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Penguin Lunch

I made this lunch for my companion Ken. I asked him what theme he wanted for his first themed lunch and he requested Penguin. He enjoyed it! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Penguin – 30 minute cheese bread, with cocoa powder, eyes … Continue reading

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Spider Bread

I made this spider shaped bread meal for my Dad. This was my inspiration. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Lettuce, tomato, parsley Bottom Left: Watermelon, blueberries Right Side: Spider – 30 minute cheese bread, with cinnamon sprinkled on top, legs – … Continue reading

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Koala Bread Lunch

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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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 … Continue reading

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Minecraft Cat Bread Lunch

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 … Continue reading

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Bee Cheese Bread Lunch

I made this bee bread lunch for myself. It is fun to make different themed lunches for myself – it breaks up the day at work and gives me something special to look forward to. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bee … Continue reading

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Dog Bread for 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 … Continue reading

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Dinosaur and Turkey Lunches

Today I have 2 meals I made for my 12 year old nephew – dinosaur and turkey themed. In both cases he had other food to supplement. I enjoy making shaped bread and the people in my life enjoy eating … Continue reading

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Sunflower Bread Lunch

My 14 year old nephew and I have a special tradition but he does not think it is special. We plant sunflower seeds together in my garden each year. We have done it for 3 years so far. I enjoy … Continue reading

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Car Bread Lunch

My homemade shaped rolls are very popular so I made this meal for a nephew as part of a make ahead dinner at home. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Car shaped bread with food coloring marker details, black olives held on … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bread with Cheese Gnome

I made this as part of a make ahead dinner at home. It was a night that a niece and several nephews came over for dinner. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade rolls (this recipe is very popular with my niece … Continue reading

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2 Sheep Themed Lunches

You are probably not surprised (because my blog is called Eclectic Lamb) that I like lambs and sheep. Today I am sharing an open-faced sheep shaped sandwich and a roll made into a sheep with the help of a little … Continue reading

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Snowman Bread Lunch

I made this for my pistachio loving nephew as part of a make ahead dinner. My main critique is I made the bread too big so it only fit sideways. I also wonder how the black grapes fit into the … Continue reading

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Reindeer Bread Bento Lunch

I made this as part of a make ahead dinner for my nephew. I like any excuse to make cute shaped bread. My nephews love this bread recipe and I love that the dough is make ahead and easy to … Continue reading

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Octopus Bread for Lunch

As part of my never-ending quest to make character shaped bread, I made this cute Octopus lunch for my nephew. I never get complaints when I make bread and cheese meals for them. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Strawberries Bottom Left: … Continue reading

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Squirrel Shaped Bread

I made this squirrel themed bread lunch for my nephew. I bought an assorted pack of doughnut holes and the kids (1 niece and 2 nephews) had fun arguing over who would get which leftover doughnuts. I rarely buy doughnuts … Continue reading

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Frog Bread Lunch

Here is another fun shaped bread lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Green grapes Bottom Left: Frog shaped cucumber (cut with mini frog cookie cutter), carrots Right Side: Frog shaped homemade bread, food coloring marker details, Cheddar cheese

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September National Honey Month Themed Food

September is National Honey Month so I have some food featuring honeycombs, beehives and bees. Yes I took liberty with the definition of beehive and honeycomb for the sake of having fun with food. This first meal came about with … Continue reading

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Panda Bread Lunch

I made this Panda shaped Nutella bread lunch for my 13 year old niece. I don’t see her very often and she loves Nutella so I baked some inside this bread just for her. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade bread … Continue reading

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9 Dinosaur Food Ideas

As regular readers of this blog know, I am a huge fan of using cookie cutters with savory food. I wanted to use some of my dinosaur cookie cutters so I decided to make this collection. This dinosaur shaped cheese … Continue reading

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Gift Themed Bread

My nephew is turning 13 today so I made him a themed lunch to take to school. He is fine with a theme as long as it is food that he likes. I think that he especially loved that I … Continue reading

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May Bread Lunch

Happy May Day! I decided to make bread that spelled, “May”. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade French bread dough in the shaped of “May” Top Right: White and orange cheddar cut with flower cookie cutters Bottom Right: Radish and carrots … Continue reading

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Easter Themed Lunch Food

This year I have 6 new themed meals for Easter. I had fun with Easter Egg shaped food, chicks, and an English Muffin lamb.  See here for other Easter themed food. I often make and share shaped bread. For these … Continue reading

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Hedgehog Shaped Bread

I made this hedgehog shaped bread meal for my nephew for lunch at home. My nephew added the almonds after I baked the bread. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Hedgehog bread with almonds and food marker details, cheese sticks Top Right: … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Bread Lunch

I made this Polar Bear themed lunch for my 10 year old nephew on a day he stayed at my house. I don’t think that it looks like a Polar Bear but it looks like a bear. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left … Continue reading

