Thursday, May 28, 2015

Croissant Sandwiches

Here are today's lunches. You know it's a good one when Little Sis is standing over it, staring at it saying "Mmmmm. Yummy, yummy, yummy" over and over again. Lol! Not sure if it was her fave croissant breakfast sandwich or the Darth Vader cookie, but whatever it was, it certainly put a smile on this mama's face.



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Here's Little Sis' Lunch. She's all crazy about Star Wars these days, so I gave her the last of our Star Wars cookies that I froze a little while ago.


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In this lunch:
  1. Mini croissant sandwiches with a fried egg and crumbled bacon in each.
  2. Cut organic carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  3. Darth Vader Star Wars sugar cookie
  4. Cherries
  5. Simply Baked Sun Chips
Here's Big Sis' lunch. Needless to say, she was NOT happy that Little Sis got the last Star Wars cookie. Oooops, my bad. I honestly didn't think she'd care! So she got an extra snow flake cookie in addition to a Girl Scout's Thin Mint and Thanks-a-lot.


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In this lunch:
  1. Mini croissant sandwiches with Applegate Ham and American cheese, lettuce and mayo
  2. Cut organic carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  3. Girl Scout's Thin Mint, Thanks-a-lot and a mini snow flake cookie
  4. Peeled Snacks Apple Clusters
  5. Simply Baked Sun Chips
I'm thinkin' I need to get busy and start makin' some more Star Wars cookies! This time they're ALL gonna be Star Wars.


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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)


 
  

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Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Lovely Mayo Cup 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Leftover Sliders for Lunch

Made some sliders for lunch for the girls and their friends over the weekend and actually had some leftover. Well, I had no problem getting of easier today and stickin' 'em in the girls' lunches and they had no objections either! :)


 Here's Big Sis, sans fresh fruit of course. Sigh. One day, I hope. One day. ;)


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In Big Sis' lunch:
  1. King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls with Applegate Turkey and American cheese, with lettuce and mayo
  2. Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps with Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Swiss Cheese
  3. Grimmway Farms organic baby cut carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  4. Peeled Snacks Cinnamon Apple Clusters
  5. Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins


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In Little Sis' lunch:
  1. BLT Slider using King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
  2. Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps with Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Swiss Cheese
  3. Grimmway Farms organic baby cut carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  4. Strawberries
  5. Homemade Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie
Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

     



My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Lovely Mayo Cup  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday School Snacks

Yesterday the girls a had a 1/2 day of school to make up part of the 9.5 snow days we had in March. It's just one of very few downsides of year-round school. No lunch was served so I packed more snacks than usual. Happy Saturday school, girls! Lol.


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In these snacks:
  1. Trader Joe's Cheese stick 
  2.  Pretzel Crisps
  3. Organic whole milk vanilla yogurt from Trader Joe's with chopped Ghirardelli chocolate chips
  4. Baby carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch dressing
  5. GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
And as if Saturday school wasn't bad enough, it was "Bike to School Day" so we made the girls bike to school, too. Haha. But, we did arrange to meet up with their friends' family who live in the next neighborhood over and did the ride together, which definitely took the sting off of everything. We adults even got a fun coffee double date out of it, afterwards! So, in my book, Saturday school ain't bad at all! (minus the getting up early part on a Saturday). Can't wait for the full-day Saturday school we have coming up in a few weeks. :)




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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

    

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Lovely Mayo Cup 


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tracking Back In With Mini Subs

Today is the girls' first day back to school after being tracked out for 3.5 weeks (they go to a year round school). On the school lunch menu is each of their faves: mac and cheese and corn dogs yet both wanted to take lunch. Awww. So I made them these mini sub sandwiches after seeing Kelly over at EasyLunchboxes sharing an older post of mine. How funny I inspired myself today. Haha! 

Have a great first day back, my sweeties! I'm gonna miss you girls! For reals!


Here's Little Sis' lunch, complete with fresh fruit:


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In this lunch:
  1. Mini Sub Sandwich using Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat hot dog buns with Applegate Roasted Chicken, salami and Provolone cheese and lettuce
  2. Baby Carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  3. Fresh strawberries
  4. Cheese Its (White Cheddar)
  5. Laughing Cow Herbed Cheese and Wheat Thins
  6. Fancy Pants Bakery's Nut-free AND organic chocolate chip cookies
And Big Sis' with dried fruit:


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In this lunch:
  1. Mini Sub Sandwich using Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat hot dog buns with Applegate Roasted Chicken and American Cheese, lettuce and mayo
  2. Baby Carrots with Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  3. Peeled Snacks Cinnamon Apple Clusters
  4. Cheese Its (Original)
  5. Laughing Cow Herbed Cheese and Wheat Thins
  6. Fancy Pants Bakery's Nut-free AND organic chocolate chip cookies
The post-lunch report: the mini subs were a HIT!! Yay! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

EasyLunchboxes:

 
    

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th Be With You 2015

May the 4th be with you! This Star Wars day is extra special because we have a new Star Wars fan in our midst - Little Sis. Big Sis could take it or leave it, so this post is dedicated to Little Sis and her newest obsession. Up until last December, she didn't know what the big deal was about Star Wars.

