Year 2, Week 3: Willy Wonka Lunch for Roald Dahl Day. This Friday the 13th is Roald Dahl's birthday, so in honor of this I made a lunch based on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory many times when I was a kid and I always wanted to visit the heart of the chocolate factory. I watched the movie with my kids this past week (the original, not the latest version). Gene Wilder will always be Willy Wonka to me, no exceptions. I'll challenge anyone to prove differently. Besides, the oompa loompas in the new movie are just...creepy! I was reminded just how magical this story is and what an amazing author Roald Dahl was. This is a book every kid should read and a movie every parent should watch with their own kids. My daughter's new dream is to go visit the factory. So in honor of Roald Dahl Day, here is the lunch for this week, made in an easy lunch boxes container.
You will also want to look at all my friends' Roald Dahl Day bento lunches in this blog hop. It features lunches from James and The Giant Peach to The Fantastic Mr. Fox and more! Just click the picture Roald Dahl picture below to get started!
--2 slices of whole wheat bread
--1 slice of roast beef
--2 slices of cheddar cheese
--1 slice of any white cheese
--1 red sweet pepper, cut into strips
--3 lettuce leaves
--black food coloring
--1 handful of blueberries
--8-9 roundish grapes
--1 package of fruit snacks
1. Cut both pieces of bread into rectangles. Cut roast beef the size and shape of the bread pieces. Arrange strips of sweet pepper around the border. Attach them with pieces of toothpicks if desired. Cut pieces of cheese into the shape of Wonka Bar text and logo as shown in picture. A sharp non-serrated blade knife will help make this a snap! Place on top of roast beef to look like the Wonka Bar.
2. Cut slice of cheddar cheese to partially fit under the Wonka Bar sandwich. Trim around the edge in a circular pattern and write "Wonka Golden Ticket" along the top. Use black food coloring and a toothpick. If you slide part of the golden ticket underneath the bread, you only need to write a small amount on the cheese.
3. Arrange lettuce leaves in container and place Wonka Bar Sandwich on top with Golden ticket partially underneath. Sprinkle blueberries around. I had to bring Violet Beauregard into the lunch didn't I? A giant blueberry scene is just too good to pass up!
4. Place grapes in a small side dish. Use grapes that are round and multi-colored. I arranged them to look like gumballs and my daughter loves them!
5. The Everlasting Gobstopper is a bit trickier. I used a packet of fruit snacks. I usually try to use organic but I only had regular this time. I cut at least one side of each fruit snack so they would stick together easier. I also attached them together with toothpick pieces to form the "Gobstopper" shape.
I hope you have a great Roald Dahl Day. Take some time this week to week a good book with your kids. Maybe you could watch a great movie. Either way spend some time with your kids and have fun, your kids will remember it for a long time--and you will too! Remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.