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Flower Bread Lunch

I had some leftover dough when making other shaped bread so I made this flower. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Flower shaped bread with food marker details, lettuce with mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, cherry tomato on flower stem pick Top Right: … Continue reading

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Year of the Sheep Bread Lunch

2015 is the Year of the Sheep. Of course I had to make sheep shaped bread. I was surprised that I have not done it before but I did make sheep shaped cinnamon rolls. If you are interested in making … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Man Bread

I don’t know why I made a Gingerbread man without a face. Looking at this photo afterwards I almost did not publish it. This was a very simple but well received meal. My shaped bread meals tend to be popular … Continue reading

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Turkey Shaped Bread Lunch

In time for Thanksgiving I made a simple lunch with a little bread shaped turkey. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Turkey shaped bread with food marker details Bottom Left: Broccoli Bottom Right: Plain Greek Yogurt with some yogurt dyed orange and frozen … Continue reading

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Fish Shaped Bread for Lunch

Today is Homemade Bread Day so of course I had to make a shaped bread bento. I started baking bread when I was 12. I love working with the dough, the smell of it baking, and of course eating it … Continue reading

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Cat Bread

I enjoy coming up with new shapes for homemade bread. I had fun matching the fruit and vegetables to this theme. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cat shaped bread with food marker details, peanut butter in Mini Dipper Top Right: Carrots … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Shaped Bread Lunch

I made this lunch for my husband. He also had another pumpkin bread and yogurt. This was my first time making my own cinnamon cream cheese. I just added cinnamon and a little bit of sugar to softened cream cheese. … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl Day Bento Blog Hop 2014

I am joining my Bento Bloggers and Friends on this Roald Dahl Day Hop. Please use the button at the end of this post to continue on to see the other Dahl themed lunches in this hop. When researching books … Continue reading

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Letter E Lunch

I made this simple lunch for my husband on a day that I made a different shaped bread meal for someone else and I also wanted to make him a shaped bread meal. With a lack of ideas, I decided … Continue reading

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12 Butterfly Themed Lunches

The girls in my life enjoy butterfly themed lunches. But I think that any gender can enjoy a butterfly themed meal. For most of these lunches I used butterfly cookie cutters. As long time readers know, I have a large … Continue reading

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Tennis Bread Lunch

I wanted to use my tennis racquet pasta in a different way so I made this lunch. I used homemade French Bread dough to make tennis balls. The pasta racquets with peas makes a cute side dish. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left … 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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Pig Bread Lunch

Continuing in my series of shaped bread lunches… I made this simple but fun meal for my 9 year old nephew. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Green grapes Bottom Left: Brazil nuts Right Side: Bread pig (made with homemade french bread … Continue reading

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Bread Football Lunch

I made this meal for my 12 year old nephew. He loves bread, football, and pistachios so this was a natural choice. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bread football (made with homemade french bread dough), cheddar cheese sticks, snow peas Top … Continue reading

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Eight Easter Lunches

I love working with a theme. Here are 8 Easter themed bento lunches. I included many common symbols of Easter: eggs, lamb, chicks, basket, cross, and bunnies. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Easter Egg Rice (Nishiki rice packed with plastic wrap … Continue reading

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Snail Bread Bento Lunch

In my never-ending quest to shape cute things out of bread, I created this simple snail. I used a basic french bread dough and added some cinnamon to the piece I used for the body. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Salad: Lettuce with … 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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Knights Arsenal Bento

I made this lunch for my 9 year old nephew. He is interested and very knowledgeable about ancient weapons such as a Mace. He helped me add the spikes (almond slivers) to the baked bread. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Fruit: Strawberry shield … Continue reading

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Heart Bread Lunch

I like any excuse to make cute shaped bread. I made this meal with Valentine’s Day in mind. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Heart Bread: French bread dough, strawberry cream cheese (cream cheese with strawberry jam and strawberry hearts garnish) Heart Strawberries Red … Continue reading

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Wreath Bread Lunch

Just in time for the season I made this basic meal. There is something very satisfying about homemade bread with peanut butter and fruit for lunch. I deviated from including a vegetable (besides lettuce) and added two servings for fruit. … 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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Giraffe Lunch

When I put a call-out for shaped bread suggestions, a friend suggested that I make giraffe shaped bread. I was up for the challenge. When I told my Mom about it she suggested that I make a Mom and baby. … Continue reading

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Elephant Lunch

As my readers know, I love making cute food with homemade bread. These were so much fun to make and my husband seemed to enjoy eating them. What bread theme do you want me to make next? Container: EasyLunchBoxes Elephants: … Continue reading

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Lunch on a Roll

I like any excuse to make homemade bread. I thought it would be fun to make swirl bread and theme the lunch with roll up food. I made two of these lunches, one for my husband and myself while out … Continue reading

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May Day Basket for Neighbor

When I read this post by Which~Craft 2 Create?, I knew that I wanted to make a May Day basket for my neighbor. And of course I wanted it to be edible. I used my french bread dough and a … Continue reading

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