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

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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!

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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.
Juicy Juice

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!

Disney's Christopher Robin Movie Winnie the Pooh Mini Pizza and Tigger Tails

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Walt Disney Studios. All opinions are my own.
Disney's Christopher Robin movie

I'm not sure that there's a movie that my family has seen recently that we have enjoyed as much as Disney's Christopher Robin. Of course my kids have all grown up on Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang in The Hundred Acre Wood, but the creativity and fun in this movie is hard to beat.

When the previews for Disney's Christopher Robin first came out, I had a feeling that it was going to be special. However, once we actually saw it, my kids and I were mesmerized the entire time. We laughed at the silliness and enjoyed the special effects.

In fact, I just had the chance to sit down with the cast to ask them some questions about the movie and this fun snack that they helped to inspire. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did. Make sure to watch it below!

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Lunch

Sunday, October 28, 2018

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie

What's your favorite classic family holiday movie? Whenever I think about this question I always tend to forget about It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. I don't know why I forget about it, I've seen it what seems like a thousand times. It's such a great movie, but I whenever I think about Peanuts or Snoopy I always skip ahead to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

This year, I wanted to make sure that I didn't make this mistake so I made a fun Snoopy Halloween lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. It's complete with a Great Pumpkin sandwich! Read below to find out how to make it for your own family.

Unlimited Squirrels in I Lost My Tooth book by Mo Willems Lunch

Monday, October 15, 2018

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
Mo Willems

We've all been there. Our young child loses their tooth and it's the most important thing in the world...well for that day anyway. The only problem is that, as the parent, I of course forget to have the Tooth Fairy visit during the night. Well, maybe this new book by Mo Willems can help ease the pain. Unlimited Squirrels in I Lost My Tooth! is a fun and fast paced book about a squirrel who loses his tooth and his friends who try to find it.

It reads pretty quickly and one of our favorite parts are the sections with "A-Corny Jokes!" We loved it so much that I had to make a lunch recipe (and include the acorns). In the book there are also facts about teeth, and of course the story itself. My boys seriously want to read this book every night before bed. I can't wait for the next books in the new series to be written. You can find the first book,- Unlimited Squirrels in I Lost My Tooth! on Amazon HERE, and my lunch recipe down below!

Mo Willems

How to Make a Fall Football Lunch PLUS BONUS Halloween Snack Ideas!

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

It's that time of year again. You know what I'm talking about. Boots and scarfs awake from their summer slumber, school is back in full-force, everything is pumpkin spice, the leaves magically change, apples become the go-to-fruit, and football takes over the weekends. Fall really is a fantastic few months! In order to properly celebrate this season, I had to make this Fall Football Lunch complete with a side of Juicy Juice 100% Juice. If you are going to experience Fall, you need to do it right!

Each one of the elements of this lunch symbolizes something fun for our family. First of all, we love collecting multicolored leaves to create beautiful crafts. Kids can do incredibly creative things with them. Football is also a favorite in our house. I would brag about our team, but let's just say that there's not much to brag about right now. It's still fun to make a no-bake football granola bar though.

Juicy Juice

Our family also is susceptible to the lure of all the pumpkin spice flavored food as well. That's why we came up with the idea of a yogurt bar where our kids could load this side dish up with the Fall toppings of their choice. Since this time of year is also known for all things apple, no Fall themed lunch would be complete without Juicy Juice 100% Juice, Apple flavor! We feel good about using Juicy Juice because it is 100% real juice with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Check out the recipe below for how I made this lunch!

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