As luck would have it, while I was feeding Baby E and brainstorming ideas, Little Z picked out The Cat in the Hat Comes Back as one of her bedtime stories for Daddy to read to her. So I listened in a bit to get inspiration...
The Cat in the Hat Strikes Back!
|PB-Nutella "cat" pocket, strawberry-banana skewer "hat," goldfish on bean |
sprouts, flavored Greek yogurt "stained snow" with VOOM cookies
I don't know if the kids' goldfish is actually in this book, but he was in the first book, and I couldn't think of how else to incorporate veggies. So there you go. Goldfish cracker on bean sprouts.
For the "pink snow," I added unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid powder to some honey-flavored Greek yogurt to make it pink and give it some flavor. And since the cats clean up the snow using VOOM, I used some alphabet cookies from Albertson's to spell it out.
My favorite element is the sandwich. I used my Pampered Chef Cut-N-Seal to make her "chocolate-peanut-butter" sandwich (PB and Nutella) into a round pocket, then used a variety of bento cutters to make the face out of a purple cabbage leaf. I used a triangle and a bird foot cutter from an animals set for the ears and whiskers, and various parts from a faces set for the eyes and mouth
My Purple Lunch
|My lunch: Spinach salad w/almonds, purple cabbage and raisins, purple|
raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Purple blood orange. Purple grape jelly
Both lunches are in EasyLunchboxes