Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Family Dinner Book Club

Jodie at Growing Book by Book has started a Family Dinner Book Club.  It debuted on January 1, 2014.

Each month this year, these three women:
     Jodie at Growing Book by Book,
     Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, and
     Sarah at Daisy at Home
will share a book to read, conversation starters, dinner menu ideas, and arts and crafts ideas.

On the 1st of each month, the title of the featured book is revealed.  On the 15th of each month, all of the details for the special dinner celebration is shared.

The selection for January is Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne.

A. A. Milne

You can view Jodie's conversation starters for the family dinner celebration here.
You can view Jill's arts and crafts ideas for decorating the dinner table here.
You can view Sarah's menu ideas to complement the book here.

I purchased this classic children's book last weekend, and we will be reading about this lovable bear all week.  :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Lunch

This was T's lunch today.

  • snowman-shaped sandwich on hearty white bread with snowflake sprinkles for buttons
  • Whole Grain Popcorn for snow
  • applesauce with jumbo snowflake sprinkles in white silicone liner
  • Pepperidge Farm Snowball citrus cookie
  • snowflake-shaped Swiss cheese slices
  • Ritz Snowflake crackers
   ...and a spoon with a snowman and snowflakes design!

Linked to:
   Bento Blog Network
   I Heart Lunch

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Snowy Lunch

This was my lunch today.

  • grilled cheese sandwich on honey wheat bread with the snowman cut-out from yesterday's sandwich on hearty white bread
  • Pepperidge Farm Snowball citrus cookies

In case you're wondering...no, I don't eat a grilled cheese sandwich every day!  haha.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Snowman Lunch

This was my lunch today.

  • grilled cheese sandwich with a snowman cut-out...made with sharp cheddar cheese and a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese (to make the snowman white!)
  • homemade potato soup...in a little bowl with a snowman design

Mmmm...comfort food for a chilly and rainy January day.  :)

Linked to:
   Bento Blog Network

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I made this penguins meal for T's lunch for tomorrow.

It contains:

  • penguin-shaped sandwiches with sprinkles for eyes
  • Whole Grain Popcorn for snow
  • Penguins Baked Snack Crackers
  • "PENGUINS" Scrabble Junior Cheez-It Crackers
  • penguin cookie

The penguin cookie is an Oreo.  I opened it and re-shaped the icing.  Then, I added sprinkles for the eyes, beak, and feet.  I found my inspiration at Party Pinching.

And to drink?  Melted Icebergs, of course!

I found this cute water bottle printable at Great Fun 4 Kids.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve

We celebrated New Year's Eve at home.

I made several appetizers for supper:

     ::  Cranberry-Glazed Meatballs
     ::  Party Ham Delights
     ::  Italian Pinwheels
     ::  Sour Cream and Cheese Twice-Baked Potato Bites
     ::  Sweet and Spicy Ham and Cheese Spread (served with crackers)
     ::  Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (purchased)

which we ate in front of the television while watching the Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.

Quiet.  Fun.  :)