Monday, September 20, 2010

Sicko to Bento

I have been nursing this cold for 3 days now. I'm not as achy as I was, but I am keeping myself medicated and hydrated. For this reason, Alice went to school with no lunch today. I wasn't feeling up to it, and my darling Trojan Man tossed her $2.30 and told her to eat at school. One day I'll pick on him for his inability to pack a simple lunch. :P She's happy though, as she likes the salad bar.

It's now after 11am and I do have to do something for the preschool aged Thumbelina, so I thought, hey? Why don't I bento for her? It's not a box, but it's still creatively prepared, and I have the perfect plates for it. I call it "Flower Power":

Cheese Flowers, with a raisin center and celery stems
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Bologna and cheese cut with the same cutters and celery stems
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If I were super creative, I guess the peanut butter would be a flower, but I don't rock that much
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I also picked up some really cool lunch boxes at Walmart for $1.68. I got 3 in the pack, and they are much stronger than your 3 sectioned gladware containers, and I hope they hold up well, they should, as they are practically un-bendable:
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4 comments:

Brandie said...

That is very cool! I am just starting to pack DD's lunch, and am looking for run, creative ideas! Have you seen this blog?
http://lunchfitforakid.blogspot.com/
She has some neat ideas!

Princess Peaches said...

Someone linked me the other day. I love her bread! http://lunchfitforakid.blogspot.com/2010/09/recipe-rainbow-pain-de-mie.html

I'm going to have to try and make it one day, but I need to ask her what type of pan she uses.

Brandie said...

She uses this pan http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/pain-de-mie-pullman-pan
From what I can tell, it's a bread pan with a lid to create perfect corners (taken from the King Authur site.... I had no idea what it was when I first read about her pan!)

Princess Peaches said...

I thank you, my husband says "Great, another tool for the kitchen" :P He complains, but always seems to gobble up what I make, so he can hush it. Thank you!