Thursday, August 25, 2016

Make a Peanut Butter Puppy Waffle-wich Bento

What were your favorite things to take in your lunchbox as a kid?  Mine was always peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Actually, I still love peanut butter and jelly, but I love playing around with different flavors and combos in my sandwich too.

We started working on some fun back-to-school ideas, which also worked well for Ben's summer  soccer camp lunches.  Out of all of different ideas, we are really loving this Puppy Wafflewich Bento, which gives a fun spin on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Yummy whole grain waffles are topped with Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter and strawberry jam for a great twist and a cute puppy is constructed from your lunchbox fruits!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's All About Soccer--Camp, Lunch & More Fun

Over the years, we've developed a great system for camp lunches, all of which depend on the inside/outside factor.  Soccer camp fits decisively in the outside category.  The freezer is my extra special friend for this week.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More Soccer Camp Lunch Fun!

Out of all the soccer camp lunches, this one was probably my favorite and the boy's too!

Because of camp, I didn't want anything too fussy with picks and pieces to remember, but I still wanted something a little bit fun.  This monster face is extra easy to make, just a few quick cuts with kitchen scissors or a knife, plus a few edible features.

Monday, August 22, 2016

More Soccer Camp Lunches!

Soccer camp kept the boy busy all last week and provided plenty of summer bento lunch opportunities.  The way the day is structured, the kids have multiple snack and water breaks during the day, along with an hour for lunch and free play.  Since there's so much running, we didn't watch a huge lunchtime meal, but opted for high protein meals, along with plenty of snacks for the day.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Carbonara {Recipe}

Originally published on my personal blog, November 2013:

Spaghetti carbonara is my newest go-to recipe for a quick and easy meal.  It's yummy, it's got bacon, it's got cheese, and it can be on the table in less than a half hour.

And lest you think I'm lying about it, the recipe is only 4 ingredients plus the pasta of your choice.  Don't believe me?  Try it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Soccer Camp Lunches for My Boy

The boy is off to soccer camp this week!  It's daily, 9am to 4pm, and I am loving it.  He's having a blast and, as an added bonus, he is tired and ready for bed fairly early each night.

He does need to take lunch to camp, so we've actually been packing a cooler each night to make sure he has enough food, enough water, and enough ice to keep it all cold.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Snacktime with The BFG

Have you seen The BFG yet?

The kids both read the book years ago and we were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of it back in June, a couple of weeks before it was released.  It's a great movie and we all really enjoyed it.  Disney did a great job staying true to the book, which has been a favorite of both my kids.  We decided that the only response to seeing The BFG movie was a reread of The BFG book and matching snack food!


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