Monday, November 17, 2008

Silly Monster bento (Toddler)

The Monkey requested a scary monster/ghost in his lunch today.

left: cheese & fruit leather scary monster on top of sun butter and jelly sandwich
right: blueberries, pear slices, babybel cheese, yellow pepper slices, sesame sticks

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Day bento (Toddler)

Today is a rainy day.

top: previously frozen mini blueberry cornmeal muffin, veggie straws, blackberries, ketchup in bear case
bottom: sweet potato "fries", walnut-oatmeal burger in whole wheat pita, pickle, and cheese smiley face

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pre-School Snack Day #2

The Monkey gets to be leader for the day and bring snack to class once a month. Today was his day.

contents: corn muffin, cheese heart, honeyed carrot with blueberry center, 2 sugar snap peas, a veggie straw, orange, blueberries and blackberries

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cow Jumped Over the Moon bento (Toddler)

Yesterday the Monkey and I went out on a date to see the Alliance Theaters production of Goodnight Moon. We started off with some playtime at Piedmont Park with a friend and then headed over for the show. I must admit I was a bit worried that he would not be able to sit still for the one hour show without an intermission. But my worries were entirely for naught! He was entralled during the entire show. He laughed out loud, he danced, he oooh and ahhhed, he clapped enthusiastically after each song. There is only one weekend left and I would recommend the show for kids of all ages. On the way home we stopped at the original Krispy Creme for a doughnut! (hey, you gotta live a little!)

top: cubed peach, dill pickles wrapped around shredded carrot, cherry tomato, animal cracker, broccoli sundried tomato pizza pieces

bottom: celery with sun butter and dried blueberries, jam sandwich with cheese cow and moon

PS. If you do buy tickets on-line enter in code "TARGET" to get 1/2 off of the ticket price.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Helicopter Bento (Toddler)

Monkey requested a helicopter in his lunch today...
I was not pleased with how this turned out, it is a good example of something that does not translate well from idea to lunch creation.

top: sweet potato, star fruit & grapes & pomegranate, frozen mini blueberry muffin and ketchup in container
bottom: broccoli trees, sweet potato helicopter, ground turkey stuffed pita mountains, and cheese giraffe on hummus spread bread

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hearts & Stars bento (Toddler)

This past Sunday I had a booth at the Cliff Valley School Fall Festival. It was a gorgeous fall day and the festival itself was probably the best I have been to this year! The Monkey came by to participate in the pony rides, face painting, a small petting zoo (which was really a nice one), rock climbing, sack races, inflatable’s, pizza making, crafts, ice cream & food, and my favorite the pickle eating contest! I can't wait until next year!

top: avocado, heart & star shaped cheese quesadilla, cherry tomatoes wrapped in prosciutto, and a small side of chick pea carrot salad
bottom: frozen edamame, frozen pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffin, banana, raspberries