Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Curious George

A lunch featuring the curious little monkey, for my curious little monkey!

Beaker has a mixed greens salad with a homemade dressing I whipped up using sour cream, pepper, and dill. It was okay. Not yet close to ranch dressing, his favorite. Still trying to find a garlic and soy free version of ranch dressing for him! Ranch is his very favorite dressing for salad and dip for carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli, but every commercial version I have found has garlic and soybean oil. So we're on a quest to find a dressing/dip that he loves as much as ranch, but safe for him to eat.

He also has fruit ~ blackberries, strawberries, and pears ~ with a little Curious George decoration on top. A few slices of Canadian bacon and cheese add protein, while an Enjoy Life double chocolate cookie rounds it up with dessert.

Without the Man in the Yellow Hat, Curious George would never have gotten out of the jungle to have his amazing adventures! The yellow hat here is made of a piece of cheese cut into a hat shape with a nori hat band.

And balloons, of course! Cherry tomato balloons, to be more precise. Beaker's favorite part of the Curious George movie is when George and the Man in the Yellow Hat fly away holding the bunch of balloons. 

My curious little monkey <3

And then my lunch was a delicious pear and gorgonzola salad. So very delicious!

My favorite salad right now. I toss some mixed spring greens with extra baby spinach leaves, and then top with warm bacon, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, and fresh sliced pear. Drizzled over the top is a homemade pear vinaigrette - just mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper, and then add the juice from a can of pears. I also mashed a few of the canned pears up and mixed in with the vinaigrette for a little extra sweetness. Light, tangy, and utterly fantastic. On the side I had a cup of strawberries and extra pear slices.

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