Friday, August 27, 2010

Munch gets her turn

I had bought these containers with Munch in mind, but had taken the first crack at it for some snacks at work.  Last weekend though, I put lunch for Munch inside one so she could go dippin’ crazy!
2010_08250002 Along the left side are cream cheese/jelly sandwich sushi rolls, some apple slices for dipping in the peanut butter in the middle compartment and in the top corner, Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Bunnies.

In this lunch:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Weekend Picnic

Last Saturday, Munch and I had some fun stuff planned and I didn't want to take the time or spend the money  looking for food on the run.  So I packed us a lunch to take!!

On Nature's Own Whole Wheat Rounds, I have a turkey and cheese sandwich and Munch has PB&J.  Also in the large compartment is a Babybel for her.  Going clockwise, we have some cheddar cheese chunks and red seedless grapes.  Next up are some Annie's cheddar bunny snack mix.

I packed it all up in our Easy Lunchbox cooler.  We were able to fit the Easy Luncbox container, two bottles of water and a sippy cup of ice.

Ready for our picnic lunch!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's For Lunch Wednesday - Debut of Laptop Lunchbox!!

I ordered my Laptop Lunch set quite awhile ago and have used the individual containers here and there.  However, I was having trouble seeing myself using it at work.  The appeal for kids is obvious but would it be weird for a grown-up?  I didn't get the carrier, just the box, so transporting was also a challenge. 

Then last night I made a quick fruit salad and really wanted to include it in my lunch today.  A quick glance through my super-modest bento box stash and the best option was the Laptop Lunch.  So I went for it.


In the top container is some fruit salad, next to that the last of the vegan banana nut bread.  It was so good!
Below that turkey & cheese on a Nature's Own Sandwich Round and then pretzel sticks and chunks of cheddar and monterey jack cheese.

I was very impressed with how well everything stayed put inside.  Munch likes to carry my lunch bag (I found one to fit my Laptop Lunch!) and as you can imagine it was tipped, swung around and probably dropped on the walk from our door to the car.  Nothing inside was out of place!

Since its back to school time, Laptop Lunches has released their new 2010 styles.  You should definitely check them out!

This post is linked to What's for Lunch Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hole in One

Were you expecting a golf theme?  Nope!  Just a new container I came across in the Dollar Spot at Target.  It has a nifty compartment right in the center for dips!!  It even has its own separate lid.  Munch is a huge fan of dipping so I thought it would be perfect for her!

Bummer for Munch I got to it first!!  I had some leftover pasta for lunch but wanted to have a snack or two for later.  I'm still infatuated with hummus so I knew I definitely wanted to include it.  Ding ding!!  What an opportunity to use the new dippy container!!

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In the middle compartment is spinach & artichoke hummus, around the sides are honey wheat pretzel sticks and a couple pieces of the vegan banana nut bread Munch and I picked up at the farmer's market this weekend.

With the lid to the middle compartment off
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It was an awesome snack!

Also used in this bento:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - I *heart* U

Things are slowly getting back to normal at our house.  Hubby's family was visiting last week and we're starting to remember our old routine again!

I got a new muffin tin from Avon and was excited to try it out.  It's actually a muffin TOP pan!

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As you can see, Munch was excited too and didn't want to wait for me to get a picture! 

I used pretzel sticks to make the "I" & "U" and a heart-shaped cream cheese & jelly sandwich in the middle to complete my message.  Below that are some Annie's organic cheddar bunnies , a Babybel (Munch LOVES opening them all by herself!) and some blueberries.

This post is linked to Muffin Tin Monday at Muffin Tin Mom.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Taking a small timeout

I am not sure how much I will be posting for the next little while.  My grandfather passed away last week.  Munch and I flew up to MI to be with before he left us and Hubby joined us for the funeral.  We got back late Monday night and since its was such a rush to leave, things at both work and home are beyond backed up.

Hope to be back to posting soon!