30 April 2013

Southwestern Bento

The kids and myself had a little weekend getaway. We went down to Phoenix and visited the zoo and the science museum. My daughter was ecstatic to see the big sonoran cactus. I had to invest in a cactus cookie cutter while we were down there :-)




Starting at the top:  Orange clementine circles to represent the sun,  black olives on a cowboy hat pick, yellow sunburst tomatoes on a cowboy boot pick, cactus sandwich made with blue corn tortilla and ham on a bed of veggie chips (they looked like southwestern colors), and sheriff cucumber stars.


What I used to make this bento.

PanetBox.  Pottery Barn Kids

Cowboy boot and hat picks.  Oriental Trading Co

Cactus cookie cutter.  Sur La Table

Metal star cutter.  The Kitchen Collection.

Plastic star cutter.  Daiso Japan


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29 April 2013

Bento & Co Contest - Matryoshka dolls

Bento & Co is just wrapping up their 2013 international bento contest. This year's challenge was to make a pasta bento.  A few of the Bento Bloggers & Friends entered the contest.  Sadly, none of us made the cut to be finalists.  As a consolation, we are doing a blog hop and sharing all of our entries. 



Left Box:  A mix of Italian pasta with pasta sauce on the top portion.  The doll's face is a lasagna noodle cut into a circle.  The face details include:  black olive hair, black bean eyes, and a red pepper mouth.  Small carrot star bursts are scattered on the lower portion of the doll for added decoration.

Right Box:  Strawberries, mango, carrots, cucumbers, yellow pepper rings, yellow sunburst tomatoes.  The face details include:  cucumber hair, raisin eyes, and carrot mouth.

I packed extra sauce in a cup and decorated with a matryoshka doll pick. (see below)

 
 
Click the button below and hop on over to Oh! Bento and see Keith's pasta bento entry.
 
 
 
 
What I used to make this bento.
 
Matryoshka bento box.  Bento & Co
 
Dog snack cup.  Dollar Tree
 
Matryoshka bento pick.  Akazuki
 
Small decoration cutters.  Bento USA
 
Paring knife.
 
 
 
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26 April 2013

Leftovers on Fridays - Waffles for Lunch




From left to right:  Leftover waffle sticks, yellow sunburst tomatoes, turkey roll up, sliced strawberries, syrup, baby carrots, and black olives.


What I used to make this bento.

Hello Kitty bento box.  Gift.

EasyLunchboxes mini dipppers.  EasyLunchboxes.com


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23 April 2013

Choo-Choo

Choo-choo........here comes the lunch train!


Top left:  Blue corn and turkey breast train engine sandwiches and a couple of pretzels.

Top right: Cucumber caboose with black olives on top.

Bottom left:  White rice with a yellow pepper train track on top.

Bottom right:  Strawberry slices with a train cupcake pick to add cuteness.


What I used to make this bento.

LunchBots Quad.  LunchBots.com

Square silicone cups.  Daiso Japan

Train cupcake pick.  A cake shop

Train cutters.  Tuesday Morning.


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A Puzzle Lunch For Autism Awareness Month

For those of you that are unaware, April is autism awareness month.  Puzzle pieces are the symbol for autism and they stand for the mystery and complexity of autism. 



Top left:  White corn on the cob, topped with a little butter.

Top right:  Mango puzzle pieces (the scraps are under the puzzle pieces)

Bottom:  Sour dough and pastrami puzzle sandwich on top of veggie chips.


What I used to make this bento.

EasyLunchboxes.  EasyLunchboxes.com

Puzzle sandwich cutters.  Thelunchpunch.com


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22 April 2013

Earth Day Birthday - Muffin Tin Meal

My little boy was born on Earth Day two years ago.  I decided to do a twist on this muffin tin meal to make it work for both occasions.



 Back row (the birthday row):  Strawberries, yellow sunburst tomatoes, and oyster crackers.

Front row (Earth Day row):  Clementine orange globe with North and South America drawn on. Cucumbers make the cab of the recycle truck with a black olive tire. I used the cucumber skin to make the window and headlight details. The body of the recycle truck is a peanut butter and tortilla sandwich.  I used PB Crave razzle dazzle (my little ones favorite) in the sandwich. There is another black olive tire.  The details were drawn on with my FooDoodler fine line markers.


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AnotherLunch BentoForKidlet Bento Blog Network



What I used to make this muffin tin meal.

Muffin Tin.  Albertsons (Yay!  I finally got a new one)

Cake slice silicone cups.  Oriental Trading Co.

Professional series fine line FooDoodler markers.  FooDoodler.com

Balloon cupcake pick.  A cake shop

Kitchen scissors.

Birthday candles.


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19 April 2013

Leftovers on Fridays - DIY Fajita Tacos

This week's leftovers lunch is a "do it yourself" lunch.  My daughter loves to be able to make her own lunch at preschool.  She has eaten every morsel of the previous DIY lunches I have made her and they are high on her request list.

 
Top Box:  Strawberry slices and Mango chunks.
 
