I am also so glad I found a network of bento bloggers -- they are so full of ideas and so so creative! My lunches does not compare the awesomeness of these ladies... serious bento stuff there! I think I'll post a "Bento Crush" once a week and give them kudos individually! :)
Speaking of posts... I haven't been doing any Pinday stuff! totally slacking...
We've made these 2 yummy Pinterest-inspired dishes, but I forgot to take pictures before they got eaten up!
This was the day Miss C informed me she no longer likes banana chips. But I know better... she goes through these picky phases. Sometimes it sticks longer than what I would like, but most of the time, she forgets that she doesn't like something. For example, she used to love onions. She would take onion rings, break them in half and pull out the onion and eat that. Then she took a bite of pizza with a piece of onion that wasn't cooked through, and that was enough for her to declare that she "hates onions." Last weekend, I made her breakfast-- scrambled egg and toast. I then added sauteed onions to my scrambled eggs. And guess who ate half of my food? Yup. Miss C now "loves onions" once again. Moral of the story? Just because your child may say he/she doesn't like something, keep trying (but don't force them). You never know when they'll change their mind.
Miss C's lunch was leftover tortellini with spaghetti sauce for dipping
with corn, rice krispie treat and strawberry "gogurt"
My lunch was Chef Boyardee Beefaroni with cottage cheese. Don't judge. CB was on sale so I had a stash of CB Beefaroni or Ravioli at work for those days that I either forget to bring my lunch and cannot or don't feel like leaving the office for lunch. Its another one to put in the "don't knock it till you try it" file. I think the cottage cheese makes it creamier and takes away the "canned pasta" taste to it.
What a Halloween weekend! It all started Friday... Here is Miss C's lunch at school:
Pumpkin Sandwich (turkey),
candy corn, peaches, pretzels and snap pea crips
I don't have fancy cutters, just cookie cutters and some sandwich cutters, so I took a pumpkin cookie cutter to shape the sandwich. Cut the bread, meat, cheese separately and stack... much easier than cutting through an assembled sandwich. I used watered down orange food color and dabbed it onto the bread, and toasted it so that the coloring dried a little so the bread wouldn't turn soggy. Then I used an edible maker to add the eyes and mouth.
Then Friday night, we went to the local mall where they had trick or treat event and most of the stores handed out candy.
Saturday, we went to a nearby indoor waterpark where they hosted a Fall Fest with crafts, costume contests and games. We swam, played, and played and stayed overnight at the hotel attached to the waterpark. The hotel also had a costume/dance party at night and needless to say, Miss C zonked out early despite all the candy she ate.
We got up early on Sunday, grabbed breakfast, then went back downstairs and played some more at the indoor waterpark. We checked out around noon, went home, Daddy and Miss C took naps while I caught up with my coupons. That afternoon, we had a fall party with our friends from church. Bonfire, chili, roasted hotdogs over the fire, pumpkin carving, and finished the night with s'mores.
The weekend fun flew by so fast and next thing we know it was Monday. Back to work for us and back to school for Miss C.
Spiderweb SBJ sandwich, with veggie chips, candy corn
and jack-o-lantern Hello Kitty cheese and sliced apples
I took circle cutters and cut along the edge of the sandwich, drew spider web with edible markers, painstakingly cut out the HK outline (no cutters!) out of colby jack and added American cheese bow. From Pinterest I found out that if you cut an apple using an apple corer/slicer and kept the apple intact using a rubber band, the apple won't turn yellow as fast. I ran out of rubber bands so I used an orange ribbon.
Monday evening, Daddy took my daughter to my parents neighborhood so she can go trick-or-treating with her friend (my mom's neighbor's son.) I stayed home nursing a cold and planned to hand out candy to nonexistent trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood.
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