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This may be The Kid's favorite lunch yet! After watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Kid was thrilled to help me make spaghetti and meatballs and I finally had a chance to use the bone shaped food picks I've had squirreled away since last year. They're so cute I may end up making meatballs regularly just to have leftovers for lunches!
Everything tastes better on a stick, so I made some lovely fresh fruit into kebabs. Of course, giving my child a pointy skewer isn't the best of ideas, so I cut colored straws to length, then poked holes in the grapes with a chopstick and slid the grapes onto them with watermelon and pineapple, which didn't require pre-drilling. (Just squeeze the straw towards the end like a tube of toothpaste to remove the fruit that ends up inside.)
To round out the meal I packed a corn muffin smeared with honey. (Note to self, next time make mini muffins, which will pack better.) On the side are juice and a Barosaurus sticker. I'm sharing this lunch awesomeness with Margot of Coffee & Vanilla for her not to be missed monthly Wholesome Lunchbox event on the 15th of each month.