Happy Valentine's Day! Recently my son asked me to stop kissing him in public, so I realized that this may be the last year I'm able to make him a theme lunch for Valentine's Day. I may have gone a little overboard...
The idea of making a turkey dog heart came from Disney Family Fun, but I used the same technique for securing it internally using spaghetti as I did with the carrots, which I found at Give Peas a Chance. Next to them is my very first onigiri, heart shaped of course. I followed the directions for making it from Just Hungry, but used a large, heart shaped cookie cutter instead of a teacup to shape it.
Despite the love of sushi that both my husband and I have, I've been extremely hesitant to let The Kid try nori seaweed because of the potential for shellfish cross-contamination. Instead of giving the onigiri a nori wrap to make handling it easier, I used a piece of red fruit roll up. (Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to go to the health food store to get the real fruit leather kind.)
In the side compartments of the Easy Lunchbox are grapes and strawberry hearts and a raspberry and lemon flavored heart cookie. Alongside is apple juice in a reusable juice box.
My husband took one look at it the lunch and, after wincing at the cute overload, suggested I pack a dose of insulin, too.
I'm sharing my son's sweet lunch with: