Thursday, September 13, 2012

Roald Dahl Day!

Today is Roald Dahl Day! It's the author & inventor's birthday :) It also happens to be International Chocolate Day, how perfect is that? 
Of course I had to make my little bookworms celebratory lunches!
I filled Bella's EasyLunchbox with references to a few of the Roald Dahl books she's read. Can you guess which ones?

Roald Dahl Day bento lunch
  • A peach silicone cup full of green grapes represents the little green things in James and the Giant Peach, and sits atop more green grapes.
  • Golden tomatoes and cucumber chunks are skewered on candy picks for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There's also a little birthday hat pick in one of the tomatoes, for the author's birthday :)
  • I wrote Golden Ticket on a yellow-lidded EasyLunchboxes Mini Dipper (with dry erase marker) and filled it with fresh diced peaches - a reference to both the aforementioned books.
  • A squirrel with a nut silicone cup holds a chocolate dipped peanut butter ball I made. Got to have some chocolate in there!
  • Ham & cheese sandwich books topped with alphabet picks represent her favourite book, Matilda.
Roald Dahl Day bento lunch
I love the book sandwiches. Bella had requested a Matilda lunch, and boy did I wrack my brain over what to make!  The only food I could think of was Bruce Bogtrotter's chocolate cake, and Chocolate Day or not, I wasn't giving her a lunch full of cake! Plus it was late last night when I started thinking about today's lunch, and I didn't feel like baking :) Then this morning, the gloriumptous book idea came to me, wheee!

To make the book sandwiches, I rolled bread flat, wrapped it around slices of cheese and ham "pages", and secured it with alphabet picks. I think I did a whiz-bang job! Bella knew right away what they were :)

Update: I made a new book bento for Dahl Day 2014, with even better bookwiches!


Pickle's pickiness doesn't give me much to work with. He chose an ice cream cone Lunch Punch for his sandwich. He takes 2 yogurts now, one for lunch, one for snack. One is in a little Tupperware cup because I only had one individual Chobani Champion. I added a few words to the top of it, in reference to another Dahl favourite: Danny, the Champion of the World :)


I'm a longtime Roald Dahl fan, so making this lunch was phiz-whizzing fun for me! I was inspired to get out my old Roald Dahl Club Great Big Box I've had since I was young and have a look through it, for old times' sake. Sorry, can't show you what's inside - members only :) That's my Charter Member Peach Stone and Club Pin on top though,  still got 'em!

Oooh, if you're a fan too, you'll like this... While trying to think of ideas for the Matilda lunch, I wandered around the web and stumbled upon a marvelous blog: Yummy Books. A food blog inspired by books, yes, please! 

And don't miss these scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl Day lunches by some of my bento blogger friends:

Have a splendiferous Roald Dahl Day!



  1. Very cute! Love the squirrel.

  2. Fantastic lunches! The sandwich book is so NEAT!!

    1. Thanks! I think they'd look great with white cheddar and brown bread - next time!

  3. The books are my favorite.

  4. LOVE!!! Book sandwiches rock!

  5. Wow! You fit some many books into your wonderful lunch! Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.


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