Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Clementine Pumpkins

This year our family is contributing bagged dinners to a local organization that provides for families in need. Once a month we will pack a meal for children who come to their evening tutoring program. For this months bagged meal I thought it would be fun to go with a pumpkin theme. In addition to orange juice boxes, orange colored chips (the packaging, not the chips) and a few candy pumpkins, I drew faces on Clementines. It was so quick and easy and I hope it makes someone laugh!


15 comments:

  1. Do I count as the someone laughing?? Very Cute!

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  2. sooo cute! I wonder if the guys at work would laugh if I sent my husband to work with some of these in his lunch ;)

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  3. Nice you are helping put some food and joy into others lives this way. It takes so little to brighten lives that have so little.

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  4. I LOVE this! I'm totally snagging it for my daughter's lunch!

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  5. What did you use to draw on the oranges? I have tried a Sharpie and and "paint pen" -- neither worked well.

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  6. Karen- I used a sharpie! I figured that the children would be peeling off the skin so it was ok for them. I'm sorry that the sharpie isn't working for you. I wonder if the skin has some sort of coating on it? Sort of how they put wax on apples?

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  7. I am a freelance writer with CanadianParents.com, an online parenting community (and sister site to Today's Parent magazine) where I write about cooking with and for kids.

    While researching a post on Hallowe'en-related food, I found your post on the adorable ghost pizza. It would be a perfect fit with my post, and I know CP readers would love it.

    With your permission, I would like to link to your post, and also to include a photo. Specifically, I'm referring to the photo in this post: http://princessandthefrogblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Halloween

    We would provide a link back to your site and full credit.

    To get an idea of what we’re about, you can find my blog posts on The Daily Bite: http://blog.canadianparents.com/thedailybite/2011/07/07/the-rainbow-connection/

    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Blake

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  8. This is perfect! We are having a Halloween party in two days and I was trying to think of quick and easy fruit ideas. Thank you so much! :)

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  9. Too cute! I had a little trouble at first making the sharpie work. I wiped them a little with a towel to make sure they were dry and maybe to remove a little coating and it worked great after that! Great idea!

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  10. Love this! Goes great with our "Orange you glad Jesus loves you!" theme for my 2yr old preschool class!!!
    Thank you for the 'cutie' of an idea (o:

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  11. How adorable! How come i didn't think of that!!!!
    My kids need these!!!

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  12. Hi there. Just an FYI. Your clementine pumpkins were featred in the News and Observer 'Top Drawer' section in the Home and garden section of the newspaper. Great job! (N&O) is out of Raleigh, NC. Thanks!

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  13. I will be sending this to school this year! Great and easy

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  14. This is a brilliant idea to make something nutritious just as exciting of a Halloween treat! I included it in my Halloween Round-up: http://tinkerbean.tumblr.com/post/34030955695/halloween-treats

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  15. These clementines are such a cute idea for a healthy snack at school. I just featured it today on my blog, stop on by if you get the chance! http://butterflyangelcreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/TreatsWithNoTricks.html

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