Sunday, February 26, 2012

Seuss Week! Green Eggs & Ham in Lock & Lock!

It's the start of Dr Seuss Week!!! Theodor Seuss Geisel's 108th birthday is Friday and we're doing an entire week of Seuss lunches to celebrate (plus two from this past week because John didn't want to wait)!

For Monday we've got Green Eggs & Ham in John's new Lock & Lock box from the greatest bento store online: AllThingsForSale (he even got the Lock & Lock water bottle which he insists on taking, too, even though he'll need a teacher to help open it!). It's a nifty little box with two removable compartments each divided into two so it can be used in a couple of different ways.

As soon as we opened the box and I started showing John the different configurations he immediately laid out how his "Sam I Am" lunch needed to go ... and here it is (with water bottle on the side)!
On the top left is the "green ham" which is actually Hormel's Pizza Style Canadian Bacon and below that is the green egg. They were colored by being soaked in some water mixed with all natural green powder. The egg is actually already cut in half and devilled with some ranch dressing mixed into the yolk and also colored with the powder so when he takes it apart ...
 The sandwich is cream cheese and jelly (and, yes, he had me color the cream cheese green, too) with Sam I Am punched out of colby cheese with cute little alphabet cutters, also from AllThingsForSale!

Tomorrow: The Sneetches! (It was originally supposed to be The Lorax, but he had that this past week so wanted something new and we love The Sneetches!)


  1. What a great lunch! Your son is so lucky!

    I would like to invite you to share a link to this post on my blog, Happy Birthday Author, to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!

    1. Thanks, Eric! I linked up & told some of my other bento blogging moms about it, too :)

  2. Cute! I think I "need" some of those alphabet cutters! :)

  3. Awesome, and the green eggs turned out perfect!