Onion Ring Day

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Happy Onion Ring Day! I love my Dad’s onion rings. I call them my Dad’s but I think that my Mom often makes the batter. We had them as part of a meal at their Lake House.

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Polenta Fawn for Lunch

fawn polenta lunch

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

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Sombrero Taco Salad

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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!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

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

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Pancakes on a Stick for Lunch

Pancakes and berries on a stick

I made this packed lunch for my 19 year old niece.

Container: U Konserve

Contents: Mini pancakes, raspberries, blueberries

Mini Dippers – Granola

Greek Yogurt

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Crepe Dinner and Dessert

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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.

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Asparagus Cheddar Crepes

Mini individual crepe cake

Dip electric crepe maker

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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.

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Starfish Lunch

Starfish Salsa Rice Lunch

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.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

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

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40th Birthday Lunch

40 birthday lunch

I made this lunch for my friend “R” to eat at work today on her 40th birthday.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

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

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