Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Skull and Crossbones bento

It's been fun making Halloween themed lunches and Nikolai has been enjoying them. I used a skull shaped cookie cutter which revealed the provolone cheese eyes to which I added fruit leather cut with a small circle cutter to give it more of a haunting look. The bones were from mozzarella string cheese, cut in half lengthwise and carved the ends using a small paring knife. This lunch is packed in his Easylunchboxes container.


In this bento lunch:
  • Skull shaped sandwich with mozzarella cheese stick crossbones. Pretzels.
  • Broccoli florets and baby carrots with small ghost pick.
  • Red grapes in a pumpkin shaped silicone cup with a smiling ghost cupcake pick.
Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack this lunch.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Mummy Tortilla Bento

I have made mummy bentos previously, but instead of using thin strips of cheese as I did before for the bandages, I tried something a bit different this time. I used tortilla to make some roll-ups and then cut another into thin strips to make the bandages. I found that it helps to stick them in place at the ends with just a tiny dab of honey or some other sticky condiments. With the candy eyes added they look as surprised as Nikolai might be.:) This lunch is packed in his Laptop Lunches.


In this bento lunch:
  • A couple of Mummy tortilla roll-ups with candy eyes.
  • Top right: Seedless black grapes with a cute Mummy cupcake ring.
  • Bottom right: Edamame (Eat-a-mummy?) in a spider silicone cup.
  • Far right: Mozzarella string cheese, I used food safe marker for the facial details.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Nightmare Before Christmas bento

Jack Skellington, from The Nightmare Before Christmas, is also known as the 'Pumpkin King' who takes the characters and viewers on a wildly entertaining adventure. Of the many treasures, my favorite quote by Jack is; "Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!"

I made this bento of "Jack" for Nikolai to enjoy for his school lunch today, packed in a Planetbox Rover


In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment - Free hand cut nori for facial details, above Parmesan Couscous with JACK food picks.
  • Lower left - Seedless black and green grapes with a pumpkin cupcake pick.
  • Upper left -Cucumber slices.
  • Center - Pumpkin shaped orange gummy.
  • Upper right - Ham roll-ups
  • This lunch is linked to: Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday
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