But first, the school lunches. We woke up to snow on the ground! Not really picnic weather... but I had already planned a teddy bear picnic...
... for Bella's EasyLunchbox :) Cheddar bears try to climb cracker stick tree trunks in the broccoli woods (to get the honey those bees might be hovering around?) A group of chocolate teddy graham bears sit in a clearing watching some cheddar bears fishing in the lake (blue box containing spiced almonds). On the side a patch of mushrooms (box containing a taffy treat) sit in the middle of a field (of lemon-lime gelatin), near a patch of tomato and carrot blossoms :) Bella giggled at the story, and carried her lunch bag in her hand instead of her backpack so she wouldn't disturb her bears :)
There's a tot-sized Nibble Tray version I forgot to include here ✿
Beanstalk is in love with his PlanetBox, and wants it every day. Of course I just bought 3 more Lock & Lock 4 Square bento boxes for him too ... Murphy's Law right? He has yogurt raisins, ham swords (he mentioned yesterday that he really like the swords - hey, spam my comments with any sci-fi-ish food pick links you know of!) Honeycrisp apple wedges, pretzel & cheese goldfish crackers + a couple of Wheat Stix to try, and 2 chocolates for treat.
It's Tuesday, breakfast for lunch day at school, and Pickle wanted the pancakes, but he also wanted a peanut butter sandwich from home - he doesn't like the sausage and fruit that come with the school lunch. He does like the individual containers of Yami yogurt and juice though, I don't think he needs a sandwich - but I packed him one anyways :)
Three for the Road
Sprout & Birdie got a picnic lunch of cracker sticks, cheddar bears, carrot bears, peanut butter sandwich bears, grapes, and a bear egg for Birdie. The bear's ears didn't really come out - I guess the egg was on the small side :)
Lunch for The Man was not nearly as cute, but, nutritionally balanced, I think :)
Ham & swiss + chicken & cheddar bagelwiches with a smidgen of mayo, carrots, golden tomatoes, grapes on the vine, and hard-cooked eggs.
FYI : Thermos 9 Cube Ice Mats are a perfect fit in the EasyLunchbox cooler:
I got lots of painting done with my little busybodies out of the house! I'm not quite finished yet, but Sailor Boy will help me after the sproutlets are asleep. This kitchen facelift has turned out to be a bigger job than I thought it would be ... especially since I keep making more work for myself - like today, when I impulsively decided to paint the kitchen island Granny Smith apple green :)
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Some of the stuff I used to pack these Lunches: