26 February 2015

Hot dog in Fire truck box

My son requested to have a hot dog with ketchup for dipping in his bento.  Your wish is my command! Lunch today is packed up in a little fire truck bento box.

In this bento:  yellow pepper rings, strawberries, orange slices, Applegate hot dog cut into three pieces, ketchup in the Lego container, and cheese stick.

I bought the fire truck bento box a  couple years ago from jbox.com but it looks like they don't sell it anymore.  I did find it available on ebay.  The little Lego container is from BentoUSA.

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24 February 2015

Veggie Tales Lunchable

To keep with the farm theme from Monday, I added a couple Veggie Tale picks to today's "lunchable" style bento.

In this bento:  turkey deli meat, pepperoni, Laughing Cow cheese, strawberries, pita crackers, and a fig newton.

This lunch is packed in a cow bento box from Bento&Co.  The Veggie Tale picks were found at a cake supply shop.
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22 February 2015

Old MacDonald had a Farm

♪♫ Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O and on his farm he had a cow E-I-E-I-O ♪♫

He also had a pig, chicken, sheep, bunny, tractor, and some seeds to plant!  

In this bento:  mini sweet peppers, farm animal cookies, mini Babybel cheese, pastrami and turkey sandwich shaped like a tractor, orange slices, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

This lunch features a tractor sandwich made with a special edition Lunch Punch.  After searching long and hard, the tractor Lunch Punch was finally found on eBay Australia (ebay.com.au).  It underwent a long journey to get to it's new home with me :)

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18 February 2015

Lunar New Year - Year of the Sheep

Tomorrow is the start of the Chinese New Year.  The upcoming Lunar New Year is the year of the sheep.

In this bento:  sugar snap peas, mini yellow sweet pepper, baby carrots (tucked under the sheep cup), pasta sauce with Parmesan sprinkled on top (in the sheep cup), black olives, cara cara orange slices, strawberry, and a gnocchi sheep.  The sheep's head and feet are little smokies sausages and the eyes are nori (cut with a hole punch) with a dab of cream cheese.

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16 February 2015

Mardi Gras

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday/ Shrove Tuesday / Pancake day......many different names for the same day.  The last day to eat all of those delicious fattening foods before Lent begins.

In this bento:  Sugar snap peas, red grapes, pineapple mask, pancakes, little smokies sausages, Mardi Gras M&M mix "beads", and syrup.

I happened to have some M&Ms leftover for Christmas time and I also just happened to have gotten Valentine's Day M&Ms (red, white, pink, and purple) so I pulled the Mardi Gras colors out and made my own Mardi Gras M&Ms mix :)

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12 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day parties are on the agenda at both of my kids' schools tomorrow.  One party involves food and the other party is a Valentine's cards only party.  So, I needed to pack one lunch and one snack.  Wishing you lots of love on Valentine's Day <3

In this bento:  Cheez-Its, Hershey's kiss (it's Valentines after all!), little smokies sausages (cut and pinned together in a heart shape), blueberries, pineapple hearts, sugar snap peas, and strawberries.

In this bento:  mini Babybel cheese, pineapple chunks, and red grapes.

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10 February 2015

Valentine Hearts

Today's Valentine's themed lunch and snack packed with loved and filled with hearts.

In this bento:  Heart apple-wiches with peanut butter and red sugar inside, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, blueberries, and cow cheese crackers.

In this snack:  cantaloupe chunks, red & yellow mini peppers, green grapes.

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