Saturday, May 4, 2013

Star Wars Day 2013 Blog Hop


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!
Let it be known that neither Big Sis nor Little Sis have yet to watch any of the movies (GASP!!), because I still feel they (well, Little Sis in particular since she's so easily spooked and scared) are not quite ready for it. I just don't want them to live in heart-pounding fear of being imprisoned by Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers like I did as a kid. haha! :) ...Which totally explains why Little Sis kept calling the Yoda cookies she was making Yomi. And sometimes even Yoshi. She was crackin' me up and makin' my eyes roll at the same time, but finally we got it ingrained in her cute little head that it's YO-DA. Yoda. Yoda. She still can't quite remember what the Storm-Somethings are called though. LOL.

Cookie-making was an all day affair. I think *someone* got a little silly with the last few "Dark Vader" cookies. haha!
And it's funny how somethings never change. As a kid, I used to hijack my little bro's Star Wars action figures to recreate my 6th grade class with my buddy Cindy or play with his 12-inch Han Solo action figure to, yes, go out  on dates w/ my Barbies and now as an adult, I once again hijacked them for my Star Wars Day lunch post. Thanks Little Bro!

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.
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In this lunch:
  1. 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. :)
  2. Annie's Homegrown Peace Pasta and Parmesan Cheese
  3. Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Canned Carrots and Cheese
  4. Sour Cream and Onion Pringles "Man Chips"
  5. Organic Strawberries and Blueberries
  6. 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! :)

Shout-outs:
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. :)


And once you've completed the hop...


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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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24 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am 100% in LOVE with your Lea!!!

Sarah Felder bentoriffic said...

You knocked this one out of the park, Marie! Awesome!

Kendra Peterson said...

Psst. This one is Christine. ;)

Kendra Peterson said...

Love those Leia dogs! So creative! And your girly did a great job on those cookies!

I recommend listening to Weird Al's "Yoda" (Lola parody) while decorating next time. She'll have the name down pat!

Roy Boon said...

Finer than any food ever served in the Creature Cantina!

Amanda Paulos said...

Love the Leia carrots and cheese and the cookies are wonderful!

Sarah Denton said...

Those cookies look so yummy

Sarah Paterson-Farrand said...

Absolutely loving all your lunches! But, the pictures of the kiddos and the cookies is the best!

Crystal said...

I love seeing all the things you do with your kiddos!

Venia Conte said...

Amazing lunches, I love the details...and, Scout is so jealous of "all the cool cookies they got...lucky!!!"

Kathy said...

Great bentos and it looks like your family had a great time preparing for May 4.

Erin Walker said...

Mmmmm....cookies! Looks great Christine!

Anna Adden said...

Wow! Your brother has quite the collection! Love the cheese and carrot characters and I would like to eat you yummy cookies!!

Jenn Christ said...

Super cute!

Marie H said...

I am completely amazed by your lunches. And I was pretty entertained by your blurb as well. It's nice to reminisce everything from our childhood. I too remember now how I obsessed to be Princess Leia and would always ask mom to put my hair into buns. I am mostly excited of the last batches of your silly cookie faces. My girl could have done the same thing. I truly idolize your creativity. 6 thumbs up. We love it!!

Keitha said...

Wow! The lunches look great! What a wonderful way to spend time with your little one in the kitchen. She looks like she had a great time.

Sarah Felder bentoriffic said...

I'm an ass. Sorry, Christine!

Cristi said...

What a fun post! The Force is strong in your lunches :)

Beau said...

Those sandwiches turned out great

bentodays said...

Love the lunch and the great collection you showcased!

Ming Bentomonsters said...

Great lunch n looks like a real fun time!

Loving Lunches said...

Love the Leia - and those cheeky Vader cookies too :-)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very nice! Those are fun cookie cutters!!

Eileen Shows said...

Awesome job! I love the whole family helped with the photo shoot :)