Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A local favorite!

My body is still trying to recover from the 19 1/2 hour work day so I didn't bother taking a picture of John's lunch for school today .... and tomorrow is pizza day in the cafeteria and he likes going through the line with his friends .... but I DID break out my amazing new box from AllThingsForSale and fill it up with leftovers from us ordering in tonight in order to take it to work. I was thinking, originally, that I would just get myself a large salad. I weighed in for the first time in a long time yesterday and even started a new blog to focus on getting myself healthy. A ginormous salad would have been  the smart thing to do (especially since I haven't made it to the grocery store to buy salad stuff myself yet this week). But then I saw Chicken Riggies on the menu. Ooooooh how I love me some Chicken Riggies! And it did come with a side salad so it's not all bad ;)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Minecraft Goes To The Zoo! (a disposable field trip lunch)

Today was the first grade field trip to the zoo and thanks to a good friend providing transportation (and, as it turned out, moral support) I was able to go, too! Rather than have John worry about losing or forgetting one of his lunch bags & boxes we go disposable/recyclable for field trips. Last year he had super heroes and this year Minecraft!
I had a clean container from some Chinese take-out and a clean sauce cup from something or other and, as luck would have it, they fit perfectly together AND perfectly in the brown paper bag from a local deli that I drew a Creeper face on (his name is on the back -- just in case anyone didn't realize it was his if I hadn't been able to go). For lunch he had a bologna and cheese zombie sandwich, veggie sticks, grapes, LifeSaver Gummies, his Omega-3s and a little brownie.
And now for the obligatory "ermagersh he's soooooooo cute" picture:
Want some other ideas on field trip lunch fare? Check out the post and linky over at BentOnBetterLunches where ....

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shhhhhhh.... again.....

Weeping Angels don't really freak me out.

Daleks stopped giving me the severe heebie-jeebies before I hit puberty.

The Silence?

I wish I could forget all about them.



Potato salad, rolled ham slices, cheese Silence & carrot tally marks
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Super Simple Earth Day Lunch

If you ask John "every day is Earth Day" .... but according to our calendar today is the official one so he gets a super simple Earth Day lunch! I cut his peanut butter & jelly sandwich into a circle using a drinking glass and then colored it "Earthy" using AmeriColor markers. The letters were cut from colby jack cheese using Wilton mini cutters. He also has his usual Omega-3 gummies, grapes, veggie sticks and a frozen yogurt tube (unpictured).

Friday, April 19, 2013

An Awesome Book of Love by @DallasClayton

We read Dallas Clayton's An Awesome Book of Love on John's iPad last night during a good snuggle. When I showed him his lunch this morning I got a big "Awwwwwww" out of him.
Yeah. It's definitely an "awwwwww" kinda lunch from an "awwwwww" kinda book.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's a ... Stitchable?

John wanted a Lunchables-type "snacky lunch" today .... but he also wanted Stitch and he also wanted this specific box. I think he'll be pleased when he opens his bag at lunch today!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunflowers for Amy

It's not so much that I don't have anything to say about today's lunch but that the feels are so overwhelming that I just can't. Those who know will know.
Eggplant parmesan on top of pasta with provolone sunflowers
and mixed vegetables in cheese sauce with provolone letters
Van Gogh: They're not my favorite flower.
Amy: You don't like sunflowers?
Van Gogh: No, it's not that I don't like them. I find them complex. Always somewhere between living and dying. Half-human as they turn to the sun. A little disgusting. But you know, they are a challenge.
The Doctor: And one I'm pretty sure you'll rise to.
For all of the episode awesomeness, Netflix or Amazon Instant. For the trailer, watch this:

Lunch box awesomeness from All Things for Sale.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Minecraft Creeper

A few weeks back John took a Minecraft Steve lunch to school ... and today it's time for a Creeper! We're both still pretty addicted to the Pocket Edition of the game and now even Daddy is playing it, too. It's pretty funny some nights when we're all sitting around with our various i-whatevers playing. Right now I'm the only one willing to turn off Peaceful Mode so I'm the only one who actually gets to see the Creepers up close and personal ... unless John decides he wants to play with me (which he does. Often.). 
Packed in one of his +EasyLunchboxes John has peanut butter and jelly on wheat for the Creeper and the "C." The rest of the letters were cut out of colby jack cheese and are sitting on top of Original Tings. In the side compartments he has a clementine, a couple of Golden Oreos and his Omega 3 fish gummies.

