Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 21-24

Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. day so the kids were out of school. But that didn't stop us from packing lunch as we spent the afternoon at the Austin Shrine Circus. So we whipped these up real quick before heading out to our other stops before the show. Yesterday was Penguin awareness day and today is Squirrel appreciation day so we sent them to the circus too.

In this lunch:
  • Peanut butter and jelly star, penguin and squirrel with fruit leather and candy eyes
  • Carrot high wire
  • Babybel clown
  • Pirates booty "Popcorn" with teddy grahams
  • Big Top apple slices and grapes
In this lunch:
  • Peanut butter and jelly dog balancing on a wheel stars, with fruit leather and candy eye, balancing a fruit leather hoop
  • Carrot high wire
  • Tumbling Teddy grahams
  • Pirates booty "popcorn"
  • Big Top apple slices and grapes
Tuesday - Green Monkey's school is celebrating National No Name calling Week with a color week. Brave like Blue was today's theme so he got smurfed.

In this lunch:
  • Turkey and cheese mushroom sandwich with  Hefty Smurf
  • Babybel mushrooms
  • Salad - not pictured the ranch dip tupperware container has a blue lid
  • Heart strawberries and blueberries
Blue Monkey got to be demo kid with Lightening McQueen. The previous post was a tutorial for transferring coloring pages onto cheese. You can read about it here.

In this lunch:
  • Peanut butter and Jelly cars with Lightening McQueen cheese
  • Carrots
  • Strawberry hearts
Wednesday - Yippee like Yellow - Pac-Man for Green monkey 

In this lunch:
  • Turkey and Cheese Pac-man board with frosting, cheese dots, carrot ghosts, and pea power-ups
  • Banana with Game Title
  • Pac-man Babybel
  • Pease and carrots
  • Pirates booty - they remind me of Pac-man shapes
Dinosaur week for Blue monkey

In this lunch:
  • Peanut butter and jelly Dinosaurs 
  • Banana with Dinosaurs 
  • Carrots
  • Pirates booty

My second day of substitute teaching lunch. Yesterday I just grabbed a leftover, but I didn't remember to take a picture so just imagine Chicken "breaded" with Kraft Fresh Take - Cheddar Jack and Bacon, and broccoli with cauliflower. My 3rd day I didn't even know I was staying to sub I got asked while dropping my son off. Good thing they had a potluck since I had nothing with me. I was a a delicious collection of Superbowl Party dishes.

 In this lunch:
  • Salad with broccoli and cauliflower
  • Cheese "I" and "Teaching"
  • Tuna heart
  • Almonds and pistachios
  • Heart strawberries and grapes

Thursday - National Peanut Butter Day! Outgoing like Orange Day! Green monkey got Q-Bert.

In this lunch:
  • Peanut butter and jelly cubes - each is double stacked I just alternated which side I left up for effect. I realllllly wish I had a cube-it for this cutting by hand was a bit sticky.
  • Cheddar Q-Bert, and title
  • Babybel speech bubble
  • Carrots
  • Orange slices

Blue monkey wanted the Millennium Falcon cockpit and had been wanting his sandwiches cut with the apple corer/slicer, which I had never thought of using but he loves it. Sometimes he calls it a pizza, sometimes a flower, or sunshine, or like today the Millennium falcon.

 In this lunch
  • Peanut butter and jelly toast Millennium Falcon cockpit
  • Carrots
  • Orange slices
That was our busy week how did yours go? What do your kids love most about their lunches? What will they eat only if you make it cute?

Mine love the characters, and the special treats that sometimes go into them. They like picking out their fruits and veggies.  These monkeys will only eat yogurt frozen into popsicles.

If you made any lunches for National Peanut Butter day there is a linky party going on over at Bento for Kidlet and then hop over to Bent on Better Lunches for more linky fun. It's Peanut butter Jelly time!


  1. Your lunches are so fun & creative! So clever using the apple corer to make the Millenium Falcon! MIne will eat lunches that are plain but the girls prefer them cute. Birdie will only eat shaped eggs. Pickle sometimes asks for a "creative" sandwich and sometime he specifies a "not creative" one.
    Thanks for linking up to Happy Peanut Butter Day :)

  2. Such cool lunches, absolutely love the idea of using an apple slicer - will be borrowing that idea! Your Lightning McQueen cheese is awesome!