Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr. One of the most pivotal men in history. He preached about love, about equality, and above all respect for all people. In a tumultuous time he stood strong to stand up for those who couldn't. With a little help from my friends at Bento Bloggers & Friends  I sent my son to Kindergarten with this lunch today.

In this lunch: Turkey and cheese heart sandwich. carrots, fruit leather, grapes, and 3-2-1 cake for dessert. I used the cake as teacher gifts and the kids just love to make it, and since the cooking time is 1 min it works perfect for a lunch time treat. You can find the recipe at Duncan Hines.

Here is an excerpt from one of his most famous speeches. "I Have a Dream"
"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together." - Martin Luther King Jr.

You can read the full text here from U.S. Constitution for Kids.


  1. what is that food coloring painted on a piece of cheese??

  2. I use Americolor edible color markers. You can trace and color any picture you want onto wax paper, then press the cheese to it. sometimes I leave it wrapped in the wax paper until I pack lunch in the morning. I've also found that while it's wrapped if you rub the picture a bit (flip the whole thing wrapped upside down) before you peel off the cheese it transfers better. You can also use a paint brush with food coloring or go over with markers again for anything that doesn't transfer.