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28 July 2014

Phineas & Ferb's Agent P in a PlanetBox Rover

Since there are, after all, 104 days of summer vacation (give or take), we've been watching a lot of Phineas & Ferb lately. We even sang the theme song on the way home from the pool yesterday -- well, as much of it as we could remember! This morning I walked over to the grocery store and while there stumbled on a box of Phineas & Ferb Fruit Snacks. I had to get them! He's had a couple of P&F themed lunches in the past but it's been a long time and repeating favorites isn't a bad thing. I do think, though, that this is the first time I've pulled off a decent Agent P so he'll be a happy boy when he opens his PlanetBox Rover tomorrow!
Agent P is drawn on a good ol' PB&J sandwich. His name is spelled out of Scrabble Jr CheezIts on top of SnaPea Crisps. He also has grapes and a pack of Phineas & Ferb Fruit Snacks.

13 July 2014

Olaf from Frozen

John was thrilled when I told him that Frozen was available on Starz! We went and saw it in the theater when it first came out and he was so excited to see it again ... and to get another Olaf lunch out of the deal.

Olaf is peanut butter and jelly. His name is alphabet cookies. He also has pretzel sticks,  grapes and Bugles.

09 July 2014

Sara Stanley - The Story Girl

Lately I've been rewatching Road To Avonlea. It's one of my absolute favorite series based on stories by one of my absolute favorite authors -- Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series follows The Story Girl and The Golden Road (although, of course, taking quite a few detours and major plot changes along the way).

My lunch for work tonight was inspired by the character of Sara Stanley -- The Story Girl, herself.

I started by drawing Sara on a slice of provolone cheese. I used food gel for her dress and ribbon and natural powders for the rest.All of the drawing was done using a simple toothpick (or 6).

In one of our Laptop Lunch boxes, I placed the image on a bed of broccoli with letters cut out of colby jack cheese. The top right container has some yogurt. The bottom right container has some bacon slices.

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07 July 2014

Bart Simpson in a PlanetBox

John starts the SayYes Summer School program today and is taking his PlanetBox Rover. It is packed with SnaPea Crisps and Buffalo Ranch dressing, grapes, peaches, Goldfish and a bologna sandwich with cheese Bart Simpson and chalkboard.
Bart and the chalkboard were drawn using natural food powders. The writing on the chalkboard was written with white food gel.

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25 June 2014

Cheese-Veggie-Egg Pie with Ham "Crust"

I was looking at a lot of different crustless quiche and frittata recipes online and none of them were quite what I thought I was looking for. It was horribly hot and humid and I didn't really want to turn on the oven ... so the microwave, a silicone quiche dish, and a little creativity to the rescue! It totally satisfied my craving!

Packed in my beloved EasyLunchbox with a light english muffin (it was a high carb day for my carb cycling) and cream cheese:
Whole Pie: 810 calories, 52 fat, 70 protein, 18 carbs, 2 fiber (I packed 1/3 of the pie in the lunch)

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