Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thankful Lunch Leftover

We are off for Thanksgiving break so I'm not packing lunches this week....yes we still eat but its more grazing when we feel like it. This lonely lunch was left out last week so I thought I could post it today the last day of November before we move into the Christmas season.

Simple Pilgrim 
In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Pilgrim - Ham and cheese sandwich, candy eyes, peanut nose
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
Tomorrow our elf arrives and the countdown to Christmas begins. This year I'm moving our elf shenanigans to his own page at the top of the blog. I hope you'll join us for our non-food related silliness.

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving with food and family and friends, we sure did. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edible Geekery Hop

Our beloved Doctor Who is celebrating his 50th anniversary today! So how could we not do an edible geekery blog hop to cel-e-brate, it's just not possible. So we all tied our bow ties, and put on our thinking fez's and thought inside the blue box for a lunchy tribute. Time and space is a bit wibbly wobbly but the one constant is, wherever you go you will find a friend of the Doctor. So Allons-y! Geronimo! Basically Run! When you've hopped through all 12 doors you'll wind up right back where you started. Now hop aboard sexy, she's bigger on the inside, so bring all your companions. As for me I'm keeping my eyes turned to the sky looking for the raggedy man in the blue box.

Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!

There was just no way I could squeeze everything I love about Doctor Who into your average lunch, so I had to think outside the box. Since they took over BBC for a week of specials and daily marathons of episodes, I could too. The collage above is a look back at the lunches we've done the past 2 years. For today's special I made 2 tiers of appetizers reflecting on just a few of the iconic Doctor Who foods. Why not? He said so himself he never quite knows what each new regeneration will like or dislike until he tried him on for a little bit.

Top Tier - Desserts 

In this collection : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • 9th/10th's Doctor Banana - Always bring one to a party
  • 4th Doctor's Jelly Babies - Gummy bears rolled in powdered sugar as they aren't available here
  • K-9, TARDIS, Strax, Weeping Angel, Cyberman, and Dalek chocolates
  • 11th Doctor's purple coat, Dalek, and TARDIS Jello Jigglers
  • Jammy Dodger
  • Amy's smiley apple
 Bottom Tier - Finger Foods

In this tier : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • 5th Doctor's celery
  • 2nd Doctor's recorder - Cheese stick
  • Time Lord has 2 hearts - Ham
  • The Doctor's Wife - River Song on provolone, and Hello Sweetie in American cheese
  • British Flag (obvious)
  • 11th Doctor's Stetson
  • Young Amelia Pond/11th's Fish fingers and custard
  • Oswin/Clara's Maple Leaf cookie
Now let's let my other Whovian companions highlight more about what we love about following a crazy man in a little blue box.  Next stop...Jenn over at Bento For Kidlet...whirrrp...whirrrp...whirrp...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Night of the Doctor

It's the last night before the beloved Doctor returns for his 50th anniversary. Only fitting that the last one be his home, his time and space machine, The TARDIS.

Spaceship, home, and swimming pool

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Spinach Salad
  • TARDIS - Ham and provolone
  • 11 Doctors have traveled so far and the 12th is on his way - provolone cheese
  • Grapes - red, black, green
  • Apples
We also want to congratulate our friends at YUBO on their appearance on Shark Tank on ABC. Tune in  tonight and wish them luck!

 In this lunch : In a YUBO lunch box
  • Sharks and hearts - Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Swedish fish
  • Carrots
  • Shark teeth - Apple
 More Fabulous Shark Tank Lunches from my fellow Bento Bloggers & Friends:
Lunchbox Dad
Mamabelly's LunchboxesWith Love
Bent On Better Lunches
Becoming a Bentoholic

I'm sure there are more out there but I want to get this posted before the show starts in 20 min. Good Luck YUBO.

Tune in tomorrow for more Doctor Who 50th Anniversary fun!

Hours To Go

The day is nearly here...are you ready? Here's the 3rd installment in our welcome back Doctor Who 50th anniversary series. Can't wait!

