My 14 year old nephew and I have a special tradition but he does not think it is special. We plant sunflower seeds together in my garden each year. We have done it for 3 years so far. I enjoy this tradition and look forward to continuing it with him but he would be glad if I forgot about it. But when I thought about making a sunflower themed meal I immediately thought of my nephew as the perfect person to have it. He enjoyed this meal.
Left Side: Sunflower shaped bread (used this recipe) with sunflower seeds on the outside, cheddar cheese sticks
Top Right: Melon & cherries
Bottom Right: Sunflower – corn on the cob with poppy seeds in the middle
This year on August 11, Japan has a new national holiday. Mountain Day (山の日) is a day to appreciate mountains. Growing up I spent a lot of time in the Adirondack Mountains since my family has a summer home there. I am all for appreciating mountains so I decided to create two lunches in celebration of this new holiday. I am sharing this on August 10 because tomorrow morning in the U.S., Mountain Day in Japan will be mostly over.
Container: LunchBots Trio
Top Left: Mountain – cream cheese sandwich on toasted wheat bread, snow peas
Top Right: Broccoli and carrots with homemade bento picks (used shrink plastic and my oven to make them) my neighbor made them with me
Bottom: Strawberries and blueberries
I don’t like the way this looks as it looks like a blob of mashed potatoes but it was delicious to eat so I am sharing it. The blobs are supposed to be mountains.
Container: Book Bento Box
Contents: Broccoli and cheese mashed potatoes, toasted walnuts, homemade bento pick (used shrink plastic and my oven to make them) my neighbor made them with me, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple