Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine lunches - two times the love

Happy hearts day!

I have been feeling so uncreative lately and totally uninspired in the cute-food arena. Blah!  To be honest, I recently began scrapbooking again (after a 6+ year hiatus) and I am looooving it and it's pretty much all I'm obsessing thinking about these days. But I could not let another Valentine's Day go by without some lovey dovey lunches.  This morning Ethan opted for the school lunch - popcorn chicken, a delicacy to that 4th grade boy. So my little heartsy tartsy lunch eaters are Paige and Tyler today. 

First up, my Paigey Pie's lunch:
Valentine lunch

- peanut butter and jelly sandwich with fruit leather decoration (cut with mini cookie cutters)
- love knots (or pretzels, whatever)
- strawberries cut into crude hearts
- applesauce

The applesauce is a really cute trick I picked up from Lunches Fit for a KidPour in your applesauce, nestle a cookie cutter into it, scoop out the applesauce from inside the cookie cutter, then fill with colored applesauce. 
In my case I used a straw and sucked up the applesauce from the middle (because I'm ever so classy). My food coloring squeezer had a clog and then spurted way too much coloring, I would have prefered a pinker hue over this Dexter-ized shade of crimson.  
Astrid at Lunches Fit for a Kid also made some really pretty swirly bread for Vday. Make sure to check it out!

Next up, Tyler's lunch:
Valentine lunch

Pretty much the same dealio as the first one, just different fruit leather shape atop the sandwich and I fumbled a strawberry into the applesauce which messed up the top side of it.

Paige and Tyler were thrilled to see the strawberries. It's been awhile since we've had any.

I hope you all have a lovely day! 

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EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Valentine's day Melissa! These are super sweet lunches. LOVE!

Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm said... [Reply to comment]

Cute! I bet you could use the strawberry applesauce (my daughter's fave) inside the heart shape to avoid Dexterizing :)

Rina@BentoSchoolLunches said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely lunches as always Melissa :)

Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the "love knots" hehehe I am gonna have to use that for snack after naptime today :) Very cute apple sauce heart :)

Ludicrous Mama said... [Reply to comment]

The applesauce trick works great with yogurt too! Lunches Fit For a Kid actually saw Cristi from BentOnBetterLunches do it with yogurt first! Yum!

The ChangingHouse said... [Reply to comment]

how adorable!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

I recently discovered your blog, and well, I've been mesmerized! I think I read half of your archives already!


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