Friday, October 3, 2014

Lunches Sept. 29th - Oct. 3

Boogs lunches are often inspired by the books we read together. We set aside time every day to snuggle up and listen to each other read. We have been reading more chapter books so I have been making fewer story themed lunches. I usually pack Boogs' lunches in ELBs and Laptop Lunchboxes.

World War Won by Dav Pilkey
Even though I made a mess of this lunch, I wanted to share it. (I accidentally smeared the cheese drawing when I was getting ready to put this lunch in the lunchbox.) Boogs is practically obsessed with reading comics and cartoons.  He really likes Dav Pilkey's books - Captain Underpants series, Dog Breath, Dogzilla, Kat Kong, and Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. We found World War Won at our local library. It is a book published by Landmarks for the Written & Illustrated by Awards Contest for Students. The contest ran from 1985 to 1999. Dav Pilkey won the 1986 14 to 19 year old category for World War Won. The book is a beautifully drawn tale about two kings who want to rule everything. They try to outdo each other in weapons stockpiling. In the end, they realize that peace is a better alternative. This book reminded me of Dr. Seuss' Butter Battle Book. Boogs enjoyed this book and it inspired him to make his own cartoon book. The last two pages in the book show the book covers and faces of the winners from age 7 to age 19. It really intrigued Boogs that kids were able to have their own books published.

In the ELB lunchbox: grilled ham & cheese sandwich with (melted and smeared) cheese drawing on top, okra & carrot chips, strawberries and blueberries.

DIY lunchable in an ELB lunchbox: salami, cheese, yogurt pretzels, goldfish crackers, okra chips, carrot chips, pickles, and grapes.

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches On the Planet by Laura Fuentes
This is a lunch friendly cookbook from the amazing force behind the Momables website. Momables is a very helpful lunch menu planning service. I bought this cookbook a few weeks ago and Boogs and I have been enjoying some of the recipes in it. One of his favorites is tuna mixed with avocado. I never would have thought to pair those two foods but Boogs loves it. In the Laptop lunchbox: Zbar, crackers, blackberries, salad, and tuna with avocado.

Puzzle lunch in an ELB: pb&j puzzle sandwich, cheese puzzle pieces, kiwi, yogurt, tomatoes, and broccoli.

Boogs asked if he could buy lunch at school because pizza is on the school lunch menu. So, I did not make a lunch today.

You can see all of my story themed lunches by clicking on the Lunches label at the end of this post or by visiting My Story Themed Lunches Pinterest page.

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