Friday, December 14, 2012

Lunches December 10th - 14th

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 a book or a chapter of a book 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.

I'll Be Home for Christmas by Hollie Hobby 
Toot goes to a family reunion in Scotland while Puddle stays home getting things ready for Christmas. Toot promises to make it home by Christmas Eve but then he runs into all sorts of trouble. Puddle anxiously awaits Toot's return while making all of the holiday preparations. Toot makes it back just in time with a little help from Santa. Boogs thought this was a sweet book. The illustrations are adorable. In the ELB lunchbox: Christmas tree made of ham & cheese in a spinach tortilla, Puddle on small piece of bread (he did not turn out very well), marshmallow snowman, gingerbread cookie, orange ornaments, and carrots.

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
We read Gingerbread Baby every year at Christmas. Boogs gets a kick out of the little piece of baked dough running around and singing, "Catch me if you can!" In the Laptop Lunchbox: salami and cheese gingerbread house, gingerbread cookie, blueberry river, salad, and yogurt.

Charro Clause and the Tejas Kid by Xavier Garza
 Boogs and I often check out books written in Spanish and English from our public library. This week, Boogs picked out Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid because of the bright and colorful cover. In this story, Vincent is visiting his Tio Pancho in South Texas for Christmas. Tio Pancho receives a surprise visit from his Primo Santa Claus. Santa asks Pancho to help deliver presents to children on the Texas/Mexico border. Santa uses magic dust to transform Tio Pancho's tight and worn out Mariachi clothes into a new and beautiful golden Mariachi suit. Four old burros are transformed into The Flying Burritos, complete with Lucha Libre masks, to pull a wagon full of toys. Vincent sneaks into the bag of toys and eventually helps Tio Pancho deliver all of the toys along the border. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j Tio Pancho with Nutella beard, grapes on a Mariachi guitar pick (kind of), dried apricots, Santa candy, carrots for the Flying Burritos, and rice & beans. (Dina, thanks for the cute guitar and mustache picks!)

Peter Spier's Christmas!  You can see the details for this lunch on yesterday's Ho Ho Holiday blog hop post.

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.    


  1. I am going to share this wonderful post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page today.

  2. Such lovely holiday themed lunches...the Charro Claus book and bento looks a blast!! You've done an well yet again Keitha!

  3. Where do you find the cookie and shape cutters?
    you are amazing! I will check back for the answer.

  4. Tara, I made a list of my lunch making supplies in this post:

    Here is the link to a Pinterest board where some of my friends have shown their lunch making supplies:

    And lastly, an amazing on-line store for lunch making supplies is All Things For Sale:

    Hope this helps you find what you need.

  5. A wonderful group of books and lunches!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    1. Carrie, thanks for stopping by and for the kind comment.