Keeping with tradition I am happy to share my favorite bento from the year. It was difficult picking only 14.
Momotaro (Peach Boy) story
I made this lunch as part of a series of Japan travel photos and bento I made at home after the trip. The meals were inspired by my photos and memories.
This is another lunch inspired by my trip to Japan in 2014. I made this Buddha quesadilla lunch for my niece. I smile every time I see this photo.
This is the third bento inspired by my trip to Japan to make this list. I love the simplicity of this lunch.
I made this lunch for a hike with my nephews at a nearby nature preserve. It stands out for me as one of my better bento from the year.
This is another lunch I made for the hike at the nature preserve. It was incredibly simple – made with a cookie cutter but I thought it was beautiful.
I was delighted when I found this cookie cutter and knew that I needed to use it to make lunch. It is another simple cookie cutter lunch but I loved it.
Taco Salad Flag
I made this for my 17 year old nephew as part of 14 Fourth of July themed meals.
My niece came up with the idea for this meal. Maybe you did not know it was fireworks until I told you but I love how this turned out.
After making this Babar out of mashed potatoes I was so delighted I had to share it immediately with my Mom and husband. If I had to pick one favorite from the year it is this one.
Fox in the Snow
Another simple cookie cutter lunch but it was a delight to make and eat.
This was another one that made me smile a lot. Why eat a regular calzone when it can be cute like this?
I made this simple more traditional Japanese bento for my niece.
Sprouts make perfect grass for these sandwich bunnies. Also this year I had fun decorating pistachios.
Lily of the Valley
This lunch was part of a series of flower themed lunches. I actually had a negative comment on this one on Pinterest. A person assumed that cute lunches were only for kids and that if we teach kids not to eat toxic plants we should not make lunches that look like them. I made this lunch for myself not a kid and I was pleased that she thought it looked so good. It is cream cheese and chives.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing my favorite bento from the year. Please be sure to subscribe to my blog by email if you want to see what I make in 2015.