Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mario Lunch

Karl has been asking for a kiwi. We have kiwi, a baby banana, and pretzels.

I used my new Mario and mushroom cookie cutters today on a ham sandwich. I also have a yogurt tube, carrots, grapes, and a fruit snack.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Easy lunch 2

The boys have been eating their pretzels but leaving all their veggies. So I lessened the amount of pretzels.


The last of the subs and croissants were eaten by the boys today. The space food pick were such a hit, I decided to use them again. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Easy lunch day

Aunt Agnes brought the minions some popcorn.  Snack today is popcorn, apple, and wowbutter. Three of the classrooms in the hall my older 2 minions are in are nut free classes. So I have been trying to make sure snack is nut free.

The Elder ordered subs and croissants from a coworker. I had 3 left after we had the for lunch when Aunt Julie was visiting. I figured they would make decent lunches for the boys.  The lunch picks were purchased off Ebay for $4. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Zombie lunch

I found my dancing zombie cookie cutter! That brought me great excitement. We have a peanut butter and jelly zombie, cheese stick, gummy bears, carrots, cucumber, and grapes. Yes, carrots and grapes are staples. I know that I can buy them on Saturday and they will still be good for lunches on Friday.

Snack is Wowbutter, apples, and carrots.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lego Figure

How come Ebay and Etsy always have the coolest cookie cutters? That's right! We are using another cookie cutter that came in the mail. Today I am using our 4inch Lego figure cookie cutter. You can get 2 men per sandwich. Maybe 3 if you use the larger Aunt Millie's Italian bread.

Notice carrots are skimpy? I have 2 1/2baby carrots sliced up. The boys have not been eating them very well. So I cut back in the amount I gave them. I am sure our chickens will be sad when they don't get as many leftover carrots.

 Lunch consists of grapes, carrots, peanut butter and jelly Lego men, a cheese stick, and some fruit snacks.

I made apple bunnies for snack today! They are nibbling on carrots. I also added in some popcorn.

Back when I became interested in cute lunches (before kids when I had time to watch anime) there was a site called Bento Tv.  I use to watch all her minute or two tutorials things. One of the first things I learned to make was apple rabbits. I searched her out to add her clip, but sadly, it doesn't appear that she exists anymore.

So I went to my current favorite place, Cooking With Dog on YouTube. In this video she teaches you to make an apple bunny. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fish sandwich

My parents don't purchase toys for my kids as gifts very often. Most of the time it is a knit sweater (Karl loves them), books (Clark), or something else. My parents see the toys we have and figure they have too many. Well, even a few toys apiece times 6 kids adds up! This year, my parents gave Karl a pack of 101 cookie cutters made by Betty Crocker. Karl's response was "Cool! More sandwich cutters!" My mother was a little confused until I The Betty Crocker ones seem to be larger than my Wilton ones. So I think these will work a lot better for sandwiches. No, I'm not going to tell you how many cookie cutters I own. I may take a picture of it someday though.

For lunch we have sliced apples (dipped in salt water so they won't brown), carrots and celery, a cheese stick, fruit snacks, and fish shaped sandwiches. I used a dab of peanut butter to keep the eye on.

Snack was grapes with carrots and humus. I knew the humus would not be a hit. Still, I give it to them. I hope that one day they will acquire a taste for it. I know Clark does sometimes.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pac Man lunch with Veggie Pizza snack

My 4inch Pac Man cookie cutters came! I ordered them off Ebay. We are so excited to have them! Karl loves Pac Man. We have a peach with a Pac Man silhouette, baby carrots, tomatoes, cheese stick, chocolate covered raisins and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  I used a dab of PB to hold the eyes on. 

Laurence has been asking me to make him a veggie pizza for several weeks now. I guess they saw it on tv and he thought it looked good. I opted to send it for snack since I was not certain they would eat it. It consists of a bagel, cream cheese (I used veggie), broccoli, carrot,and tomato. They also had grapes to go with it.

Friday, September 18, 2015


We have some new magnets for our lunches. Ok, we have more than a few. The boys' father is gifted in photography and web design. I asked him if he could put together some magnets for the boys to fit their interests or to match with cookie cutters I have. Today we are using those. I have Karl's lunch featured. Clark had World of Goo for his magnet and Laurence had Batman.

The snack containers all had this minion magnet set on them. I have a minion banana, carrots, and a cheese stick. The minion eyes were purchased off Amazon.

This was taken in our morning rush. The boys did not want to get ready today. This is Karl's lunch with Pac Man magnets. They all had minion sandwiches on a minion baking cup, a minion banana, carrots, tomatoes (Clark's request), a cheese stick that says "You are one in a Minion.", and chocolate covered raisins.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Truck lunch

Aunt Agnes brought the kids some popcorn. The kids were so excited and asked about bringing it for snack. So we have baby carrots, a few chocolate covered raisins under the spiderman ring, and popcorn.

Laurence made the sandwich shape request today. He wanted the truck that was so popular last year. I used the TMNT baking cup again under the sandwiches. I added a Superman ring to the box on the truck. I also have baby carrots, grapes, string cheese, and chocolate covered raisins.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Failed zombie lunch.

I had a request for ants on a log. So I made it for snack. Their snack tends to be less tossed about than their lunches. I opted for sharks again. Clark seems to really enjoy them. We have sliced peppers (which no one but the chickens eat), carrots, and ants on a log.

Today is a failed request. Karl asked for a zombie lunch. I couldn't find my zombie cookie cutters (halloween markdown cookie kit). I couldn't find my skull with the eye, nose, and mouth imprints either. All I had was the basic skull. I don't like getting up any sooner than I need to. So I used a dab of peanut butter to attach eyes and called it good. I have a mummy cupcake baking cup under the sandwiches with skeleton arm food picks. I also added the almost mandatory cheese stick with chocolate covered raisins under it. Grapes and baby carrots finish the lunch.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunch.

Snack today is some chocolate covered raisins, blueberries, and baby carrots. I added a dinosaur cupcake topper to this snack. In only Karl's snack I added the little face you see. Karl refuses to try blueberries. He loves them in pancakes, but he won't try just the fruit. So I added the little face. I imagine that was his face when he saw them. One day... One day he will try them.

We have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunch today. I found the sandwich cutter on Amazon. Laurence loves TMNT. The ninja sword food pick was also found on Amazon. The sandwich is a peanut butter and jelly, carrots and peppers, grapes, a cheese stick, and some chocolate covered raisins under the cheese. 

I place a flattened cupcake baking cup under the sandwiches to add some color. The boys seem to like it.

Monday, September 14, 2015

First day of school

Excuse my poor pictures. My camera is dead, I lost my phone, and I am using my Kindle for pictures. Not that I was ever the best at taking pictures, but I do try.

This year I have two 2nd graders and a 1st grader! So everyone gets a snack and a lunch.

For the first day of school I made a ninja lunch. I made sure to double check the ninja sword food pick with our principal first. The boys loved it. We have baby carrots, tomatoes (fresh from Aunt Agnes' garden), grapes, 2 ninja sandwiches, string cheese, and under the cheese we have chocolate covered raisins. 

First day of school snack consisted of grapes, carrots, and some hummus to dip it in. I was not sure how well the humus would be received. I was told it was interesting but they weren't interested in it again. I added a shark cupcake topper for fun.