Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I was thinking of putting my own twist on one of the awesome Santa & Chimney lunches I've seen so far this season.
Like Keeley's ...
or Sherimiya's ...
|(Close-up of the actual key.)|
|Mixed berry cream cheese sandwich for the key, Cherry AirHead ribbon, |
with Star Cheese Crackers & mini Slim Jims on the side!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A little container of spaghetti sauce for dipping (especially since by the time it gets to school it'll probably be more like a chessy pepperoni snowflake chip) and some yogurt raisins are included.
3 more days!!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I can't believe it's almost here!!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
I bet the elves are feeling as overwhelmed as the parents ... and as excited as the kids!
One elf in particular was busy getting his hat and slippers laid out and ready to go when somehow they ended up in John's lunch. Whoops! Hopefully he has a back-up set!
The cheese sandwich hat & slippers are joined by pepperoni cut into the word "ELF," some extra pepperoni slices, and a small piece of gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Woodstock is drawn on a Nilla Wafer.
Also included will be a few more Nilla Wafers, a small handful of holiday Skittels, an apple and the always present juice.
Last week of lunches until 2012! Well ... last week of school lunches. I'll probably let him eat from time to time when he's off for the week, too.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The small sheet cake just got frosted with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles ... but the muffins?
First I cut two of them in half on the diagonal ... then I placed one triangle on top each of the remaining squares:
I gathered together some candy bits, sprinkles, frosting, and John.
I have to admit I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to pull it off, but I think it came out pretty well!
<Lunch got repacked in a new KlipIt Sandwich Box with some added grapes!>
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Not because of it being complicated in detail because it's not ... but because I stood there for a long time trying to figure out just how to do it.
John loves helping come up with ideas for his lunches. Most of the time it's picking out a book or character he would like. Monday as we stood waiting for his bus, though, he said he wanted "the earth and sun in Santa hats with smiles just like in (his) dream." Uh-huh. I was asked to put his dream into a lunch.
The sun is cheese and the sandwich is pepperoni & cheese. The Santa hats are cut out of pepperoni slices. Gummy Life Savers surround the two. Hopefully it comes close to what he was thinking!
(Although unpictured, there WILL be the countdown. Probably written on the fruit cup or applesauce cup ... whichever one he chooses!)
Monday, December 12, 2011
Hoops, Yoyo and their pal Piddles are made out of AirHeads, of course. I'm telling you I love the stuff for small bursts of tasty color.
They're peeking out of Santa's bag made out of a ham & cheese sandwich.
Also included are some SunChips and, not pictured, a small container of grapes & the always present juice pouch.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The train is cinnamon raisin bread with pumpkin cream cheese riding on a track made of Turkey Bites. The jingle bell is a Nilla Wafer with a ribbon cut from a Cherry AirHead, Pretzel sticks are on the side just because.
And now we have to go watch the movie!
For the trillionth time ;)
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
John has a half day tomorrow so will be eating lunch at home. Think that gets me off the hook? Not a chance!
Yesterday he brought his giant stuffed yellow Angry Bird and said he wanted it in a Santa hat. So here he is with grapes and a gingerbread cookie.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Last night John proclaimed that Thursday he wanted his cat, Cheerio, in a Santa hat.
I'm real glad he clarified that he wanted a sandwich and not his actual cat!
The sandwich is ham. Also in the box are grapes and Cinnamon Cheerios, all separated by sticks of colby jack cheese.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
John can't decide if he likes marshmallows or not, but maybe he'll have a better idea after Wednesday's snowball fight lunch :)
The kids are bologna and cheese.
The snow is made up of mini marshmallows.
Go-alongs are pretzel sticks and cheddar twists and a clementine holding the countdown pick!
Monday, December 5, 2011
John picked out what he wanted for the sandwiches from the Advent calendar my Momma made for me when it was time for me to head off to college based on the one that we used when I was growing up. It's very much a family tradition as she made them for her siblings, as well, and then when it came time for my cousin (now John's godmother) to head to college we worked together to make her one of her own. After my mom passed I made them for some of my other cousins and I'm sure the day will come when I'll have to remember how to make John his own. Maybe I should start on it now!
In case you couldn't guess, the ornaments John picked for Tuesday's lunch:
Sunday, December 4, 2011
No more worries about forgetting the countdown or trying to fugue out how to fit them in!
Thanks to some paper, frilly toothpicks, and packing tape I made a pick for each remaining day. If worse comes to worse I can just plop one in his box and voila! Instant countdown!
Simple lunch for Monday. We've had a busy weekend & I'm just not in a super-complicated mood.
The house is a Ritz Crackerful.
The snow is swiss cheese.
The tree trunks are Mini Slim Jims and Turkey Bites, with a watermelon AirHead cut for the branches.
Cinnamon Applesauce on the side for lunch!
(No countdown numbers because I initially forgot & John said we're just skipping it.)
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
As soon as the tv version hit the air we DVRed it and have watched it at least half a dozen times since. Hallmark really hit it out of the ballpark with this one!
Of course, it had to be made into a lunch.
I've had quite a few comments about how I get things so detailed and true-to-character. Well, here's how.
I start by finding and printing an image for whatever story/movie/whatever I want to make:
I cut out the most important parts (in this case we're focusing on the faces & the cardinal), and trace the outlines using food gel. I have been using mostly AmeriColor gel but just got some great jars of gel made by LorAnn Oils and used those for the majority of this lunch.
After the image is traced, transfer it on to the bread by flipping it onto the slice and pressing down.