Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lunches July 30th - August 3rd

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read two books to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks. This week I packed all of my lunches in Easy Lunchboxes (ELB).


Art & Max by David Wiesner
We love to read David Wiesner books. They are always so beautifully illustrated. He has won three Caldecott medals for his illustrations. Art & Max is the story of a grumpy, older lizard artist and an enthusiastic, hyper young lizard. Max, the young lizard, wants to paint like Art but does not know what to paint. Art just wants Max to leave him alone so he can finish painting a portrait. When Max asks what he should paint, Art says, "Well, you could paint me." Max then immediately begins to paint on Art. Throughout the rest of the story, Max removes all color and even the outline of Art. The ending of the story shows how the two lizards have learned from each other. In the lunchbox: pb&j Art sandwich with fruit leather details, beef jerky paintbrush on top of applesauce color palette, Babybel cheese, blueberries, and salad.


Garfield's Furry Tales by Jim Davis
Boogs recently discovered Garfield on Netflix. When he saw this book at the library, he told me we HAD to read it as soon as we got home. This book is a collection of five fairy tales retold with Garfield as a central character in each story. Boogs enjoyed this book. In the lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Garfield sandwich, cheese stick, pita chip "books", Cheetos, oranges, and a salad.

This is a picture of the Garfield sandwich with Cheetos on top. I was just teasing my boy with this. The day before I made this lunch, Boogs talked me into buying him some Cheetos at the grocery story. In the evening, I put Boogs to bed and thought he had gone to sleep. About ten minutes later he came out of his room and said, "Oh, I just can't get to sleep. See, I am having this craving that is driving me nuts and keeping me awake. I am craving something crunchy and cheesy, and kind of salty. Hmmm... I think I could get to sleep if I had a few Cheetos." I told him, "Nice try. I will be sure to put some in your lunch tomorrow." He went back to bed and went to sleep. He did not like it when I put the Cheetos on top of his sandwich. He picked them off before I even finished making his lunch. He is such a silly boy.  


We have had a very busy week. A couple of nights, we have arrived home so late that I have only read a little bit of our chapter book before I put Boogs to bed.  Here are some bento lunches I made this week that are not connected to stories.
Boogs' lunch - ham & cream cheese tortilla roll-up, Goldfish crackers, dried apricots, raisins, yogurt, salad, and a piece of salami.
He ate this lunch while we had a park playdate with friends. 

My lunch - Chobani greek yogurt, turkey & cream cheese roll-up, salad, and orange.

MOMables recipe of Thai Lettuce Cups, rice, carrots, and cherries.


Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by. 

12 comments:

  1. He's a clever boy. Cute lunches! Garfield is hysterical.

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    1. Thanks! We have a lot of fun together.

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  2. Cute - I like the idea of linking food with stories. What great memories too!

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    1. Thanks. I take all of the lunch photos with my phone. Sometimes, Boogs likes to look through the photos. He will tell me the plots and characters from the stories. The lunches are kind of a reading log for us.

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  3. Your cheeto Garfied is too cute! I haven't read one of those books in a long time....

    Thanks for sharing it at TGIF! Have a great week
    Beth =-)

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    1. Thanks, Beth. You will notice that I only said, "Boogs enjoyed this book."

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  4. The turkey and cream cheese sandwich is calling to me. I will have to make one this week.

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    1. It will be even better if you smoosh a little avocado on it, too! Who cares about calories? :-)

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  5. I always love reading about your lunches and stories! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  6. SUPER cute as always!! :) Thanks for sharing at The Sunday Showcase!

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