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Vegetarian Cookout Food

Here is a vegetarian grilled meal that does not include veggie burgers. My parents and I ate this meal when they came to visit. My parents are not vegetarians but they enjoyed this. My Dad did the grilling. Menu Composed … Continue reading

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Pasta Leftovers for Lunch

I won’t lie. I LOVE pasta. I can eat it hot, cold, or at room temperature. I love having leftovers to eat for lunch. In this collection I have Lasagna, Bow Tie (Farfalle), Liguini, Ziti, Elbow, Orzo, Angel Hair, Large … Continue reading

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Ultimate Tea Party

For the second year in a row I hosted a tea party for my garden club (I am their president). I was pleased to receive so many kind comments. I took advantage of freezer recipes and my large chest freezer … Continue reading

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Nara Travel and Bento

The city of Nara is next in my series of travel photos and bento inspired by my trip to Japan. My Mom and I visited Nara as a day trip from Kyoto. I laughed out loud at the results of … Continue reading

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Kid Made Eyeball Lunch

My 9 year old nephew made this lunch for himself. He used bagels leftover from breakfast to make sandwiches. I think that he had fun using these eyeball picks to add character to each course. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Sandwiches: Assorted homemade … 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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Easter Themed Dinner and Ribbon Egg Decorating

My niece (15 years old) and I have a tradition of decorating eggs for Easter. Each time we focus on a different technique while keeping with our initial color scheme of blue and white. This year we decided to decorate … Continue reading

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Okayama Travel and Bento Lunch

This is the second article in my series of travel photos and bentos inspired by my trip to Japan. My Mom and I stayed at the Hilton in Osaka and took the Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Okayama for a day … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Travel and Bento Lunch

In March my Mom and I returned from a 2 week trip to Japan. My plan is to make bento and share travel photos and memories. I am not yet sure how many articles will be in this series but … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself with Van’s Natural Foods

I was so excited when Van’s sent me some products to try. It was such a treat to try these. Of course you can eat these products by themselves right out of the packages but I came up with a … 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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Hinamatsuri Bento

I will be in Japan for Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) this year. I made this in advance for my 15 year old niece. She helped place the black sesame seeds on the radish flowers and said that she prefers my more … Continue reading

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In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb

It has become my tradition to make something lamb and lion themed to celebrate the arrival of March. This year when I happened upon these very cute Mini Sheep Shepherd’s Pies from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, I knew … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Potato Gnocchi Lunch

I love Wegmans grocery stores. My closest Wegmans is about 25 minutes from my house. I have another grocery store about 5 minutes from my house but I do a majority of my grocery shopping at Wegmans. This lunch is … Continue reading

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Halloween Pizza Lunch

My 11 year old niece and I made this Halloween themed lunch. It was fun to collaborate with her. It was her idea to carve the cherry tomatoes, it was my idea to add olives to the tomatoes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … 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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Frightful Fall Bento Hop

Today I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends on this Frightful Fall themed bento hop. Use the button at the end of this post to continue through the rest of this 14 blog hop. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Main Compartment: Large … Continue reading

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Lamb Bento

Recently I received my order of the Animal Palz Mini Sandwich Maker and Egg Press. It makes a lamb, bat, panda, and monkey. Of course for my first time using it I had to see how many different things I … Continue reading

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Flying Bats Bento

I had some leftover pumpernickel bread so I thought it would be perfect to make bat sandwiches. Container: Goodbyn Bynto Top Tier: Bat shaped pumpernickel sandwiches with peanut butter, icing eyes Middle Tier: Mozzarella cheese stick, pretzel sticks Bottom Tier: … Continue reading

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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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Pasta Alla Norma Lunch

This was an tasty dinner turned into delicious leftovers for lunch. I love eggplant but my husband doesn’t so I had this for dinner with my parents when he was working. I put the fruit in a silicone cup so … Continue reading

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Peace for Niece

I made this lunch for my now 9 year old niece. It is her birthday today! This was a lunch at home and she ate the pasta warm. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Peace Pasta: Annie’s Homegrown Organic Peace Pasta with Parmesan, peace … Continue reading

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Vegetable Biryani Lunch

I love having leftovers for lunch! This dish made a pleasant dinner with my parents and a tasteful lunch for me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Main: Vegetable Biryani – I did not use the cumin seeds, used ground ginger, and added lime … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Harvest Vegetarian Dinner

Recently in my area I have seen advertisements for community Celebrate the Harvest dinners. They all feature meat as the main part of the meal. When I think of harvest I think of fruit and vegetables. I decided to have … Continue reading

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Maine Vacation Lunch

The last weekend in September I went with my parents to Maine for the weekend. We had wonderful weather! My parents like eating fish while in Maine. As a vegetarian that is not my interest but I love walking the … Continue reading

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Turn That Frown Upside Down

Today is World Smile Day. When I read about this day I immediately thought about a smile toast stamp that I had not yet used. I think that my vegetable smile may look a little creepy. This was an easy … Continue reading

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Robot Bento

This is the first time I used a Goodbyn Bynto container that I purchased at Target. It was also the first time I used my newly purchased robot cutters. My 9 year old nephew ate this on a day we … Continue reading

