Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 234

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week!

Want to join in?

Just choose a bento (please, just one bento or post or link) you've made from the last week you want to share, copy the URL of that post from your blog (you may need to click on the title to get it), and enter it into the linky below.

Click on the "Add Your Link" button to add yours and follow the steps, it's simple, I promise!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How to Make a Dragon Sandwich

With the upcoming release of How to Train Your Dragon 2, we're getting ready for our Dragon viewing party, #DragonsMovieNight.  And what would be a better accompaniment than a dragon sandwich?


Our dragon sandwich only requires one special tool that I lucked out and found at our local dollar store,  a DinoBytes cutter.  It's only $1 and does an awesome job trimming off just the crusts (which Dante dog hangs out in the kitchen and waits for anyhow).  Besides your dragon sandwich, there are lots of points in life where a dinosaur sandwich can make you happy, so you need one in your collection!


How to Make a Dragon Sandwich:
  • Cut the bread and meat using your dinosaur cutter. Make your basic dino sandwich (no cheese) but leave off the top bread. Cut a piece of cheese into rectangular strips. They don't have to be perfect, just square-ish so they can be the dragon spikes! Overlap the cheese down the dino's back so that triangles will stick out when you put the next piece of bread on top.
  • Top with the second piece of bread.
  • Using some of the extra meat or cheese, cut a swoopy wing to stick on top. (I used some of the leftover meat that was mostly shaped from the cutter.)
  • Add a sugar eye to your dragon's face.
  • Cut a carrot into thin strips to make fire from your dragon's mouth and serve!

Want to win a copy of How to Train Your Dragon 2?  Hop over to my personal blog for a DVD giveaway!

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of How to Train Your Dragon 2 for myself and a copy to giveaway as part of my relationship with Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions expressed are my own.  This tutorial was designed in conjunction with the DragonsMovieNight promotion!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 233

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week!

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Just choose a bento (please, just one bento or post or link) you've made from the last week you want to share, copy the URL of that post from your blog (you may need to click on the title to get it), and enter it into the linky below.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

New Fiber One Snacks at Target #FiberOne

This week, the kids and I are testing out the new Fiber One snacks from Target.  We've worked with them before, as part of our relationship with General Mills through Platefull Coop and have always been impressed with their offerings (my favorite was the salted caramel bars awhile back).  This time, we have the Fiber One Meal Bars, the Fiber One Streusel bars and the Fiber One Cookies to sample!


Find Fiber One Meal Bars in the nutrition aisle! Curb hunger with a Fiber One Meal Bar – 10 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Take one easy step closer to a healthier lifestyle with a bar that makes every delicious bite count!


For an on-the-go breakfast, or an anytime snack, Fiber One Streusel is a delicious streusel bar made with a brown sugar and oats topping over a real fruit filling, with 20% daily value of fiber*, 150 calories per bar, and 12 grams whole grain.


Fiber One Cookie are a delightfully soft and chewy cookie that you can feel good about. A classic favorite baked with delicious chunks of chocolate - each cookie contains 20% of your Daily Value of Fiber and is individually packaged for easy on-the-go convenience.

Why do we love the Fiber One snacks so much?  Because the kids are always off to some sort of activity and need to take snacks along with them!  Each snack is individually packed and full of yummy goodness, perfect for busy kids who need energy!

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 232

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Extra Adorable, Extra Easy Owl Sandwich

We are all about owls around here, especially really really cute owls.  And we love easy lunch ideas, like this owl below!


Want to learn how to make him?  I'm over on Kids Activity Blog showing you how, with step by step instructions and no special tools needed!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hormel October - What's for Dinner on Halloween?


I absolutely adore Halloween.  Despite not blogging a lot of Halloween related lunches this year, I'm still really excited about it.

The house is decorated and I added in an awesome set of spider candles to the rest of our plan.  Faith is going to be the Mad Hatter this year and Ben is going to be Groot, leaving the question, "Should he say trick or treat or I am Groot?"  We also are having friends come over for dinner and trick or treating with us, which will make it that much more fun!

Depending on the year, we have a few Halloween dinner ideas.  When it's just the four of us, we typically do pizza or mummy dogs.  But when we have friends over, we opt for something easier to make for a larger group, like chili.


This year, we are having yummy crockpot BBQ sandwiches, from Lloyds Barbecue!  I chose the pork version and bought three containers.  While you can heat it up in a variety of ways, I didn't want to think about it, so we took it out of the original containers and put it in the crockpot on low.  For sides, we opted for a baked macaroni and cheese with a crumbly topping and chips & dip.

Why no dessert?  5 kids, all trick or treating, and there is plenty of candy to be had!

What's your go-to Halloween meal?

Disclosure: I have received product and information from Hormel Foods in exchange for being a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. All opinions expressed within the post are my own.
 

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