Friday, May 31, 2013

Lunches May 27th - 31st

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.

 Heat Wave by Eileen Spinelli
This book had an appropriate theme for our weekend. Our air conditioner went out Saturday evening. Luckily, it was back on by Monday afternoon. Boogs could not believe the people in this story lived in a time without air conditioners. Everyone in the town was doing their best to stay cool during the heat wave. Some people dragged their mattresses out on the porch to sleep. Other people slept on their fire escapes. When the hot weather dragged on and on, the townspeople headed down to the riverbank to sleep beside the cool river. Everyone in town was hoping for the same thing... rain! In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j sandwich with cheese sun on top, dried apricots and veggie chips to show how the plants looked during the heat wave, blueberry river, vibrant salad to show how the plants looked after the rain.

With Memorial Day, the end of the school year getting closer, swim team, and everything else going on this week, I sent Boogs to school with "regular" lunches most of the week. Here they are:

In the ELB: Match N Munch Puzzle Cutter almond butter & jelly sandwich, Pringles, fruit leather, raisins, carrots, Babybel cheese, and ranch dressing.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: melted ham & cheese on an English muffin, broccoli, carrot, tomatoes, and blueberries.

Wednesday afternoon we had a bit of The Little Red Hen going on in our house. I asked Boogs if he would like to help me make some homemade stromboli and he said, "No, not I." Not really, he just was not interested in being in the kitchen. I mixed up a quick bread recipe and let it rise while we were at swim team practice. When we got back, I rolled out my dough, added ham, salami, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning. Then I folded the dough over and sealed the edges. Boogs helped brush on a little egg and sprinkle on the poppy seeds before we put it in the oven. Yum! In the ELB lunchbox: stromboli, Pringles, broccoli, strawberries, salad dressing, and yogurt. 

All of these lunches were quick and easy to make. I linked them up at Bentos on the Bayou's 15 Minute Linky Party.

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 all your meals, but I especially love the puzzle sandwiches. I've got to get me one of those cutters!

    1. Lunch Punch has really cute cutters. The puzzle one is my favorite.You can see all of their cutters here:

  2. You always have such pretty & delicious lunches!! Thanks for sharing at TGIF =) I always look forward to seeing what's for lunch!!

    Have a great weekend,