Kermit the Frog Lunch

Kermit the Frog lunch

I made this fun lunch for myself.

Container: U Konserve

Contents: Kermit – cheese and broccoli mashed potatoes, cheese details with food coloring, edamame, pineapple, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe

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Elephant Rice

elephant rice lunch

I made this simple meal for myself. The elephant rice was easy to shape using this mold.

Container: Book Bento Box

Contents: Elephants (cooked Nishiki rice shaped using plastic rice mold), spinach details, carrots, broccoli, toasted sliced almonds

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Coffee Cake for a Crowd

overnight coffee cake

Last month I needed to make a morning sweet to go along with coffee for a crowd. I wanted something easy since I was adjusting to a new job and did not have most of my kitchen supplies yet. My niece suggested that I make coffee cake. I borrowed 2 pans and creamed the butter and sugar by hand since I did not have my mixer yet. I baked one the night before and the other was prepped the night before and baked in the morning. I cut them into small pieces.

I made Blueberry Coffee Cake and Make Ahead Coffee Cake (without the icing). The Make Ahead Coffee Cake is very convenient and delicious and I have made it twice now (also for a bring and share food day at work). My co-workers said that I can make coffee cake anytime.

blueberry and cinnamon coffee cakes

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Radish Sheep Salad Lunch

Radish Sheep Lunch.jpg

I made this sheep themed salad for myself on a day that my niece and I went furniture shopping. We ate our lunches in my car. I used “daikon“, (Japanese radish) for the sheep. It is larger than typical radish and great for using small cookie cutters.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Sheep – daikon (cut with cookie cutter), cheddar cheese, pistachio nuts, mixed lettuce

Top Right: Raspberries

Bottom Right: Triscuit crackers

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Butterfly Salad Lunch

Butterfly Salad Lunch

I made this salad for my niece on a day that she helped me go furniture shopping. We ate our bentos in the car between furniture stores.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Butterflies – melon (cut with cookie cutters), raspberries, pistachio nuts, mixed lettuce

Top Right: Butterfly crackers

Bottom Right: Butterflies – carrots (cut with tiny cutter), celery with peanut butter

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Dog Bread for Lunch

dog bread lunch

I made this dog themed bread lunch for my nephew to bring to school. He loves my homemade rolls and requested them for lunch. I enjoy making shaped bread.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Dog shaped bread (used this recipe), added chocolate chips after the bread was cooled, bone shaped cheddar cheese (cookie cutter)

Top Right:  Carrots

Bottom Right: Raspberries

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15th Birthday Lasagna Lunch

15 birthday lasagna

Last week my lasagna loving nephew turned 15. I made this lasagna lunch for him to bring to school.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade lasagna with a cheddar “15” cut with cookie cutters

Top Right: Pistachios

Bottom Right: Blackberries and raspberries

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