Friday, September 4, 2009

Face sandwitch

Snack today was all fruit - cantaloupe and grapes.
Lunch was a cream cheese and jelly face sandwich with cheese eyes and nose, raisin pupils, red pepper hair and a random piece of broccoli. They also had half of a banana and a piece of chocolate. They ate it all - even the dreaded crusts!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Snack today was cheese and grape skewers - yum!
Lunch was yogurt (with sprinkles), mango and strawberry and granola bar. This lunch went over well (likely because of the sprinkles). S didn't get his cover back on the yogurt container very well so his lunchbox was a bit messy. Luckily he had eaten most of the yogurt or it would have been a much huger mess. I know these boxes are hard to get back together sometimes. For example, the containers above go together to look like this. I figure as long as all the pieces get in the lunchbox, I should be happy...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pasta with Meatballs

Snack today was strawberries and cheese stick or peanuts. Empty boxes returned home.
Lunch was pasta and meatballs in the thermos. There is salad with a little apple topped bottle of salad dressing (you may have to click on the picture to enlarge it enough to see it), grapes, bunny crackers and a zucchini muffin disguised as a cupcake with chocolate frosting on top (shh... don't tell the boys) in the other container. :) A bunch of pasta came home. I think I packed too much in there. This is the first time we are using the little dressing bottles. They are NOT fun to clean. Maybe if the dressing didn't have things like parsley flakes in it. Maybe I should have just used oil, vinegar and salt...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rice Cubes and Tuna

Above is S's snack of peanuts, carrot sticks and cucumber linking rings. I thought the rings might entice him to eat the cucumbers. No such luck but he ate the rest. E had cheese sticks with is carrots and cucumber rings and he ate everything.

For lunch both boys has tuna (in small round container), rice cubes (sticky rice) separated by some carrots, cantaloupe, a fortune cookies and a Boton rice candy. This lunch went over well except that E didn't eat much of the tuna. He told me he thought it was dip(??) and didn't open it until lunch was almost over so he only ate a fork full. I had bought the rice candy a while ago to check out. The boys like that you can eat the inner wrapper.

Racetrack Cake

A turned three years old! Since he is a lover of race cars he decided he wanted a race track cake. We copied this idea from somewhere on the web. I wish I could find it now to give the site credit but I'm not having much luck finding it again. The shape is made out of a square cake in the center and two halves of a circle cake on either side. Along the outside edges are graham cracker sticks. S and E insisted that we add the pit stop lane and provided the flags. We used chocolate covered raisins to separate the road from the grass. The original design we were copying used life saver type mints. A likes the chocolate covered raisins better so we decided to use those. You can tell we don't know much about car racing because we might have noticed that they used the life savers because they looked like tires! Also, we apparently have the cars going in the wrong direction. Oh well. At least I hear it tasted good.

I eat gluten free so I didn't try any. I did however spread some frosting on a rice cake. It tasted remarkably similar to those wafer cookies which I haven't had in many years. Yum!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Inside Out Hanburger Bun Sandwitch

Snack today was cheese and grapes on skewers. Not a speck remained.
We had a party this past weekend and had some hamburger rolls leftover. I put them together inside out and put cream cheese and jelly in the middle. The boys have had this once before and I knew it would be a hit. I think they like it because we usually don't buy bread quite this white and "mushy". They also had a banana, some grahmn cracker sticks and a few carrots. They ate it all and were very hungry when they got home. I have a feeling that "white and mushy" bread is not as filling as the whole wheat stuff...