Gemini Bento Lunch

Gemini Zodiac Food

Next in my yearly series of Zodiac symbols in food, is Gemini.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Apple

Bottom Left: Pine nuts

Right Side: Cream Cheese and jam on toast with Cream Cheese Gemini details

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ferns bluebells 2

Saturday May 9, I went on a hike to see bluebells. I am not sure if I had ever seen a bluebell before that day. This is the description that I read before attending the hike, “This walk is 3.5 miles round trip on trails, with some muddy sections. We will see working agricultural fields and arrive at a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers.” It was amazing. Although I am happy with my iPhone photos, they do not compare to seeing the real thing.

The bluebells are on private land so the Genesee Valley Conservancy offers 2 group hikes one day of the year. I am not sure how many people attended the morning hike with me but they estimate that over 450 people joined the hikes to see the bluebells. My photos do not show many people, I was near the beginning of the pack and was able to take photos without people in them. This hike was only a 30 minute drive from my home but it was my first time hearing about it. The blooms were perfect! I am glad that I attended this awesome event.


bluebells 2

bluebells closer

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people on path bluebells

tree bluebells

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Broccoli Dollar for Lunch

Dollar Sign Broccoli

I had a dollar symbol cookie cutter so I decided to try it with broccoli. It is not very clear but this simple lunch was satisfying to eat.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Nishiki rice with cooked broccoli (used a cookie cutter to create the shape)

Top Right: Cashew nuts

Bottom Right: Mandarin oranges

100 dollar bill food

This 100 Dollar meal was featured here.

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Taco on a Stick

Taco on a stick

Before a planned day out with my taco loving nephew, we tried to think of a different way to prepare tacos for lunch. I think that it was his younger brother who said, “Taco on a Stick”. This is my version of Taco on a Stick.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, black olives and Pepper Jack cheese on mini wooden skewers

Top Right: Lettuce

Bottom Right: Black beans and salsa

Outside of Box: Banana, Mini Dippers with Taco Sauce, and Tortilla chips with a hint of lime

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Iris Themed Lunch

Iris Themed food

Today is Iris Day so I made this themed meal. I copied the Iris design from this fantastic bento made by Beneficial Bento.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Quinoa with white Cheddar, purple potato, snow pea, Cheddar cheese, black sesame seeds

Top Right: Assorted melon

Bottom Right: Asparagus

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Gift Themed Bread

Gift shaped bread

My nephew is turning 13 today so I made him a themed lunch to take to school. He is fine with a theme as long as it is food that he likes. I think that he especially loved that I included Nutella!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade bread shaped as a present, the ribbon and bow has a cocoa powder/sugar rub, Pepper Jack Cheese

Top Right: Pistachios (some with the number 13 written with food coloring marker)

Bottom Right: Pineapple

Above Box: Nutella to Go

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May the 4th be with You

Yoda Broccoli Vader hand pie food

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day! I am excited to once again share some Star Wars themed bento lunches with you.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Blackberries, apple stars (dipped in lemon juice and water to prevent browning)

Bottom Left: Broccoli Yoda with Cheddar cheese details, Nishiki rice

Right Side: Vader and Death Star broccoli and cheese hand pies (pie crust with cooked broccoli and shredded cheddar inside – bake at 350 until lightly brown – about 15 minutes), assorted lettuce. I was inspired by this.

Star Wars Mac & Cheese

I could not resist when I found Kraft Star Wars Macaroni & Cheese at my Target.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Kraft Star Wars Macaroni & Cheese

Top Right: Asparagus

Bottom Right: Pineapple and blackberries

Some other Star Wars Themed Food:

Yoda Cheese Ball with Darth Vader crackers

Storm Trooper and Darth Vader rice balls

Millennium Falcon Quesadilla

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