Bottom Box:  Leftover chicken fajita (chicken, black olives, onions, and peppers), shredded cheese, rice, and black beans.

Side:  Blue corn tortilla.


   What I used to make this bento.
 
Green Sprouts alligator bento box.  Amazon
 
Square silicone cups.  Daiso Japan
 
Red and green silicone cups.  Cost Plus World Market
 
Alligator pick.  Bento USA
 
 
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16 April 2013

Jaws

This Jaws bento was made for a little contest that Ida Frosk is hosting on Instagram.  The challenge was to recreate one of her food art breakfasts.  I chose her Jawsome breakfast because it is one of my favorites and we are huge shark lovers.


Top left:  Blueberries with a pineapple swimmer on top.

Top right:  Spaghetti squash.

Bottom:  Ham and sourdough sandwich in the shape of Jaws.  Details are done with ham, provolone cheese, and raisins as eyes.  All the small pieces are "glued" on with syrup.  The shark is surrounded by a sea of goldfish.


    What I used to make this bento.
 
EasyLunchbox Bright.  EasyLunchboxes.com
 
Shark cupcake pick.  A cake shop
 
Paring knife.
 
 
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15 April 2013

Another Lego Lunch

Tonight my kids were playing with our Mega Bloks.  This reminded me that I have not used our Lego lunchbox in a while.  So, another Lego lunch was made.



In this Lego lunch:  Peanut butter in the small Lego box, club crackers, blackberries, clementine orange slices, black beans, pastrami rolls, and yellow pepper rings.


What I used to make this bento.
 
Lego lunchbox.  The Container Store
 
Small Lego container.  The Container Store
 
Tiny Lego sauce container.  Bento USA
 
Lego baran.  Gift from Japan
 
Lego pick.  DIY pick.
 
 
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14 April 2013

Raggedy Ann Grilled Cheese

This past Friday (April 12th) was national grilled cheese day.  Although I did not blog this lunch in time we did celebrate on the proper day and had grilled cheese in our preschool lunch.


Left side:  Raggedy Ann grilled cheese on top of veggie chips.

Right side:  Strawberries, clementine orange slices, cucumbers, and a cherry tomato.


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What I used to make this bento.
 
LunchBots Duo.  LunchBots.com
 
Raggedy Ann cookie cutter.  Savers (a local thrift store)
 
Ladybug bento pick.  Bento USA
 
Flower cutter and stamp (not pictured)  Bento USA
 
 
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11 April 2013

Leftovers on Fridays - Snow White

Welcome back to leftovers on Friday!  This lunch was inspired by one of my favorite fairy tales.....Snow White.


Top Left:  Pineapple and blackberries as the magic mirror.

Top Right:  Leftover black beans in an apple cup and baby carrots.

Bottom:  Evil Queen, Dopey, and Snow White tortilla and leftover ham sandwiches.  They are on top of rainbow colored goldfish.


What I used to make this bento.
 
LunchBots Trio.  LunchBots.com
 
Snow White character plunger cutters.  Ebay
 
Apple shaped silicone cup.  Amazon
 
 
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10 April 2013

Yo Gabba Gabba & A FooDoodler Review

I was inspired by BentoMonsters' post in which she used a Daiso sandwich cutter to make popular characters.  I took on the challenge to make something unexpected out of this same sandwich cutter.  The idea came to me a few days ago and I used the cutter to make Yo Gabba Gabba characters.


 


Top Row:  Cherry tomatoes with tortilla and peanut butter "Foofa" sandwich, cutie orange cut in two with a tortilla and peanut butter "Brobee" sandwich, and blackberries with a tortilla and pastrami "Plex" sandwich.

Bottom Row:  Veggie chips with tortilla and pastrami "Tooddee" sandwich and a pineapple ring the a "Muno" cupcake pick.  (This pick is actually a monster pick but I thought it looked a lot like Muno!)

 
To transform the regular cut outs from this cutter to Yo Gabba Gabba characters I did add a few things.  I added a flower to Foofa.  I added the third triangle to Brobbe by just cutting it off the bottom piece of tortilla and "gluing" it with peanut butter.  For Plex I used the bear portion of the cutter and cut the ears off but used them to make the circle above his head. 
 
 
To color in the detail of the characters I used the professional series fine line FooDoodler markers that were sent to me to review.
 
 
If you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that I have used the regular FooDoodler markers since I started making bento lunches.  I love these markers!  They work great on the foods that I use regularly.  Specifically tortilla.  They work well on bread also.  The fine line markers worked great in this particular bento because the area to be drawn and colored in was so small.  FooDoodler markers contain FDA approved edible food coloring. 
 
 
What I used to make this bento.
 
Sandwich cutter.  Daiso Japan
 
Spencer bento box.  Pottery Barn Kids
 
Monster cupcake pick.  A cake shop
 
Professional series fine line FooDoodler markers.  FooDoodler.com
 
Flower vegetable cutter.  Bento USA
 
 
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