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Halloween Themed Food

Happy Halloween ! This is my collection of Halloween themed meals. JACK-O-LANTERN Cheese Jack-O-Lantern Mashed Potatoes Jack-O-Lantern Quesadilla Jack-O-Lanterns Calzone Jack-O-Lantern Pizza Jack-O-Lantern Orange Jack-O-Lantern with Fruit No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-O-Lantern Potato Blintzes Jack-O-Lanterns Scrambled Eggs Jack-O-Lantern Polenta Jack-O-Lantern … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Lunch

I made this lunch for myself on the same day I made the Mushroom meal for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Frankenstein – cheese cut with a cookie cutter, painted with food coloring and water, paprika details put on with a … Continue reading

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Jack-O’-Lantern Polenta Lunch

I made this pumpkin polenta lunch for myself. The smiling pumpkins made me smile. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Jack-o-lantern – homemade polenta made firm, cool on a plate, cut polenta with a cookie cutter, imprint face details with a cookie cutter, Eyes … Continue reading

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Witch Flying by the Moon Meal

I made this for my friend Renae on a night we meet for an outdoor dinner and walk. She likes Halloween and is used to my making themes ahead so she did not question that it was the end of … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Lunch

I made this fun and colorful lunch for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Sugar Skull – Nishiki rice shaped by hand with plastic wrap, broil cheddar cheese on top then decorate. Eyes – spinach cut with a cookie cutter. Nose – … Continue reading

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Sesame Sriracha Horses

I made this meal for myself on the same night I made this for my friend. Container: U Konserve Contents: Horses – Nishiki rice shaped with a horse shaped rice mold, Sriracha flavored sesame seeds, Asian Cabbage Salad (I did not use … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Tortellini Dinner

I am thrilled that I now know how to make homemade tortellini! I made pumpkin tortellini for dinner with my parents at their Lake House. When researching how to make it I found directions for squares or circles. I decided … Continue reading

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Havarti Dill Elephant Lunch

Awhile ago, I had some leftover dill cheese and thought it would be fun to make elephants. I enjoyed eating this simple meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Elephants – Dill Havarti cheese cut with a cookie cutter, Eyes – smoked paprika, brown … Continue reading

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Peacock Quesadilla

When I was a child, a friend’s grandparents had peacocks. For a long time, I had a beautiful peacock feather that they gave me. I am a little surprised that this is my first time making a peacock out of … Continue reading

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Cactus Tortellini Lunch

I made this lunch for my Dad. There was no reason for the theme other than my continued quest to use new cookie cutters. I did not realize that he prefers red grapes to green so he shared some with … Continue reading

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Homemade Apple Pie

As part of my CSA share, I can pick 2 pecks of apples from their orchard. When I checked-in to get my apple bag, the woman said, “Have fun!” It was my first time apple picking solo. I took some … Continue reading

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Earth Wind Fire Water Bento

This was for my friend Deborah on a night we had dinner in her garden. She made delicious fruit popsicles for dessert. Container: Wooden box purchased in Kyoto at Bento&co. Contents: Rice balls Nishiki rice shaped with a cookie cutter and plastic wrap, … Continue reading

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Fall Themed Food

Happy Fall! This is my collection of Fall / Autumn themed meals. PUMPKIN Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling Pumpkin Shaped Bread Sandwich with Cheese Pumpkins Pumpkin Rice with Cinnamon Pumpkin Stencil Sweet Potato, Bell Pepper, Cheese Pumpkins Pumpkin Themed … Continue reading

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Mushroom Lunch

I was inspired by the art of Tanya Marcuse to take this photo in my Mom’s rock garden. When I see mushrooms I think of many things, but one is my Dad and his stuffed mushrooms. I don’t like mushrooms … Continue reading

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Owl Bento

I made this lunch for my Mom. She enjoys honey cream cheese with nuts and she also likes owls. She ate this meal at her Lake House. I should have taken a photo of the new wallpaper in the laundry … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Pasta Salad

