Friday, January 11, 2013

Lunches Jan. 7th - 11th

It seems like it has been ages since I made a week of story themed lunches.  We spent two weeks in Canada visiting my husband's family for the holidays. We were even able to visit a library and check out books, but I did not try and turn them into lunches.

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.

On the first day back at school, I sent Boogs a leftover pizza lunch. He was fine with that! At least I threw in some colorful veggies, kiwi, and yogurt to make the meal complete.

Bad Day At Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg
I have loved Chris Van Allsburg's books for years. Bad Day at Riverbend is not as well known as some of his other books. Boogs really enjoyed reading it. In the story, a small Western town is experiencing a strange phenomenon. A light would glow in the distance and then waxy red ropes began covering the horses, plants, buildings, and even some of the townspeople. Boogs quickly figured out what was happening. I will let you read it and figure out what was happening. We did listen carefully to the closed cover of the book to see if we could hear the townspeople moving around inside. Boogs thought he heard the sound of horses hooves through the cover of the book. In the ELB lunchbox: ham, cheese, & spinach on a sourdough roll boulder with cowboys hiding behind it (only their hats are showing), marshmallow cowboy and boulder covered with strange waxy red candy ropes, carrots with hummus, pineapple, and yogurt.

Spiderman Phonics Fun (12 book set) by Lucy Rosen
Boogs has this set of Spiderman books in the car for on-the-go reading. He really likes to read about superheroes. In the Laptop lunchbox: salami & cheese spiderman on bread, radish spiderman, Cheetos, raisins, dried apricot, broccoli, and strawberries.

A Chunk of Cheese by Diane Linden
This book was one of Boogs' reading homework assignments this week. A group of mice need to get a large chunk of cheese into their mouse hole before the sleeping cat wakes up. They try many different ways to make it happen before coming up with a solution that works. Boogs thought they should just eat it all and carry it in their stomachs inside the mouse hole. In the ELB lunchbox: boiled egg cat watching the mini pb&j mice with a slice of swiss cheese, pineapple, spinach and carrots.
The Greatest Potatoes by Penelope Stowell 
This book tells the story of the origin of the potato chip, invented by George Crum. Boogs and I talked about his favorite type of potato dish and he said it was home fries. He only recently started eating any kind of potato. I was surprised that home fries were at the top of his list. In the ELB lunchbox: home fries, ground turkey with chiles, carrots, blueberries, blackberries, and a marshmallow with a drawing of Chef George Crum.

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 love fried potatoes too. I am so sorry I am late in visiting. This post will be shared on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tomorrow night.

    1. Don't be sorry, I am just glad you stopped by and commented. Thanks for sharing this on your FB page.

  2. Oh, I've been missing your lunch posts. I was just thinking about that last week. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!