Friday, March 8, 2013

Lunches March 4th - 8th

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.

The Case of the Climbing Cat by Cynthia Rylant
Boogs really enjoyed this easy to read mystery. Raccoon Jack and Bunny are called by Miss Nancy to help solve the mystery of her missing binoculars. They followed the clues and solved the case. In the Laptop lunchbox: pb&j cat suspect sandwich made with the CuteZcute cutter, carrot for Bunny, fruit, ham binoculars, cottage cheese, and sesame sticks for their Chinese takeout noodles.

Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes, A Very Silly Alphabet Book by Brian Cleary
The title accurately describes this book. Each letter of the alphabet has its own page with a silly statement. Boogs enjoyed the B page: B begins birch trees with bubblegum bark. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j jellyfish sandwich holding small pb&j sandwiches, trail mix for camping, broccoli for evergreen trees, and berries to represent bubblegum bark.

Let's Eat by Robert Stewart
This story was in a first grade reader that Boogs brought home for homework. We decided to make the lunch in the book for Boogs to take to school. In the ELB lunchbox: ham & cheese in tortilla, rice & beans, grapes, green beans, and juice.

Make your own pizza lunch
Boogs asked if he could take pizza or buy pizza in the school cafeteria for lunch. I used an ELB lunchbox to easily arrange his toppings. He requested pizza sauce, pepperoni, black olives, sausage, and cheese. I also added a few tomatoes and a fruit cup. Since this was a spur of the moment request we did not have a book to go with this lunch.


Yesterday, Boogs took a special lunch based on The Wizard of Oz as part of a bento blog hop. See the details HERE

The Bento Bloggers & Friends group is having a second Wizard of Oz blog hop today. You can start today's Oz adventure with Eileen from Robot Squirrel and the Monkeys (it won't be live until 10 am).

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. Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes looks like fun! I will be pin and posting these lunches.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Thanks also for pinning and posting!

  2. Oh, what fun books and lunches this week! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!