Saturday, May 18, 2013

Peace*Love*Bento - Happy Armed Forces Day!

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America's National Armed Forces Day is always observed on the third Saturday in May. It's a much cheerier holiday than Memorial Day (also in May,) which honors the men and women who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. I get all weepy just thinking about it. So we'll see if I get a Memorial Day lunch done this year. Probably not, since I'll be out of town at a blogger conference (squee!) that weekend.

We Love Our Troops!
Z's Lunch: Organic strawberries, blackberries, and sugar snap peas; leftover gluten-free pizza, olives, organic white cheddar, homemade gluten-free rhubarb donut chunks
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We had gone to a birthday party a Chuck E Cheese so I'd ordered a gluten-free Dominos pizza to bring with us. Well, they wouldn't let me bring it in. Turns out they have gluten-free pizzas there now! And there's no cross-contamination risk because they come sealed from a gluten-free facility and are baked in their wrapper! You even get a sealed plastic pizza cutter for each one! So with the Chuck E Cheese leftovers plus my uneaten Dominos, I had a lot of leftover pizza to go through! MOMables leftover pizza skewers to the rescue!

I used a mini heart cutter on the pizza and some cheese and put them onto plastic heart skewers along with some olives.

The berries have a plastic heart cupcake pick just for fun and more love (found at Dollar Tree for Valentine's.)

Peace, Baby
Baby's Lunch: Gluten-free pizza, olives, organic white cheddar scraps, homemade gluten-free rhubarb donut chunk; organic strawberries, blackberries, and frozen peas; organic brown and white rice with quinoa mix w/cheese and olives
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For Baby I just used the pizza and cheese scraps on some plastic peace sign swizzle sticks (with the bottoms snipped off to fit in the EasyLunchbox.) There was one cheese heart left over, so she got that on top.

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  1. Beautiful meals and LOVE the tribute to our armed forces! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays!
    p.s. I gotta get myself some of those long picks!

  2. Love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the 4th of July Linky Party & Happy Independence Day!


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