I intended to make a St. Patrick’s Day lunch for Jack today, but my shamrock cookie cutter is still on its way, so instead, this week’s lunch features only the rainbow part of the St. Patrick’s Day theme. This is packed in a two-tier animal lunch box from Old Navy.
The bottom tier holds a salami and cheese sandwich on a sweet Hawaiian mini sub roll, a reusable muffin cup full of Goldfish crackers, and two graham cracker sandwiches (spread with the leftover cream cheese filling from Monday’s cheesecake-stuffed strawberries). The top tier is a fruit salad rainbow:
O Clementine orange wedges
Y Pineapple chunks
G Halved green grapes (I cut them for ease of arranging; Jack’s past the choking hazard stage now)
I Also blueberries (I guess that’s cheating, but I couldn’t think of an indigo fruit)
V Halved red grapes
Also, I would like everyone to back me up on this: In elementary school, you learned the acronym “ROY G. BIV” to help you remember the order of the colors of the rainbow, right? A few years ago, when I mentioned “Roy G. Biv” casually in conversation, my husband looked at me like I was crazy. I said, “You know? The acronym for the colors of the rainbow?” He replied, “What? I’ve never heard of this. You’re making this up!” Then, “Who needs an acronym to help them remember the colors of the rainbow?” Since then, I’ve tried to convince him that he‘s in the minority for not knowing this acronym. Perhaps fancy-schmancy private schools don’t rely on him, but those of us who came up through public school know Mr. Biv well. 😉
And, just because I love it so much, one more picture of the rainbow.