Toddler Lunch

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TGIF: Lunch and Snack Round-Up for 11/26-11/30

This week, I pulled out my Christmas-themed cookie cutters and cupcake picks! I figure it’s OK if it’s after Thanksgiving. 🙂 Here’s what the boys took to school this week: On Monday, Jack brought two candy-cane PB&J (and a mini star PB&J), orange wedges, and special-edition snowflake Ritz crackers.   Derek stayed for lunch on … Continue reading

Lunch-Making Essentials

It’s back-to-school time, and I’ve received a few requests for a “lunch-making essentials” post. Two of the questions I get most often are, “Does making cute lunches take a lot of time?” (another variation on this question is, “There’s no way I have enough time to do that”) and “Do you need a lot of … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Hot Dog Sea Creatures

Earlier this week, to Jack and Derek’s delight, I made them some spaghetti and hot dog sea creatures for dinner. I realize hot dogs aren’t exactly healthy, but sometimes (especially in the summer!) you just need to offer up a meal that’s fun and sure to be a hit. Plus, these are so easy to … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Family Picnic

Jack’s last day of preschool (forever! ::sniff::) was last week, so summer has officially begun for us! Yesterday, we took the rare opportunity of a free weekday morning to visit Johnny at work and have a picnic lunch with him there. The kids were very excited to do this, and Jack helped me assemble our … Continue reading

Crabby Croissant Sandwich

For lunch today, I made one of the kids’ favorites — the crabby croissant sandwich featured in the June 2011 issue of Disney FamilyFun magazine. I made a few modifications to the original recipe, like using mini croissants instead of full-sized ones, and raisins instead of olives for the eyes. This is really fun to … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Yay, Spring Break is Over!

Last week, Jack was on spring break. Having both boys around all day just about fried my brain, so much so that I couldn’t come up with any clever theme or title for this week’s lunch entry ;). Even though Jack’s only in preschool from 9 a.m. to noon each day, I guess I’ve gotten … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Hop To It!

Easter’s only five days away, so of course I had to send Jack to school with a bunny-themed lunch today. I totally copied the Hoppy Friday lunch from Keeley McGuire, who always makes beautiful lunches for her daughter (thank you for the inspiration, Keeley!). Mine didn’t turn out as nicely, but Jack could tell they … Continue reading

Adorable Deviled Eggs

When I saw these absolutely adorable deviled eggs on Pinterest a while back, I literally squealed in delight. Last Easter, I made deviled eggs and gave them eyes and a beak with capers and pimiento, but they were in the traditional deviled egg configuration — cut in half the long way. I would have never … Continue reading

New Lunch-Making Supplies

A Daiso (an awesome Japanese chain that sells bento supplies, kitchenware and all sorts of other home goods for just $1.50 apiece) opened near my house this week, and I eagerly checked it out last night. It’s no wonder that friends who live near Daiso stores have raved about it — I wanted to move … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Over the Rainbow

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 … Continue reading