Pasta Lunch for Guests

Pasta Lunch

My Mom, brother and two cousins from Ireland visited for a few days. We did a lot of sightseeing but I still wanted to prepare homemade meals for them. I made 5 versions of this same lunch in the morning and it was an excellent meal between visiting attractions. I desired an easy lunch but also wanted my guests to experience my bento lunch because cute lunches have become such a part of my life. I savor showing my love with healthy and cute food. I made this easy and cute by creating simple garnishes for each section.

My Mom prepared the pasta and my cousin Peg helped me assemble the 5 lunches.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Pasta: Mini Penne with Zucchini Pistou (My Mom made this while I cooked breakfast for everyone). We used toasted walnuts instead of pine nuts, reduced the garlic to 2 cloves, and we forgot to add the shaved Parmesan on top.  I added a cherry tomato half and small basil leaf as garnish.

Vegetable: Diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with a little olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. A mozzarella cheese flower was the garnish.

Fruit: Strawberry Melon Spinach Salad – We added the dressing right before eating. It was delicious! When I prepared the melon for this salad, I cut flower shapes for garnish. I added a fresh blueberry with a small piece of angel hair pasta. It softened by lunch.

 

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17 Responses to Pasta Lunch for Guests

  1. Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    looks good

  2. Mary Lee says:

    Looks and sounds delicious!

  3. Wow, how yummy, so hungry now!

  4. coconutcraze says:

    Pleasant lunch. I am sure your family enjoyed it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yummy looking pasta! 😀

  6. I am checking back with what I missed…how nice to have cousins in from Ireland!
    All your bentos look so nice!

  7. Sarah says:

    This is great. Love being able to share with family and friends!

  8. Mezasu says:

    I NEVER thought about making bento for guests! What a great idea!

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