So I first have to admit that I nearly panicked this morning when I realized that I didn’t have the right heart shaped cookie cutter. This one *barely* fits the bread as is. I had lots of other cute plans, but apparently, in my 9 1/2 years of parenting, I have not acquired a small heart shaped cutter. Penguins, check. Dinosaurs, check. Bunnies, cats, bears, snowmen, acorns? Check, check, check, check, check. Hearts? FAIL.
The Contents – carrots, jello with strawberry chunks, grapes, apple slices, strawberries and a heart shaped salami, turkey and provolone sandwich.
The Details – I was a little nervous about the jello melting, but I ran into my son at lunch time and it looks like it held. I used a small box of jello and made (6) individual servings straight into the inserts of my lock ‘n lock boxes. I did cover the inserts with saran wrap, just in case.
This is my daughter’s lunch, but to make my son’s lunch a bit more manly, I used a sword tooth pick to decorate and hold his sandwich together. I was going to add some note about him not breaking my heart, but figured I’d already risked mortifying him enough by giving him a heart shaped sandwich.
The Verdict – Hoping they enjoy their lunches…loves to my loves!