Monday, 6/3/13 - This was my week as snack parent at Z's afternoon preschool, so I needed to finish prepping that day's snack. But the girls had seen a squirrel run up our big Yucky Tree,* and wanted to feed it. We only had around an hour in between Z's AM and PM preschool classes to eat lunch, so I needed them to focus on eating. Luckily, I had already packed lunches for both girls in our EasyLunchboxes, so they were able to picnic on the front lawn while I finished getting snack ready. (My kitchen work space is right at the top of the stairs from the front door, so when it's open, I can see the front yard, no problem.)
*The Yucky Tree is some monstrous needle tree (coniferous?) in our front yard that has monstrous branches that grow like weeds down to bonk me in the head and mess up my hair, dumps loads of pollen onto my car every Spring, pelts us with pinecones as we traverse across the porch and into my car, and sheds needles like nobody's business all year round. I hate it. I'm constantly slipping on needles on the front porch, or finding those little pollen-making crunchy things in my hair (or food!) or having a panic attack when a pinecone falls and makes a noise like an intruder sneaking up behind me. But it gives us tons of privacy at the front of our house. And the cost to have it removed would put a dent in my BentoUSA gear fund... College fund. I mean college fund!
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Butterflies for my Big Girl
|Mozzarella, GF PBJ with dye-free chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, organic sugar snap peas and strawberries|
I bough the cloth napkin from Red Poppy Crafts on etsy.
But the triangles have so many skinny little corners that are harder to spread onto, so I cut the whole sandwich.
*Tip: To prevent the top slice of bread from splitting or bursting open, and your fillings from oozing out all over, and to get nicer cleaner edges (except with gluten-free bread. It's horrid to work with!) use this sandwich cutter method from Candy Girl at BentOnBetterLunches! This works great with any cutter you're using!
[I was given a FunBites Triangles cutter for free
Scraps for the Toddler
|GF PBJ scraps, mozzarella scraps, dye-free choc-covered sunflower seeds; organic peas, tomatoes, strawberries, grapes|
Operation: Squirrel Watch
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