Thursday, February 28, 2013

Zoo Animals

Zoo animals and a Mexican theme today.  Beef, cheese and lettuce burritos with Mexican rice, tomato chunks and some cinnamon applesauce.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Winni the Pooh

We had a snow day yesterday, so no lunch.  We weren't too sure about this morning either, so had to whip up something quick.  Winnie the Pooh ham and cheese mini sandwiches, carrot fries, I had a little ham and cheese pinwheel left so I threw in a couple of ham and cheese balloons, very cherry yogurt with some maraschino cherries.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Panda Sandwich

N'Anna requested a tuna sandwich for lunch, so I decided on a panda pocket sandwich.  It's tuna salad with a little lettuce inside.  Finished it off with a veggie salad, some ranch dressing in the small container, Goldfish crackers and Jell-O with mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Teddy Bear Grilled Cheese

Easy peasy today.  Teddy Bear pocked grilled cheese sandwich (his features didn't turn out quite as clear as I would have liked), along with some carrots, chicken soup in the thermos, mixed fruit cup and a few mini fudge stripe cookies.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mickey Mouse Pizzas

Mickey Mouse mini pepperoni pizza bites today.  Along with she has some diced peaches, cherry tomotoes, asparagus, and couple of mini rainbow chip cookies.

I used a Mickey Mouse cookie stamper to cut the "crust" (whole wheat sandwich thins that I toasted and then cut) - and I have to say - pepperoni is really hard to cut.  I used the sandwich size real pepperoni so I could get a whole piece for the ears.  I really wish they made sandwich size with turkey pepperoni.  It's healthier, very tasty and easier to work with.  :)

I only put faces pieces on the top two - it's just small bits of cheese with a little black food marker.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Quick Minnie Mouse

Quick and easy lunch today.  Minnie Mouse turkey and swiss sandwiches, chicken soup in the thermos, crinkle cut carrots and grapes.  Dressed it up with a cute Minnie Mouse cupcake pick in the grapes.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Lunch

Happy Valentine's Day!  For lunch today, N'Anna has two mini heart shaped roast beef and swiss sandwiches, sugar snap peas, a cherry tomato heart, strawberry yogurt with X's and O's sprinkles, pomegranate seeds, and some Valentine yogurt pretzels.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine - Lunchable Style

A little lunchable style Valentine's meal today.  Ham and cheese hearts, veggie Ritz crackers, heart shaped carrots, diced peaches, and tomato soup in the thermos.  I added some heart shaped Jell-O jigglers on the side for a little fun.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello Kitty Valentine

A little Hello Kitty Valentine's lunch today.  N'Anna's got some mac and cheese in her Hello Kitty thermos, a couple of heart hot dogs (with cute picks to hold them together), green beans, pomegranate seeds and a few heart yogurt covered pretzels.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Leftovers - Valentine Style

Little Bee asked for some leftover pizza in her lunch today.  Since this is Valentine's week, I cut a couple of hearts out of cheese and sausage pizza.  She also wanted asparagus for her vegetable, so she got that along with some grapes and Jell-O.  I threw in a little heart pick with some maraschino cherries on top too.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Beary Easy Lunch

I had complete bento block last night, and could not think of a thing to fix for lunch, had no special requests from the little bee, and no particular leftovers.  I had picked up this package of frozen white meat chicken nuggets and the little happy face potatoes (not too healthy, I know) in case of emergency while back, lol.  So - just cooked those up in the toaster oven in this morning and dropped them into a bear cup.  Then I threw in some green beans and a crinkle cut apple for a "beary easy lunch" today.  There's some ketchup for dipping in the little green container.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Flower Garden Salad

Today we have a cute little flower garden salad with cheese flowers and some crinkle cut carrots.  Spaghetti-O's and meatballs in the thermos, grapes, flower garlic toasts and some salad dressing in the little container.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dora and The Map

Dora and The Map themed lunch today.  The Map burrito (taco meat, tomatoes and cheese), some homemade mexican rice with carrots and peppers, pomegranate seeds, and carrot and sweet pepper stars.  Dora and Boots are cupcake picks.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Princess Stuff

The little one begged me for some Campbell's princess shapes chicken noodle soup (in the thermos).  To go along with, we have a grilled cheese princess crown, green beans, grapes (with some princess ring picks), and a mini strawberry cupcake.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Fever

I know, it's way too early for spring fever!  But, it's been bitterly cold around here, and today seemed quite nice.  We were all wishing for spring while we were out running around.  So, a spring like lunch seemed like the thing to do.  Flower crescent dogs, a start shaped hard boiled egg (cute in half to somewhat resemble a flower), flower and ladybug orange and yellow carrots, a cherry tomato, a clementine, and a mini strawberry cupcake.  I had occasion to bake some strawberry cupcakes earlier, and made a few mini ones in some candy cups.  There's also a carrot butterfly up on top.

I found a tutorial for the carrot butterflies here:  Took me a few tries, but I finally got it!  The trick for me seemed to be slicing it thin enough that it was pliable when you bend it into shape.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Strawberry Bear

Lunch today is Beefaroni in the thermos, a little cream cheese and strawberry jelly bear sandwich, string cheese, cherry tomatoes and grapes.

I ran across a sweet bento blog, Karenwee's Bento Diary, the other day, and she's got a tutorial for making sandwiches with an egg mold.  Here's the link:  Her blog is lovely, and her lunches are really fabulous!  I used a bear egg mold for a little strawberry sandwich.  My bread was a little airy, so some of the cream cheese and jelly is peeking out here and there, but I still think it turned out darling.