In honor of Charles Schulz birthday, I have a Snoopy themed bento. I made this for my 12 year old nephew for dinner at home. I am thankful that my nieces and nephews of any age enjoy eating my bento meals. I enjoy sharing my love of cute food with them.
This also happens to be my 500th post! It is difficult to believe that I have created so many. I am thankful to my readers for encouraging me along the way.
Left Side: Snoopy – mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese, spinach details, red bell pepper heart, Woodstock – mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese and yellow food coloring, spinach details, Hee! Ha! – mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese, carrot letters
Top Right: Raspberries
Bottom Right: Brazil nuts
In time for Thanksgiving I made a simple lunch with a little bread shaped turkey.
Top: Turkey shaped bread with food marker details
Bottom Left: Broccoli
Bottom Right: Plain Greek Yogurt with some yogurt dyed orange and frozen in a pumpkin shaped ice cube tray
I received some cute fox cookie cutters from my sister for my birthday in August. I finally got around to using one. The fox is cooked and mashed carrots. The snow is mashed potatoes with a little butter and a lot of shredded cheddar cheese. This meal can be heated (warm applesauce is delicious) or eaten cold – depends on your preference.
Left Side: Fox – cooked and mashed carrots placed in a fox shaped cookie cutter. Snow – carefully spoon cheddar mashed potatoes around the cookie cutter. Then, carefully lift off the cookie cutter.
Top Right: Applesauce
Bottom Right: Green peas (these were frozen – they will defrost by lunch if you decide to eat this cold)
Today is Homemade Bread Day so of course I had to make a shaped bread bento. I started baking bread when I was 12. I love working with the dough, the smell of it baking, and of course eating it afterwards.
Left Side: Fish shaped bread using a basic dough of flour, yeast, salt and water, food marker details, cheddar cheese stick
Top Right: Fish shaped carrots (used cookie cutter), cucumber
Bottom Right: Red grapes
I made this lunch for my 14 year old nephew to bring to school for lunch. He requested taco salad.
Left Side: Lettuce, Mexican Cheese Blend, Salsa in Mini Dippers (I put the top on after taking the photo)
Top Right: Skittles
Bottom Right: Black beans with sauteed onion and some tomato sauce
Out of the Box: Banana, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Not Pictured: Mini Dippers with Taco Sauce, mixed nuts
Over the summer for my birthday a friend gave me the Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health cookbook. I love that it includes nutritional information for the recipes. I made the Broccoli-Cheese Wrap filling recipe with pasta for dinner with planned leftovers for lunch. It was delicious! Next time I want to try it in a wrap.
Left Side: Broccoli-Cheese filling with pasta (the filling contains: broccoli, sauteed onion, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, salt and pepper)
Top Right: Sunflower seeds
Bottom Right: Strawberries
Tonight I will take 2 nephews to see the movie Big Hero 6. I made this Baymax as part of dinner for one of my nephews (the other does not like mashed potatoes).
Left Side: Baymax (mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and a little butter, salt, black food coloring), spinach leaves Tip: try to make your mashed potatoes a little stiff and chill in your refrigerator until it is easier to shape.
Top Right: Pistachos
Bottom Right: Clementine (Big Hero 6 written with food safe marker), pistachos