I wasn't actually planning on doing another Minecraft lunch right away but then one of my favorite bento blogs posted one yesterday along with a great giveaway for a ThrifTee Gear bag and I decided it was a good time for the Creeper to make an appearance here so I could also help share the awesomeness there! We already have two ThrifTee Gear bags and we love them so click on the image below to head on over and see the impetus for this lunch .... and enter to win your own bag!

Monday, April 15, 2013

John Nickle's The Ant Bully (@Storia_eBooks)

John has seen the animated version of The Ant Bully at least a dozen times. When he saw that the original book version was available for his Storia app he was thrilled and asked to have it added to his bookshelf. I was afraid it would be too advanced for him but he read it with very little help .... and then asked for lunch. Actually, he asked for lunches so there may be more Ant Bully appearances this week!
In his lunch today John has Lucas made out of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, veggie chips, grapes, fruit snacks with Omega 3s, and monterey jack letters.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Castle's Heat Wave

I finally finally started watching ABC's Castle. I knew from the first couple of episodes that I needed to do a lunch (or several) ... and now that I'm finally caught up to the current season I'm finally doing it! I'm going back to the beginning since that's when I fell in love with the show and have packed myself a lunch for work based on Richard Castle and his first Nikki Heat novel, Heat Wave.
Packed in an Easy Lunchboxes Brights, I have a Healthy Choice Portabello Spinach Parmesan topped with provolone (and a pair of handcuffs from my best friend since Castle seems to find himself in handcuffs a lot). Out of the provolone I cut the name Castle using my mini letter cutters and then drew the outline from the book cover and Castle's personalized bullet-proof vest using a combination of AmeriColor gels and markers. In the top left I have a Three Musketeers bar cut in half (it's going to be a long night -- I need my chocolate!) and in the right I have a Mini Dipper filled with greek yogurt.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

'Gators Have To Eat!

Today's lunch for John is based on some homework he did last night. They've been learning about animals, habitats and needs in school and last night John had to draw a picture of a favorite animal meeting a need in its habitat. John drew alligators in a swamp .... eating people. Sure! Let's turn it into lunch!
His alligators are pb&j. His people and the "yum" are empire jack cheese. He also has veggie chips, grapes, Fritos and his fruit snacks with Omega-3 gummies.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Simple Add-ons Make It Simply Awesome!

This morning I woke up and had no ideas for lunch for John. Well, I had a ton of ideas but not enough time or energy to get them done. I thought I would break the "fun lunch" trend and I was gutted. I know he probably wouldn't have cared, but I felt awful. I poked and prodded and then remembered some picks we had recently received from a friend but had not used yet. Problem solved! Those picks and some bright colored silicone cups and a very simple lunch became, in John's words, "simply awesome!"
John has a couple of smallish blueberry muffins, clementine slices, monterey jack cheese diamonds, fruit snacks (with his Omega 3 gummies), and a tube of Sixlets (and a tube of yogurt still in the freezer at the time the picture was taken). All on their own not a very exciting lunch. A little silicone, a fun box, and some simple picks? Mom is back to rocking the lunch bag :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Edible Geekery goes to Empire Records!

In honor of one our favorite (and most randomly quoted) movies ... and my mad crush that still exists on Ethan Embry:
... not on Rex Manning Day!!!
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Fish Fingers & Custard Day!

The Edible Geekery crew couldn't let the day go by without Doctor Who inspired lunches, now could we? The day, of course, in celebration of the first airing of "The Eleventh Hour" ... the lunch is a combination of that and the most recent episode, "The Bells of Saint John." Pretty timey-wimey of me, huh?
No actual custard was used in the making of this lunch. It was thrown together last minute and I wasn't about to go out in search of custard so as a stand-in I've got a side of greek yogurt (apple cinnamon flavored at that ... EEP!). From what I've read Matt wasn't actually eating fish fingers when the scene was filmed and I do have those so I'm calling it even. Along with the fish and yogurt I have a bed of alfredo noodles, and used provolone to make the wi-fi connection and TARDIS.

And because no Doctor Who lunch is complete without YouTubeage:


And now: