Week 12: A Christmas Story

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ralphie leg lamp christmas lunch
Week 12: A Christmas Story.  This lunch is such a "Pink Nightmare", or maybe its "A Major Award" for my daughter.  Well, it is a little "FRAA-GEE-LEE."  Ok, enough with the Christmas Story references.  This is my favorite Christmas movie and my daughter and I watched it last week together so I thought I would theme this week's lunch around it.

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2 fresh slices of whole wheat bread 
   Yellow, blue, and red food coloring and/or food coloring markers
1 small orange (mandarin, tangerine, etc.)
1 stick of string cheese
1/4 cup fat-free strawberry cream cheese
1 serving creamy peanut butter
5-7 raspberries (or similar berry)

2-3 leaves of iceberg lettuce

  1. Using template as a guide, cut Ralphie and the pink bunny suit out of a slice of bread.  Repeat with a second piece of bread.  Cover one slice with strawberry cream cheese.  Spread peanut butter on the other slice.  Press slices together into a sandwich with the cream cheese facing up.  Cut a round piece of string cheese small enough to fit on the face of the of the bunny suit and place it on.
  2. Mix equal parts yellow, blue, and red food coloring in a small bowl to make the color black.  Dip the end of a toothpick in the black coloring and use it to draw the details on the pink bunny suit and Ralphie’s face.
  3. Trim the remaining stick of string cheese to 1 1/2 inches long (this is the leg of the lamp).  Cut a women’s high heel show shape out of the scrap.  Stick the shoe to the bottom of the leg using a toothpick.  Cut the lampshade out of half the orange using the picture as a guide.
  4. Using either the above method, or food coloring markers, fill in the shoe and draw lines on the leg and lampshade as shown in the picture.
  5. Place lettuce leaves in the container as background.  Set in the sandwich, shaped like Ralphie, in the bunny suit.  Lay the berries along the bottom in a line.  Finally, place the string cheese and orange together, in the form of a lamp, right above the berries.


  1. how are there no comments? I LOVE this lunch. :) I just happened upon your site, so I've been exploring a lot of posts. Awesome work! My kids will be so happy if I start taking a cue from you!

    1. Thanks so much Carolyn, I appreciate your comments. Hopefully my ideas can help you make some great lunches for your kids. I am convinced that all parents can do something like this and really connect with their kids and have tons of fun with them at the same time!

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