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Soccer Bento Lunch

I wanted to have cheese and crackers for lunch so I made this soccer themed bento for myself. It was easy to make but so much fun to draw the soccer ball on cheese! Container: ECO Lunchboxes Fruit: Apples with … Continue reading

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The Colors of Autumn Bento Lunches

To celebrate the season of fall, I made these three leaf themed bentos for myself. While I did enjoy the treat of having maple apple crisp for lunch (and my husband enjoyed eating the rest of it), the oak leaf … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Walnut Fettuccine Lunch

The green beans and fettuccine were from a dinner with my parents. It made an excellent leftovers for lunch meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Vegetable: Green Beans with Toasted Almond Gremolata Fruit: Green grapes Fettuccine: Blue Cheese Walnut Fettuccine with Toasted Breadcrumbs … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Cheddar Quesadilla Lunch

I made this lunch for my 11 year old nephew. It contains a lot of food so this would be suitable for a large appetite. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Quesadilla: Flour tortilla with black beans, cheddar, and some salsa – also served … Continue reading

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Batman Bento Lunch

My husband and I spent the day with two young nephews. My 4 year old nephew loves batman so I made this lunch for him. It was a hit! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Batman: I was inspired by this Batman lunch created … Continue reading

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Legos for Lunch

My husband and I spent the day with two of our young nephews. My 6 year old nephew is a huge Lego fan. So naturally I made this Lego themed lunch for him. Container: ECO Lunchboxes Bread: I baked french … Continue reading

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Pirate Bento Blog Hop

Once again I be thrilled t’ join me Bento Bloggers and buckos on this Talk Like a Pirate day bento blog hop. Please click on t’ button below t’ continue on t’ t’ next blog. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Jolly Roger: Forbidden … Continue reading

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Native American History Bento

My 9 year old nephew requested the theme of this bento. He is studying Native American history in school. He specifically requested that I make wampum using garlic bread. I made cheesy garlic bread to help the corn and beans … Continue reading

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Lunch Where the Buffalo Roam

As part of my birthday gift this year, my husband gave me a buffalo cookie cutter with chocolate inside. It included two of my favorite things – cookie cutters and chocolate. I told my 9 year old nephew I would … Continue reading

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Bunny Pasta Lunch

A quick use what we had in the house lunch. I made this for my 11 year old niece. She requested a bunny theme and ate this lunch at home. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Pasta: Star pasta with sauteed mushrooms and bunny … Continue reading

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On the Road Bento

I actually made this as part of a dinner at home for my 9 year old nephew. I won the car shaped containers from Eats Amazing. I borrowed her idea of putting yogurt and grapes in the car. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Peach Muffins Bento

Peaches are abundant now. My husband’s favorite fruit is the peach. I thought it would be a special treat to create a peach featured lunch for my him. He said it tasted as good as it looked. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Peach … Continue reading

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Pear Pizza Bento

I wanted to use up some local pears I received from a friend. I made the pear pizza and stuffed pears for dinner and it ended up being a perfect leftovers for lunch meal. The pizza toppings were ingredients I … Continue reading

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Syracuse Orange Bento

My 13 year old nephew is a fan of Syracuse Orange. When I found the pasta at Wegmans I knew that I had to make a Syracuse Orange themed lunch for him. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Pasta: Syracuse pasta with orange bell … Continue reading

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Chococat Bento

I wanted to make a sandwich version of Chococat from Sanrio. I debated between chocolate bread and pumpernickel bread. I decided on the pumpernickel because I could buy it in my grocery store and it was too hot to bake … Continue reading

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Back to High School Bento

I made this lunch for my 14 year old niece during her first week of 10th grade. I used Biology because the word contained less letters than some of her other subjects. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Biology Book: Rice with peas and … Continue reading

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Avocado Salad Shells Lunch

For a long time I loved the idea of making a vegetarian salad in a pasta shell. I finally made one. I don’t use avocados very often but I enjoy them. They are delicious in this filling meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bento

It is zucchini time! I don’t bother growing zucchini because I can count on receiving it from my grandmother-in-law, mother-in-law. and sister-in-law. I made this lunch for my husband. It has zucchini in each course. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Zucchini Pie:Zucchini and … Continue reading

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Moose Themed Pizza Dinner

My 11 year old niece flew by herself to her Grandparents (my parents) house for the first time. Of course I was there to make a moose themed pizza dinner in her honor. The moose pizza had tomato sauce, mozzarella … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Lunch

I made this lunch for my teenage nephew as part of my Tips for Packing Food for Active Teenagers guest post for Diana Rambles. This one did not make the cut but my nephew enjoyed it. This is a LOT … Continue reading

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State Capital Lunch

When I found the States and Capitals Educational Snacks at Whole Foods, I knew that I had to make a state themed lunch. When I was a kid, I was the nerd with the state capital cards trying to teach … Continue reading

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Princess and the Pea Guest Post

I am happy today to once again guest post for Jackie at Loving Lunches. Please click here to see the Princess and the Pea lunch that I made.

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Save a Penny Earn a Penny Guest Post

I am thrilled today to have my first ever guest post for Jackie at Loving Lunches. Please click here to see the Uncle/Nephew themed lunches I made.

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