Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Snack for the class

Its G's turn to take snack to school today.... you know I couldn't just send in a bag of pretzels... so...

I made the homemade chedar crackers that I posted about the other day and.. then it went from there...

I sure hope I sent enough for a snack...

They have

 Cheddar crackers in the shapes of bats, ghosts, and pumpkins, sitting in a paper halloween cupcake liner.  Then we have celery and carrots on a pumpkin stick.  Natural no sugar added apple sauce, that I drew a jack o lantern face on and last but not least a Mummy juice box.

I packaged them all up in spider boxes, with the napkin and spoon wrapped with a spider ring.

fun fun...

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!

We are back in school today :)  I am sure the kids will be jumping... after being cooped up at home for 4 days with the storm and then with it being halloween.  I am glad I am not a classroom teacher anymore.....

For lunch today G has...

a pumpkin cheese sandwich, a yogurt with a ghost drawn on it... some roast beef in the orange suitcase.. some candy corn... a rice crispie ghost with m and ms.. bat apples on a spider stick and some pumpkin seeds.

Here is my cutie going to school.. He is a monster by day.... and tongith the big costume is a JET...

Here is is trying it on (he will have something else on besides bear jammies tonight)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Well we have had an exciting past couple of days....  We live on the eastern shore of MD, right in the way of that nice storm called Sandy.  We have been lucky in my neighborhood, my house never really lost power for more than 10 mins.. no tree hit my house, no flooding... but as for Ocean City and Salisbury, I can't say the same... I have only seen pictures, but they look kind of bad.  We haven't had school, so no lunches to send....

I did make some homemade cheddar crackers for G's special snack day tomorrow (hopefully he will go)

They turned out really cute....

In case you want the recipe.. it was super simple...


  • 8 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded ( I used white vermont sharp)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine, Cut Into Cubes (I stuck it in the freezer for a bit after cutting)
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt (Just eyeballed this)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (also eyeballed)
  • 2 - 4 teaspoons Cold Water (I ended up using 4.. I think I might of added a bit more cheese) 
  • Instructions

    mix  cheese, flour, salt, onion powder  and butter together with a mixer (or  food processor)until the mixed.. will be clumpy
    Mix in water, 1 teaspoon at a time.
    Use hands to mix the dough if needed

    Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes. 
    Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until crispy. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

P is for Pizza

P is for Pizza... G is talking about pizza at school today.. so I had to send him with a pizza. (sorry for the BAD photo)

Small homemade pizza (just cheese), apples on a pumpkin pick, Cheddar cheese P's with crackers, celery and a cookie.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


G complained that I didn't let him buy lunch yesterday because it was Pancakes... so I thought hey that goes with my theme, so why not send him with some pancakes... they will be not so warm when he eats them but he seems to not care... so I'm not worried...

I had to make the pancakes cute so I cut out some P's from 3 of them.. added some bacon (his favorite) a cookie and some oranges and lunch was done.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

P is for Pig

G came home with a great big huge pink pig (should of taken a picture of it.. i'll have to remember to go back and do that), that art worked sparked today's lunch

P is for P

The pig is a cheese sandwich with the pig cut out of the bread round.... have to try to mix it up...  details drawn with my food makers.  In the orange container he has some roast beef...(ham might of bee funnier for me ;)  he has carrott sticks, oranges and a cookie stuck in on that side too...
Then his yogurt and juice.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Start of the letter P

Yesterday G begged me to buy lunch, school was having chicken nuggets so I let him... easy for me...

so today I asked him to give me a word that started with P and he said the Pumpkin patch.  We just went this weekend and had a blast so I said of course...

here is my cutie at the pumpkin patch (yes it's October and warm enough to still have shorts on.. crazy)

Here is today's lunch
Veggie Rice with cheese pumpkins, a pumpkin pick with carrots.  Mandarin oranges, turkey and cheese letter Ps (I think he has a cookie hiding under the pumpkin cup)  He also has a yogurt and juice box.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

End of F week(s)

No school for G tomorrow so today was the last day for working on the letter F....
I asked him what he wanted and he said... a fighter jet..... so....

I still had some fighter jets left over in the freezer from his birthday party (I normally would not give him that much sweet for school, but .... )

F and 4 are "grilled" cheese sandwiches , he has apple 4 and the apple slices with the 4's cut out.
4 chicken nuggets and strawberry yogurt with sprinkles.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Flowers and Fruit (sort of)

Continuing on with F week....

