Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bento-Quick and Easy, a Confession, and a Resolution

So I have decided to go back to posting what seems fun to me. For about the last year I was trying to "impress" all my non-existent readers with things I found to be popular. Or I was just using my blog as a baby diary;) But I am valiantly going to try and post more often, and of things that come naturally to me and that make me happy. These are the post I like to come back and look at and read, since I seem to be my blogs' own "biggest fan".

I do LOVE making fun lunches for my kiddos. Since we homeschool I only pull out the lunchboxes once a week for co-op. But honestly I look forward to this part of co-op a TON;)
Here was this weeks little Bento Box style lunch. My son had requested that I make "less" lunch, evidently I usually get carried away and pack to much food! So this was my attempt at packing a smaller lunch.
This little lunch contained: 3 rolled up slices of Buffalo Chicken deli meat, a stack of cheddar shaped stars, a tiny container of trail mix, a row of wheat thins crackers, a small handful of grapes, and to separate the grapes from the crackers I wedged a mini candy bar in between them:)
 I apologize that the coloring of this pic stinks:/ I make the lunches the night before, and there is no good lighting for photography in this house at night! I also may or may not have been lazy and snapped this pic with my IPhone...
My son deemed this lunch a success both in taste and size, so I may be using this little lunch container more often!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Deployment Care Package: The "Sweetest Comeback" Version (Hostess Snacks!)

I had the best inspiration for a care package for my Honey when Hostess brought back out some of its products in July! Right there on the package it claimed "The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever.".
And I thought how cute that phrase would be to use on a care package. Plus Steve's a junk food junkie. He literally searched our little town for weeks hoping for one last Twinkie when they went out last year! So I knew a Hostess Snack Box would be very well received.

Here are the basics of my box:
The most important element: The snacks! Originally I had planned not to put any chocolate in due to melting issues, but then I decided to chance it. I figure he may appreciate a melted HoHo more than most people;)

The Box: I put some cute Hostess colored scrapbook paper on the flaps. 
Then I attached this saying " Hostess Got it Wrong... When you "Comeback" That will be the "Sweetest"!

Extras: The snacks filled the box up most of the way. So I only had room for a couple extra things.
 I threw in his latest GameInformer and a pic of our little sweetie pie munching on one of his fruit pies:)

This was my finished box. All it needed was to be taped up and have the customs form filled out:) 
Hope my Guy has as much fun opening and eating it as I did putting it together!