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Cucumber Hearts for Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. Peanut noodles are a typical lunch I occasionally make but I rarely make it cute just for myself I am glad that I made the extra effort for me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left:  Blackberries & … Continue reading

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Fish Themed Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

I made this meal for myself. It was my first time using frozen riced cauliflower in a homemade macaroni and cheese. I bought the riced cauliflower in the middle of March when the freezer section in the grocery store was … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 6

I did it! My Walk Brighton Project is complete. I walked all of the streets over a mile radius from my home. Of course, I will still walk in my town but my focus of exploring and documenting areas new … Continue reading

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Bird Rice

I made this meal for myself. My inspiration was a free webinar I took a few weeks ago from The Buffalo Audubon Society Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left:  Musical notes – food coloring marker on pistachios Bottom Left: Musical notes – carrot … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 5

I am nearing the end of this project. I expect that Week 6 will be the last week. Friends ask me what I will do next. It is not as fascinating as Walking Brighton, but I will start training for … Continue reading

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Asparagus Flower Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. Container: U Konserve Contents: Flower – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, cherry tomato, asparagus, celery leaves, brown rice, raspberries, white chocolate chips

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Social Distancing Bento

This meal was for me. COVID-19 and Social Distancing has significantly impacted my life. Seeking out whimsy and cute things is part of who I am. When I take photos, I focus on the beautiful. Normally my food is cute, … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 4

Another week of my Walk Brighton Project completed. I am guessing that it will take 2 – 3 more weeks to finish. I don’t want it to end but I am also looking forward to completing this project. Of course, … Continue reading

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A Visit to Paris

I made this lunch for myself. It was a fun little trip in my imagination. Container: U Konserve Contents: Eiffel Tower – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, pasta, goat cheese, roasted asparagus and cherry tomato Small Round Container: Paris – … Continue reading

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Seagull Tortellini Lunch

I made this lunch for myself before the Coronavirus when it was easy to get fresh blackberries. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Seagull – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker detail, cheese tortellini with olive oil, red wine vinegar, … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 3

It is spring and I am falling in love…with my town, Brighton, NY. I liked it before but now that I am getting to know it more intimately, it is love. Spring is a special time of year to spend … Continue reading

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Hearts and Rainbows Lunch

When I take walks for my Walk Brighton Project, I see hearts and rainbows on doors, windows, and garages. During this time of a global pandemic, people around the world are making hearts and rainbows out of paper and attaching … Continue reading

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Virtual Easter Meal

I am social distancing due to the Coronavirus. It was my first year to be alone for Easter. I was still able to enjoy good food and company while celebrating the holiday. I even set my table and wore a … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 2

Walk Brighton Project Welcome to Week 2 of my Walk Brighton Project. It is bringing a lot of excitement into my life of working from home and social distancing. I am always looking forward to walking new segments of my … Continue reading

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Easter Bunny with Basket Meal

I made this cute and easy meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Bunny – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter – food coloring marker eye, Basket – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter – food coloring marker details, … Continue reading

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Easter Bunny Egg Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). I often make holiday food long before the holiday. Maybe my friends think it is quirky that I give them Halloween or Valentine themed food months before the event … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 1

What is the Walk Brighton Project? I live in Brighton (Rochester, NY). Due to COVID-19, I am currently living a life of social distancing and working from home. When I brainstormed ways to keep things interesting for myself, I remembered … Continue reading

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Rain Storm Lunch

I love peanut noodles and playing with my cookie cutters. After creating my cookie cutter photo catalog, I noticed that had not yet used my umbrella and lightning cookie cutters. This lunch solves that oversight. Container: Cloud box from Japan (set … Continue reading

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Cheese Basket over Asparagus Quinoa

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Basket – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, roasted asparagus, quinoa with almonds Top Right: Pecans and Macadamia nuts Bottom Right: Flowers – apple cut … Continue reading

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Tooth Pizza Lunch

I made this easy, fun, and delicious meal for myself. Hopefully I don’t need any emergency dental work during this time (Coronavirus). At this point, my dentist office is only open two days a week for emergencies. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: … Continue reading

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Birds and Cat Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Birds – carrots and radish cut with cookie cutters, served over quinoa with black olives, cherry tomatoes, feta, olive oil and vinegar, spinach leaves Top Right: … Continue reading

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Fancy Lunch for One

I live alone. During this time of Coronavirus physical distancing, I expect that I will share many meals I make for myself. Usually I prefer to make food for the loved ones in my life. I put more effort into … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Pizza

I made this polar bear pizza meal for myself. Container: U Konserve Contents: Polar Bear – homemade pizza dough cut with a cookie cutter, baked with mozzarella, Snowflakes – black radish cut with a cookie cutter, broccoli, almonds

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Tapping Maple Trees Lunch

I made this Maple Syrup themed meal for my companion Ken. He came up with the theme awhile ago. It was fun to try a new theme. I am not sure if he was joking but when he first looked … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Themed Food

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is my collection of Irish themed meals. SHAMROCKS Shamrock Rice 2 Shamrocks Rice Shamrock Broccoli in Rice Irish Flag Shamrock Rice Shamrock Pesto Pizza Shamrock Broccoli Pizza Spinach Pizza Shamrock Bagel Broccoli Shamrock with Polenta … Continue reading

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Pig Tortellini Lunch

I made this simple meal for my companion Ken’s lunch on a day that we spent together. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pig – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, Eye & Hooves – food coloring pen, cheese tortellini with olive … Continue reading

