This week is Halloween and I made a lunch for Maddox last Friday that I thought would be a fun idea for some. Most of us have or have seen the cheap little orange pumpkin trick-or-treat pail at the stores. I used this for a lunch box instead of his normal lunch. Since I bring him his lunch on Fridays, I didn’t worry about it keeping cold. This is something to consider, but peanut butter sandwiches and the like don’t require refrigeration anyway.
Here is what I did:
1. Since the plastic containers were hard to get in and out, I used baggies this time. I normally don’t, but it was a one time thing to use baggies.
2. Make your child’s favorite sandwich. Then take a pumpkin cookie cutter (I found this Wilton one on clearance after Halloween last year) and cut the sandwich to look like a pumpkin.
3. Make pumpkin apple slices: I cored the apple first and then sliced it into 1/4″ slices. I used my Pampered Chef little cutter set to cut the small pumpkins out of the center of the apple.
4. Make pumpkin pumpkin bread! I sliced up some pumpkin bread I had in the fridge into 1″ slices. Then I cut them out using the same little pumpkin cutter.
Here is what was inside. We all had a blast eating our “pumpkin lunch”!
sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more says
I bet all the kids at school were jealous!