Caution: While it is safe and fun to eat holly shaped food, actual holly leaves and berries can be toxic.
This week my garden club worked with holly and other fresh greens to make holiday table arrangements. We sell arrangements and wreaths at our annual fundraiser. I only have one holly bush in my yard. It does not have berries. I am not sure if it is a female or male holly bush but I would need both in my yard to get berries.
You can make simple holly shaped food using cookie cutters. (Cookies cutters are not only good for cookies!) I used two different sizes for this light lunch. It would also make a fun snack.
Left Side: Holly shaped cheese quesadillas with food safe marker details
Top Right: Pomegranate seeds
Bottom Right: Cucumber cut into holly shapes
Lovely! Now I’d like to see an ivy one to go with it… 🙂
‘The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir’
Thanks Jackie! Great idea. My sister once sang this song in elementary choir. I remember her singing it over and over. I think that it would be fun to make bento to illustrate songs.
Lovely bento and looks so yummy!
I love the colors in this bento, and I always admire your quesadillas, so creative!!
I’m digging those holly leaves! So great!