2009-11-03

Halloween Lunchbox

The Kid's wanted nothing but Sunbutter and banana sandwiches lately, so I was thrilled to make a happy haunted lunch from all these great Halloween ideas I've filed away. To make the mummy, I saved a little dough from a batch of biscuits, rolled it into a "snake," wrapped up a turkey dog then baked it for 10 minutes at 350F the night before. The next morning, I added these ingenious edible googly eyes that I've been dying to try ever since I first saw them at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories over a year ago. (I found gelatin free vegan capsules at my local health food store.)
The jack o'lantern is a carved tangerine with black grapes stuffed inside. Rounding things out (visually if not nutritionally) are a skeleton cookie and graham cracker Bug Bites, each one handcrafted with love by the Keebler elves. Alongside are the usual juice/water mixture and some highly reflective monster stickers.
I'm sending this wicked good lunch to Coffee & Vanilla for Margot's lovely Wholesome Lunchbox event. Don't miss her round up on the 15th of each month!

7 comments:

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Beautiful!! Wish kids were going to school in Halloween season here, they were on holiday the whole week. I got up today at 6.30 am to prepare lunchboxes, and the older one forgot to take his own, all effort for nothing... I ate it myself for my lunch at home ;)

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Love the googly eyes!! I'm going to search for gelatin capsules now :))))

Jen said...

That is the cutest lunch everf! I love the orange idea. I'll have to remember this for next year.

Marie said...

That's the second mummy dog I've seen. I love how you added the pumpkin and the skeleton. I'm definitely filing this away for a time when my little guy is ready to tackle a lunch like this.

Jenny said...

How adorable! I love this lunch! I am so glad I found your site, thanks to your comment on my site!

I am definately bookmarking this blog.

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

oh, that is a riot!!

I just love it.

Andrea said...

So cute!