Friday, September 13, 2013

James and the Giant Peach

Happy birthday to Roald Dahl! 

As a kid, I found his books super creepy. They were the first books to ever scare me. Especially James and the Giant Peach. Something about the mean aunts and the boy who ran away with person-sized bugs was chilling to child me. I blame the giant spider. 

Creepy, scary... but also very good. Dahl was excellent at imagery. I may have been scared by the books, but I still read them all and kept going back for more. 

Bean is starting to be interested in reading Dahl books, so for Roald Dahl Day and the BBF blog hop, I made her a lunch based on the book that inspired several sleepless nights and a lifelong fear of biting into insects in fruit.


Muenster cheese letters spell out the name of the orphan boy across - what else? - a peach.


Miss Spider spins her web across spinach dip, while the Glowworm snoozes on a bed of pretzels. There is also a few Buffalo chicken strips with ranch dip.


And a smiling Mrs. Ladybug crawls across half a chocolate zucchini muffin.


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19 comments:

  1. Loved seeing how you depicted this book and reading about your experience reading it as a child. Great job!

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  2. This lunch looks delicious and a touch creepy with that giant spider. Nice job!

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  3. Perfect James And The Giant Peach Lunch! I loved hearing your perspective on this book when you were a child!

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  4. Love your lunch! I like that you incorporated the glowworm!

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  5. Great lunch, and beautiful photography as always!!

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  6. First of all, your food looks DELICIOUS!! Those chicken strips and spinach dip are making me drool! Your tribute to Dahl and the addition of your personal experience is fantastic. I felt like I was hiding under that blanket with you! Great job.

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  7. Yum! Definitely not scary :) Very cute!

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  8. Love all the bugs, I had a fear about grubs in peaches as a kid too!

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  9. Love the post and lunch, it looks great!

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  10. Love it!! And I want zucchini muffins now! Looks awesome!

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  11. Super cute! You made so many great nods in your lunch I really connected to it! Great work. :)

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  12. Thank you for all of the compliments and comments!

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  13. Love! We just started this book yesterday and are going to the play next month. INow I will have to come up with a food treat to match :)

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