It's Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!) and OF COURSE my completely awesome Bento Bloggers and Friends and I are celebrating it with a blog hop!
Just thinking about Star Wars brings back some big time childhood memories. OMG, I never realized this until just now but I was 6 when it first came out and saw the movie in the theaters which means that my little bro was 4! That might explain why Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers were the most terrifying things on earth and haunted me and my dreams for years to come! It took many many years before they were replaced by the Borg Collective from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager as "the scariest things ever". Now the only thing that instills such fear is the thought of losing my children in a crowded mall or the like - it's even worse! Aaaah!
There are many fond memories as well. Just hearing those two words immediately makes me think of my dear sweet little bro who was completely and helplessly addicted to all things Star Wars. And I grew up wanting to be the kick-ass Princess that Leia was (not the frilly pink kind), fell head over heals over Han Solo (not Luke Skywalker) and was utterly heart-broken and distraught when he was frozen in carbonite by that disgusting slobbering (and hilarious) mess known as Jabba the Hut. I could go on and on... :)
Anyway... This weekend, Daddy and Big Sis are off on their last Y-Princess Spring Outing leaving Little Sis and me to our own devices. Guess how we spent much of Friday?!?! Yes, getting ready for the hop. Little Sis was my partner in crime and helped me out tremendously getting ready for it.
She helped me make the sandwiches using the totally awesome cookie cutters that wonderful sister-in-law Lisa let me borrow (THANK YOU LISA!), bake and decorate cookies using the very same cookie cutters and even helped organize, layout and take pics of this lunch. She's definitely a mini-me. :)
|Cutting out the sandwiches takes brains AND brawn!|
|Cookie-making was an all day affair. I think *someone* got a little silly with the last few "Dark Vader" cookies. haha!|
|These are just a few things I quickly snagged from my Bro's collection. Some major dudes were MIA|
|And a close-up of the actual lunch.|
- X-Wing Fighter and Millennium Falcon Sandwiches made with Applegate Ham, Pepperoni and American Cheese on Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat bread flying in the deep space of Roasted Laver. :)
- Annie's Homegrown Peace Pasta and Parmesan Cheese
- Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Canned Carrots and Cheese
- Sour Cream and Onion Pringles "Man Chips"
- Organic Strawberries and Blueberries
- Star Wars Homemade Sugar Cookies
And here's a glimpse of all the hard work Little Sis put into today's post. You can see her arranging stuff and then snapping up some pix using my camera phone... and her pix too! :)
May the Fourth be with you! :)
Little Bro and SIL for letting me borrow their Star Wars Goodies!! Thank you and love you guys!
EasyLunchBoxes - love my ELB's!!
Williams Sonoma Star Wars Cookie Cutters
Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)Annie's Homegrown for so many delicious and wholesome foods I love feeding my girls.
Now hop on over to Sarah of Zoe's Lunchbox to see what awesomeness she has in store for you. Just click on the hyperlink above or button below. :)
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