Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lunches October 6th - 10th

Boogs lunches are inspired by the books we read together. I usually pack his lunches in ELBs or Laptop Lunchboxes.

3 Below: A Floors Novel by Patrick Carman
This is the second book in the Floors Trilogy. Boogs was super excited when I brought this home from my school library. He could not wait to start reading it. Leo and Remi are back for more strange adventures in the Whippet Hotel. At the end of the last book, Leo became the owner of the hotel. In this book, Leo must follow Merganzer Whippet's clues to come up with enough money ($7,000,000) to pay the back taxes on the hotel. Leo and Remi have to venture into the little known floors hidden beneath the hotel. Boogs really liked reading the chapter in which Leo and Remi seek help from the mad scientist, Dr. Flart. Dr. Flart has invented some whacky things. Flart's Fizz is a special type of drink that can cause burps big enough to scare away man-sized ants. We could not read through that chapter without laughing. Boogs asked for a lunch that showed Leo and Remi's adventures with Dr. Flart.

In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly man-sized ant, Babybel Remi burping after drinking a Flart's Fizz, four almond floogers, yellow pepper monkey hiding in the salad, iron box filled with salad dressing, blueberry and kiwi lighted tunnel.

Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy
I bought a package of Astronaut Ice Cream this past summer and have been waiting for a chance to put some ice cream in Boogs' lunchbox. The Astronaut Handbook is a short informative book which describes how to become an astronaut. It talks about how important it is to have a good education, to be able to pass fitness tests, to have good social skills, and training. It tells what kinds of food you might have while you are in space and even has a detailed diagram of a space toilet. This book was a little bit young for Boogs but he still enjoyed reading it. He really liked the "Fascinating Facts" page at the end of the book. He also really liked the astronaut ice cream. He said it tasted super creamy.

In the ELB lunchbox: salad with radish stars & moons, strawberry planets, ham & cheese roll-up planet rings, dried apricot moons behind dried mango stars, and astronaut ice cream.

I Scream Ice Cream! A Book of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This was a fun book of word play. It has sets of phrases that sound the same when you say them but have different meaning. The author calls them Wordles. Boogs and I had fun trying to guess what the matching Wordle would be before we turned each page. Some were easy - reindeer/rain, deer. Others were a bit harder - princess cape/prince escape. The Wordle I liked best was peace mittens, pea smitten. Boogs HATES peas and told me he would never be smitten with them. Boogs is trying to come up with a few Wordles of his own to share with me. I can't wait to hear them. 

In the Laptop Lunchbox: salad, plums, heroes okra chips, he rows pretzel sticks, Babybel I Scream boy, astronaut ice cream, peace mitten pb&j sandwich, and pea smitten peas. The only thing in this lunch Boogs did not touch were the peas.

This is my "Oops, slept until 7 better throw food in a box" lunch.
In the ELB lunchbox: crackers, cheese, dried mango, pistachios, ham, nectarine, hummus, and carrots.

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  1. Brilliant lunches, as always! Love how you had astronaut ice-cream for your astronaut lunch, I want to try it too!
    Thank you for linking up to #FunFoodFriday!

    1. Thanks, Grace. I happened upon that bag of astronaut ice cream this summer and kind of forgot about it. It went really well with this book.