Another Friend of the Doctor

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Strax - Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Celery w/ peanut butter (not pictured)
  • Grapes - red, black, and green
Another enemy of the Doctor

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Cyberman - Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Celery with peanut butter dip (not pictured)
  • Grapes - Red, black, and green
So what will you be watching this weekend? We'll be watching the sky for a raggedy man in a blue box.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2 Days to go

Continuing our countdown with more of our new Doctor Who cookie cutters.

Don't Blink 

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Don't Blink - Cheez-its
  • Weeping Angel - Turkey and cheese sandwich
  • Celery and peanut butter in ELB mini dippers
  • Strawberries

 In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Dalek - Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Clara and K-9 Picks with PB&J sandwich cubes (from the leftovers)
  • Celery with peanut butter in ELB mini dipper (not pictured)
  • Apples
Stay tuned we're keeping this up all week until the new episode Saturday night!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Doctor Who Count Down

We have a whole family of whovians, perhaps you've noticed ;) This Saturday The Doctor Returns to celebrate his 50th year. Thi week we are counting down to his return on Saturday.

K-9 The Doctor's Best Friend

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • K-9 Turkey and cheese sandwich
  • K-9 Trader Joe's schoolhouse cookies
  • K-9 cheese 
  • Peanut butter in an ELB mini dipper
  • Celery
  • Apple with K-9
 TARDIS - The Doctor's Home

 In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Tardis - Details are hard to see because the bread is very springy, peanut butter and jelly
  • Carrots
  • Strawberries and grapes

Friday, November 15, 2013

Playful simple lunches

I know what you're thinking, its November it starts with P but nope not pilgrims, completely random things that happen to start with P. I will add in more Thanksgiving lunches next week before the monkeys let out for break.

P Themed Momable 

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Penguins - Turkey and provolone cheese
  • Pigs - Ham and provolone cheese
  • Ritz crackers
  • Celery sticks - with a side of peanut butter not pictured
  • Fruit salad - watermelon, green and red grapes
  • Chocolate pudding with sprinkles

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Puzzle pieces - peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Cheese sticks
  • 2 maple cookies
  • Fruit salad - watermelon, red and green grapes
  • Carrots
Very simple fast lunches. Mine was a simple salad made with their meat and cheese scraps but hardly picture worthy. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Look Lunch!

Turkey Lurkey

 In this lunch: In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Turkey - Ham and turkey feathers and wings, provolone and wheat sandwich, with candy eyes and candy corn beak, and pretzel feet
  • Green and red grapes
  • Cornucopias - bugles
 Happy 11-12-13 Day!

In this lunch: In an Easy Lunch Box
  • 11 - Celery sticks
  • 12 - Ham and provolone sandwich
  • 13 - Apple
Fall Mom-ables

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Ritz crackers
  • Provolone Oak leaves
  • Ham rolls with swirl string cheese
  • Turkey rolls with swirl string cheese
  • Red grapes
  • Chocolate pudding with patriotic sprinkles

Monday, November 11, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?

What Does The Fox Say? 
If you haven't seen the video, or seen the parody on SNL you may be confused, so here's the song from Jimmy Falon show. See not kidding it is a thing. My kids have this stuck in their head and sing it all the time no matter what we're actually discussing.

In this lunch : In a laptop lunch box
  • The Fox - Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with candy eyes and a chocolate chip nose
  • Chicks - More PB&J scraps
  • Goldfish in ELB mini dipper container
  • Red grapes
  • What Does The Fox Say - Scrabble cheez-its
Once upon a time this was a Frankenstein but now it's a Dalek.

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box container
  • Dalek - Provolone cheese (upside down Frankenstein cutter one bolt and one ear cut off)
  • Mixed green salad
  • Green and red grapes
  • Salami and edamame

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Think Fast Thursday

Another morning, 3 more lunches to pack, and not a thought in my mind. Oh wait, one thought, coffee! Nothing too fancy happens in the morning, and as you can see my mind tends to wander. In fact I think my childhood dream of becoming Wonder Woman may have come true, just not with the super cool Amazonian powers and body...I wonder what I came in here for, I wonder where that thing I just had went, I wonder what it is I'm forgetting...