I made this meal for my friend Renae. I drew sheep when I was a kid, she drew dinosaurs. I enjoyed making a dino meal for her. We had an outdoor dinner at my place, then we went for a … Continue reading

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Cloud Tortellini Lunch

I made this tortellini lunch for myself. The cute cloud boxes and cloud shaped cheese elevated the meal to make it more special. I often think that I should make more cute food for myself but most of the time … Continue reading

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Hands and Feet Lunch

I made this hands and feet themed lunch for myself in my quest to to use some cookie cutters for the first time. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Hand and Foot – polenta, pesto Top Right:  Almonds, Walnuts Bottom Right: Hand and Foot – melon, … Continue reading

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Outer Space Bento Meals

I made this meal for my friend Deborah on an evening we ate dinner in her garden. When I asked for theme ideas, she said planets/space. I enjoyed using my Saturn cookie cutter for the first time. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Saturn … Continue reading

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Watermelon Lunch

I made this for my friend Carol on an evening when we ate in her garden. It is pizza that is supposed to look like watermelon. Another friend and my Mom both said that it does not look like watermelon, … Continue reading

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Moose Rice Lunch

I made this cheesy moose for my Mom to enjoy at her Lake House. As usual she smiled when I gave it to her. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Moose – hot cooked Nishiki rice press into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, carefully … Continue reading

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Fresh Cantaloupe Cake

Fresh “cake” made entirely from fruit is delicious, healthy, and fun to eat. Other years I made one from watermelon and honeydew. This year I  made a beautiful “cake” with fresh cantaloupe. It was a tasty and beautiful dessert for … Continue reading

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Smiling Corn

I received beautiful corn in my CSA share. My Mom thinks the mouth looks like a beak. I was trying for lips but regardless, we think these are cute. Container: Wooden box purchased in Kyoto at Bento&co. Contents: Corn – zucchini and … Continue reading

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Smile Emoji Lunch

I made this for myself. It was simple but very cute. Maybe it will end up being the first in a series of different emoji. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Smile Emoji – Niishiki rice shaped with plastic wrap in a cookie … Continue reading

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Crab Vegetable Potato Salad

I made this meal for myself. Recently I am fascinated with my potato vegetable salad series. I keep thinking about new ways to present this theme. Fresh cantaloupe makes cute crabs and is especially delicious this time of year. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Italy Flag Lunch

I made this lunch for my Dad. He did not know what it was supposed to be. I tried to make it look like the flag of Italy. Regardless, I was told that it was tasty. Container: Book Bento Box Contents: … Continue reading

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Corn Flowers Lunch

I made this meal for myself with fresh vegetables from my CSA. It may not look like much, but it was delicious. Container: U Konserve Contents: Corn, carrots (cut with a cookie cutter), cabbage, broccoli, tomato, Asiago Small Round Container: Frozen … Continue reading

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Birthday Lunch 2020

Today is my birthday and I took the day off from work. My parents came to visit me today. They arrived in time for lunch and I made this for us. The flowers are birthday flowers from my parents. Menu … Continue reading

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Bee Themed Lunch

I made this bee themed lunch for my Dad. He loved it, especially the honey walnut cream cheese. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Beehive – focaccia cut with a cookie cutter, honey walnut cream cheese (softened cream cheese with chopped walnuts and … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Lunch

I made this lunch for my Mom. She loves birds and I was happy to use some cookie cutters for the first time. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Birdhouse – cheddar mashed potatoes cut with a cookie cutter, Birds – carrots cut … Continue reading

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Butterfly Snack Lunch

I made this fun snack meal for myself and served it with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Butterflies – carrot cut with a cookie cutter Butterflies – tortilla chips – flour tortillas cut with cookie cutters, (place on cookie … Continue reading

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Bamboo Themed Meal

I made this meal for myself on a night I brought individual dinners to Carol and we ate in her garden. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bamboo – green bell pepper, roasted potato with basil, zucchini, (cut with a cookie cutter), over … Continue reading