It all started back around Christmas 2014 when the hubby finally gave up on his once revolutionary laser disc technology. He finally decided to remove it from the sound system (a moment of silence please ) and tested out his Star Wars Trilogy discs one last time, only to be bombarded with questions:

Big Sis: What is that, a giant CD?
Little Sis: Can I hold it?
Later, while watching a short clip from Episode 4...
Little Sis: Daddy, are the gold guy and that trash can good? (referring to C3PO and R2D2)
*face palm*


We borrowed the DVD set from Uncle Jason instead and off we went. Here's the girls' reaction to Episode 4's Creature Cantina. Little Sis was horrified but already hooked! lol! FYI: I insisted they start in the order that we watched them as kids. Plus, I just thought it was wiser to start with worse special effects to better. ;)


Here's Little Sis riveted by Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back. Her eyes were this big or bigger through pretty much the whole thing.


Here are some quotes throughout the movies that cracked me and the hubby up:

Big Sis: Wait, does this movie have any kids in it? No? This is going to be so boring.

Little Sis: (Ep 4: during the part where Luke is watching Princess Leia's full message to Obi Wan Kenobi): Wait, do they have the same father? If so, that would be rreeeaaaally creeepy! 

Little Sis: (Ep 4: when Luke was telling the droids to hurry up during a shoot out scene): How could they hurry up when they're like the slowest things on earth?!?!

Big Sis: (Ep 4): What's that big hairy guy's name again?

Little Sis: (Ep 4: Right after the trash compactor scene where Luke gets drenched in the water):
Hey, how did Luke's hair get all dry already? They always do that in movies. Like in Spongebob when Plankton got a hole in his head, 2 seconds later it's gone.

After starting Ep 5: Empire Strikes back and saw Obi Wan for the first time:
Little Sis: Hey, Obi Wan looks different!
Big Sis: Yeah, he got a haircut!
Little Sis: How can you get a haircut when you're dead? That's just wrong.

Little Sis: (Ep 5: Freezing Han Solo part, all scrunched up next to me because she can't take it): Is he dead? I know he's not dead because his picture is on the cover of the episode 6 DVD. It just gives it all away. That stinks!

Little Sis (Ep 5: Fight between Darth and Skywalker): These fights are so lame!!

Little Sis: (Ep 5: When they're running to save carbonited Han on the deck): R2 is really good at dodging lasers even though he's so slow and the storm troopers are bad aimers because R2 is really slow. They should get new storm troopers that have better aim.

Little Sis: All Darth cares about is himself and his evilness. He doesn't care anything about his storm troopers. And if anyone makes a single mistake he chokes them to death. Because he's evil and weird.

So when we made made Star Wars cookies using the cutters (once again borrowed from Aunt Lisa - thank you Aunt Lisa!!) back in February during our epic string of 8.5 snow days, it was all the more special! We ate a bunch and froze a bunch for later!






Most of her subsequent purchases of toys have been... yup, Star Wars stuff. Here, the special Y-Guides daddy-daughter project she chose was to put together a Lego Snow Speeder.


Then she used her own money to buy the LEGO Star Wars 75052: Mos Eisley Cantina Set which didn't take very long at all to put together on her own.



And, one day, as a special reward for being reaaaallly good for something I can't quite remember - oh yeah, while I spent a couple days painting our guest room and caulking our bathroom during aforementioned epic snow days, the girls got a trip to Learning Express to pick out a toy. This is what Little Sis chose: A Jedi Academy Graphic novel and The Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. lol.


Ok, finally to a very special lunch for Little Sis. I surprised her with it a couple months ago and saved it for this very occasion. :) Got to use the awesome new Urban colored lids from Easylunchboxes, too!

My Epicurean Adventures: May the 4th Be With You 2015! Star Wars Day lunch in @easylunchboxes

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In this lunch:
  1. Applegate Ham, Salami and Muenster Cheese sandwich on Nature's Own 100% Whole wheat bread
  2. Light Saber Grapes
  3. Cheese stick
  4. Trader Joe's 12 grain mini crackers
  5. Smart Food White Cheddar Popcorn
  6. Cascadian Farm Vanilla Chip Granola Bar
Be sure to check out my Star Wars Day lunch from 2013, back when Little Sis had no clue about the awesomeness of Star Wars and called Yoda Yomi.


She's getting ready to start Star Wars Episode 3 now and just cannot wait for Christmas. Yes, for the fun of Christmastime itself, but right now, mostly because that's when the new Star Wars movie comes out. lol! And she's decided that she's DEFINITELY going to be a Jedi for Halloween and already got her light saber yesterday. :)

May the 4th be with you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

   

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

 

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