Koala Bread Lunch

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I made this lunch for my Mom at her Lake House. She loved it!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Koala bread – 30 minute cheese bread, dried cherry eyes, almond nose

Top Right: Mixed nuts

Bottom Right: Watermelon

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Elephant Mac & Cheese

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I made this elephant shaped macaroni and cheese with my 16 year old niece at my parent’s Lake House. My Mom made her macaroni and cheese with less liquid and baked it in a 9 x 13 inch pan. When it slightly cooled, we used a cookie cutter to cut the shape and a spatula to carefully put it on the plate. My niece styled this with a broccoli ear and broccoli spray.

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Lion Bread Lunch

Lion Bread Lunch

I made this lion shaped bread for myself. I was going to try to re-do it before posting since it is sort of ugly. But I decided that it is ugly in a cute way. Plus the jam filled mane was delicious!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Lion – 30 minute cheese bread (without the cheese), eyes – dried cherry, mane – strip of bread dough that I filled with jam then folded over and cut with a sharp knife

Top Right: Trader Joe’s Seed and Bean Medley

Bottom Right: Lion – cantaloupe (cut with a cookie cutter), honeydew melon

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Cheese Goat on Tortellini Lunch

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I made this lunch for myself with leftovers. I added a cheese goat to make it fun. It made me smile when I ate this at work. The goat cookie cutter is a new one from my Mom. She bought it on a trip to Norway.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Grapes

Bottom Left: Cashews

Right Side: Goat – cheddar cheese (cut with a cookie cutter), food marker details, cheese tortellini with Italian dressing, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, black olive, yellow bell pepper

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Radish Flowers Lunch

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I made this lunch for a a co-worker who has the same first name as me. When I asked what she wanted, she said to surprise her with the theme and food. She loved it!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Roses – I made an easier version from this video. I cut the radish with my mandoline slicer and made a simple cucumber cup to hold the roses. They are on top of a bed of  Black Bean and Corn Quinoa (I did not use celery or cilantro), sugar snap peas

Top Right: Macadamia nuts

Bottom Right: Flowers – watermelon (cut with a cookie cutter), dried blueberries held on with spaghetti (the spaghetti softens by lunch time)

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Terrarium Salad Lunches

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A few weeks ago, I met my parents in Utica, NY to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful day! We toured the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens, went to the Utica Zoo, and had an amazing dinner at The Willows of Utica. I made these salad terrarium lunches in mason jars for the three of us.

Fox Terrarium Salad: Fox – carrot (cut with a cookie cutter), cashews, fresh spinach, lentils, red bell pepper, chopped celery and carrots, Vinaigrette – fresh squeezed lemon juice, a splash of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper in Mini Dippers

Black Sheep Terrarium Salad: Sheep – purple carrot (cut with a cookie cutter), walnuts alpha sprouts, fresh spinach, mini fresh mozzarella balls, lentils, chopped celery and carrots, Vinaigrette – fresh squeezed lemon juice, a splash of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper in Mini Dippers

Butterfly Terrarium Salad: Butterflies – thinly sliced carrot cut with a paper punch, mini fresh mozzarella balls, fresh spinach, garbanzo beans, chopped celery and carrots, Vinaigrette – fresh squeezed lemon juice, a splash of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper in Mini Dippers

Fruit: Watermelon, Feta, Pistachio nuts

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I loved planning and making these and we all enjoyed eating them. I expect that there will be more terrarium salad lunches in the future. In the past, I made this terrarium meal.

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Minecraft Cat Bread Lunch

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I made this Minecraft themed lunch for my 16 year old niece at my parent’s lake house. She picked the theme and food and asked if I have a mouse cookie cutter. Of course I do!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: Cat – drawn with melted chocolate on the backside of  30 minute cheese bread (without cheese)

Bottom Left: Mouse – watermelon (cut with cookie cutter), blueberries

Bottom Right: Broccoli

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