Monday, September 12, 2016

It's Roald Dahl Day!!!

Happy Roald Dahl day! Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors as a child and as an adult with children of my own now I have enjoyed sharing these treasures with my children. Mr. Dahl was a brilliant writer with a lovely and wonderful imagination. His stories are timeless and will continue to delight children for years to come. Now that I'm done gushing over Mr. Dahl I can get to lunch!

 First up is Matilda. This book was one of my favorite books and I am happy to say my children love it as well. Here you have a cute bologna Matilda sandwich, Annie's bunny mix, cucumbers, carrots, and grapes. She also has a granola bar and a snack bag of chips.

James and The Giant Peach is next up on the lunch menu. My youngest girl also has all of the same items listed above in her lunch.

Lastly we have a plain lunch for Mr. No Fancy Lunches! He has P.B.&J., grapes, and a clementine. He also has a granola bar tucked under his sandwich plus a snack bag of chips.

These lunches were inspired by one of the best children's authors ever, in my opinion. Go grab your favorite Dahl book, curl up, and share it with your kiddos today!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Back To School, Bento Essentials

We have a little over a month before we head back to school. I have put together another "Back To School" post for you to give you some more ideas. I have set up three different examples of bento supplies. Kind of like a pick your package deal. (The items shown are not sold together as sets. They are just examples of bento products, put together by me. I do not sell any of these items. There may however be affiliate links in this post, which I may receive affiliate benefits from.)These examples will give you an idea of where you want to start when buying bento supplies. Also they will help with picking what's best for your budget.

Example 1: This is a pretty big collection of bento items. I started by giving you a great lunchbox, the EasyLunchbox. These lunchboxes come in sets of four and are sold in three different color combinations. They are quite affordable also and are a great lunchbox to start out with. Easy Dippers are second on the list. These little containers are sold by EasyLunchboxes also. Then I added some fun cutters, silicone muffin cups, handmade cloth napkins, and several of my favorite bento food picks.

Example 2: Here you have EasyLunchboxes, Mini Dipper containers, several bento food picks, a few silicone cups, and some fun cookie cutters. The animal cookie cutters are sold in huge sets by Wilton. They are a great value. You can even get them in letters and numbers. I don't have those yet because my kiddos are a little old for alphabet lunches but I may have to get them if I can figure out a way to incorporate them into our lunches. The bigger cutters are an awesome way to make a plain boring sandwich FUN! The smaller cutters are an awesome way to make DIY Lunchables. They are perfect for cutting meat and cheese. Or making sandwich kabobs. While this collection is smaller it still has a lot to work with.

Example 3: We will call this "Bento Essentials" Here you have the same great EasyLunchboxes, a few different silicone cups, small cutters, two sets of cookie cutters, the Mini Dippers, and a few food picks. You would be surprised what you can do with just a little bit of bento supplies. This is a great starting point. If you are a minimalist or just on a tight budget this is the perfect example of what to start with.

You can purchase all the food picks from Bento USA! Just click on the link in the upper right hand corner to shop! (This post may contain affiliate links.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shark Week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, And A Cookie Cutter Review!

There is a lot to talk about today! A cookie cutter review, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Shark Week all in one post! First we will start with my favorite week in television- Shark Week. I am completely terrified of sharks but also find them so fascinating. They definitely get my respect. Sharks are so beautiful and scientists are learning more about their behaviors all the time. My son loves sharks too so when Shark Week comes we get pretty excited. I just recently had the opportunity to do a review for Francesca4me. I got some pretty awesome cutters and the sharks were two sent.

 This is lunch for the boy, A.K.A. the Picky Eater! lol He has a P.B.&J. shark sandwich. I'm going to say it's a great white or a bull shark! He also has a butter cookie, grapes, and an orange. I also cute the leftover bread scraps into triangles and added P.B. & J. to those too. No waste here!

This is lunch for one of the kids. I let the girls choose which they wanted because they all contain the same ingredients. Here is a shark fin P.B. & J., the extra bits are tucked under the fin. There is a butter cookie, carrots, cucumbers, sweet peppers, grapes, and a half a clementine.

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie is on our watch list. My hubby has been catching everyone up on the movies from our childhood. Here you have a P.B. & J. turtle sandwich, a butter cookie, cucumbers. carrots, sweet peppers, grapes, and a half a clementine.

And last but not least I made a turtle shell P.B. & J. They also have the same in this lunch as the one above.                                                                                                                                                      

The cookie cutters I received from Francesca4me were pretty darn awesome. Before I got these I had never used 3D cookie cutters before today. I used them to make all the lunches. The quality is excellent and it has truly been a pleasure to work with them. I see myself purchasing many more cutters from Francesca4me and her son's store Sweet Prints Inc! You can go check out both stores by clicking on the name link. I think you will be excited to find just about anything your cute little cookie cutter heart desires.