Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I met him in a swamp down in dagobah.....

So, Kidlet is obsessed with Star Wars as you may have already figured out. I like it too but when he starts going in to extreme detail I begin to daydream about dining sets. No seriously I do. Our table is jacked up and old and does not fit in the space of our tiny apartment. But it's functional and there it stays.So anyway, Kidlet requested Yoda for his bento yesterday. WRINKLES ARE HARD. the end.

Cheese and food color Yoda sits smugly atop a soy ham sandwich. On the side are pretzels, grapes, carrots, and strawberries.

On Sunday Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted an awesome Star Wars event to celebrate their new Star Wars bear and outfits! Woo! Of course, loving both Star Wars and BABW, we were so there!

Kidlet with his bear and Darth Vader. This guys was like 7 million feet tall. Seriously.

Kidlet and bear with a Snow Trooper and a pilot of some kind. Please don't kill me for failing to know the name :P

Kidlet is so in love with this bear it isn't even funny. It plays the theme song and the lightsaber even makes action noises. Crazy!

And since you couldn't really see it in the other pics, check out Kidlet's awesome tee! Also, I don't know where his eyes go when he smiles.

Monday, September 20, 2010

MTM: Shapes

This week's Muffin Tin Monday theme is shapes! This weekend Kidlet and I took our annual trip to the Apple Orchard and brought home a whopping 34 pounds of apples! So today's french toast is inspired by my kitchen table being covered in apples :P

Top L-R: Apple-Cinnamon stuffed french toast triangles, syrup, soy sausage rounds
Bottom L-R: Apple squares, oval grapes, and banana hunks *no, a hunk is not a shape but these are sort of square and sort of pointy so whatever :P*

The great news about Kidlet getting bigger every year is that this year I did not have to lift him up to the trees at all!

In case you ever wanted to know, this is what 34 pounds of apples looks like.

Kidlet says they are super delicious!

Apple Cinnamon stuffed French Toast
1 8oz block of cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
2 grated apples
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBSP brown sugar
bread slices
1 egg

1.) Grate the apples (Or if you like slice them in to chunks....Kidlet does not like apple pie type apples so I grated them)
2.) Combine cream cheese, sour cream, apples, cinnamon, and sugar
3.) Spread mixture between two slices of bread
4.) In a shallow dish, combine 1 egg and a small amount of milk. Dip toast sandwiches in to the mixture and cook in a skillet until golden brown

Monday, September 13, 2010

Luke, I am your pancake....

So, thanks to a super amazing neighbor who had a William Sonoma gift card she didn't want, Kidlet and I scored some sweet Star Wars gear :D We got the Star Wars Pancake Molds as well as an apron for Kidlet.

So for lunch Kidlet had two Darth Vader pancakes, soy sausage on skewers, syrup, grapes, and orange slices. Packed up nicely in one of our EasyLunchBoxes

The set came with three molds: Darth Vader, Yoda, and a Stormtrooper. The molds were a lot of fun but a lot of work first thing in the morning. I was very glad I had made the pancake batter last night!

Kidlet holding the pancakes in his SW apron. So cute!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Floppy Kitties Bento

When I asked what Kidlet wanted in his bento today he said "The floppy kitties from Azumanga Daioh". I couldn't have been more thrilled with the request, easy easy!!! :) For anyone who doesn't know, Azumanga Daioh is an anime.

 Floppy kitties are cheese and food color marker and sit on top of a tofurkey sandwich. On the side are checkered apple, grapes, and dragonfruit

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Bhajis for Breakfast

So, yes it is Tuesday but since it was a busy holiday yesterday we are going to pretend :) Bhajis are sort of like a vegetable fritter with Indian spices and Kidlet loves to eat them anytime of day but we usually have them at breakfast! Want more MuffinTin fun? Check out Muffin Tin Monday

Top L-R: Bhajis, scrambled eggs, more Bhajis
Bottom L-R: Plain yogurt with strawberry slices, ketchup, grapes

Bhajis are so delicious and versatile. Below I give you my standard recipe but you can put whatever you like in it or leave some things out! Any veggie you can shred up that you have on hand can go in!

Bhajis Recipe

1 zucchini
1 carrot
1 sweet potato
1 red onion
1 green pepper *not bell, but any kind of spicy pepper you like, or leave it out!*
1 cup chickpea flour *any kind of flour you have on hand is fine but we prefer the chickpea*
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
oil for frying

Shred the first 3 veggies. Finely chop the onion and pepper and place in bowl with shredded veg. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Drop by spoonful in to hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown

Friday, September 3, 2010

Panera leftover bento

Leftovers are my life saver :) Kidlet and I had Panera for dinner last night so leftovers went for lunch today! Low on the cute factor but extra points for deliciousness :D

Kidlet has half of a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich *this is tomato, onion, cucumber, lettuce, peppers, feta and hummus* On the side are strawberries and yogurt with granola on top.

This is packed in one of our super awesome Easy Lunch Boxes

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Leftover Pasta bento

Ack! It's Thursday! And do you want to know where all the bento has been? In my mind because Kidlet has bought his lunch almost every day this week. But don't worry, his school has gone with a new lunch company and has MUCH better options....even 2 daily vegetarian options! Woo! Bento won't be disappearing but it won't be daily around here for a little while. I started a job training thing this week and it is taking a lot out of me. I'm hoping that once our lives settle down a bit bento can become daily again :) I'm also very sorry for being a crappy commenter lately. All my time has gone out the window :( I'm still looking at all of your fantastic creations and I love every one of them!

Now, on to the bento! Also, even though it's not Wed anymore...check out more nomnoms at What's For Lunch Wednesday

Kidlet got this new thermos so we are trying out the hot foods. I'm hoping it at least stayed semi warm until lunchtime. In the thermos he has leftover pasta bake. On the side are a checkered apple, strawberries, and a skull candy coated oreo. WHAT?! I know. But I made it! I took a chocolate class at Michael's last night and Kidlet was in bed before I got home so I promised he could take one in his lunch :) I'm just breaking all the rules this week!