Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Olympic Mascots Bento

Today is the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games! In celebration I am joining up with my bento buddies to bring you a spectacular Olympic Lunch Blog Hop! Click the button at the end of my post to check out the next lunch and then keep on hopping!

 I decided to make a mascot lunch before I had seen the mascots. I was slightly less amused once I looked them up. What is up with the weirdo mascots?! Oh well, Kidlet likes them!


Kidlet has the Olympic Mascots made from cheese and food colors on top of a soy ham sandwich. On the side are blackberries, checkered apple, yellow bell pepper, and grapes.

Now you can check out the awesome Olympic creation over at  Molly's Lunch Box



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Traffic Light Lunch

This lunch was all Kidlet's idea. He saw the traffic light pick and inspiration struck. Apparently whenever I go through a yellow light I say "Challenge Accepted" which I don't think I was fully aware of until Kidlet pointed it out. Oops ;) He finds it so funny that he said it needed to be on his sandwich, so here it is.


Kidlet has a soy ham sandwich with cheese letters. On the side are grapes, strawberries, orange bell pepper, and dip in a little container

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Ender's Game Dragon Army Bento

Today is the official Embrace Your Geekness Day. Well, you don't have to tell us twice! The hard part was deciding what part of our geekness to put in to a lunch today. Since we've recently finished reading Ender's Game it was perfect timing for a bento! And you can check out my buddy Karen's awesome geekness lunches : Earth School Lunch and Sky Diving Judi Dench. Also Cristi has embraced her geekness with a Red Dwarf Lunch


Kidlet has a Dragon Army emblem made from cheese and food colors on top of a soy ham sandwich. On the side are grapes, strawberries, orange bell pepper, and pretzels.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hearts and Squares

I am taking full advantage of the fact that I can put anything in a summer bento. He's going to eat this in the car going from buddy camp to an appointment today so only Kidlet, the car, and I will see it. This means I can get my fill of cutesy lunch making before being restricted again when school starts.


Today Kidlet has tiny square pocket peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with fruit leather hearts. On the side are orange and yellow bell peppers with a container of dressing, strawberries, and a checkered apple.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Glee: Kurt Hummel Lunch

This lunch is a tribute to one of our favorite characters on Glee: Kurt Hummel. We just love his style and snark. For those unfamiliar with the show some of the elements may need a little explanation so I am attaching two clips at the bottom of this post to help out :)


Kidlet has a soy ham sandwich with cheese letters. On the side are peppers, dip, apple unicorn, grapes, strawberries and a little purse pick.

This explains the "You Smell Like Craigslist" comment. Never fails to crack me up!


And this clip explains the tiny purse.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This corndog has a face

So, I was complaining yesterday that I have all of these awesome bento ideas and all Kidlet wanted for lunch today was a corndog. I was fully prepared to go to bed like a sane person and just let the kid eat his corndog until SOMEONE decided to discuss all the ways a corndog could be tarted up. So really this lunch is all Kendra from Biting The Hand That Feeds You 's fault.



Kidlet has a Morningstar Farms Corndog that is wearing a hat and has cheese facial features. On the side are containers of ketchup and spicy brown mustard. In the side compartments there are bell peppers, ranch dip, checkered apple, and strawberries.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Glee: Rachel Berry Lunch

"I'm like Tinkerbell, Finn. I need applause to live." - Rachel Berry

The temperature here was 110 degrees one day last week and so Kidlet and I pulled the shades, cranked the fan,  and had a Merlin and Glee marathon. Yes that's probably a strange combo but it was fun! The above quote is from one of the episodes of Glee we watched and it cracked us both up because that is so Kidlet. He, like the character Rachel Berry, needs applause to live. When he practices piano he opens the window because he likes our neighbor to tell him how amazing he is. He did specify that he wanted the tinkerbell part of the quote left out of the lunch though. :)

 Kidlet has a soy ham sandwich with cheese letters and pretzels in the main compartment. On the side are strawberries, grapes, and star shaped bell peppers.

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