The lunches for the kids are based on Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Girl had read it before, but I hand't gotten to it yet, so we sat down as a family and read it last week. What a fun book!
For those who have not yet read it (and you should... it's short), it is based on three horrible and mean farmers who are out to get a savvy fox who routinely snags food from their farms. He, true to his name, outfoxes them, and he and his friends have a fantastic feast at the farmers' expense.
|Drumstick: 5g, croissant: 9g, carrot: 2g, melon: 5g, granola "Wonka" bar: 18g, cider gelatin: 5g|
For The Boy (who has a non-Dahl-ish cereal bar for snack, not pictured, 27g), I packed a honey bbq drumstick (for the chicken that Mr. Fox stole from the farmers), along with carrots (that Mr. Fox took for the rabbits to eat), watermelon (with an onlooking pig), homemade cider gelatin (made with our homemade cider and unflavored gelatin) - because Mr. Fox took jugs of cider from one of the farmers, a mini croissant with bacon and cheese and a picture of Mr. Fox on Cabot cheddar cheese, drawn with food makers.
|That Fantastic Mr. Fox with his bag of goodies|
I also included a granola "Wonka" bar, because how can you have a Dahl lunch without a reference to Willy Wonka? His lunch is packed in a Yumbox.
|Quite a feast|
|That Fantastic Mr. Fox (in Cabot Cheddar)|
The Girl has Mr. Fox on a mini croissant with bacon and Cabot Cheddar (her Mr. Fox is also drawn on the Cabot Cheddar with food marker), along with a honey bbq drumstick, cider gelatin, carrots, a peach (for James and the Giant Peach), and some watermelon, packed in an Easylunchbox. Her snack is a granola bar and a yogurt.
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