Yesterday was Roald Dahl Day, an annual celebration of the author’s wonderful books, on his birthday, the 13th September. I remembered this rather belatedly as I was making Small Child’s lunch this morning, so attempted to create a last minute themed lunch for him inspired by one of the Roald Dahl books. I settled on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as I had already made a sandwich, which I thought could easily be transformed into a golden ticket!
In this lunch Small Child had a ham sandwich, cut into a rectangle and topped with cheese letters spelling out ‘GOLDEN TICKET’. I used my mini alphabet bento cutters to cut out the cheese letters. On the side he had some baby carrots (under the pepper) and striped pepper strips, which reminded me of a stick of rock, decorated with sweet treat bento picks. He also had a small mandarin orange, peeled and broken into segments, and some grapes, which I topped with little people bento picks to make Ooompa Loompas! This lunch was packed in our banana yellow Monbento Tresor Bento Box.
This year Small Child has started taking in a snack for break time at school, so I also packed a snack at the same time which I attempted to theme too, though we were running late at this point so it was all rather thrown together! For his snack Small Child had a baby cucumber,squirrel silicone bento cup filled with raisins and some dried apple rings, which I topped with a few more sweet treat bento picks. I also added a few real treats to his lunch – a couple of jelly beans and a small gold chocolate coin.
I hope that Small Child enjoys his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed lunch! You can see some of my other Roald Dahl inspired lunches from past years here: 2014 Roald Dahl Lunches and 2013 Roald Dahl Day Lunches. A very happy Roald Dahl Day to you all, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite Roald Dahl quotes:
“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl,The Twits.
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