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Bunny Pancake

I made this for my 18 year old niece. She selected the theme and styled the chocolate chips. It follows a similar concept as this. Bunny – Pancake cut with a cookie cutter, chocolate chip eye Tail – Fresh whipped … Continue reading

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Cherry Themed Lunch

A few weeks ago, I received these delicious cherries in my CSA share. They were the inspiration for this theme. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cherries – cheddar cut with cookie cutter, angel hair pasta, zucchini, basil Top Right: Cherries – radish … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bread and Jam

I made this simple lunch for my Mom at her Lake House. It delighted her since it had been a long time since she had cream cheese and jam. I was not sure if she would like it since I … Continue reading

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Fire Breathing Dragon Lunch

I made this dragon themed meal at the request of my 18 year old niece. I am always asking people what theme or food they want and it makes me happy when they give requests. Dragon – cheddar mashed potato … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Cheese

I made this meal for myself. I like this potato salad recipe since it uses cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise. Green olives always remind me of my Grandfather. He loved them. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Statue of Liberty – cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Woodland Snack Lunch

I made this snack lunch for my Mom. I served it with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Carrot sticks Hedgehogs – tortilla chips – flour tortillas cut with cookie cutters, (place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, brush … Continue reading

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9 Year Blogiversary

Today is my 9 year blogiversary! 9 years ago, I could not have imagined how much Eclectic Lamb would impact my life. Creating and sharing my creative food brings me so much joy! I look forward to many more years. … Continue reading

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Gorilla Lunch

I made this gorilla themed lunch for my Dad. I questioned if it looked like a gorilla. When I gave this to my Dad I asked him if he knew the theme. He hesitantly said, elephant. I asked my Mom … Continue reading

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Lunch with Giraffes

I made this lunch for my 18 year old niece. I gave her a few theme choices and she selected giraffe. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Giraffes – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring details, focaccia Top Right: Green beans … Continue reading

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Daisy Vegetable Potato Salad

I made this for my friend Carol. It was a hot evening and we ate cute meals in her garden. I will share the meal I made for myself on another day. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Daisies – cheddar cheese, orange … Continue reading

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Under the Sea Snack Meal

I made this snack meal for my Dad. It was served with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Fish – carrot cut with cookie cutter, Fish – cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter, watermelon, Turtles – tortilla chips – flour tortillas … Continue reading

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Star Peanut Noodles

I made this meal for myself. It is an ordinary but delicious meal I often make. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Stars – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, peanut noodles Top Right: – Sunflower  Seeds Bottom Right: Blackberries

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Red White and Blue Dinner

My Mom, Dad, 18 year old niece, and I enjoyed a Red, White, and Blue themed meal at my parents Lake House on the 4th of July. Each of us contributed to the meal in some way. My Mom made … Continue reading

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USA Patriotic Compilation

Here is a collection of United States of America themed food I have made. Happy 4th of July! AMERICAN FLAG USA Potato Salad – cheddar cheese, blue potato, red bell pepper American Flag – rice, salsa, black beans Red Pepper … Continue reading

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Cheese Flag Lunch

I made this meal for my Dad. He rarely gives me food or theme suggestions but is happy to eat whatever I make for him. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  USA Flag – Swiss cheese, food coloring marker details, Lemony Artichoke Pasta … Continue reading

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Individual Vegetable Tarts Dinner

I made this dinner for my parents and myself. We enjoyed the meal on their back deck. Our dinner entertainment was watching a Robin find food to feed her newly hatched babies. Individual Spiral Vegetable Tarts – Homemade pie crust, … Continue reading

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Fish Swimming Potato Lunch

I made this simple but fun lunch for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Fish – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker details, mashed potato, green peas Top Right: Almonds Bottom Right: Fish – apple cut with a mini cutter, … Continue reading

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3D Sailboat Crackers

I made this basic meal for my parents and myself. It has been awhile since I made 3D Crackers and Soup. Sailboat – 3D Crackers made with a cookie cutter set, pistachios Strawberry Soup – I did not use the … Continue reading

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