Friday, December 6, 2013

The "let's build a snowman inside" lunch...

Hi everyone! If you tuned in for yesterday's post, then you know my family and I were hoping for a winter wonderland outside when we awoke this morning. Well, no snow filled winter wonderland, but we did receive a fair amount of ice...not really garnering the same amount of excitement from the kids as the white fluffy stuff. However, the schools are closed today, so they were quite happy about that. Thankfully, the ice was not heavy enough to cause any damage to power lines or trees, so we still have electricity. So, we may not be able to build a snowman outside, but we can all have a big cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream inside. Oh yeah!!!

Since Z was disappointed that we could not go outside and build a snowman, I decided to make him a snowman for lunch. I know, I know.....definitely not the same thing. But, as parents, sometimes we just have to improvise, don't we? I had this cute snowman scrapbook paper and thought it was a really fun backdrop for a snowman lunch.

This is such a simple lunch to special cutting tools needed.

In this lunch:
*jumbo orange silicone cup with homemade tuna casserole- This is the sun for our happy snow family.
*blue "clouds" with blueberries and 3 blue organic fruit snacks
*sweet peas and Applegate hotdog with black olive "buttons" for the snowman body
*mini marshmallows for some added snow
*linked to:Becoming a Bentoholic/ Leftovers on Friday
*linked to:Eats Amazing/ Fun Food Friday

Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday

Some of the things I used to make this lunch:


  1. The lunch is so cute. That's very creative how you made the snowman. I have not made tuna casserole in quite some time. I'll make some later this week for my daughter. She does love tuna.

    I should be getting my sandwich cutter today. I ordered it through your affiliate link. I'll let you know how I like it. :) I do believe I'm more excited about that cutter than my daughter. :)

    This is completely off topic but I had a chance to look at your about page. I'm really impressed with what you do at your local prison. I do outreach work for our Lutheran churches Food Closet and the Homeless Shelter where we prepare meals.

  2. Thanks, Opal. My kids love tuna any way I fix it. My kids like a tuna croquette that I make, too. Z won't eat them cold or I would put them in his lunch. Thanks for ordering the Funbites! There's a little bit of a learning curve with I using it, but I'm sure you will figure it out. Yes, my prison ministry is very near and dear to my heart. You do a very wonderful work, too. The prison is very special part of my life. I'm sure you know exactly how I feel.