Friday, September 13, 2013

Dahl-icious James & The Giant Peach

It's Roald Dahl Day and this year, a fantastic group of bloggers are hopping for the occasion. Since I'm a life long Roald Dahl fan, I had to join in, of course. If you missed it, last year's post contained a healthy mix of elements straight from several of his stories, including a 'Dahl-icious' vegetarian split pea soup in honor of one of my favorite books, The Witches. This year, I concentrated on one book, and since my daughter had just watched the movie last night, James and the Giant Peach had to be the inspiration! One of the things that I always appreciated about Dahl's books is the anticipation and wonder in them. This is a great quote from the book to illustrate both, I think.
"'Something is about to happen,' he told himself. 'Something peculiar is about to happen at any moment.' He hadn't the faintest idea what it might be, but he could feel it in his bones that something was going to happen soon. He could feel it in the air around him ... in the sudden stillness that had fallen upon the garden."
-Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach


Now, on to lunch. I went simple.. really simple.. for this lunch, and yes, you'll notice that I leaned on the movie version since the audience (my kid) is not familiar with the book yet (hey, she's 4). In the book, New York was where the group ended up, but wasn't really where James dreamed of going all along like in the movie. Still, the dream of 'escaping' and the idea that everything begins with something you dream possible, both very much existed in the book. Hey, the kiddo 'got' it and loved it, so score!
James and the Giant Peach Bento
Peaches (of course), cucumber, grilled cheese with extra cheese accents.
Dahl James and the Giant Peach Bento

Now, the fun part! Hop through the rest of the creative Roald Dahl Day lunches by clicking here or the button below. Next stop, Eclectic Lamb!
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In this lunch...

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37 comments:

  1. This lunch is simple but beautiful!

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  2. Simply perfect, is what this is!!! I adore your Empire grilled cheese, and the chevron pattern knocked my socks off! <3

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  3. I like the colors if the dream wording! Nice lunch!

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    1. Thank you.. I thought the mottled look captured the idea too.

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  4. Fantastic lunch and write up! Love your Empire State Building!

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    1. Thank you Kathy.. glad it was recognizable at least! :)

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  5. Great lunch! Simple yet very detailed! Love it!

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  6. I love your Empire State Building! Nice job!

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  7. How awesome! I love the Empire State Building! :)

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  8. That Empire State building is AMAZING!

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  9. You did an AMAZING job on this!!! Hard to believe you didn't have it started when you sent me that msg. last night!

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  10. Your Empire State Building turned out beautifully, and I really love the cucumber chevron.

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  11. Love this! So creative! And you got cheese drawing skills, lady!

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    1. Thanks. Sometimes it works.. sometimes I eat my mistakes!:)

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  12. Great job with the Empire State Building! Love it

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  13. Love your Empire State Building! Beautiful!

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  14. Wow wow!!! Nice play on words, too. Love it!

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  15. Love the post title! Very cute! The lunch was simple and creative and I really enjoyed it! Great job!

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  16. Simple or not it is still great :)
    I love it!

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  17. This is super cute! The building came out so well!

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