Monday, November 24, 2014

Give Thanks Bento

Happy Monday! Tomorrow is Nikolai's Birthday and Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That being so, it is a good time to give thanks to all of you, and welcome those of you who are new to my blog. For you who are new here, Nikolai was born on Thanksgiving day and his birthdays usually comes with the Thanksgiving holiday. We are always super busy planning and arranging for his birthday party as well as hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I would say that for us it is as busy as, perhaps more busy than, the Christmas holiday.

Every year his school has Thanksgiving luncheon, we will be joining them for lunch tomorrow afternoon so I'm not going to make him a birthday bento this year. Nikolai knows that he is my daily dose of joy filling my life with love, laughter and fun!

This is a Thanksgiving season bento for today. I used mild cheddar for the lettering, a babybel cheese to make the turkey, which has a cheddar cheese beak, raisin eyes, carrot feet and body, feathers, and wattle made of apple. The nice people over at SayPlease.com generously sent us some of the new holiday edition Lunchbox Love notes, and I included one from their Thanksgiving Edition Volume 4 with Nikolai's lunch. This lunch was packed in his Fit & Fresh container.

Also, tomorrow is the last day of school for this month, yay! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving, Give Thanks bento school lunch

In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment: Sandwich with mild cheddar lettering, babybel cheese turkey and granola bar with Lunchbox Love note.
  • Top left: Apple slices.
  • Bottom left: Cucumber slices with a turkey cupcake pick.
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack this lunch.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cow Jumped Over The Moon bento

Do you remember the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon......? I was organizing Nikolai's room the other day when I came across a collection of nursery rhyme cd's to which he listened when he was little. I guess I'll have to make the cat and the fiddle themed lunch in near future.:)

I created the cow from my Animal pals cookie cutter set, the moon from my circle cutter set, and packed this fun lunch in his Fit & Fresh container.

Hey Diddle Diddle, the cow jumped over the moon school lunch

In this bento:
  • Main section: Cow and Moon sandwiches. Moon topped with mild cheddar cheese (of course everyone knows the moon is made of cheese ;-) and the cow is decorated with provolone cheese, fruit leather, tiny chocolate chip and candy eye.  Also in the main section I included a granola bar.
  • Top-right: Organic bell pepper slices and organic baby carrots
  • Bottom-right: seedless green grapes with 'tree' pick
This lunch is linked to Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Butterfly Quesadilla and Bread Roll-Ups in Easylunchboxes

I had some tortilla on hand, so I made a quick and easy quesadillia for Nikolai's school lunch. When I cut up the quesadilla so it would fit in a lunchbox, I thought this one might look like a butterfly if I added a piece of string cheese for the body. :)

The second bento is an example of what can be done almost in less than five minutes. As some of you might agree, there are days when plans change on short notice and you need a quick solution such as this.

Both of these lunches were packed in his Easylunchboxes container.

Butterfly, quesadilla bento school lunch

In this bento lunch:
  • Quesadilla cut into four wedges, mozzarella string cheese and a couple of picks.
  • Cucumber slices and baby carrots.
  • Organic kiwi slices in a silicone cup.
Here is a super easy and quick bread roll-ups lunch. I used a rolling pin to slightly flatten the bread, spread with SunButter and roll.

Bread roll-ups, easy and quick bento school lunch

In this bento lunch:
  • Bread roll-ups in jumbo silicone cup, cucumber slices and organic baby carrots.
  • Mozzarella string cheese cut into pieces.
  • Seedless green grapes with a Mickey pick.
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