The Tiffin Tin

What\’s in your lunchbox?

The Whimsical Lunch

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Here it is tiffin fans, our new laptop lunchbox! It’s the purple version, also known as the “whimsical” laptop lunch. It came in the mail about ten seconds after I ordered it from the nice women at the laptop lunchbox website. Along with the lunchbox, we also received a nifty insulated carrying case and a very good book filled with ideas about making healthy, delish lunches.

With this new lunchbox comes a renewed push to involve the boys in the lunch process. This morning, that meant Tiniest Tiffin spent a lot of time opening and closing the lunchbox so he could do it by himself in the cafeteria at his school. (Turns out this lunchbox isn’t that easy to operate at first — the lid opens by pushing down on the latch, which is counterintuitive — but once you get it, the whole thing’s not at all difficult and very cool. Worth the effort I’d say.)

Tiniest Tiffin opted for ham and cheese roll-ups, rather than a sandwich. He wanted strawberries because they look like hearts and he wanted his Straus Family nonfat vanilla yogurt drizzled over the strawberries because … well, because it looks nice. Add some baby carrots, a little ranch dressing and a piece of banana bread and you have a very typical American child’s lunch. It’s good to be back to lunches!

Culinary response:   Thumbs up.  Two carrots left and a little ranch dressing. 

Social response:  The very cute napkin with the heart on it from IKEA was dissed by a kid in his class.  Tiniest Tiffin says this kid is jealous.  And tells people his mother doesn’t love him.  (Something sad happening in that family.)  TT determined to soldier on, demonstrating that even the most manly of second graders can still show love for his mom.  

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Written by bloglily

February 9, 2007 at 11:43 am

8 Responses

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  1. Welcome back, Ms Bloglily! Hope all is well with you. It certainly is good having you back inspiring me to make my kids interesting and healthy fruehstucks! The laptop lunchbox looks like a goodie.

    charlotteotter

    February 9, 2007 at 10:52 pm

  2. Why thank you dear Charlotte ~ Yesterday was my last day of radiation and I’ve been getting myself back up to speed by making lunches, and reading blogs. Fun!

    bloglily

    February 9, 2007 at 11:15 pm

  3. Welcome back, BL! and with lovely food too, thank you!
    I hope you are doing well and will wait patiently for your next posts… 🙂

    martadc

    February 10, 2007 at 10:34 am

  4. Hello Marta! I’m working on a fun new thing for BlogLily, and should be up and running sometime next week. And now? Time to go buy some fruit and veg. Our house is bare. xo, BL

    bloglily

    February 10, 2007 at 12:32 pm

  5. Welcome back, Bloglily! The blogosphere wasn’t the same without you.

    Bora

    February 11, 2007 at 8:35 pm

  6. Hey Bora, Glad to be here! xo, BL

    bloglily

    February 11, 2007 at 10:37 pm

  7. You’re back! Just noticed! Hooray! Really must start stealing your lunchbox notions now that dudelet is back with the childminder after a long gap.

    (un)relaxeddad

    February 13, 2007 at 2:03 am

  8. Hello dear R-Dad, Yes, it’s time to wake up and smell those lunches! xo, BL

    bloglily

    February 13, 2007 at 10:36 am


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