Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Great and Powerful Oz Blog Hop

Friday March 8 is the release of the movie OZ: The Great and Powerful. So here we Bento Bloggers and Friends are, paying homage to the world of Oz in the way we do best - with a Blog Hop! :) Just click on the button at the bottom of this post to hop on to the next one!

I originally started making this as today's school lunch but instead it turned into last night's dinner because there was no way some elements just stay in place. Plus, I was at a loss (and lazy) about what to do for dinner, so I said here ya go!

The girls got all excited (and intrigued) when I told them about this blog hop and showed them their dinner. I told them it was in honor of the new Wizard of Oz movie coming out. Little Sis quickly chimed in, "You mean Oz: the Great and Powerful?" I answered yes to which she quickly responded in her announcer voice, "Some scenes may be too intense for some children." We all had a good giggle. I have to add that she falls under the "some children" category as I'm not ready to take her to such a movie yet. She, nor Big Sis, have even seen the original Wizard of Oz yet, but soon, I hope. They do know the story, though, since Homi and Hobi (aka my parents) took them to see it at a dinner theater last year and loved it. I just feel like "some scenes may be intense for some children" especially since even Little Sis calls herself skittish. :)

Then as I was snapping up some last-minute pix of the dinners, Big Sis came and told me, "You know we have a dog that looks just like Toto, don't you?" I said, "No, I didn't. We do?" Then she proceeded to bring me the better Toto and said, "Here you go, in case you want to use it." How could I not? Even though I've seen the movie like million times, she still knows far better than I. :)

My Epicurean Adventures: Wizard of Oz Lunch in @Easylunchboxes

And going in for a close-up:
My Epicurean Adventures: Wizard of Oz Lunch in @Easylunchboxes
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In this lunch:
  1. Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Applegate Cooked Ham and Trader Joe's Meunster Cheese
  2. Broomstick made from a pretzel stick stuffed into one third of a cheese stick separated at the bottom to be more broom-like with a nori strap
  3. Edamame, steamed and lightly salted
  4. Cheese and Nori witchy legs w/ fruit snack Ruby Slippers
  5. Delmonte Canned Carrots, cut up into "Poppies" - my rendition of the Poppy Fields
  6. Witch's Hat treat made with a Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie topped with a Hershey's Kiss and laced with some orange frosting (all fantastically Nut-Free!)
And I just couldn't help but throw these old pix in the mix. Made this dress using Simplicity Pattern 7801 and have gotten not one but TWO uses out of it, actually make that THREE 'cause I used it in my lunch pic, too. Sweet! Never mind that they had no idea who Dorothy even was back then, but they sure enjoyed wearing those Ruby Slippers! So much that Big Sis, at the ripe old age of 6, just bought herself another pair with some Christmas money she got and has dubbed them her "indoor dress-up shoes". 

My how time flies. Seems like just yesterday, but no, it was 7.5 and 4.5 years ago already...


Ok, on to the next top! Hop on over to see what wonderful things Erin of feeling a little lunchy has in store for you! Have fun and be sure to watch out for flying monkeys! :)


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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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24 comments:

Caren said...

Your Dorothy's are just precious! I love the broom stick!

Keeley McGuire said...

aww okay first and foremost love the pic of your girls in the dorothy costumes :) the lunch is adorable too! love the house!

Kathy said...

From the broom to the legs to the witch hat - awesome meal!

Myra of Mommy+Me Lunchbox said...

awwww. this post is just dripping with cuteness!

Amanda Paulos said...

Beautiful and yummy! *giggled* at the "Some scenes may be too intense for some children" myself :)

Crystal Shook said...

Awww! I should've posted pictures of my kids back from Halloween a couple of years ago. Cute idea! Love the lunch!

Venia Conte said...

This is amazing! I love all the details, the hat, the broom, the poppies!!! And, the house is just fantastic! Love! <3

JeeJee Bento said...

ohh the house is so cute and the broom is little cuteness. LOOOVE

Rebecca said...

So, so cute!! Love the witch hat!

Erin Walker said...

How perfect! And the pics of the girls...beyond precious. 18mos is my favorite age. Wish I could have paused life at 18mos.

Sarah said...

Love the lunch, and those girls are just beyond adorable!

Rina @ Bento School Lunches said...

Awww, little sis and big sis are both SO adorable. Love your super cute lunch and all the detailings.

Keitha said...

I don't even know where to begin to comment on the cuteness of this post. Your girls are adorable in the Dorothy costume! I love your lunch - the broom, the witch's hat, the legs. Too cute!

Eileen Shows said...

Love it soo soo soooooo cute!

Michelle | Creative Food said...

Beyond incredible. Def one of my favorites of your bentos for sure!! LOVE!

Deb said...

Love the staging of the photo, the lunch rocks and oh my goodness your girls are so cute!

Loving Lunches said...

Love the broom & the hat :-)

Caroline Job said...

simply amazing! Just love it especially the broom stick. Perfect x

Ming Bentomonsters said...

Awesome, I love the broom sticks! :)

bentodays said...

Love this, the broomstick is such a cute touch!

Anna Adden said...

The photo staging is great. I love the whole lunch but am particularly fond of the broomstick details :-)

Jeana Dix said...

Love! Love! Love! Your girls are darling, your lunch looks scrumptious, and I love the background you used in your photo!

Kandice Poirier said...

adorable! I love the broom- i never would have thought of that!

Beau said...

Holy Cow, love this especially the house and the broom!