17 December 2014

Holiday Hop - Elf Lunch

It's Holiday blog hop time!  Be sure to follow along and get lots of ideas for fun Holiday themed lunches.  This year we added a new holiday tradition into our home, the elf on the shelf!  In honor of his arrival I made a simple Elf lunch for my preschooler.


In this bento:  Two peanut butter and strawberry jelly elf sandwiches (stacked on top of each other), rolled turkey deli meat, and pear chunks.


I HAD to pack this lunch in our book bento box ;)



Now click the button below and hop on over to Diana Rambles and see what Holiday cheer she has packed up!




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The Elf cookie cutter can be found on eBay.
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15 December 2014

Grilled Cheese Gingerbread Man

A couple of Gingerbread man/woman lunches for today.  I wanted the sandwiches to keep their crunchy texture in the lunchbox so I made sure to pack the sandwiches with items that do not need refrigerated so that I could skip the ice pack.


In this bento:  Grape tomatoes, gingerbread man grilled cheese sandwich, blackberries, raspberries, and a gingerbread man cookie.



In this bento:  Dill pickle spears, two grilled cheese gingerbread ladies, blackberries, raspberries, and a gingerbread lady cookie.

The blackberries and raspberries in both lunches are decorated with a little Disney (mickey mouse / daisy duck) gingerbread bento pick from Tokyo Disney.


Run, run as fast as you can!  You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!!!




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12 December 2014

Reindeer With Present

"You know Dasher and Dancer
And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
And Donner and Blitzen.
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?"


In this bento:  Ham & cheese reindeer sandwich, holiday shapes goldfish, grape tomatoes in a present shaped silicone cup, and green grapes.  In the background is one of our Holiday Funkins.


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NordicWare plunger Christmas cookie cutters - ebay

Christmas stocking food picks - ebay

Brownie kit with present baking cups - ebay

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10 December 2014

Santa Sandwich

We visited with Santa this past weekend to have the obligatory Santa photo taken.  When the picture was over my daughter stood there talking to Santa for the next five minutes making certain he knew what all was on her wish list this year.  Time for Santa to make an appearance in a bento ;)


In this bento:  Holiday goldfish, turkey Santa sandwich, green grapes, and raspberries.


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08 December 2014

Festive French Toast

Adding a little Christmas cheer to breakfast lunches today.  Breakfast for lunch is always a favorite at our house and every crumb is gobbled up.  


In this bento:  French toast "sticks", cherry vanilla yogurt topped with holly sprinkles, blackberries, raspberries, and syrup for dipping.  In the background is one of our holiday Funkins.


In this bento:  Raspberries, blackberries, cucumbers, French toast "sticks", and syrup in the red container.



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04 December 2014

Charlie Brown & Snoopy

A quick lunch version of the classic Christmas show "A Charlie Brown Christmas".


In this bento:  Bean & cheese burrito (cut in half), apple chunks, baby carrots, and ranch dressing for dipping.  This lunch is decorated with a couple Charlie Brown cupcake rings to give it a little holiday cheer.


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02 December 2014

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas

I am easing my way into Christmas themed lunches this year.  Let's just say I have not embraced the Christmas spirit as of yet.  So to start off this year's Christmas bento season I made lunches with just a hint of Christmas.  Hopefully next week I will be in full blown Christmas mode.


In this bento:  Apple & pear chunks, rosemary bread with butter in the green cup to spread on, kiwi slices, baby corn, and rolled up turkey deli meat.



In this bento:  Turkey on croissant sandwich secured with a Christmas stocking pick and more apple & pear chunks.


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