Cat Snack Lunch

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I made this snack lunch for my friend Renae’s daughter Elizabeth. It was a bonus cute meal since I knew she would not like the soup everyone else had for lunch that day. I was happy to make it for her.

Container: ELB Snack Boxes

Contents: Red grapes, carrots, cheddar cheese (cut with a cookie cutter), cat tortilla chips (flour tortillas cut with a cat cookie cutter, place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, brush cats with olive oil and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp)

 

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C3P0 Lunch

R2D2 lunch

I made this lunch for my friend’s husband Jeff during a weekend at my parent’s Lake House.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: C3P0 – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, focaccia bread

Top Right: Pistachio nuts

Bottom Right: Blackberries

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Ghost Rice Lunch

ghost rice lunch

I made this ghost lunch for myself on a day that I made other rice lunches and wanted an easy theme for myself.

EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Ghost – hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, carefully push rice out of cookie cutter, spread a little bit of Brie on top of the rice, Eyes – blueberry, green peas

Top Right: Walnuts

Bottom Right: Ghosts – apple (cut with a cookie cutter and dipped in water with lemon to prevent browning), blueberries

 

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Photography Lunch

nature photography themed food

I made this photography themed meal for my friend Mark. He requested the theme and it was actually one I never did before! I represented photography of nature and people.

Container: Book Bento Box

Contents: Photographer – roasted garlic mashed potatoes cooled then cut with a cookie cutter, Photographer’s Eye – spinach, Camera – cucumber with carrot details attached with a piece of angel hair pasta, Butterflies – rainbow carrots cut with a mini cutter, lentils cooked in vegetable broth

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Container: ELB Snack Boxes

Contents: Cucumber and Radish faces – details cut with Japanese decorative bento face cutters, Camera tortilla chips – corn tortillas cut into rectangles, brush both sides with olive oil, add smoked paprika details, place on cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp

Note: I cut a potato into a circle and small rectangle and used it as a stamp to attach the paprika to the tortilla chips before baking.

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Maple Leaf Polenta Lunch

Leaf Polenta Lunch

I made this meal for myself to eat at work. I don’t often make themed meals just for me but I enjoy it.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Maple Leaf – polenta made with broth and cornmeal (stir 1/2 cup cornmeal into 1 cup of vegetable broth, heat at medium-low heat while stirring, when it becomes a ball and is somewhat firm, remove from heat and spread onto a plate at the desired thickness for your cookie cutter. When cool, cut with a cookie cutter), Spanish Garbanzo Beans

Top Right: Macadamia nuts

Bottom Right: Maple Leaves – apple (cut with a cookie cutter), cinnamon

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Owl Lunch

owl lunch

I made this meal for my Mom at her Lake House. The owl has extra indentations since it was difficult to release the cheese out of the cookie cutter but my Mom did not complain. She enjoys my themed lunches.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Owl – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, focaccia bread

Top Right: H-O-O-T – cucumber with letter cut-outs and carrots put inside

Bottom Right: Owl – apple (cut with a cookie cutter), cinnamon, Greek yogurt

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Dad’s Blueberry Blintzes

Dads Blueberry Blintzes

For as long as I can remember, my Dad sometimes makes his special filled pancakes for a weekend breakfast. Similar to his Onion Rings, my Mom does a lot of the work but gets no credit. My Dad is skilled at cooking them.

I don’t have an exact recipe for you but the photos below will provide an idea of the process. It takes practice learning the consistency of the batter (thin crepe type batter), and time to learn how to flip and roll. My Dad has practice doing this!

Important Tools:
2 spatulas (flippers or turners)
Flat frying pan

Ingredients:
Pancake Mix
Water
Cottage Cheese
Blueberries
Cinnamon
Oil (for the pan)

Serve with:
Butter
Maple Syrup
Sour Cream

Blueberry Blintzes Filling

pouring the batter

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Flipping the blintzes

add filling to blintzes

Flipping blintzes last time

Blueberry Blintzes Ready to Roll

Blueberry Blintzes Breakfast

My family enjoys these on special occasions when we can convince my Dad to make them. Try making them for yourself.

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