Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Lunches

Boogs' lunches are usually inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. 

Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday, so I thought we would have Valentine heart beet pancakes for breakfast. More Than Your Average Mom is hosting a Shrove Tuesday linky party here. Be sure to check it out. In the Laptop lunchbox: heart beet pancakes, bacon, berries, and yogurt.

Boogs and I have been reading quite a few Valentine books this past week. Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts was a sweet and simple book about a group of mice who deliver Valentines to all of the forest animals. In the Laptop Lunchbox: Cheese toast hearts, ham hearts, marshmallow with one of the mice drawn on it, fruit leather hearts, carrot hearts, radish hearts, and berries.

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat
Gilbert and his classmates have to write Valentine poems for each other. Gilbert writes 13 nice poems and two not-so-nice ones. He knows he should not send the mean ones so he signs someone else's names on them. Gilbert's classmates are not pleased with his poems. Gilbert wrote the two mean poems because those two classmate had been mean to him. After talking it out, everyone becomes friends again. In the ELB lunchbox: heart quesadilla, ham roses, berries, and carrots.

Arthur's Valentine by Marc Brown
Arthur receives a couple of Valentine's from a secret admirer. Eventually, he finds out who sent the sweet Valentine to him. In the ELB: mini pb&j Valentine sandwich with cheese hearts, broccoli, and berries with a kiss pick.

Here is a link to my two favorite Valentine lunches we made last year.

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.