Sunday, May 26, 2013

Humpty Dumpty Meal

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Before T ate this Humpty Dumpty meal today, we recited the nursery rhyme.  (Well, mostly I recited the nursery rhyme....)

Oh no!!  I think I'm going to fall!

  • Humpty Dumpty = half of a hard-boiled egg (with sprinkles for features)
  • wall = piece of bread with peanut butter and pretzel sticks
  • grass = romaine lettuce
  • flowers = slices of baby carrots (with sprinkles for centers)
  • sun = Ranch dressing in a yellow mini muffin cup

T also had applesauce with egg-shaped sprinkles.  (I used food-safe markers to draw features on them.)

T enjoyed every bite!  :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hot Dog Doggie

Isn't this Hot Dog Slic'R just the cutest thing?!

Its attributes include the following:

  • creates bite-size pieces in an instant
  • includes bowl for a favorite dipping sauce
  • no sharp blades ― safe for children
  • top rack dishwasher safe
  • BPA free

I simply placed a hot dog on the base, placed the hot dog slicer over the hot dog, and pushed down.  In an instant, I had created lots of fun, bite-size pieces!

The doggie food bowl holds a favorite sauce or condiment for T's case, ketchup.  :)

The hot dog slicer is designed to fit standard-size hot dogs and can be used with sausages as well.  Obviously, the hot dog I sliced for T was hot...however, it would work on cold hot dogs, too.

Santa's elves were super-busy last year.  It was almost Christmas, and they were running out of time to make all of the toys for which children all over the world wished, as indicated by the many lists Santa had received.  So, Santa sent Mrs. Claus shopping at Wal-Mart...and she found the Hot Dog Slic'R for T's stocking.  :D

Bunny in a Garden

For lunch today, T is having this bunny-in-a-garden meal.

  • Bunny Face Salad (made from a cut up hard-boiled egg with green olive slices for eyes and celery sticks for whiskers, on romaine lettuce)
  • Ranch dressing
  • baby carrots
  • Annie's Bunny Pasta and Cheese
  • Ritz Spring (theme) crackers
  • Annie's Bunny Grahams

I'm going to read the book,
Peter Rabbit, to T while he's eating.  I'm sure he will enjoy hearing about Peter Rabbit's escapades in Mr. McGregor's garden!

I came across the idea for the Bunny Face Salad...

...when I was looking through some of my teacher resource books the other day. This fun food idea was in the book, Party Ideas with Crafts Kids Can Make, published by Highlights for Children in 1981....Yes, I've had the book about that long!

Anyway, I knew the upcoming theme on Bento Blog Network was "eggs"...and therefore, I also knew I just had to make it!!  :)

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   Bento Blog Network
   Another Lunch
   Dig Into Gardening
   Love Books
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Update - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM:

T was so cute at lunchtime today.  As I was reading, he kept pointing to the lettuce under his bunny rabbit (salad).  He wanted me to know that he was eating lettuce just like Peter Rabbit!  :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Jethro

Tonight for supper, we had "The Jethro."  We saw this heaping-helping sandwich on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives television show several months ago.  I couldn't remember all of the details...just that I wanted to make it.  I think I came pretty close to the featured sandwich.

I made it with the following layers, from the bottom up:

  • sandwich thin (toasted inside, only)
  • Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)
  • cheddar cheese (sliced)
  • Virginia ham (deli sliced, diced and cooked briefly in the frying pan)
  • bacon (cooked crisp)
  • aged Swiss cheese (sliced)
  • pork tenderloin (pounded thin, coated with seasoned bread crumbs and fried)
  • pork barbecue (from Henry's Smokehouse restaurant)
  • barbecue sauce (came with purchased barbecue)
  • dressing (Miracle Whip)

We are talking Out.Of.This.WORLD goodness!!!  Oh my.  (I know...such heart-healthy food.)  I don't even want to know how many points Weight Watchers would award that one!  :P

Anyway...all said and done...I think I did Jethro Bodine proud!  lol.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Growing up, I loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons.  One of my favorite cartoons was The Flintstones.  I still can remember most of the words to the theme song:

               Flintstones...Meet the Flintstones;
               They're a modern stone age family.
               From the town of Bedrock,
               They're a page right out of history.
               Let's ride with the family down the street,
               Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet.
               When you're with the Flintstones,
               Have a yabba dabba doo time,
               A dabba doo time.
               We'll have a gay old time.

source:  Lyrics Translate

Were you singing??!  :D

Even though T doesn't watch this cartoon from years gone by, I thought he would enjoy a muffin tin meal based on it.

  • pebbles > pretzel balls
  • big bones > Scooby-Doo! Graham Cracker Sticks
  • little bones > applesauce with bone sprinkles
  • Dino's food > Beef Burgundy
  • Dino > toast circle body with cheese triangle spikes and dinosaur head pick and cupcake liner (from Wilton cupcake decorating kit)
  • boulders > whole new potatoes
  • big dinosaur > milk in straw cup

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Feeding Horses

T and I returned home last night after a three-day visit with my parents.  Each day, the four of us walked up to the barn.

For T, the highlight of any trip to his grandparents' house is getting to feed apples to his grandpa's horses!  :)

an apple for Dude

sorry...apples are all gone

hi there, Princess

We enjoyed our visit.  It's always so difficult to leave.  :/