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Mountain Day Japan Bento Lunches

This year on August 11, Japan has a new national holiday. Mountain Day (山の日) is a day to appreciate mountains. Growing up I spent a lot of time in the Adirondack Mountains since my family has a summer home there. … Continue reading

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Tanabata Star Festival Lunch

I enjoy celebrating the Japanese festival Tanabata. My neighbor (and Japanese student) and I made this Tanabata themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Brownie with star shaped powdered sugar (sprinkled sugar in a star shaped stencil) Bottom Left: Stars and … Continue reading

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3 Easter Lunches

This year I have 3 easy Easter themed lunches featuring a sandwich, pasta, and cheese & crackers. This lunch was simple to make but I was very happy with the results. So cute!! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Peanut butter sandwich on … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa. I made this fun lunch for myself but my … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Bento Lunch

Tuesday February 9 is Mardi Gras this year. For those of you who do not know, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is the day before some Christians fast for Lent. Traditionally people celebrate and eat rich and fattening foods. This … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day

In honor of Groundhog Day I made this simple food art on a plate. Mashed potatoes brushed with a little soy sauce, lentil eye Lentils cooked in vegetable broth Cooked broccoli Note: My mashed potatoes were somewhat firm and I … Continue reading

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Tanabata Bento Lunch

In celebration of the Japanese holiday Tanabata, I made this lunch. Last year I hosted a Tanabata Dinner Party for my niece, nephews and my husbands young cousins. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star … Continue reading

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14 Fourth of July Themed Meals

Since I was a child I loved holidays and celebrations. Making cute, themed food is a fun way to celebrate and mark the event. This year I enlisted my niece, nephews, and husband to eat these Independence Day / Patriotic … Continue reading

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7 Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I like any excuse to make cute themed food. I am particularly excited about St. Patrick’s Day food because of my Irish heritage. Here are 7 ideas for Irish themed lunches all presented in EasyLunchBoxes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Shamrock: Homemade bagel … Continue reading

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Santa is Coming for a Bento Lunch Hop

I am happy to join my Bento Bloggers & Friends on this Santa Claus Is Coming To Lunch themed hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to continue through the rest of this Santa hop. Container: … Continue reading

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Elf Lunch

Once again I was inspired by the weekly theme at the Bento Blog Network. This Elf themed meal can be a lunch or snack depending on the needs of the person eating it. My 15 year old niece helped me … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Lunch

Sometimes I don’t know what inspired a particular theme. In this case, I know that I wanted to do another shaped bread. I also wanted to make a holiday themed lunch. Somehow I  came up with candy cane. Again, I … Continue reading

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4 Hanukkah Lunches

I was not raised in the Jewish religion but growing up we celebrated Hanukkah every year. My Mom brought up my sister and I with an appreciation for other cultures. We had friends who were Jewish and we spent one … Continue reading

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Decorated Gourds

Every November my garden club makes some type of arrangement for the Skilled Nursing Facility in our county. Last year we made this arrangement. This year we decorated a variety of orange, white, and multicolor miniature gourdes. We had raffia, … Continue reading

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Election Day Lunch

Today is Election Day in the United States. It is not a Presidential election year but I feel that it is always important to vote. My husband is very busy with work this time of year. I made this quick … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2013

We normally get about 250 trick-or-treaters. I usually like to prepare something special for the first 25 kids. This year I prepared special bags for the first 20 kids. I also prepared 111 bundles this year. I took industrial size … Continue reading

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Boo Eek Halloween Lunch

I had fun with my Halloween cookie cutters for this lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Dairy & Fruit: Cottage cheese, peaches, cinnamon Vegetables: Pumpkin (carrot), green pepper Sandwiches: Spider and Eek are peanut butter sandwiches on pumpernickel bread, Boo is a peanut … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Lunch

With pumpkin shaped cookie cutters, this is a quick lunch to prepare. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Pumpkin Patch: Peanut butter and strawberry jam on wheat bread, pretzel sticks Vegetable: Pumpkins (cucumber) Fruit: Raspberries

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Columbus Day Lunch

My neighbor asked me if I was going to make a Columbus Day themed lunch. I was not planning on it but I liked the idea. So here it is. I made this for my husband with items I had … Continue reading

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Tanabata Bento

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star Altair) and Orihime (star Vega) were lovers and separated by the Milky Way to only meet once a year. It is common to celebrate with fireworks. I made … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2012

This is some of what we will be handing out to trick-or-treaters this year. Typically we get about 250 kids come to our door seeking treats. I like to give something special to the first 25 trick-or-treaters. This year my … Continue reading

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