Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bento Fun

Okay these first two pictures are for a bento blogging friend Susan who mentioned she'd like to see my cookie cutters. All the red ones and a few others came from my Mom, who used them with the kids to bake and with the grandkids as play-doh molds. My Mother in law sent me some more as well including a State of Texas shaped one!

Here is a close up of the ones that make an imprint. I thought they might be tupperware but they say Chilton on the back. The four leaf clover one is tupperware though. If you want a better look click on the picture to see more detail.

So after seeing inspiration at Susan's blog today I decided to try an imprint sandwich. I think I need white bread, multigrain wasn't too cooperative! We have a bread here called smart-white, it's wheat but looks like a white bread and would probably work better for this in the future.

Anymoo, anyhoo, er... anyhow this is a (jelly and bread- remember we have to be peanut free at school) cow jumping over the (cheese) moon. Underneath are some freeze dried green bean chips, funny my daughter won't eat fresh but these are her favorite out of the veggies chips. Also a pickle which she loves, raspberries and another favorite oriental rice crackers.

Son's lunch is different because using up leftovers from lunch. So he gets some hotdogs with a cheese airplane flying over. Fresh fruit and veggies. Not pictured but to be included are some catsup and red french dressing for dipping. He won't eat pickles or oriental crackers like his sister, but he has her beat on vegetables! Since my daughter has just gotten over a cold not sure how much she'll eat though.

It's been awhile since I posted a picture of Hubby's lunch and since I was feeling the bento inspiration he gets extra love too. And nothing says I love you more than a heart boiled egg. Hah, I'm cracking myself up tonight with all my silly puns! He has a ham salad sandwich. Fruits fresh and dried and fresh veggies also a mini raspberry danish. When I showed him his lunch he responded, "Guess I have to work out extra tomorrow." Which made me ponder and ask him, "Do I send too much, not enough, or the right amount." He said that I send the right amount. I usually send a square lock and lock container with his lunch but had more food tonight so using this rubbermaid.

Tomorrow for bible study I am taking some cheese and crackers and grapes. The cheese is cut in small flower shape to go with ritz cracker. Also I am taking rice crackers, sliced cucumber-center cut out and add ginger, wasabi, and garnish with sesame. It's like a mock sushi without all the fuss of rolling rice. You could add smoked salmon as well. Mmmmm, sushi!


Susan Yuen said...

Those cutters are great! I really love the momma pig with all of her piglets. priceless! :) Great bentos and the mock sushi looks delicious with the smoked salmon. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

mybarefo said...

Those bento lunches are fabulous! I wish I had those growing up.....or even now!

Kaye Prince said...

Hi Jennifer! I just wanted to let you know that I posted a picture of the giveaway items you sent me on my blog. I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

And the most fun mommy award goes to....


golonghorns said...

Thanks Ladies! My son ate 100% of his lunch and daughter ate 90%! Woo-hoo!!!

Susan, I love the piggies too! The sushi crackers were a hit at bible study.

Sam, I keep trying to leave a comment on your blog and it isn't working. :(
Your homemade pizza looks amazing!

Kaye, Thanks. I love your new fabric!

You crack me up!

Dandy said...

What a good idea to use those cupcake holders to separate things!

I think I need to go make cookies :)