I made this Christmas tree bread themed lunch for my nephew. Bread and cheese lunches are always popular.
Container: Fit & Fresh Bento Lunch Kit
Top Left: Kiwi
Bottom Left: Carrots
Right Side: Christmas Tree bread using this recipe, decorated with green sanding sugar and cinnamon decorations, Cheddar cheese
A few weeks ago, my garden club was involved in a holiday house tour. Garden clubs each decorated a house for Thanksgiving or Christmas and members of the community paid to tour the houses. Since making arrangements is not my strength, I volunteered to make 3D gingerbread decorations for the table. Members of my garden club made the arrangements seen in these photos.
The table in the house was huge! We set for 10 since we wanted to leave room at the ends for the crowds of people touring the house. I used a 3D cutter set from IKEA to make the stars and trees out of gingerbread. I used this recipe for the gingerbread. It was my first time using 3D cutters with gingerbread. I needed to cut the cooled cookies to enlarge the openings so they would fit together. I tried spreading the gingerbread slots apart more before baking but cutting them to fit worked better. To decorate the stars and trees I piped royal icing, mixed gold and silver sanding sugar and pressed it into the royal icing.
If you make 3D gingerbread decorations for your holiday table, I would love to see a photo.
I made this taco salad lunch for my taco loving nephew. It is fun to come up with new ways to serve the same thing.
Left Side: Eyes – cherry tomatoes with Cheddar cheese (attach cheese with small pieces of spaghetti – used a toothpick to make holes), mustache pick, Mouth – cookie cutter filled with Mexican cheese blend, lettuce
Top Right: Raspberries and blackberries
Bottom Right: Black beans, salsa, cherry tomatoes
Above the Box: Mini Dippers with Taco Sauce, and Fritos corn chips
In my quest to find appropriate themes for salsa rice and black beans, here is a lobster. I made this meal for my 14 year old nephew for lunch at home.
Left Side: Hot cooked Nishiki rice mixed with a little salsa and pressed in a lobster cookie cutter with plastic wrap, black beans mixed with a little salsa
Top Right: Pistachio nuts
Bottom Right: Sand Dollar – Snickerdoodle with sliced almonds