Monday, October 17, 2011

More Halloween Bentos

Today I decided to make some Linzer cookies as small gifts for the teachers (maybe I'll add pictures of those later). While I had the cookie cutter out I just whipped up these lunches. the cut-outs show much better with my older daughters sunbutter sandwiches, than the little one's turkey, but it's still cute and was super fast. The cut-outs are pumpkins, an owl and a ghost, if you can't make them out.

Along the same theme I used a cat cookie cutter for these sandwiches. I took the center of the full bread slice and made the little cat. I then filled in the full slice with the same cat cut from the end of the loaf of bread. See those little Jack-O-Lanterns with the small cat? Those are carrot slices I hand carved, there are only three because I almost cut my finger off and gave up.

Can you guess what these sandwiches are? I knew those food markers would get a lot of use!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


It's so easy to get into the Halloween theme with the lunches! I mean there are so many cute store bought items this time of year. My little one has a field trip tomorrow to a pumpkin farm so she had to bring a sack lunch, no Bento. I made sure to include a pumpkin shaped sandwich for the occasion. Following suit this is the my oldest daughters lunch.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bentos for the week so far...

I've been so busy doing things around the house the past few days it's wearing me out! Now I'm coming down with something, so more than ever my creative time at night is my therapy. I've been trying to get my brain to work harder on new ideas. I'm playing this game where I blindly choose a cookie cutter and have to incorporate that theme into the Bentos. Here's what I've come up with so far...

We re-live a lot of favorites in this house. Snap peas and flower sandwiches are always a hit, and of course fortune cookies!
This was for my oldest daughter yesterday. Hubby is trying to convert her to a Packer fan. I thought this might maker her a little more popular with the boys at her lunch table too...
The little one is doing her weekly unit on apples this week, so I used that for her lunch.
This is tomorrow's lunch. This is as creative as I can get with laryngitis, and after having spent the day moving furniture around...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


My little ones class is doing a fall theme this week, so I just went right along...

I also offered to bring a treat for "sharing day", they are supposed to bring something fall themed so I made "Leaves and Acorns".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Schools in full swing, and Ive had the wonderful oppurtunity to spend some time volunteering in my little one's class. I'm offering myself up to help out at school as much as I can. It helps to see her working away in class and I know she's really enjoying Kindergarten. Here's a few recent lunches:

I thought it'd be fun to do a breakfast for lunch so here we have mini blueberry muffins, some peaches a mini bagel, and those adorable mini European Plums. I threw in some Koala cookies for kicks.

This was a little less inspired, but my little one really enjoys when I use the picks in her lunch so I ran with the "bunny" theme...

I promise to be back soon with some of the wonderful things I've worked on for Lindsay's Peacock wedding. In the mean time if you visit my shop I am offering 55% OFF EVERYTHING!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Victory! Well Kinda...

The little one had a day where she ate almost all her lunch! I guess a teacher was at her table and helped her arrange everything on top pf the lids of her bento like a plate, and she ate pretty much all of it! The teacher commented to her what a cute lunch she had too, she's was SO proud when I picked her up. YAY! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of that days lunch, but here's tomorrows lunch.

Flower turkey sammies, flower shaped rice crackers, snap peas, clementine slices. The oldest also has string cheese (cut up) and a strawberry. As a fun surprise I added fortune cookies!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Change of Plans

Ok for those of you waiting for shop updates, I am so sorry. My camera broke last month, and the thought of using the DSLR scares the begezus out of me. I promise to play around with it soon though, because I have some new necklaces I really want to get in the shop.

In the meantime I can't believe we are already into the third week of school! My little one has been having some anxiety about lunch at school lately. She really has so much less time to eat with the school schedule. It actually had her in tears one day last week. Which broke my heart. As I mentioned before to try to combat this I've decided to pack her smaller Bentos. The fist full week I sent some of these.

The red bento is my little ones...

I though for sure the bear would go well, he's just a mini bagel with Nutella

I was getting full Bentos back at the end of the day. One day all she ate was a plum! I'm trying to chalk it up to her just needing to adjust to all the business of the day. I hope once the new routine is settled she be able to enjoy her lunches more. My oldest is eating every bite and asking me to pack more!

Here's today's "smaller" Bento. There are mini flower sandwiches, grapes, a Babybel ladybug, some clementine wedges, and a few slices of swiss rolls. For my oldes I added some mini Poptarts too fill up the larger Bento. Here's hoping for empty boxes coming home!