Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lunches October 13th - 17th

Boogs lunches are often inspired by the books we read together. As Boogs gets older, I find that we are making fewer story themed lunches each week. Boogs has requested that I make at least one each week. I usually pack his lunches in ELBs and Laptop Lunchboxes.

This Is A Moose by Richard T. Morris
In this book, an off-page director is trying to get a "natural" video of Moose for his documentary. Moose keeps doing un-moose-like things. The director gets really mad and yells, "Will somebody please find me an animal that acts like it is supposed to!" Turns out the director is an animal who is not acting like an animal is supposed to.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: ham & cheese moose, apple, Chex Mix, salad, yogurt, and salad dressing.

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
Boogs and I took a rainy walk a few days ago and visited a bee tree. I remembered this Patricia Polacco story about a bee tree and knew I had to share it with Boogs. In the story,  a young girl is bored with reading. Her grandfather suggests she takes a break from reading and help him search for a bee tree to find some sweet honey. They capture a few bees in a jar and release them one by one so they can follow them to the bee hive. Pretty soon, many people and animals from town are following along. Boogs noticed that this story ended like one of Patricia Polacco's other stories began. The grandfather slowly poured a bit of honey on the cover of a book and told his granddaughter, "There is such sweetness in that book too! Such things...adventure, knowledge and wisdom. But these things do not come easily. you have to pursue them. Just like we ran after the bees to find their tree, so you must also chase these things through the pages of a book!"

In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly bee sandwich with fruit strip stripes, fruit strip, pistachio leaves, Zbar tree trunk, broccoli trees, dried apricot & dried mango 'honey', and dried cranberry bees in the hive.
Here is a picture of the bee tree on a trail near our house.

Quick & Easy Regular lunches:

In the ELB lunchbox: garlic bologna, yogurt, pistachios, Chex Mix, raisins, strawberries, and broccoli.

In the Laptop lunchbox: Zbar, salami, pumpkin seeds, hummus, carrots, cheese stick, strawberries, and grapes.
In the Laptop lunchbox: avocado tuna, cottage cheese, cheese crackers, carrots, tomatoes, apple sauce, roasted edamame, and half of a raspberry fig bar.

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.

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