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Pot of Gold Lunch

I made this St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch for myself. I am not sure if it looks like a pot of gold but it was fun to eat. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pot of Gold – Sticky rice cut out with … Continue reading

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Hulk Lunch

I made this Hulk themed meal for my companion Ken. I picked this theme since I wanted to use the fist cookie cutter he bought for me as part of my Christmas present. My Hulk food coloring painting is not … Continue reading

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Shamrock Noodles Lunch

I made this festive lunch for myself. The cold peanut noodles are an old favorite. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Shamrocks – cucumber cut with cookie cutters, Peanut Noodles Top Right: Clementine with a Leprechaun sticker Bottom Right: Greek Yogurt

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Garganelli Pasta Dinner

A week ago, I made a pasta dinner for my companion Ken to celebrate his birthday. When I asked for his request, he said homemade pasta with asparagus. I was excited to try making garganelli with my gnocchi board. It … Continue reading

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Shamrock Pesto Pizza

I made this delicious meal for myself. Recently I have been crazy for pesto and frequently make it. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Shamrock – homemade pizza cut with a cookie cutter, pesto and fresh mozzarella Top Right: Shamrocks – carrot cut … Continue reading

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Thor Lunch

I made this Thor themed meal for my companion Ken. I picked this theme since I wanted to use the hammer cookie cutter he bought for me as part of my Christmas present. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Thor – Spinach cut … Continue reading

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Mickey and Minnie Bagels

I made this for my friend’s daughter Elizabeth. When I asked her what theme she wanted, she said Mickey and Minnie. Here are all of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse lunches I have made. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mickey and Minnie … Continue reading

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Happy Leap Year

Happy Leap Year! To recognize that February has 29 days this year, I made this lunch for myself. The “Happy Leap Year” is a little difficult to see but I like that all 3 food items are themed and looking … Continue reading

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Helicopter Meal

I made this meal for myself. I have flown in airplanes and even piloted them solo but never flew in a helicopter. I sat inside one as a kid as you can see in the photo below. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Helicopter … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear Wearing Tie Meal

I made this meal for my companion Ken. He is not a tie guy. The Teddy Bear in this lunch is wearing one because I wanted to use a cookie cutter from my accessories category. Now that I have a … Continue reading

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Smiling Snail Lunch

I made this snail themed lunch for myself. I have created many snail themed meals. Actual snails scare me a little but since I was a child I have drawn a cartoon snail along with a sheep. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Duck Pond Lunch

I made this duck themed lunch for my companion Ken since he likes ducks. It was his first time having blue potato mashed potatoes. He enjoyed them! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Ducks – cheese cut with cookie cutters, blue mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

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Heart Ravioli

I made a heart ravioli dinner for my companion Ken on Valentine’s day. He gave me the gorgeous flowers you can see in these photos. 3 Cheese Heart Ravioli with Garlic Tomato Sauce – This is my favorite pasta dough, … Continue reading

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X O Bagel and Soup Lunch

My friend Renae, her husband and daughters came over for a Valentine Themed lunch. X and O Mini Bagels Cheddar Hearts –  cut with a cookie cutter Lentil Soup – I did not use the coriander or grains of paradise … Continue reading

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Black Beans and Salsa Lips Lunch

I made this lip themed meal for my companion Ken. I was glad to use a different cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Lips – Black Beans and Salsa, Nishiki rice cut with a cookie cutter Top Right: Lips – Apple … Continue reading

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Fish Themed Pesto Pizza

I made this Naan pesto pizza fish meal for myself. It was delicious and satisfying. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Fish – store brought Naan bread cut with a cookie cutter, spread with pesto (I make mine with garlic, basil, olive oil, … Continue reading

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Rooster and Hens Lunch

I made this simple meal for my companion Ken. Container: EasyLunchBoxes  Left Side: Rooster – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, hens – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, Peanut Noodles Top Right: Pistachios Bottom Right: Clementine

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Freezer Meal Gift

Last year I started a tradition of making freezer meals for my friend Carol’s birthday gift. It was well received so I decided to do it again this year. I made 4 different types of meals and gave her 15 … Continue reading

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Alligator Noodles

I made this meal for myself. The peanut noodles are a standby lunch. I made it more fun with some cookie cutters. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Alligator – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, peanut noodles Top Right: Pistachios Bottom Right: … Continue reading

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Vegetable Wellington Birthday Dinner

Last Friday was Carol’s birthday. Instead of going to a restaurant, I offered to make dinner for her at my home. I made the Vegetable Wellington from Thanksgiving 2018 that she loved. Note: Since this dinner was on a Friday … Continue reading

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Donkey Pizza Lunch

I made this for my companion Ken. He likes donkeys. This is the second donkey theme meal I tried to make for him. The first was rice and looked like a horse not a donkey so I didn’t share it … Continue reading

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My Cookie Cutter Collection

This is my 1000th post! It’s fitting that it is a photo catalog of all my cookie cutters. I use cookie cutters a lot! A majority of my collection is based on what I think I will use (rarely for … Continue reading

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Frog Pesto Pizza

I made this lunch for my friend Carol on a warm January day. We walked in my neighborhood before having prepared lunches in my home. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Frogs – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, homemade pesto and … Continue reading

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Snowflake Snack Lunch

I made this snowflake snack lunch for my friend Carol. I don’t enjoy driving in snow but snowflakes are a natural fun theme for this time of year in Rochester, NY. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Snowflake tortilla chips (flour tortillas … Continue reading

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