Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Bunny Bento

This will be my last Easter themed bento for this year and all you need is a bunny shaped cookie cutter to create this easy bento. Also, it is the last day of exams and I am planning to surprise Nikolai after school by driving him to his or rather my favorite Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop.:)
Happy Easter and have a great weekend!

In this bento lunch:
  • Main compartment -Bunny shaped sandwich with candy eye, Colby ears and Provolone tail. Bunny is munching a baby carrot.
  • Lower left - Apple slices cut to resemble rabbit ears.
  • Upper left - Yogurt covered raisins in a bucket cup and Annie's organic bunny crackers.
  • Center - Gummy carrot.
  • Upper right - Cucumber slices and baby carrots
  • This lunch is packed in a Planetbox rover. Linked to BentoLunch.net
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Basket Bento

This week Nikolai's school is having performance level evaluation tests, (known  by various acronyms depending on location) so it is a busy week. Nikolai is quite confident he will do well, and I am also. 

I have always been fascinated with basket weave from tiny examples to hot-air balloon basket size. I also save those Easter treat boxes as some of them are cute and can be recycled to be used as treat boxes anytime. Here I used one to hold a bunny treat.

In this bento lunch:
  • Basket sandwich freehand cut from round sandwich thins decorated with weave of mild cheddar and Provolone cheese with yogurt covered raisins and bunny baran sheet.
  • Organic baby carrots- one with broccoli top.
  • Seedless red grapes in silicon cup with Easter pick.
  • Along side is a carrot shaped treat container with Annie's organic cheddar bunnies. 
  • Linked to EatsAmazing: Fun Food Friday
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunny Roll-Ups Sandwiches and Apple Bunnies

As Nikolai told me that he loved the bear roll-ups I made a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make bunny roll-ups this week. When I was attempting the first photo for this post a gust of wind blew away one of the bunny's eyes and nose even while glued with honey. My hubby thought that was a little funny. Of course I had to reassemble the missing nori parts, not funny to me at that time, but later we had a good laugh.

My first attempt of apple bunnies or apple rabbits. Here is the method:

1. Start with a wedge from the apple cut into six or eight pieces, and cut out the core. Make a cut just below the skin about 1/3 distance (top to bottom) and then cut the skin to make a V- shape.
2. Carefully lift out the center V section so that the part that remains forms the bunny ears.
3. To prevent browning I soaked them in a bowl of lemon water for a few minutes. (Citric acid is the key ingredient which helps prevent oxidation/browning). Sometimes I do soak our apples in orange or pineapple juice.


In this bento lunch:
  • Roll-ups sandwiches with nori accents and bread crusts for bunny ears.
  • Apple bunnies and organic baby carrots.
  • Cadbury mini eggs in the bucket cup and Annie's organic gummies.
  • This lunch is packed in his Monbento box.
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