Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pac-Man Bento and Lunchables

The other day while we were having a conversation Nikolai asked me whether I've played the Pac-Man game before. I am certain that I have seen the game, but I'm really not much into video gaming. I've heard that it was, and perhaps still is, quite popular.

I decided to try creating a Pac-Man lunch for him. It was quite easy to make, I used a circle cutter to shape a sandwich topped with a slice of mild cheddar cheese and then removed a sector to create the Pac-Man. I used my Japanese bento cutter for the ghosts but you can also use a small ghost cookie cutter from your Halloween cutter collection if you have one. They are bite sized mini sandwiches, two were topped with fruit leather and the other with provolone cheese.
I also included some orange and apple slices and in the other section there are some cucumber slices cut with my crinkle cut knife. To the far right I included a mozzarella string cheese.

Pac-Man bento school lunch

Here is a simple bento which Nikolai enjoyed on a different day. I had no idea as what to pack that day and went with some foods that I had on hand. Looked like lunchables to me, thus the title. He had rolled up honey ham, cheddar cheese slices, cucumber slices, wheat thins crackers, orange, strawberry slices and Yoplait Gogurt.

Lunchables school lunch

Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack these lunches.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Dinner Rolls Bear and Pinwheel Bento

We have been counting down to end of the school year which will be early next month, and there are some projects and activities at Nikolai's school which makes life a little hectic this time of the year but all is good. With the count down and discussions about trips, my bento making enthusiasm seems to be fading.
This was the first time I sent dinner rolls for school lunch and Nikolai came home with an empty lunch box. I tried to cut the dinner rolls to create the bear ears but they didn't turn out as well as intended. Maybe the bread was too soft and the ears were not holding up or I should have used a tiny piece of uncooked spaghetti to hold it up. Well, I may recreate this sometime again in the near future. I hope then the result will be nicer.
The main section contained a couple of ham and cheese dinner rolls with nori eyes, I used my CuteZCute cuddle palz cutter for the nose and free hand cut the ears. His sides were organic baby carrots, ranch for dip in the yellow container and apple pieces. This lunch was packed in a Monbento Tresor.

Dinner rolls bear, bento school lunch, Monbento Tresor

Here is a simple pinwheels lunch with pretzel thins in the main compartment, cucumber slices and orange slices as sides. This lunch was also packed in a Monbento Tresor.

Pinwheels bento school lunch, Monbento Tresor

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pancake Muffins and Pancake sausages, Breakfast For Lunch

As I've mentioned in my previous post about the breakfast which Nikolai made for me on Mother's day, one of the foods was chocolate chips pancake muffins. He followed my favorite recipe which can be found here. This recipe has made it to my personal recipe book. You see, I have this book in which I only write down the recipes which I've tried a gazillion times and which my family loves. The muffins which Nikolai made tasted fantastic, the only thing was, the chocolate chips sank to the center, but the flavor was there. I told him that "Practice Makes Perfect" and maybe he should bake more often.

He saved a couple for his lunchbox to have at school on Monday. I though I'd better post this first instead of my other back logged lunches. The main compartment contains the pancake muffins, Yoplait Gogurt and some sausages which I cooked and let cool in the morning before packing them into his Easylunchboxes container. His sides were watermelon cubes and Annie's homegrown organic granola bar cut into half. The picks which added instant cuteness to this simple lunch can also be used as forks, which I really like. :)

Homemade pancake muffins breakfast for lunch

Here is another breakfast for lunch which he enjoyed a month or so ago. It was sausages covered in pancake, seedless red grapes, applesauce in a leak-proof mini dipper, Annie's organic cheddar bunnies and seedless green grapes. This lunch was packed in an Easylunchboxes urban container.

pancake sausages breakfast for lunch

Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack these lunches.


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