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25 November 2013

Thankful for ... Stink!

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If you’ve been around for a while or know us personally you probably know about John’s issues with reading. It frustrated him to the point of not wanting to even try for a long time … and then once he got better with focusing he seemed content to stick with the easy readers and picture books. The word “chapter” freaked him out.

Then we met Stink Moody.

Megan McDonald and Peter H Reynolds have my reluctant reader absolutely enthralled to the point of him not wanting to get the books out of the library — he needs to own them “for real forever.”

When it came time to start planning his one and only Thanksgiving-themed lunch for school this week I suggested that instead of the “norm” he pick something he’s thankful for. Since he had just finished his first Stink book the choice, for him, was obvious.

We’re both thankful for Stink!
Packed in his PlanetBox Rover, he has mini pumpkin muffins, turkey meatballs, a provolone Stink wearing a pilgrim hat, some candy corn & pumpkins, grapes hiding under cookies that spell out Stink, and a Thanksgiving Lunchbox Love Note.

It was John’s idea to have Stink celebrate Thanksgiving by wearing the pilgrim hat … and it was also his idea to have the hat removable so Stink’s “fun hair” could be seen, too:
I have a feeling this will be the first of many Stink lunches!

23 November 2013

50 Years of Doctor Who - Edible Geekery Blog Hop

On the 23rd of November in the year 1963 the Doctor and the TARDIS and all of time and space entered our lives. Fast-forward fifty years and the members of Edible Geekery have decided to celebrate with a blog hop! When you’re done here make sure you click on the button at the end to travel over to the next blog and so on and so forth until you end up back here!

Seeing as how I’ve already done over 50 Doctor Who lunches I decided to go a bit wibbly-wobbly for today. I still baked something … but nothing edible. Instead, John and I made ornaments!

This has to be the easiest recipe ever for ornament dough: just 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup of corn starch and 1 1/4 cups of water.
I used Wilton’s boy cutter for the basic shape of the Doctors and Rory, the girl cutter for Amy, an angel for the Weeping Angels and hand-cut the TARDIS, Adipose and Daleks by hand. Since each Doctor has unique features I embellished the individual figures with extra dough here and there. A drinking straw popped into the top of each made a hanging hole for later.
After they’ve dried (and, if baked, cooled), time to decorate! We didn’t have paints on hand so we grabbed thee ol’ Sharpies and went to town.
After a lot of giggles, we were done!
Doctors 1-3
10 & Adipose
11, Amy, Rory, TARDIS (John’s favorites)
Daleks & Weeping Angels

Now on to the edible portion of the hop … just click the button to go to Beneficial Bento!


21 November 2013

Weeping Angels

Since tomorrow is the 50th anniversary for Doctor Who (be sure to come back to see what we have going on!), John asked for Weeping Angels for school today. He has a weeping one and an attacking one drawn on provolone on top of tortellini:

"Don’t Blink" is also cut out of provolone. He also has Tings, yogurt raisins and a hard cooked egg.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow afternoon (@1:30pm est)!!!

18 November 2013

Nintendo Wii in a PlanetBox Shuttle

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John got an early Christmas present this year — a Nintendo Wii system! When he rolled the lunch idea die for today it landed on Games so a Wii lunch it is! Packed in his PlanetBox Shuttle, he has a pb&j controller and nunchuck, monterey cheese Wii, veggie sticks, dried berries, and a pack of Super Mario fruit snacks!

A Snacky Doctor Who Lunch

John is super excited about the Doctor Who 50th so asked for a snacky Who lunch from The Pandorica Opens today. The Doctor & Amy are drawn on monterey cheese & cut from a mini gingerbread man cutter. The CyberMan head is drawn on a hard cooked egg. He also has Turkey Bites, crackers, SnaPea Crisps, ranch dip, apple chips, blueberry Craisins & Sixlets all packed in his favorite snacky box from Lock & Lock.

15 November 2013

Happy Birthday, Jonny Lee Miller!

I don’t need a work lunch for tonight but it IS Jonny Lee Miller’s birthday so I made a Trainspotting lunch anyway. I still have to eat, after all.