Writers. Sadly, this lion could also be confused for a magical My Little Pony, due to my subpar decorating “skills”. I suppose that isn’t too sad. I loved MLP. Oh well. I also packed half a mandarin orange, some goldfish crackers, applesauce, green grapes, and raspberries.
I’m not sure.
Today was my Co-op day in school. On these days, I get to be in class, as a Helper Parent, with my oldest son. It is a really neat opportunity. Just like my son (or my son, like me), my favorite time of day is Lunch Time. It is so fun, sitting on those pint-sized chairs, surrounded by those kids and their lunches. The stuff they come up with to talk about during this time is hilarious…and weird. And everyone talks about the food in their lunch. It’s a riot. One of my Bigs’ classmates had made her own lunch the night before and he wanted to do the same for tomorrow’s lunch.
He made the whole thing with minimal help from me. 🙂 He made his PB&J, and cut it into the shapes of his choosing.
He added Goldfish crackers, green grapes, raspberries, and two Cotton Candy Oreos. I’m quite proud! He’s such a neat kid.
In other PB&J news, I made these amazing Peanut Butter & Jelly Lunch Lady Cupcakes a while back and they were some of the best I’ve ever made. My mouth waters just thinking about them.
Here is the link:
Have a rad Friday!
Tomorrow is my Co-op day at my sons’ school. I get to enjoy my oldest for the entire day!
Here is my lunch:
I made a salad (greens, bell pepper, yellow cherry tomatoes, carrots, and vinaigrette. I also packed a navel orange, green grapes, raspberries with semi-sweet chocolate chips in them, and some dark chocolate coconut bark. I can’t wait.
My Bigs’ lunch has the continued transportation theme. Although they are still learning about boats, I went trucks. Beep.
I made a PB&J and used a pickup truck cutter on one piece of the bread. I added a few red sprinkles on top of the jelly to make it more of a profound (and less sticky) truck shape. I also packed pretzel sticks, green grapes, and semi-sweet chocolate chip stuffed raspberries for his dessert.
And for my teeny weeny Smalls:
He requested a “triangle” shaped PB&J, about which I forgot. I just told him I went with a rectangle shaped one. And he bought it. 😀 I also packed green grapes, pretzel sticks, dried cranberries, and a chocolate chip cookie. He requested all of those.
Have a great Thursday!
It’s transportation week, continued!
Bigs’ has PB&J motorcycle and boat sandwiches (I used my Food Writers to add a few details), two dates, a few raisins, oyster crackers, fruit salad (green grapes, strawberries, and raspberries), and one marshmallow for dessert.
Splish splash, vroom vroom.