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Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s back to school we go.  Now you can envision the Seven Dwarfs and hear their whistling stuck in your head for the day.  This isn’t a Snow White lunch though.   I’m just happy that one of my kids is back to school today.  I love having them over the long weekends, but they are ready to go back to their friends after the long weekend.  These lunches are from last week when my laptop failed.  The best news for me is that I’m headache free now after 7 days off of caffeine.  Phew!  Last week was a long one.

Small square pocket sandwiches with carrots

For Miss G’s 4 year old lunch I used a new mini square pocket sandwich cutter that I have.  I filled them with SunButter and surrounded the bite sized lunch with mini carrots.  I have found that the more bite sized the lunch is, the more my kids eat.  If this were a normal sized sandwich cut in half, there would be some left when she returns from school.  Instead, it was an empty lunchbox that came home Friday.  In the top left compartment is an organic mini apple and in the top right of her Easy LunchBoxes container are sliced cucumbers.

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Cucumbers, fruit & pinwheels by bentoriffic

Miss A (2 years old) went off to school Friday with Sunbutter and jam pinwheels on Rudi’s Organic Spelt Tortillas.  I stick them in the fridge or freezer to make them easier to cut before sending off.  The nut and seed butters can get runny and squished so I cool them down making them easier to slice.  Next to the wrap pinwheels are sugar snap peas.  Also included in today’s lineup are organic raspberries, blueberries, cucumbers and locally picked strawberries packed in a LunchBots Uno.

Have a great week, and happy lunch packing!

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Sometimes I have lofty aspirations.  I am a talented cook which only comes from years of practice.  However, when it comes to baking I think I should be good right away.  I’m not.  I saw this awesome picture on Pinterest, and it linked back to a site called http://www.bakerella.com/  She made these adorable kid sized pumpkin pies that seem so simple to make.  Mind you as a stay at home mom there are days when find myself finally bathing at 10pm.  Well, last night I started baking at about 9pm.   It turned out to be quite a bit more work than I anticipated, but my little Miss G is having a Thanksgiving feast today.  I promised to be the pumpkin pie mom so I decided that for 3 year olds they should be bite size so not a lot goes to waste.  After a big learning curve, this is how they turned out.

The little crusts were a lot harder to shape than I thought.  Not all of them look like pumpkins, but they are still cute & taste fabulous!

Here is the link & the recipe for anyone who wants to try them out.

Pumpkin Pie Bites


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