I couldn’t help it, I already strayed away from the Turkey theme lol.
But I HAD to take advantage of a rare moment of having a green apple in the house (we usually eat Honeycrisps)…ok ok I know ‘had’ and ‘want’ are two diff concepts but I truly didn’t want it to go to waste.
So I created a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and yes the nunchucks are pink…Alyssa is STILL a girl after all and I HAD to add a girlie flare to this lunch. 😉
I decided to make this month’s lunch around fall and Thanksgiving themes 🍂
Turkey is shaped from a turkey sandwich
Eyes (black nonpareils – aka round sprinkles)
Beak & feet (carrot)
Feather (cheddar & provolone cheese)
Leaves (radishes & cucumbers)
I think this was a mix between a scarecrow and the headless horseman lol
Either way Lyss loved it this morning when she snuck a peek at her lunch and that’s all that matters 😊
Head = Babybel cheese wheel
Body = imitation crab meat
Torch = carrot & cherry tomato
Firey background = radishes
Vampire teeth = apple & almond slices teeth
Topped with a witchy chocolate coin
This lunch consisted of a salami sandwich cut into a spider web
I drew the lines with a Wilton edible black pen
The spider web hangs over a pumpkin patch
Greenery is compliments of delicious broccoli
Key Lime pie yogurt topped with a white chocolate skull
Then we have a Witch’s Cauldron filled with Green Grapes
Mummy knows best! 😉
Ham Sandwich cut into a circle
Topped with Provolone
Eyes (Wilton frosting eyes)
Dessert is a special treat of mini Oreos
Veggies consist of cherry tomatoes, snap peas, carrots & radishes (Alyssa’s favorites).
Ok I finally did it!
I have made the coolest lunch Alyssa has gotten yet 😄
This spook-tacular lunch consists of:
Tombstone = Ham & cheese sandwich
RIP = Candy lettering
Foliage = Broccoli
Fence = Carrots held together with kabob sticks
(pointy ends cut off)
Ghost = Peep
Jack-O-Lantern = Cutie with the face drawn on with a black sharpie
Sour cream & onion Pringles (Lyssa’s favorite)
Topped with a gummy tombstone
I am a firm believer that things turn out better when they are done properly from scratch. With that being said, out of exhaustion I chose to buy some sugar cookie mix and save myself some time…BIG mistake!!!
Not only did the cookies not hold their shape, now I just wasted precious time cutting & baking 3 batches of cookies! So I pull out my recipe book and make the cookies from scratch which I will just do in the future (thank you life for this great lesson).
Despite the false start, I love the way the ones from scratch turned out!
Had to compare both batches lol
Now THOSE are how sugar cookies are supposed to look 😀
I believe that Lyssa’s lunches should be a healthy choice but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be cool so after some google and Pinterest searches here are some of the lunches that I remembered to take pictures of