Every November my garden club makes some type of arrangement for the Skilled Nursing Facility in our county. Last year we made this arrangement. This year we decorated a variety of orange, white, and multicolor miniature gourdes. We had raffia, silk leaves, cinnamon, miniature pine cones, and a variety of dried plant material. We used hot glue to attach the dried material to the gourds.
Decorated Gourds Ready for the Nursing Home
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The idea for this lunch came about when I was visiting in my neighbor’s house. They have a collection of rooster figurines. It made me think about the story of the Little Red Hen.
The Little Red Hen asks her friends for help planting wheat, harvesting wheat, making flour, and baking the bread. They will not help her with any of those tasks but want to help her eat it.
Fruit: Melon with green melon lettering
Seeds: Sunflower Seeds
Little Red Hen, Wheat, Flour, Oven: Cheese quesadilla with food marker details
A few months ago we attended a wedding with food stations. One of the stations had build your own potato skins. It was so much fun that it inspired this lunch. There are so many possibilities for this that I see another potato skin lunch in my future. Next time I will probably add shredded cheese.
Nuts & Vegetable: Toasted pecans and sugar snap peas
Potatoes: Baked russet potatoes with some potato scooped out, cooked broccoli (there are four potato halves in this lunch)
Salsa & Sour Cream: In Mini Dippers
My husband and I will take our 9 year old nephew on a vacation to Florida. It will be his first time on an airplane. We will go to Disney World and Legoland. In celebration of our upcoming trip I made this simple Disney and Lego themed meal.
Disney: Mickey and white glove sandwiches (peanut butter and raspberry jam on wheat bread with food marker details), sugar snap peas, pretzels
Airplane: 3D airplane carrot made with this cutter set, dried blueberries
Lego Bricks: Yogurt frozen in this Building Bricks Ice Cube Tray.
I found Football Shaped Ritz crackers at a local Tops Grocery Store. It was my inspiration for this simple snack bento. I used a Sistema Split Food Container. A simple snack of cheddar cheese with food marker details, chocolate footballs, and football shaped Ritz crackers.
Football is a favorite sport for many of my nephews. Here are some other football themed food I have made:
Buffalo Bills Themed Lunch
Football Juice Boxes
For awhile now it has been on my list to make a cheese tortellini lunch. It was a cold week but for some reason I decided to make this cold meal. I tried a healthy tortellini pasta salad with lots of fresh vegetables and some pesto. I will not provide the recipe I used because I won’t make this exact recipe again but it looked pretty.
Tortellini: Tricolor tortellini, sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and pesto
Side: Hazelnuts and chocolate chips
As my readers know, I love making cute food with homemade bread. These were so much fun to make and my husband seemed to enjoy eating them.
What bread theme do you want me to make next?
Elephants: French bread dough, blueberry eyes, broccoli, peanut butter for dipping
Yogurt: Wild berry yogurt
Fruit: Melon shaped with small elephant cutters and decorated with elephant picks