I’m tickled pink to be participating in Wendolonia’s “3 Tools, 4 Lunches” series this week. Check out Wendy’s post to see all the details on the project, and to see how the other bloggers (Eclectic Lamb and Bentoriffic) used the challenge tools to fill the box we were assigned, the Lunchbots Trio.
The four of us were working with the Wilton Mini Romance Cookie Cutter Set and a Lace Cutter. Normally, I think of the design I want to create and break it down into shapes that I can build. This time I looked at the set of cutters and started spinning them in my head to see what I could make with them. The tulip cutter…ghost! Pacman ghosts!!! And, like so many things on the interwebs…once I saw it, it could not be unseen. This was a ton of fun (and, oh so easy) to make, and I’m really pleased with it. Though, I feel like I didn’t use the Lace Cutter to it’s full potential. But, man, did it make short work of cutting/imprinting the eyes, two at a time! The Pacman cheese sammie only required a circle cutter and a paring knife. I tucked two pieces of bread underneath the cheese, so Scout could reconstruct the sandwich…open face is not her style. There’s Trader Joe’s Seaweed Snack under the Packman. Trader Joe’s Little Gem lettuce underneath the veggie ghosts (Rainbow carrots and cucumber), and blackberries beneath the melon ghosties.
As luck would have it, Scout recently had the opportunity to play Pacman on an old school arcade machine at a friend’s house. So, she really enjoyed seeing it play out in her LunchBots. For me, it took me right back to 1980 and the Village Inn Pizza Parlor on Western Boulevard, post swim meet, smelling like chlorine and Hawaiian Tropic, and sporting my Dorothy Hamill bob. Who says you can’t go home again?
Many thanks to Wendy for hosting this fab challenge, and letting me play along. I’m honored to be in the company of these three woman. They’re each so talented and genuinely fabulous.
Check out the remaining posts (with other fun and fantastic bloggers) in Wendolonia’s “3 Tools, 4 Lunches” series here.
Not pictured is Scout’s little happy fellow fork, her cloth napkin, peppermint EO hand sanitizer and an insulated Klean Kanteen of ice water. I use two different ice packs to keep Scout’s lunch at a safe temperature. A sheet of Cryopak Flexible Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes went underneath her lunch, and a PlanetBox Cold Kit travels in the mesh pocket of the case. And, everything…and, I mean everything, gets labeled with one of Scout’s Mabel’s Labels.
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