G requested rice again, hey if he is going to eat I'm happy to give him what he wants.  So he has a ground of rice with Chicken nugget flowers growing.  Apples cut into flowers.   Celery sticks, on a spider stick (requested) and in an orange cup, gummies in a cherry cup.  And hidden cheese flowers in his orange "suitcase"  He has a yogurt and fruit juice box too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

F is for Feelings

Today we are back to F lunches.  G is contunining the letter F this week as he only had 4 days last week and only 4 days this week.

They talk about feelings every morning so I thought we would make a feeling lunch.  I asked G to come and help me and show me feeling faces and what feeling they went with.
He showed me (man I should of taken photos of them, shoot) happy, sad, mad and scared.

The faces are cheddar cheese on crackers.  He has grapes on a spider stick (to help him be scared) Turkey with a happy bear pick, a cookie to make him smile and cream cheese with celery.  I also added a Go Gurt and fruit juice.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Brave Cowboy

G wanted to take a break from the F lunches today, so he brought me one of his favorite books
The Brave Cowboy .  The special thing about this book is that it was also G's daddy's favorite book when he was a boy.  They love to share it together and it just warms my heart.

If I had not left making lunches to last min on a Monday morning I would of tried to recreate that cute little cowboy on the cover, but since I did leave it till last min... this is what he got.

He requested blue sky and green grass rice.... a Swiss cowboy hat, a cheddar cowboy boot.  Broccoli, more cheddar and roast beef, orange segments and a cookie..  I added a go gurt and juice to his lunch box too. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

F is for Fish

Fish day :)

Blue rice water, Cheddar Fish word, a hard boiled egg Fish.  Cheddar and turkey with a fish ring on top, goldfish crackers.  A cookie, carrots and apple slices.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

F is for Fire

G was sick on Wednesday.. so no school for him and a low key lunch at home.  :( poor thing.
Back to school Thursday so a new cool lunch.  I knew that it was Fire prevention week at school as long as the letter F, so I tried to combine both with this fire lunch

The fire is swiss and cheddar cheese as is the word Fire, the logs are pretzels.  He has his yogurt added on that side too.  On the other side he has crackers and a cookie, roast beef and cheese roll ups, apple slices and celery with cream cheese. 
On after thought I should of added some mini marshmallows too.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

F Week

G is working on F words this week....

So today I started with Football, seemed to fit with the season and all.

Football sandwich, roast beef and cheddar.  F cheddar cheese, yogurt, grapes, cheetos, carrots and a cookie.

Friday, October 5, 2012

S is for Sailboat

Last day for S... so... I used as many S things as I could think of

Sailboat Sandwich (turkey and cheese), S waves (cheese)  a surprise in the suitcase (chicken nugget)
Spider-man gummies.... a Sun yogurt

and then he has carrots and grapes.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

S is for Sunflowers

G's art project yesterday was... you guessed it a Sunflower. So I had to make some sunflowers today..

Sunflowers are cheese and celery with the centers drawn in.  He has turkey and crackers (I think a cookie is hiding in there too.) Grapes and his yogurt.

I heard it rattling around on the way to school, so I am sure it did NOT look like this when he got there, I hope he can figure out what it was supposed to be.

on a side note it was dress like an animal today at school.. So I made him a simple frog costume and have to share how cute he looked.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

S is for Snakes

G brought home a paper that had snakes on it, so I had to do a snake lunch.. it's kind of a stretch, but he thinks it is cute

The snakes are hot dogs cut into strips and cooked so they curled.  He has cheese S's Swiss and cheddar.  Carrots, yogurt and Strawberries.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

S word of the day... SUN

To continue on with words that start with S.. I decided a sun would be easy to do.....  that was of course in my mind.. I didn't have a sun cutter so I decided to cut out the rays... took way longer and not as perfect as was in my mind.

But when G saw it he said its a sunny day lunch.

He has a cheese sun with a piece of bred in a circle.. A cheese S. Grapes on a stick.  In the little suitcase are "sun" pieces of cheese and turkey.  He has carrots, doritos and a cookie.  He also has a Go Gurt and  a Juice box.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Words with and S week

G is studying words that start with S this week.. so I am going to try to do lunches of S things....

To start it off, its a spider... G was really into seeing all the spider decorations that have been popping up. So I thought that was a good place to start.

Spider web bread, cheese with new edible markers spider.  A cheese S...

turkey and cheese, Doritos, a cookie hiding... grapes on a stick and broccoli.

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