I love my little deer cookie cutter I bought in Japan. I decided to use it again with polenta. I made it myself with cornmeal but you can use a cookie cutter with store bought polenta. I am not sure why I did not give the fawn eyes.
Container: LunchBots Trio
Top Left: Polenta fawn (cookie cutter), feta cheese spots, shredded lettuce
Top Right: Red grapes
Bottom: Tomato, feta, little bit of pasta
My 19 year old niece and I made this taco salad. She loves lime and I think it is gorgeous on this! The sombrero is from this lunch 2 years ago. It makes me nostalgic. But I am glad that I captured all of those memories here. Next month will be my blog’s 7 year anniversary!
Left Side: Lettuce, red bell pepper, corn, black beans, cucumber, lime
Top Right: Cactus tortilla chips – cut flour tortillas with a cookie cutter, place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, spray shapes with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
Bottom Right: Blackberries, strawberry
Not pictured: Salsa and ranch dressing
I made this packed lunch for my 19 year old niece.
Container: U Konserve
Contents: Mini pancakes, raspberries, blueberries
Mini Dippers – Granola
My niece and I made and enjoyed a crepe dinner. She also took photos while I made the crepes with my electric crepe maker – see below. I was excited to make and eat mini individual crepe cakes for dessert. This was our second time eating the Asparagus and Cheddar Crepes – I designed the simple recipe myself a few months ago.
Asparagus and Cheddar Crepes – My crepe batter is similar to this. Boil asparagus in water for a few minutes, then drain. Put shredded cheddar and asparagus in a crepe and fold. Place crepes in a baking pan coated with cooking spray. Add shredded cheese on top of crepes. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until brown.
Mini Individual Crepe Cakes – We mostly following this method but used my own crepe batter and added a layer of freshly whipped cream in alternating layers.
My critique of the meal: I really don’t think that I would do anything different. But depending on who I was serving, maybe I would serve a salad along with this meal. It is a labor intensive meal so I would recommend not making this for a large dinner party unless you have plenty of time and help.
I made this for my companion “D” to take as a packed meal for work. I asked him if wanted a face on the starfish and he said, “yes”. He prepared the starfish apples for this meal.
Top Left: Starfish – apples dipped in water with lemon juice and then dipped in cinnamon sugar
Bottom Left: Goldfish crackers with some pumpkin seeds
Right Side: Starfish – cooked Nishiki rice mixed with some salsa and pressed in a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, face – spinach cut with a straw and a mini cookie cutter, peas
I made this lunch for my friend “R” to eat at work today on her 40th birthday.
Left Side: Cheddar mashed potatoes over lentils, broccoli, zucchini, and carrots cooked in vegetable broth, carrot lettering
Top Right: Lindt Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles with white chocolate “40”
Bottom Right: Honeydew and cantaloupe