My G Man

My G Man

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hallowe'en Hop 2014

Well even though I have been doing a Halloween theme all month, I still really wanted to be part of the Bento Bloggers and Friends Hallowe'en Hop.  I love to be a part of so much awesomeness.  I hope you all get some great inspiration from the blogs, I know I will.

So today I tried to think of something that G hasn't had yet.  And my inspiration came from looking around my own home.  At the Halloween party we went to on Sunday, I had the kids make this cute vampire hand print.

I thought well I can recreate something like that for his lunch, so Dracula was born (sort of)

Dracula is on a bed of rice, and then he is made from... head.. bread, and cheese (provolone and cheddar) for hair, eyes and mout. Boday - cheddar cheese, the collar of his costume is also cheese. The bow tie is a bit of strawberry tootsie roll, formed into a bow.  On the side of the container.. Eyeball grapes and a cookie, Carrots with turkey rolled up and Frankenstein making an appearance.  It is not exactly as my mind imagined it, but I am quite happy on how it turned out.

Have fun on the rest of the hop.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Patch and Scarcrow

Last night we had spaghetti for dinner.  As soon as we were done I slapped the leftover noodles into an Easy Lunch box and stuck it in the fridge.  (G will eat the noodles cold, no prob).  Didn't really know what I was going to do with them, but figured that this morning.

Pumpkin patch.  cut out some cheese pumpkins (colored the noodles green). Rolled up the turkey and drew a scarecrow on it.  Carrots fill up the rest of the pumpkin cup.  Grapes and a cookie round out his lunch.  (he does have a yogurt too).

Now to come up with an idea for tomorrow ----- stay tuned for a blog hop

Monday, October 27, 2014

Star Wars

Well G chose an Ewok for his Halloween costume this year.  He got to wear it twice this weekend to his schools Trunk or Treat and the annual "baby" group party. (none of them are babies anymore)
So I thought it would be fun to have a little star wars lunch today

Cheese sandwiches, Yoda and Darth Vader, turkey space ship and stars. Grapes, cookie, carrots and more turkey.

Here is my boo at Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOO - leftovers...

Simple lunch today.

Just some pasta left overs and BOO cut out in cheese. Carrots and grapes and a homemade chocolate chip cookie. (yes with the cheese over it)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Haunted House with Moon

Man I didn't think trying to keep lunches a tad bit more simple would be so hard.  I have so many great picks and extras for Halloween, its so hard not to use them.  UGH....

You can't even really tell what my lunch is today...

It's a haunted house, with bats and the man in the moon...

House and bats drawn (badly) on some bread, the moon is cheese (ha). The cookie is there, becuase frankly that is where it fit...  More moon cheeses, carrots and turkey rolled up (it would of been great with my spooky pick, oh well soon  I will try again).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hearbreak and still going

Yesterday we had a parent conference with G's teacher, and it came up again that he has been getting in trouble at lunch for "playing" with his food.  It was even suggested that I do something different and give him a regular sandwich.  Well I was devastated... this is what I do, this is what I love to do for him.  I know he likes it too, because after talking to him and telling him I had to stop, he was very sad. 

So, after a sleepless night, I decided not to stop.  I will be cutting back, they may not be as elaborate (as you see today), but this is a bonding thing for me and him and its important to me.  I am just hoping that this doesn't cause him to have a bad time at school.  Wish me luck.

So today we have a very toned down lunch.

Left over ravoli and meat ball in his thermos.  In the "snack" container.. Cracker, cookie, apples, carrots and Ghost cut cheese (that was me being a rebel, as I had told the teacher I would stop and hadn't emailed her yet to tell her I wasn't )

This journey may be a rough one this year, so hang in there with me.  I do have to give a little shout out to my friend at Bento Bloggers & Friends, for their kind words of support and making me see that I do have a choice :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ghost and Vampire...

We just got back from a great weekend visiting family and welcoming new a very special new member, and I realized I missed posting Thursday (we were away on Friday).

So to play a small amount of catch up...

Thursday - Ghost

Left over chicken nuggets and fries, with a cheese ghost on top.  Apple slices with a ghost pick.  Cookie and carrots.

Today - Vampire (well kind of)

The Vampire is red rice with turkey teeth and a eye ring (please cross fingers G doesn't get in trouble with them)  Fresh apples (we went picking this weekend so fun) with a haunted house pick.  A cookie is tucked in there also.  Cheese and carrot.  I just realized I totally forgot to pack his usual yogurt today... oops... hope he doesn't mind. 

Kidecals Label Review

I was so excited to be provided an opportunity to review labels from Kidecals (they did give me the labels, but all opinions are mine). What are Kidecals you ask... they are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe.  You can use these stickers on pretty much anything you can think of, they stick to anything (and stay stuck).  (The company does make more than just name labels, bonus)  Check out all the stuff they make.

I have to admit, I got them awhile ago and they have just been sitting around.  G even helped me design them, but I just wasn't sure what to label.  And then...... my son started his hockey league, and the first day out, someone took his stick and he lost his water bottle.  (We did sort out the stick thing, but still can't find the water bottle).  Well he was so upset about the stick (not the water bottle), he talked about it for a whole week.  Wasn't sure what I could do to keep another kid from picking up his stick by accident..... until I walked by the labels.  Lightbulb... I decided to use it one on his hockey stick.

I was worried that it wouldn't stay stuck with all the coldness, and from getting wet from the ice.  But low and behold to my delight it did (and still is).  I am now using them on everything hockey, jersey, inside his skates, even on on of his practice pucks.  And who can forget his new water bottle!

I can't tell you how impressed I am of them.  From the whole ordering process, so many to choose from.. to the performance of the labels. And who can forget the FREE shipping always.   I will definitely be going back to get more.  I hope you check them out too. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Skull and Jack-o-lantern

Tuesday - Skull

Rice, with an open face sandwich (turkey) skull
Grapes, Halloween gummies, carrots and cheese on a skull pick.

Wednesday - Jack - O - Lantern

Pizza pumpkin with provolone eyes, nose and mouth.
Carrots and Halloween gummies
Madarin oranges and a pumpkin (made) pick

Friday, October 10, 2014

Disposable lunch

G was supposed to have an emergency drill today (but the rain stopped it), which required him to have a disposable lunch.  They don't carry anything home that day and they don't want stuff rotting in lunch boxes over the long weekend.

So here is what I came up with today.

Halloween box, with drink, carrots, grapes and cookie, with a piece of turkey on top with a skelton drawn on it.