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Community Helper Themed Lunches – Part II (Fire & Rescue, cont.)

Tomorrow is the last day of Fire & Rescue in my Bigs’ class. They will get to see a fire truck, up close, get little badge stickers and fire hats. If my son used hashtags, he might use #bestfridayever. My little guy got to have the fire truck experience today and just about keeled over with happiness.

Here is Bigs’ lunch for tomorrow:


I made a Fire & Rescue Dalmatian PB&J and used my Food Writers for the detailing. I wracked my brain for another fire day idea and a sweet friend at school suggested this. I am so happy with the way it came out. I also packed a mandarin orange, blueberries, strawberries, honey wheat pretzels, and Pocky for dessert. They sort of look like fire hoses if you squint. And use a boatload of imagination.

Have a great weekend,


Community Helper Themed Lunches – Part II (Fire & Rescue)

My Bigs’ Police lunch went over well. Today was Pizza Delivery Day. The school ordered pizza in. So fun. Because I know my bud eats as much as a 9000 pound gorilla, I also packed him a bento of sides, to accompany his pizza.


I packed strawberries, blueberries, homemade fruit snacks (recipe below), mandarin orange, and a Campfire Cookie.

Homemade Fruit Snacks

1 cup orange juice (I use concentrate and water if I don’t have orange juice)
1 cup frozen or fresh fruit (I like to use strawberries and add peaches, sometimes)
1 – 2 T honey
5 – 6 packets of unflavored gelatin


Pour juice (or water and concentrate) and fruit into a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the fruit is tender.

Cool for about 10 minutes. Place in a food processor, add honey, and whiz until liquified.

Add the gelatin and whiz again.

Pour into a small cookie sheet and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares (or whatever shapes!).

For tomorrow’s Fire & Rescue day, I made a fire-themed lunch:


I free-hand cut (is that even correct English? don’t care) fire on bread and then added details with Food Writers. It’s a PB&J. I also packed strawberries, a mandarin orange, honey wheat pretzels, dried cranberries, and a Campfire Cookie.

And for my Smalls, who will be in his one-day-a-week-school:


I packed a half peanut butter and jelly sandwich, on which I made a happy face. I also packed four little Trader Joe’s cinnamon school house cookies, strawberries, applesauce, a few pretzels, and some carrots.