A Christmas Story Fra-Gee-Lay Lunch

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top Christmas movies

"Fra-Gee-Lay! It must be Italian." The old man was so excited have this crate delivered to his door. You know the leg lamp was his major award. A Christmas Story is unequivocally the best Christmas movie of all-time. The list continues with Christmas Vacation second, and Elf coming in third. You can fight me if you want, but you would still be wrong.  Because A Christmas Story is tops, I of course had to make my annual lunch celebrating this cinematic masterpiece.

Since I have made A Christmas Story lunches before, I wanted to try and take a different angle with this one. I featured the wooden crate that the lamp came in, along with the famous Bumpus hounds and the turkey theft that they are known for. I also had to give you a sneak peek at a few of my favorite Christmas decorations. I have most of the collection of A Christmas Story lighted village. It's my pride and joy around this time of year. I ask for new pieces every year. And if you still doubt my family's love for the movie you will want to follow us at @lunchboxfamily. We have a special surprise coming for you!

Until then, read the recipe below and let me know your favorite seen from the movie!

The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Lunch

Monday, December 3, 2018

School lunch ideas

If you've been around my blog for awhile, you are well aware of my family's fondness for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Well, despite the fact that this Disney movie is known as a Halloween and Christmas film, I have somehow never made a Jack Skellington lunch for Christmas. It has only been for Halloween. I know, I know, I'm having a hard time forgiving myself for this one. Hopefully this lunch will get me back on the nice list with my kids and the big guy in the red suit!
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The Grinch Christmas Lunch

Monday, November 26, 2018

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

You're a mean one mister Grinch! But you are also pretty tasty. Especially when you are in a spinach tortilla sandwich with turkey! The Grinch is such a legend n Christmas lore and we are so excited to see the new movie. My family is obviously huge fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas that I had to make a new lunch to celebrate the new movie coming out.

The Grinch is actually one of the first lunches that I made during my first year of trying this fun lunch making thing out. I actually created the lunch live on a morning television show with my daughter. That time I used a green apple but I wanted to go a different route this time. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I hope my kids will be as well. Keep reading to find out all of the ingredients and directions!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Three Holiday Dips That You Need for Your Next Party!

Friday, November 23, 2018

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pyrex. All opinions are my own.

It's the holidays and you know the routine. You get invited to your first of many parties of the season, and right after you dig your ugly Christmas sweater out of the back of the closet, you need to decide on what meal you will bring. Add that to the fact that you need food that both little kids with Santa hats, and grown adults adorned in reindeer themed clothing, will eagerly consume. Don't worry, I have you covered. Here is a dessert dip and two appetizer dips that will easily get you through this season and beyond. The only downsides are that your party hosts will now expect you to make these tasty dips year after year and probably try to steal the Pyrex dishes that you brought the dips in as well!

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Harry Potter Quidditch Lunch

Friday, November 16, 2018

Harry Potter Wizarding World

My family has been Harry Potter fans for awhile now. My daughter has read all of the books, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and The Cursed Child, at least once. My oldest son and I just finished reading the illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban. We have watched most of the movies together and even threw my daughter a Harry Potter themed birthday party. This isn't the first time that I've made my kids a Wizarding World lunch, you might have seen my Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, or Hogwarts Express lunches, but I figured it was time for a new one.

Since we were reading The Prisoner of Azkaban, and Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup against Slytherin, I knew what I had to do. If you've read the story you know that Harry wins the big match by reaching out and barely grabbing the Golden Snitch before Malfoy does. After I put my son to bed, I immediately started dreaming up what a lunch based on this part of the story would look like. What you see here in this post is what I came up with.
Harry Potter Wizarding World lunch

Spider-Man Sandwich Lunch

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Loot Crate

If you were to ask your kids who their favorite superheroes are, what would their answer be? For my kids I guarantee Spider-Man would be in the top three! It's been a few years since my daughter received a Spidey lunch and my oldest son has never been given one. I figured it was about time for them to get their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man during lunchtime at school!

This lunch was actually pretty easy to make. It's just a Spider-Man sandwich, some Babybel cheese, and a black olive spider. The most time consuming part was cutting the strawberries to fit together like a puzzle. However, after I did the first one for my daughter, the second one for my son was a snap. I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Scroll down for the recipe!

Also, if you use my Loot Crate link and coupon code by 11/19/18 you get 10% off your order. Just CLICK HERE and use code: lunchboxdad. This will get you an incredible box filled with Spider-Man, Bioshock, and Westworld themed gear and collectibles!
Loot Crate

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey Marinade Plus a Bonus Post Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers Idea!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Juicy Juice. All opinions are my own.
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Every year I talk to people who are looking for different ways to prepare their Thanksgiving turkey. There is nothing that wows dinner guests of all ages more than a Thanksgiving turkey that takes them by surprise because it is bursting with flavor. Kids love it. Adults love it. There is nothing like it. When we created this new recipe, our entire family devoured the entire test turkey!

I have prepared turkeys with brine, deep fried, injectable marinade, and covered in rub. This new recipe that we developed to marinade our turkey in for Thanksgiving this year rivals any of those methods. You will definitely want to try it because it features the secret ingredient that you probably wouldn't have thought of...Berry flavored Juicy Juice 100% Juice!

Juicy Juice

We have tried this Juicy Juice marinade a couple of times now and it is loaded with sweet flavor. We have used it on turkey breast and chicken, but it will actually work for almost any other type of meat that you are preparing for the big day as well. Did I mention it is super easy to whip up? Even your kids can help with it. Keep reading for the whole Thanksgiving turkey marinade recipe!

Scroll down for a bonus post Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers Idea!

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