Wednesday, October 3, 2012
bento week two and a review
More bento lunch fun! I made this hot air balloon lunch for a day when we were just at home-I had a feeling it wouldn't travel well. That poor doggy would probably end up hanging on to a "cloud" for dear life or something. Obviously I was inspired by my nursery mobile! :) I made a jam sandwich with some fruit leather accents and a graham cracker basket, surrounded by some cheese stick clouds. Ok, just pretend they look like clouds. haha. I added some cloud shaped apple slices and mini rice cakes...done!
In this bento we have some sliced kiwi, grapes, ranch dip for the carrots in the little container (and a chocolate princess coin from our recent Disneyland trip) are on the top...then some tortilla, turkey, and provolone roll ups on the bottom along with some carrots. I love the cute picks holding them together! I mixed a little cream cheese and ranch dressing together to act as the "glue" and they were really good!
This one has some turkey sandwiches with the cheese on top. It's crazytown around here, I tell ya. Also some yogurt raisins and these cute strawberry filled cookies with pandas on them. Sadie loved them...Charlotte wouldn't touch them. She's always wary of new foods. On the bottom there's some vanilla yogurt with sprinkles (we were eating at home so no traveling required), some graham crackers, and flower kiwis with a little bunny pick.
This bento has a cute little orange flower with a grape center! hehe...and some cantalope flowers...plus a few mini m&m's in a sauce container. On the bottom are some whole grain Ritz crackers, rolled up turkey, and star shaped cheese. :D
For the next two bentos I used this super cute new cutter from allthingsforsale.com-they sent one to me to review, and my girls absolutely loved it! (fought over the box before I opened it, actually) They adored picking out their animal shape for their sandwiches! I'm excited to try the little frog and pig, too...so much you can do with this cutter! The little poker outer thing that comes with it is very handy and works great at getting the little punched details popped out. I did find that squishing my bread a bit flatter helped it cut more cleanly. I loved using contrasting cheese colors for the panda! Gotta get my giggles somehow, right?
Charlotte's had a panda "sandwich" aka a piece of bread with cheese on top. She rarely will eat her bread so I made it open faced. She will however eat bread scraps while I'm making the bentos! weirdo... :) Also some grapes with a panda pick, and a little cookie. More of a snack than lunch, really...but they both eat like birds.
And Sadie's has a jam kitty sandwich (love the little wink!), cookie, cut up cheese stick with a kitty pick, and some yummy grapes.
All the picks, boxes, dip containers, and mini silicone cups are from allthingsforsale.com, and the large silicone cups are Wilton brand from Joann's.