Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lunches July 15th - 18th

Boogs was at Science Camp this week so I had to pack a lunch four days in a row. Whew, I think I am a little out of practice. Boogs had a mix of story themed lunches and regular bento-ish lunches. His story themed lunches are inspired by books that we have read together at bedtime.

Mudball by Matt Taveres
Andy Oyler was the shortest baseball player in the league and he is in a batting slump. His slump turns around during a rainy baseball game where he hits his one and only home run.  The ball was not hit far but it was lost in the mud. By the time the other team found the ball, Andy has already made it home. Boogs liked this story. He said he would not like to play in a rainstorm because it might lightning. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j sandwich with cheese letters, yogurt, marshmallow with the letter M for Minneapolis Millers, salad, and applesauce with a baseball on top.

The Opposite by Tom MacRae
The Opposite was a fun book to read. Boogs and I read it together several times during the week we had it checked out from the library. The author, Tom MacRae, has written several episodes of Dr. Who. In the story, Nate wakes up one morning to see an Opposite creature standing on his ceiling. The Opposite makes everything happen exactly as it shouldn't - milk splashes up instead of pouring down on his cereal, paint went everywhere except onto the paper. What was Nate to do? Boogs figured out how to outsmart the Opposite just before we read Nate's solution in the story. You have to carefully word anything you say to be the opposite of what you want to happen. Using this technique, Nate was able to banish the Opposite. Boogs tried this technique on me to get me to change my mind about something. When it did not work, he laughed and said, "Curses to you reverse psychology, you have failed me!" Boogs makes me laugh all the time. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly sandwich halves topped with a cheese Nate and a cheese Opposite creature, marshmallow showing the word UP with a down arrow, raisins, carrots with hummus, and blueberry & raspberry paint splatter.

DIY Lunchable
In the ELB lunchbox: Havarti and cheddar circles, ham circles, crackers, 1/2 of a Zbar, broccoli, tomatoes, and kiwi.

Just a lunch

In the ELB lunchbox: Goldfish crackers, yogurt covered pretzels, green bean & carrot chips, (messy) ham & cheese swirls, broccoli, orange pepper, raspberries, and blueberries.

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. Some new books to check out and some adorable lunches as always! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  2. As always, your lunches are beautiful and look delicious! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays Summer Edition!