30 June 2013

Red, White, & Blue Muffin Tin Meal

The 4th of July is coming up this week.  I made a muffin tin meal  for my little one today to celebrate the upcoming holiday.


Top row:  Trader Joe's pear sauce, rocket shaped red, white, and blue cheese ravioli (found it at Sam's Club), pasta sauce for dipping.

Bottom row:  Raspberries, rice, and blueberries.



What I used to make this muffin tin meal.

Muffin Tin.  Albertsons

Silicone prep bowls.  Cost Plus World Market

Red silicone cup.  Cost Plus World market.

Star shaped silicone cup.  Daiso Japan

Flag pick.  Dollar Tree

Statue of Liberty cupcake pick.  ABC Cake Decorating Supplies Store.


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28 June 2013

A Colorful Lunch

This lunch was a very quick and easy throw together lunch with the random food components found in my refrigerator!  Lots of colorful food and silicone cups used in this lunch.


In this lunch:  Blueberries, pepper rings, black olives, baby corn, mango chunks, leftover chicken taco filling, and leftover ham, pepperoni, salami, and cherry tomato (from an antipasto salad)


What I used to make this bento.

ECO Lunchbox oval.  Ecolunchboxes.com

Apple silicone cup.  Amazon

Cherry, orange, and pea pod silicone cups.  Bento USA


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23 June 2013

Summertime Muffin Tin Meal

Summertime has arrived.  This past Friday (June 21st) was the first official day of summer.  This weeks muffin tin Monday theme is summer. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.




Top row:  Turkey sandwich with blue corn tortilla sunglasses and American cheese sun rays, corn on the cob, and watermelon chunks (nothing screams summertime more than watermelon!).

Bottom row:  Snow peas, strawberries and blueberries, penne pasta with cheese sauce.



What I used to make this muffin tin meal.

Muffin tin.  Albertsons

Flip flops and sunglasses cupcake picks.  ABC cake supplies.

Palm tree pick.  Oriental trading co.

Circle cookie cutter.  Marshalls

Silicone prep bowls.  Cost Plus World Market

FunBites heart cutter.  FunBites.com

Sunglasses mini cutter.  Sur La Table

Silicone lettuce cup.  Bento USA



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21 June 2013

PlanetBox Shuttle Review

Introducing the new PlanetBox Shuttle!  For this lunchbox review I made a fun lunch for myself.    I remember back in my younger years picking the petals off of flowers chanting "he loves me, he loves me not".  Today the petals represent whether we love the new PlanetBox Shuttle or not......


Left side:  Watermelon flowers, strawberry hearts, and blueberries.

Right side:  Ham, Salami, and provolone on rye bread.  The outside of the sandwich is decorated with a provolone and marbled cheese daisy.


PlanetBox was nice enough to send me one of their brand new shuttle lunchboxes to review.

.......and we LOVE it!!!



How cute is it?!  The PlanetBox Shuttle Complete comes with a carry bag, magnet set, and a tall dipper (to keep those runny sauces contained).  It has two compartments that hold almost 3 cups of food.  It held enough food to meet my lunch appetite and I am sure it will work well for my preschooler and toddler!  It is also great for snacks on the go.  Another great lunchbox from PlanetBox! Other PlanetBox features include:  divided compartments to keep food from touching for the picky ones, 5 year warranty, separate dipper container for sauces, easy to open design, and magnets you can change to give your PlanetBox a new look.


*Disclaimer -  All product opinions are my own and are based on my own use of the product.  All product information is from the PlanetBox website or product pamphlet. I received the PlanetBox Shuttle in exchange for this review.

  What I used to make this bento.

PlanetBox shuttle.  PlanetBox.com

Small circle cutter.  Amazon

Flower vegetable cutter.  Bento USA

Letters stamp.  Amazon

Motrin syringe with tip cut off.

Paring knife.


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17 June 2013

Sea Turtles - Crush & Squirt

I was on a sea theme kick the last couple weeks of school.  Last week I made a Finding Nemo muffin tin meal and today I am sharing Crush & Squirt the bento lunch :-) 


Left side:  Squirt the turtle made from snow peas and broccoli with peanut butter eyes.  This turtle idea was totally stolen from the Lunchbox Dad.  Click here to see his tutorial.  Squirt is swimming in water made of blueberries.

Right side:  Crush has a shell made of roast beef roll ups.  He is hangin' back in the coral made of orange and red pepper rings and a few snow peas. 


What I used to make this bento.

