Friday, August 15, 2008

Our Wild Life

AJ asked for "gingerbread men" cookies when it was his turn to bring snack to camp, so we made gingerbread men and handprint shaped sugar cookies instead. Unfortunately his camp was rained out 3 times in a row, so we decided to eat them ourselves. I'll have to come up with something else for next week.


Boys' lunch: roasted
vegetable pizza; banana;
carrot; cucumber.

Trader Joe's makes an
inexpensive frozen
dairy-free roasted
vegetable pizza that
we love.


Lunch: cinnamon toast;
blueberries; cucumber;
chickpea salad; carrots;
blanched spinach.

(Yes, that is toast on
Nate's fork in his left

Ryan decided to make
one of his Iron Chef
creations again. But
this time he wanted
to plan out a recipe
first. He drew this
chart with ingredients:
2 Craisins, cucumber,
yellow wax beans,
grapes, black sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar.

He loves to
pose with
a very
he shows
off his

We all
and it

Dinner: corn on
the cob; mashed
potatoes; spicy
baked tofu;

Husband's lunch: mashed potatoes; spicy eggplant; grapes; stuffing; cashews & Craisins; tomatoes & cucumbers w/balsamic vinegar; baked tofu.

Farm share: 2 dozen stems kale, carrots, 1 onion, 1 watermelon, 1 cantaloupe, 1 purple cabbage, 1 bunch scallions, 1 pint orange cherry tomatoes, 1/2 pint blueberries, 1 orange tomato, cilantro, 2 hot peppers, 2 green bell peppers, 3 small eggplant, 5 ears corn.


Nate is ready to go!
We are very fortunate
to live less than a mile
from the New England
Wildflower Society's
Garden In The Woods.
We met a friend and her
boys there and walked
the trails.

They are currently
showcasing the Big
Bugs art exhibit.

Here's Ryan with
a giant ladybug.

The afternoon mail brought some new bento box goodies! There are some flag food picks, fruit sauce containers, small square rice ball shaper, Chip & Dale snack bento, sea animal spoons & forks, a mini bundt silicon cup, 3 flower food cutters, and a Thomas The Tank Engine bento for Nate.


Dada & AJ were out
running business
errands, so I made a
"picnic" dinner for
Ryan and Nate to
share: mini vegetable
potstickers; quartered
wheat pita bread;
Nate's meatless
meatballs; carrot sticks; cherry tomatoes; diced pineapple & mango; blueberries; cucumber.

While they were out my husband picked up a Rubbermaid ice blanket at REI that I can cut into small portions for the boys' lunchboxes this fall. So cheap too. Hooray!


Jennifer said...

1st - I enjoy your blog :) 2d - where did you find the Thomas the Train Bento??? That would be such a hit at our place!!!!

veganf said...

I finally resorted to eBay for the Thomas bento. If you keep watching "thomas bento" auctions once a week you'll likely have a good deal come along soon.

Angela said...

You make such good looking lunches! Where do you order your bento box goodies from? Do you have any website you would suggest?