Last Friday I threw together a fast PB&J lunch for Blue monkey as we like to go eat with Green monkey at school, and he gets to buy lunch if he's been good all week. So Blue monkey devours his food before green monkey's class even sits down. The lunch monitor walks by and sees Green monkey has a tray instead of his usual lunch box. Visibly bummed she turns and says "Aw I wanted to see what he had for lunch today, he always has the best lunches." Made my heart smile. I usually hear it's too much effort for a kids lunch type comments...so here's the fast lunch that took less than 10 minutes including clean up, packing, and running out the door. 2 cookie cutters, a few tic tacs, a gingerbread peep, and fresh fruit salad. There's a fabulous cookie cutter challenge linky party over at Zoe's Lunch Box which you should check out if you're looking for more ideas.
Sunday - I had a little fun with breakfast....no I didn't give our Elf credit this time :) but I did go for a hike with a friend to resist eating it. Inspired by Munchkin Munchies much fancier homemade cinnamon roll Christmas tree, I made a quick version using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, sprinkles, powdered sugar, and invited some donut hole snowmen made with mini chocolate chips, a jelly bean and Yan yans.
Monday - Back to school lunches :) Today was a 3 parter we all needed a lunch, Green monkey for school, Blue monkey and I for our tree farm tour.Green monkey got a ham and cheese gingerbread house in honor of our family craft project this weekend. Gingerbread man peep, mini chessman cookies, red and green grapes, and cucumbers.
Tuesday - Green Monkey wanted snowflakes so here's his turkey and cheese snowflake sandwich, mini chessman cookies, snow covered carrots, and a snowflake strawberry. I don't have a snowflake cutter so I improvised a flower shape.
Wednesday- Once again I am excited to participate in a Bento Bloggers & Friends Hobbit Blog hop. This time we're awaiting the new Lord of the rings movie The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey.You must journey through these fabulous lunches straight from Middle Earth. Here's our banana banner, Ham and cheese hobbit hole with Bilbo Baggins waiting outside. A cucumber sword to keep him safe, and down below honeydew melon Gollum awaits in a fruit leather boat fishing for chocolate goldfish and protecting hsi banana laffy taffy precious ring.
Thursday - All aboard The Polar Express! Storybook day at Blue Monkey's school inspired these lunches.It's also one of their favorite movies and has been playing on repeat in the car for a little over a week now.
Today the BBFs posted week 2 of the Ho Ho Holiday Hop go hop through it there are some fantastic and inspiring lunches.