Monday, September 30, 2013

Apple Picking

Zoe's Lunchbox Apple Picking
I can't believe I've never been apple picking, which, in turn, means the kiddo hasn't been either. We make it a point every year to visit our local apple farm for apples, fresh cider, and donuts, but it had never occurred to me to pick our own apples, since they don't offer that option. This past week, we've been reading lots of apple books as an extension of an apple-themed week at Preschool, so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out. We headed to a different local farm, Leaman's Green Applebarn Family Orchard. This place was so much fun with a little putt-putt golf range, huge play area, tractor pulled barrel ride for the kids, animals, corn maze, walking paths, and, of course, an orchard that we could pick our own apples. In addition, we happened on a weekend where they had an educational scavenger hunt of sorts that with the completed form, we got free donuts, which were delicious. Bonus! We brought a trio of lunches along to the orchard, and had an apple theme, of course. Now, we just have to decide what delicious goodies to make with our bounty of apples. We picked several varieties we've never tried before, so I'm excited just to cut into them. Yum!

Apple Bento Lunch
Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, pasta salad, Boar's Head roast turkey, Swiss cheese, multigrain crackers, and apples (in our PBK dual compartment box).

Cajun turkey wrap Easylunchboxes Bento Lunch
Mama's lunch - Boar's Head cajun turkey, cream cheese, and spinach wrap, apples, orange and yellow bell peppers, Swiss cheese, and pasta salad.
Cajun turkey sandwich Easylunchboxes Bento Lunch
Daddy's lunch - Boar's Head cajun turkey, cream cheese, and spinach sandwich, apples, orange and yellow bell peppers, Swiss cheese, and pasta salad.

For some other great apple themed lunches, be sure and visit some of my Bento Blogger Friends, too!
Becoming a Bentoholic
Bento for Kidlet
Bent On Better Lunches
JDaniel4's Mom
Keeley McGuire 
Robot Squirrel and the Monkeys

In these lunches...

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  1. Deleted my first comment bc I went back and actually read the WHOLE post! Love the post and love the lunches! And I have bento envy over that first wants it!!!

    1. We got the box at the PB outlet.. I'll keep my eye out for you! :)

  2. They all look so tasty!
    I have never been apple picking, maybe something I have to do in the future :)

  3. I would have LOVED to have gone apple picking with you! So, so fun! These lunches are beautiful.

  4. These lunches look delicious! Now I'm hungry.

  5. great looking lunches! I want Mama's lunch!

  6. Such fun apple lunches! Looks great!

  7. Your cheese apples look brilliant!