This lunch box is more of a quiet reflection of the holiday season. There are no outright Christmas references at all (the snowman doesn’t count ). You see I have recently been feeling so overwhelmed with all life’s pressures compounded with the extra holiday to-do lists and sick children. There are always sick children at holidays, aren’t there? I just needed a little reminder to set me straight.
Today’s lunch, although packed for Brendan, was really more for me. This quiet little house reminds me that the gathering of our family for this special season of celebrating Christ’s birth is what really matters. So this weekend we will welcome my family into our home and then later welcome some of my husband’s family from out-of-state for Christmas celebrations. I’ll try keep in mind that they won’t care if every piece of my laundry is done and folded or if my baseboards have been scrubbed! They won’t care if I picked up that one last small gift or if there is one less appetizer served. They just want to spend time us and that is what it is all about. Of course there will still be presents!
This Lunchbots Trio contains:
- Mini cucumber coins
- Strawberry hearts (for the love of family)
- Kiwi sections
- Cheddar corn puffs (above the house like falling snow or smoke from the chimney
- Pretzel sticks (hidden under the square sandwich, sort of a foundation for my house – OK really so the lunch would be filling enough for Brendan lol)
- A sandwich (constructed in 2 pieces – I cut 3 squares from bread with a cookie cutter, I then cut one square in half to make 2 triangles, I assembled my 2 sandwiches and placed in the Trio making small adjustment cuts so the roof would fit. I added details cut from the heel of the loaf – a window, chimney and door. Finally a mini chocolate chip acts as a door knob. I could have gone crazy decorating the house with details but wanted to keep it simple).
- The snowman pick was added in reminder of families building snowmen together AND to pick at the fruits!
Now from my family to yours:
“I wish you a very happy, healthy holiday season with your precious loved ones!”