Monday, November 22, 2010

Potter Mania

Lack of bento this past week was due to complete Potter mania at our house :) Deathly Hallows *part1* came out on Friday so Thursday night Kidlet attended his first midnight showing! Normally I never would have let him since it was a school night, but one of my best buddies came from out of town so we had to! It was so much fun!

This bento is inspired by Potter Puppet Pals. If you haven't seen these videos you really should, they are hysterical!

 Puppet!Harry is cheese and food colors and sits on a Quorn chik'n patty sandwich. On the side are checkered apple, carrots, walnuts, almonds, and dried blueberries


And here is a celebration cupcake! The Deathly Hallows symbol is fondant and food coloring marker. The cupcake is pumpkin with cream cheese icing.....soo good! I got the recipe from Shannon @ bentolunch.net. The only change I made was using pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon and of course making cupcakes :) They were delicious!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Woodstock Bento

Well, I am sorry the news took so long, Kidlet and I have been sick this week, but the lunch bag was in fact returned Monday morning!! YAY!! :) Of course, it would be the one time he didn't finish everything inside....the smell was super *gag*. I am happy to have it back regardless :)

I have been feeling pretty low on autumn bento inspiration. Sure there are leaves.....but I felt pretty stuck! That is until I thought about Charlie Brown and Snoopy and of course, Woodstock!


Woodstock on pumpkins is cheese with food coloring and sits on a soy ham sandwich. On the side are orange slices, pomegranate, and apple leaf.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A bento tale of woe

This bento was so full of promise.....delicious leftovers just right for sending to school!Kidlet watched me fix the bento, adding in his comments of what should be included, as he perched atop a counter stool. The bento made it safely to school where it was loved and consumed!


Bento includes leftovers from Olive Garden last night! 5 cheese ziti, salad, breadstick, pomegranate, orange slices, and checkered apple.

So far so good right? Where could the woe possible come in to play? It comes in after school, when someone else's child takes home Kidlet's lunchbag and we are now wondering if we will ever see it again :( Here's hoping they send it back to school on Monday. The two round bento in the picture are brand new! I didn't even get a chance to snap a pic of their tops this morning, they are so cute. I am hoping they will be returned!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday: Dessert Style

I missed out on the autumnal theme this week because I've spent all day baking for Kidlet's bake sale at school tomorrow. Since I was in the kitchen all day we had takeout for dinner :P but I put together some bake sale leftovers for Kidlet to take outside and share with the neighbor buddies! Please excuse the crappy picture, the sun was in a rude spot when I was trying to take this!


L-R: Lemon Cookie wedges, Pomegranate, Peanut Butter Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pound Cake, Almond Poppyseed Cake, Apple Chunks

The kids all enjoyed their after dinner treat, the tin was wiped clean when I went outside to get it! 

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