Thursday Lunches – Gorillas and Happy Faces

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:

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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:

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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.

Get it.

Kristin

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Community Helper Themed Lunches – Part II (Fire & Rescue)

My Bigs’ Police lunch went over well. Today was Pizza Delivery Day. The school ordered pizza in. So fun. Because I know my bud eats as much as a 9000 pound gorilla, I also packed him a bento of sides, to accompany his pizza.

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I packed strawberries, blueberries, homemade fruit snacks (recipe below), mandarin orange, and a Campfire Cookie.

Homemade Fruit Snacks

1 cup orange juice (I use concentrate and water if I don’t have orange juice)
1 cup frozen or fresh fruit (I like to use strawberries and add peaches, sometimes)
1 – 2 T honey
5 – 6 packets of unflavored gelatin

Directions:

Pour juice (or water and concentrate) and fruit into a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the fruit is tender.

Cool for about 10 minutes. Place in a food processor, add honey, and whiz until liquified.

Add the gelatin and whiz again.

Pour into a small cookie sheet and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares (or whatever shapes!).

For tomorrow’s Fire & Rescue day, I made a fire-themed lunch:

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I free-hand cut (is that even correct English? don’t care) fire on bread and then added details with Food Writers. It’s a PB&J. I also packed strawberries, a mandarin orange, honey wheat pretzels, dried cranberries, and a Campfire Cookie.

And for my Smalls, who will be in his one-day-a-week-school:

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I packed a half peanut butter and jelly sandwich, on which I made a happy face. I also packed four little Trader Joe’s cinnamon school house cookies, strawberries, applesauce, a few pretzels, and some carrots.

Kristin