Turtle bento box.  Target

Fish picks.  Ebay

Turtle silicone cups.  Christmas Tree Shop.

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14 June 2013

A Birdy Lunch

I have a few backlogged lunches that I will be sharing over the summer break, here is the first of them....




Top box:  Baby bird mangoes, roasted plantain chips, and leftover grilled zucchini.

Bottom box:  Leftover burrito, baby carrots, and leftover cilantro jalapeno hummus in a small silicone cup representing the bird's nest.


What I used to make this bento.

Lock & Lock box.  Marukai

Bird cupcake picks.  Bento USA

Music note baran.  Bento USA

Baby bird cutter.  Daiso Japan

Music note pick.  Daiso Japan

Small yellow silicone cup.  Daiso Japan.


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11 June 2013

My Bento Collection

It has been just over a year since I started making bento lunches.  Lots of people ask me how much bento stuff I have....well, the answer is LOTS!  I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the amount of stuff I had one year ago and what I have now.  It seems the bento supplies have multiplied, kind of like rabbits!




I have accumulate so many bento goodies that I had to invest in a bento storage unit.  I will talk about that in a later post.  Lets go through the drawers....

Staring at the top from left to right:  larger silicone cups, larger boxes that do not fit in my shoe organizer, holiday cookie cutters, small snack cups and boxes, bread stamps and FunBites cutters, Lunch Punch and sandwich cutters,  vintage cookie cutters, bento boxes in shoe organizer, treat containers (found after Easter), more bento boxes, small silicone cups, plunger cookie cutters, cutters with stamps and sauce cups, rice and egg molds, food decoration (food markers, plant based powder coloring, candy eyes, etc), mini cutters, and food picks in the hardware drawers.

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10 June 2013

Finding Nemo - Muffin Tin Meal

This week's muffin tin Monday theme is under the sea.  When I was done making this lunch it really reminded me of Finding Nemo :-)


Top row:  Blueberries, snow peas, corn on the cob.

Bottom row:  Corn tortilla and ham whale sandwiches, mango fish, baby carrots, and black olives.


What I used to make this muffin tin meal.

Muffin Tin - Albertsons

Turtle silicone cup.  Christmas Tree Shop

Shark cupcake pick.  A cake shop

Clown fish and yellow fish pick.  Ebay

Red and pink fish picks.  Oriental Trading Co

Lettuce cup.  Bento USA

Blue silicone prep bowl.  Cost Plus World Market

Mini whale cutter.  Kitchen Collection

Mini fish cutter.  Daiso Japan



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07 June 2013

Leftovers on Fridays - Sea Creatures

Today was the last day of preschool.  I refrained from sharing this lunch earlier because I thought it was a good one to use for the leftovers on Fridays summer linky post.  Due to the summer break I will be having one linky lasting the duration of the summer :-D


Top left:  Goldfish and a couple black olives tucked in the corners.

Top right: Leftover Trader Joe's perline pasta & prosciutto in basil pesto sauce (these are "jelly fish")

Bottom left:  Orange pepper rings with a starfish pick.

Bottom right:  Shark watermelon (the scraps are tucked underneath) and a few more black olives.


What I used to make this bento.
 
LunchBots Quad.  LunchBots.com
 
Lettuce silicone cup.  Bento USA
 
Red silicone cup.  Cost Plus World Market
 
Starfish bento pick.  Ebay
 
Mini shark cookie cutter.  Kitchen Collection
 
 
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04 June 2013

Hawaiian Day

Today is Hawaiian day at preschool, so there must be a matching lunch.  I have a brand new lunch box from Ugly Children's Clothing that is perfect for this theme :-)



Left side:  Corn on the cob with a little butter, pretzels, and ham rolls.

Right side:  Cucumber and mango flowers and blueberries


What I used to make this bento.

Ugly children's clothing's milk lunch box.  uglycc.com

Flip flops cupcake pick.  A cake shop

Joie flower cutter.  Home Goods

Smaller flower cutter.  Bento USA

Lettuce cup.  Bento USA

Palm tree pick.  Oriental trading co.


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02 June 2013

Pajama Day

We have made it to the last week of preschool before summer break.  Every day this week has a special theme.  Monday's theme is pajama day.  I made a bento lunch to go along with the theme.




Top section:  Snow peas, blueberries, and yellow & red pepper pajamas and slippers.

Bottom section:  Wheat thins with red & yellow "pajama" on top, roast beef, and black olives.



Items used to make this lunch.



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