Wednesday, January 25, 2017

the Green Umbrella - a Literary Lunch

Elephant takes a walk in the rain with his green umbrella when he is encountering several other animals claiming to have had adventures with HIS umbrella. Has his umbrella really been on all these adventures? Find out in Jackie Azua Kramer's new book THE GREEN UMBRELLA , illustrated by Maral Sassouni.

We made a snack for any Umbrella adventure:
  • the Green Umbrella cold cut sandwich covered in spinach
  • Elephant sandwich cheese sandwich surrounded by cat in a tea cup, bear and old rabbit
  • night clouds of popcorn and blueberries and 
  • a cheese moon to light the way into their next adventure

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lunch for Mama

I haven't made myself lunch in a long time but we have a team meeting today for a non-profit that I volunteer with and it is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). I wanted to think a little outside the box and pack something light but filling.

I used my Easylunchboxes and packed:
  • almonds
  • Larabar Bites
  • carrot sticks
  • an egg with salt and pepper
  • cheese cubes
  • and two mini cream cheese bagels
I am so glad I packed a large lunch because I had no time for breakfast and was able to eat breakfast and lunch thanks to packing food!

What's your favorite to-go food?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Nian Monster - a Literary Lunch

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It has been quiet on the blog lately but I am back and my lunches and Literary Lunches will be posting again regularly! To start off the new year, this Literary Lunch celebrates the Chinese New Year which starts on January 28th.

What would you do if a beast with horns, scales and wide, wicked jaws showed up in the midst of your family preparing a new year celebration? That is exactly the problem Xingling faces when the Nian Monster suddenly appears outside her kitchen. Will Xingling be able to tame the monster by feeding it traditional food? Find out in Andrea Wang's new book THE NIAN MONSTER!

We packed a lunch to satisfy any mythical beast:
  • a helping of long-life noodles with fish for good fortune
  • a mini Xingling made of cheese and spinach
  • a sweet peanut butter "rice cake" made from bread and peanut butter
  • and sweet apples with firework sprinkles


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