Christmas Tree Bread Lunch

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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

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3D Gingerbread Table Decorations

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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.

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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.

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3D stars

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3D trees

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If you make 3D gingerbread decorations for your holiday table, I would love to see a photo.

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Mr Taco Mustache Lunch

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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.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

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

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Snowboarding on Lasagna Lunch

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I made this lunch for my 14 year old nephew. He loves lasagna and snowboarding and he has no problem bringing themed food to school. This lunch was made to be reheated. When he heated it in the microwave at school the mozzarella cut-outs were not as obvious. So it could be a sneaky way to prepare a cute meal for someone that does not necessarily want cute.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade lasagna baked without mozzarella cheese on top, mozzarella cheese cut into snowboard and person shapes

Top Right: Carrots

Bottom Right: Grapes

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3 Themed Lunches

Today I have 3 very different themed lunches that I made for my nephews: Face muffins, Merman bread, and dogs and cats on a stick snack lunch.

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My nephew requested muffins for lunch, these are cranberry. I stuck some eye picks in them for fun.

Container: ECO Lunchboxes

Contents: Fruit muffins with eye picks, walnuts, snow peas, blackberries

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I found this easy oyster cookie directions and decided to make a merman bread lunch for my nephew on a day we were out and about. I know that this merman looks odd but I don’t think that my nephew cared.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: Merman bread (used this recipe) with cinnamon and food coloring marker details, Cheddar cheese, snow peas

Bottom Left: Oyster Pearl Cookie – graham cracker crumbs

Bottom Right: Blueberries

Above the Box: Mini Dippers with Hummus

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My nephew and I collaborated on the theme and type of food for this lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Dog – green pepper (cookie cutter), Cat – watermelon (cookie cutter), Fruit kabobs – watermelon and cherries, vegetable kebob – carrot and green pepper

Top Right: Cheddar cheese

Bottom Right: Pretzel sticks

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Lobster Shaped Rice and Beans Lunch

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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.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

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

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Chewie Cheese and Bread Lunch

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I made this Star Wars themed lunch for my 12 year old nephew at his request. Bread and cheese is always a popular lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: French bread, Cheddar cheese cut with imprint cookie cutter, white Cheddar cheese

Top Right: Red bell pepper

Bottom Right: Kiwi

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