Monday, April 30, 2012

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Bento

I read the Hunger Games trilogy long ago but we are reading it again now as a family since Kidlet wanted to so badly. Originally I said no way to him reading them. Unfortunately, almost all of his friends starting reading the books and he was dying so we met in the middle and decided to read them together. After reading the first book he said he was glad he wasn't reading it on his own. There's some heavy and mature stuff in there but reading them together has given us a lot of good opportunity for conversation. We are currently about halfway through the third book Mockingjay right now so it was time for a themed bento!

Kidlet has the Mockingjay symbol made of cheese and food coloring on top of a soy ham sandwich. On the side are blackberries and strawberries since those are things Katniss would gather from the woods to eat!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another teeny bento

I am slowly getting things back together in the kitchen. I made dinner for the first time in 3 weeks the other day and have done a couple of loads of dishes. Doesn't sound exciting? Well, it is to me. I realize a lot of people who love some rest time but being forced to do nothing is maddening. Starting to feel like a real person again is nice.

Something that IS really exciting is that I had my very last appointment with the oncologist today. The report from my surgery confirmed pre-cancer which means I don't have to do anything else since the offending organ is gone. YES! So other than being menopausal at 29, things are all good over here :)

Check out my review and GIVEAWAY of a FunBites Luv It cutter at BentoForKidlet Reviews

Kidlet had a teeny bento again the other day. On the side he did have a yogurt as well. This container has soy ham and manchego cheese on adorable skewers of awesomeness, tiny toasts, green beans, checkered apple, and mandarin oranges.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guest Post: BentOnBetterLunches

Today I have a super guest poster Cristi of BentOnBetterLunches. Check out her site if you haven't already because it's awesome! Not only does she made adorable lunches, but she does it for 5 kids! 5! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Today she is sharing her Berry Bento for Sproutlet.

Here's a bento you'd never see for Kidlet :)

Sproutlet has a berry hearty lunch in her LunchBots Trio. 2 strawberry peanut butter sandwiches, strawberry hearts on pink heart picks, berry rice cakes topped with cheddar hearts, and a pink strawberry marshmallow ♥

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Bento

Earth Day is coming up so I'm participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate! Hop through the different blogs to see some AMAZING Earth Day inspiration! Sadly, mine isn't so amazing but it is lunch and since I am still recovering from surgery that is amazing enough for me lol.

Today Kidlet has a soy ham sandwich with a cheese world, green and blue jello, checkered apple, and babybel cheese.

Head over to Keitha's Chaos to check out the next Earth Day lunch! She has some awesome storybook creations!

Earth Day Blog Hop

Monday, April 16, 2012

Guest Post: JDaniel4'sMom!

Today I have a guest post by fellow bento blogger JDaniel4sMom. Check out her site for cute projects, lunches, and more!

I am so excited about sharing my bunny hop lunch on Bento for Kidlet today. My son JDaniel loves turkey and cheese sandwiches. He would eat them everyday if he could. In an attempt to have his favorite sandwich look a little different I use cookie cutters to change their shape and add other elements to help complete the picture of the sandwich.

Today’s turkey and cheese sandwich was given a slight 3-D effect by spreading out bunnies made of turkey, cheese, and a sandwich thin. The bunny was given some celery grass to hop into and a raisin eye to help him look where he was hopping.
The other sections contain small carrots and raspberry yogurt with flower sprinkles. Sprinkles dress up all kinds of foods! My son loves to find them in his yogurt.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Bento Round-up

So, there are no new Easter themed bento lunches for this year due to my having surgery tomorrow. Instead we get to take a look back at Easter past!

Delicious Bunny Roll Bento was a big hit

Need more amazing Easter inspirations? I'm participating in a fun blog hop called The Bunny Hop! Check out the awesome Easter Parade that's happening over at What's In Mom's Lunch Bag. Then, click the link she has to keep hopping through all of our cutesy spring lunches!