Gobble Gobble 

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Turkey - Peanutbutter and jelly sandwich with candy eyes, candy corn, a little decorater's gel, red and green grapes
  • Carrots
  • Cornucopias - bugles
Mustache Choices 
I found cool mustache straws awhile back, and we all know food on a stick is fun, but add a mustache and BAM! So  many staches to choose from I just couldn't pick.

 In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Mo lunch Mo better - Turkey and provolone sandwich cubes ob picks with mustaches
  • Carrots
  • Green and red grapes
Dog Dean Afternoon
One of the funniest Supernatural episodes this season. Dean gets insight through canine mind meld.

 In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Man's Best Friend? Summer salad blend - sesame seeds and cheese, provolone cheese, ham dog
  • Veteran's Day (Nov. 11th)Poppy - Salami - sad attempt I know but my flower skills are nill so I used a dog pick to hold it together 
  • Green and Red grapes
I don't pack lunch on Monday except for Green Monkey so I made my red poppy today. See my mind wanders but there's lots of stuff up there once it shakes loose.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Piracy and Skylanders

A couple fun lunches for Green Monkey. The first was using some new cutters I got for my birthday (Thanks MIL), and the second is his favorite Skylanders Switch Force Character.

Haunted Pirates
And you thought Halloween was over.

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Skull and Cross bones - Jelly sandwich on provolone
  • Arrr - Cheez-its
  • Ghost - Babybel cheese (melted in cake-pop mold) on carrots
  • Sharks - watermelon
Magna Charge 
From Skylanders Switch Force

In this lunch
  • Magna Charge - Turkey and provolone sandwich with babybel wheel, hair, and gun
  • Magna Charge - Cheez-its
  • Carrots
  • Magnets - Watermelon
He was so stoked about this lunch, he kept asking for more details, barely squeezed it into his lunch box.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Unrelated Trio

Completely unrelated, you know what that means? Yep Mom woke up and made lunches without any thought what-so-ever. So If I can do it blurry eyed and uninspired, anyone can. It rather fun actually I just walked over to my drawers (yes I have two 3 drawer cabinets for this stuff) and randomly picked out something.

I Mustache You A Question, Did The Butler Do It?
November or Movember is a time for furry males to run around not shaving, and comparing facial hair for a good cause supporting Men's health.

In this lunch : In Easy Lunch Box
  • Geeves Potato Head - Turkey sandwich, provolone and salami eyes and monocle, carrot nose, ring pops mustache pick, and babybel dress shoes
  • Carrots
  • Acorns - watermelon
March of the Penguins 

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Penguins - Ham sandwiches
  • Trader Joe's gummy penguins
  • Goldfish
  • Carrots and acorn watermelon
I Rock The Sherlock 
Again late to the party but love Sherlock and have been obsessively watching it on Netflix

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • I Am SHER Locked - Endless Summer Salad Blend with cheese and sesame seeds, Provolone and scrabble cheese-its. (*Spoilers - This was the phone code in one of the episodes)
  • Puzzle pieces - watermelon
  • Provolone and salami
I must give credit a friend's blog who was Sherlocked long before me and also did this theme that inspired this lunch, she and a few other Edible Geekery friend's got me Sherlocked. Check out Bent On Better Lunches.

Another great Sherlocked lunch from Chaos and Confections

Friday, November 1, 2013

Quick and Easy Halloweeny

Failure to launch, this was scheduled to post Friday and I messed something up. So I''m posting it anyway even though Halloween is over and we've moved into the season of being thankful for all this food. Another couple lunches from last week, still catching up. I hope everyone had a fun safe Halloween last night.

Spooky Pumpkin

In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Scary Pumpkin - Jelly sandwich with ring pop vampire teeth
  • Candy corn - No he didn't eat them all
  • Grapes - red, black and green
  • Ham and Turkey roll with spider 
Something's in my salad

 In this lunch : In an Easy Lunch Box
  • Spinach, cranberries, almonds, blue cheese salad with Spider rings
  • Grapes - red, black and green
  • Summer sausage and colby cheese
Just some simple Halloween flair to spruce up our lunches. they don't all have to be fancy to be fun.