Making fun lunches for boys can be tricky business. Yesterday I thought I made a really nice spring/summery lunch. But instead ended up with a girly butterfly lunch.
While most of his classmates liked his lunch, two boys teased KC for his lunch. KC is really good about giving me feedback on his lunches. Themes he’d like… foods he does or doesn’t like. etc.
Still… as a protective momma, I don’t want to make my efforts fodder for teasing. So far KC really enjoys the lunches I make.
Today I tried to up the Boy Factor. Pirates are cool right?
I tried something new today. Taking a page from David Laferriere, I drew pirate map on the wrapper of the cheese. KC is crazy about these American cheese slices. Pretty cool huh?
There’s also a sandwich under the two slices of cheese.
We had a down right summery day yesterday. It was wonderful, I even got out the kiddy pool. So I felt inspired to make a spring/summer lunch.
My 4 year old is in Preschool now (3 days a week) and we’re having some separation anxiety in the morning.
So to simplify things, I’m trying to get in the habit of making lunches the night before. It makes my morning so much smoother.
When the Edible Geekery folks wanted to do a Doctor Who hop for Impossible Astronaut day I had to join in. I am going slightly off topic and not doing Silence / Hash mark lunch…
You see, I’ve been pretty obsessed with Clara from the get go. I’m fascinated with her character(s), and puzzling what or how she is. I love a good brain puzzle.
I enjoy reading various theories on Clara Oswin Oswald. One popular theory involves Rose Tyler (see the not so subtle rose reference?). While I’m not extremely keen on the theory, it’s the one people tend to glom onto the most.
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This clip pretty much sums up my fascination with Clara Oswin Oswald.
Back from Spring Break and 2 weeks of sick (spring cold).
My daughter started preschool today (half days). I’m pretty excited about that. It’s been a long time since I’ve had day-time hours to myself with any kind of regularity.
Today’s lunch started with the butterfly spiral kabobs and evolved from there. I like how it ended up with a blue and green theme. That just kinda happened. And the little guy in the carrots. Not sure why he’s there, but I thought he was cute.
I’m pretty sure this is my first Birthday Bento. Previous years KC’s birthday fell during spring break. Technically his birthday it tomorrow, but this is close enough.
I made it last night, which is a good thing, because I was really dragging this morning. So he didn’t see it in the morning. I hope he likes it. I’ll find out soon. I’m going to surprise him with treats for his class at lunch too.
Last Easter Bento of the year. I have a very busy weekend, so no sneaking in extra bentos before Sunday.
Of course, I still have time for spring bentos, I just don’t know if bunnies will be allowed.
My son had a follow-up eye doctors appointment this morning, so I brought him to class a little late. Chatted with the teacher a minute and she mentioned they’re still enjoying seeing his lunches. That made me feel good.
Pretty cute Easter Bunny Lunch today.
I make most my lunches on the fly in the morning. Although I’d like to start a habit of doing them the night before.
This one was done in the morning, but I had a plan sketched out. It came out pretty close to plan too. The sandwich was bigger in the plan, but when you cut off the crusts that’s all I had left. Ah well.
When you’re a lunch blogger, sometimes you start with the accessories and build from there. Think of it as an artist with a new set of paint brushes. You just want to USE them, doesn’t matter what for.
I have two of those in there. First the carrot container/ It’s an Easter Egg container, but I just love it. It’s so darn cute!
The second, is the mini doughnut. Made from scratch and baked in a mini doughnut pan. I don’t often include deserts in KCs school lunches. But there are occasional exceptions. I was inspired by Corey at Family Fresh Meals.
I really do enjoy doing this. I wouldn’t still be doing it after three years if I didn’t. It’s fun. It’s my hobby. And I love that it’s good for my kids too!