Keeping with tradition I am happy to share my favorite bento from the year. I struggled to pick only 15.
This is a very special one to me. I worked with my 11 year old niece to make this for her birthday.
I complained that she was a little strange looking but I think it is because of her heart shaped head. Overall I liked this mermaid lunch.
I love that this lunch was a collaboration between my 13 year old niece, 11 year old nephew and myself.
This cute lunch just seemed to come together and I was happy with the result. It was also delicious!
I don’t use this bento box often but when I do the meals are usually special. This was my first time to weave a carrot then cut it with a cookie cutter.
I am very fond of the little deer cookie cutter I bought in Japan in 2014. I also like that I used a combination of green olives, feta, and cherry tomatoes.
Cheese art is something I enjoy but don’t do very often. I was very happy with this cute fox.
The focus of this simple meal is Cheddar mashed potatoes cut with a cookie cutter.
This is another special one because it was made at the request of my nephew who is now 6. He wanted a Super Mario Bros themed lunch.
I made this for my Mom as part of many Christmas themed onigiri. I had several completed lunches and she picked this one. I agree that it was the cutest.
I made this to enter into a contest. It did not win but I am very fond of it.
This is another lunch I made for a contest. It did not win but I still think it is special.
I was happy to make a melon pretzel with a new cookie cutter. It made a memorable pretzel meal.
Salsa rice and black beans is a favorite with my niece and nephews. I made this lunch for my 17 year old niece.
I enjoy making homemade bread lunches. This frog meal was simple but I love his goofy smile.
Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will include attractive food.