I love it when I actually remember things like Ben Franklin's birthday because it gives me a lunch theme, and a reason to stick to it!
Ben Franklin was a politician, author, scientist, inventor, and philosopher. There is little that he didn't dabble in and make his mark. He was America's first postmaster, therefore of course he'd been on stamps, though, for the life of me, I can't draw a stamp with food markers, so that was out. He is also on the 100-dollar bill and was on the 50 cent piece. Ooh, and I have chocolate coins leftover from the holidays! So, it isn't a 50 cent piece, but you get the point. Ben Franklin was a patriot and philanthropist. As an inventor, he is most known for the Franklin stove, the bifocal lens, and the lightning rod. In fact, it is Franklin's kite and key experiment about static electricity that most think of first. I did. And that is where the inspiration for today's lunch came from, of course. Enjoy.
Carrot coins, Plum Kids organic fruit shreds, cucumber, red pepper hummus, chocolate coins, grilled cheese 'kite' with provolone clouds, fruit leather accents, and carrot key.