Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Umbrella bento

It's been raining almost everyday here lately, especially in the evenings. Last weekend, as usual, we were out and about and were caught in a sudden rain shower. The rain does not much bother Nikolai or my hubby is seems, but I tend to get headaches when I get wet in the rain and I have no idea as to why.
Anyway, with this bit of inspiration, I made a simple umbrella themed school lunch for Nikolai, packed it in his Lego lunchbox, and I like the lego mini box which fits nicely in the center of the larger box.

The sandwich is easy to make, I just removed the crust from the whole wheat bread, and used a small circle cookie cutter to shape the umbrella and a small teardrop cookie cutter for raindrops. A second umbrella was made by using half of a Babybel cheese, with the red wax coating trimmed to make the design and an umbrella handle food pick.


In this bento lunch:
  • Sandwich with cheese umbrella and raindrops decoration.
  • Babybel Gouda cheese in umbrella design.
  • Sugar-snap peas.
  • Black grapes.
  • Goldfish crackers in the smaller Lego container. 
  • Linked to: BentoLunch.net
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack this lunch.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Ladybug bento

I like ladybugs and I have made a couple of ladybug bentos previously which can be seen HERE, and by coincidence they were also packed in our Easylunchboxes containers. In this one, I used a circle cutter to shape the sandwich and also the mild cheddar cheese which I further trimmed by making a "v" cut to make the wings, and though I did the trimming for the head by freehand, a circle cutter could be used there also. The sandwiches were completed by using small circle cutters for the wing spots and for the Havarti cheese eyes. A similar design was used for the Babybel cheese by trimming the red wax coating using my smallest circle cutter for the dots and food safe marker for the eyes.


In this bento lunch:
  • Ladybug design sandwiches, cucumber slices and organic baby carrots.
  • Babybel cheese in ladybug design with mini pretzels.
  • Small green grapes with a ladybug pick.
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack this lunch.


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Animals bento

Happy Friday! This is one of those bentos which Nikolai enjoyed several weeks ago, but I am only now posting it. I have this set of animal cutters, which I got from Bento USA awhile back, and they are not only cute, but also affordable for the whole set. You can use them one cutter at a time or use the entire set of four cutters, like how I used them in this lunch.
I am hoping that the weather will cool down soon so we could visit the zoo again. Have a great weekend everyone.


In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment - Animals shaped sandwiches; bunny, lion, elephant and bear.
  • Lower left - Annie's organic Bernie's farm cheddar crackers.
  • Upper left - Orange slices.
  • Center - Babybel cheese with a bunny shaped cut-out.
  • Upper right - Cucumber slices.
  • This lunch is packed in a Planetbox rover.
Here are the supplies or similar that I used to create and pack this lunch.


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