Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pirate Sisters

Monday, 3/5/12 - I've been wanting to do a Big Sister-Little Sister lunch for a while, to celebrate her baby sister, and thought this would be a fun one!
Pirate Sistarrrs
PBHoney "Big Sister" pirate, Biscoff "Baby Sister" pirate, Rainbow Goldfish,
bean sprouts w/carrot flowers, yogurt, strarrrrberries w/grapes
Scurvy Pirates: For the Big Sister pirate, I used my large nori punchers to make a face out of spinach, and I used two different smaller ones for Baby Sister's eyes and mouth. I cut the hats out of purple cabbage, spinach free-hand. The "skull and crossbones" is just a carrot coin and carrot shreds.

Starfish: I put Rainbow Goldfish crackers and bean sprout "seaweed" with carrot "sea anemones" in brownish star cups (I got mine in a variety of colors on eBay.)

Sailing the Seven Seas: I added unsweetened blue Kool-Aid powder (Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade, I think) to her lightly sweetened with honey Greek yogurt. The yellow bento spoon looks kind of like an oar! Yarrr! I also tucked a bendy straw under the large sandwich, in case she wanted to slorp it up instead.

Strarrrrberries and Grapes: I cut the berries into hearts, just 'cuz I can, and added a pirate flag pick for fun.
Captain Mama's lunch:
Spinach salad /purple cabbage and carrot scraps, alfalfa sprouts; Rainbow Goldfish, Russian dressing,
Greek yogurt, apples w/grapes
Since I was packing this lunch the night before, I didn't want the crackers to get soggy, or the dressing to slime up my salad overnight. But I was also too lazy to find one of my Smidgets and a lid for the dressing. So I just used silicone muffin cups. Piled on top of the salad, they were flush with the lid, so no spilling, and air-tight enough to not soggy-up my crackers! Scooore!
I normally don't include dairy in my lunches, as I'm lactose-intolerant. And lazy. And would rather use that slot for DESSERT! But while I was dishing out yogurt for her, I thought it would be yummy for dipping my fruit in. Boy howdy! Greek honey yogurt was just PERFECT for my grapes and apples. YUM! (And yogurt doesn't actually trigger my symptoms. Plus I have had good success with my one-a-day Lactose Intolerance pill.)

In our EasyLunchboxes. Bento spoon with fish from Daiso, BPA-free spoon and fork in my lunch from Dollar Tree, star cups imported from China via eBay, dressing in mini cup (I got mine at World Market.)
I was already behind on posting the Mice Are Nice lunch, so posted that instead of this one when I made this originally. Then we ended up rushing to the hospital and staying through the weekend before I could get this one up. And then other lunches cropped up and I forgot about this little cutie. So I no longer remember what she ate, other than she refused to eat the sandwiches because of the cabbage hat! Gah!



  1. this is so stinkin' cute - great job Mama!

  2. Very cute pirates! I like the way you made the hats out of cabbage and spinach, great idea.

  3. The pirate sisters are so cute!! What a fun idea :D

  4. This is too cute! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. Such a wonderful idea and very cute! A great use of purple cabbage and spinach.

  6. Love the pirates and that you explained how you did everything. I always wondered how people make the cute little faces! My daughter has been on a pirate kick and would love this! I'm still lacking in creativity at the moment :)

  7. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at allergy free wednesday. I hope you'll come back and share more stuff today!

  8. Ahoy! What a fabulous lunch! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


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