Thursday, September 25, 2014

Every Lunchtime - A Shel Silverstein Day Lunch!

It's Shel Silverstein Day! My bento friends & I are paying a birthday tribute to the late great author, with a blog hop!  And there's a link-up at the bottom of the post for anyone who wants to join our Shelebration :)

My lunch was inspired by Every Lunchtime from Falling Up:

A snake in the lunchbox! It had to be done :)

My snake is made of cheddar cheese, with a ham tongue & beady sugar eyes glued on with honey. He's coiled atop a ham & cheese sandwich to match (& use the scraps). On the side a carrot snake slithers among green grapes & hisses (with alphabet bento picks), while more eyes peek out from the strawberries. And as usual, I found the perfect Lunchbox Love note:

And here's a look back at one of Pickle's PB sandwiches, an edible homage to The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. It was inspired by my friend Keitha's Storybook Lunches she makes her son, based on the books they read together. And I just happen to be linking to her in our blog hop :)

Click the sign below to hop over to Keitha's Chaos & see what my clever friend has made:

And here's one more look at my lunchbox snake - it cracks me up!

How will you Shelebrate?

"How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em."
~ Shel Silverstein


  1. Anonymous9/25/2014

    Love Shel Silverstein! I read the books constantly when I was a kid, and the Giving Tree still brings a tear to my eye.

  2. Totally cute! I love the snake and the poem

  3. Love it, I never read these as a kid but but kids love them.

  4. Shelebrate! Ach, I die! Now I wish I had gotten my act together just so I could say that too!

  5. Ha! Perfect poem for a lunch box. Love the (nonvenemous) snake!

  6. Love your snake in the lunchbox! Thanks for the mention. You have inspired me in many ways, too.

  7. Perfect! Absolutely love it !

  8. I love the snakes so cute! The Big O turned out great too.

  9. How cute, love the snake. N I remember the Big O sandwich!

  10. This was amazing! I love Shel's poetry and I wish I had been able to participate this year. As usual your lunch is fabulous. I envy your skills. :) So excited to follow the hop!

  11. Love the snake, Candy Girl! Clever and adorable as usual.


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