As of October 2015 all new lunches will only be posted on Instagram (and shared on Twitter).

26 June 2013

Happy Birthday to Jason Schwartzman!

To celebrate Jason Schwartzman on his birthday I'm revisiting one of my favorites: Rushmore!
Mac & cheese & veggies with cheese art & letters, cut up sausage & some ice cream ... because what's a birthday without ice cream?



19 June 2013

Edible Lovefest for Being Human's Hal Yorke



An edible lovefest for Hal Yorke — Damien Molony’s character in Being Human:
Chicken & pineapple mac & cheese (don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.
Provolone palm trees (for Honolulu Heights), quote and dominoes.
And even with the ice cream (perfectly portioned in a cup from AllThingsForSale) and red velvet petit fours …. 588 calories total!

18 June 2013

Eleventh Hour



John wanted one of his favorite scenes from Doctor Who for his last packed lunch of first grade:

17 June 2013

Lightning ... Again ...




Lightning McQueen is still a favorite for my first grader … who only has two more packed lunches left as a first grader!!!

13 June 2013

Happy Birthday to my Minecraft fan!


A birthday lunch for my seven year old! PB & J heart sandwiches, grapes, Omega-3 gummies in the little case, Pringles, and a Creeper cupcake.

12 June 2013

Craig! Craig? Breakfast. It's normal. Craig?

Today marks the third anniversary of the original airdate of “The Lodger” — one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes! My best friend & I watched it together in the middle of the night (followed by “Closing Time”) and I had to make a lunch … errr … breakfast. (I even used one of her recipes!)

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10 June 2013

Share The Love With Lunchbox Love!

The wonderful folks at SayPlease recently sent me a wonderful present — and then said that they would do the same for one of my readers!

What I received was a pack of four Lunchbox Love sets — two for Camp (since the summer school program John is doing this year is more day-camp than school in feel), For Those You Appreciate, and For Loved Ones. The notes are about the size of gift cards and fit perfectly in a lunch box, gym bag, snuck in as a bookmark, or left just laying around to surprise someone. Each has a loving message on the front and quote or bit of trivia on the back (John loves the trivia ones — especially if they’re about gross things or animals!)


All you need to do to win your own set is leave a comment about a surprise note you have received — or would like to receive!  One comment is all it takes and then on Monday June 17th I will use random.org to pick a winner! (Please make sure that you sign in to comment using an email address I can contact you at — otherwise I will have to pick again.)

09 June 2013

The IT Crowd for me ... snacky for him


John and I decided to split the leftover wings we had for dinner tonight for our work and school lunches tomorrow. Mine with some pasta and Moss in my new black+blum Box Appetit … his with his typical lunchbox go-withs and a Lunchbox Love note from SayPlease. Stop back by tomorrow and I’ll be having a giveaway so you can get some Lunchbox Love of your own!

07 June 2013

Fix It Felix


John’s Friday lunch! The Lunchbox Love note from SayPlease went perfectly with Fix It Felix.