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10-min Bunny lunch

Happy Easter!
I bought these bunny eggs from the last spring on clearance. After-holiday clearance sales are a great (and not to mention CHEAP!) way to build up your lunch supply stash .  Miss C's lunch:
Mini peanut butter sandwiches (cut with a flower cutter) breadstick crackers with cheddar cheese stick apples and Gogurt. 

Sausage with Spinach

Mommy's Lunch: Sausage and Spinach hardboiled egg blueberries and strawberries
My husband and I go to Crossfit classes 2x during the work week. We usually need quick dinners on those nights so we have time for bedtime routines for Miss C. This dinner was super simple and quick. Brown your favorite sausage (we used turkey sausage) and drain. Set aside. Saute garlic and onions, add mushrooms and sausage. Stir in spinach and let the spinach wilt.  Season according to taste, (since the sausage was already seasoned we didn't need to add salt/pepper) Remove from heat and serve.


packed in EasyLunchBoxes

Rambling lunch...

Miss C's lunch: Ham and Babybel cheese green peppers and ranch clementine, grapes and Clif KidZBar brownie (time to put it together: 5 minutes.)
I was stopped by a woman yesterday coming out of my Zumba class:  "Aren't you the bento lady? How do you find time to make cute lunches? It must take forever"  Not really.  Seriously--15 minute tops.  And another 2-3 minutes taking pictures.

As many of you know, I'm a mom of a 5 year old.  I work a full-time job. I design houses and draw buildings and fun architecturey stuff. I try to squeeze in workouts in the evenings (sometimes with my child in tow).  I'm pregnant. So I sleep in as late as I can...  I love sleep. The snooze button is my best friend... x7 times. I value sleep now... because in 3 months, well, that will definitely change So in 15 minutes, while Miss C is eating her breakfast, I pack her lunch. I take a picture (or 10) while she's brushing her teeth.  It's been our routine since preschool. It…

Butternut Squash Soup

Mommy's Lunch: Butternut squash soup ham, cucumbers and Alouette mini pear
Butternut Squash Soup
1 large butternut squash (cooked--see below) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, sliced 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 can coconut milk
Cooking the butternut squash (choose one of the following:) Option A Roast butternut squash in the oven at 400°F If you cut in in half, roast cut side up for 50-60 minutes. If you cut it in cubes, roast for 35 minutes (roast until fork tender) Option B Cut in half and place in a Crockpot or slow cooker.  Add a cup of water and cook on high for 2 hours (low for 4) (a friend of mine suggested I left it whole, but I haven't tried it yet.) Option C If you have no time roasting or slow cooking,  just cut squash into cubes and boil until tender.
Soup directions: 1. In a large pot, saute the garlic and onions in olive oil. 2. Spoon out the squash meat into the pot and stir. 3. Add broth and coconut milk and stir.  4. Simmer for ab…

Quick Easy Lunches

Miss C's lunch: ham and cheese sandwich on Goldfish bread mini cucumbers with ranch grapes and applesauce
Mommy's lunch: chicken salad stuffed tomato with cucumbers and yellow peppers cantaloupe and trail mix mix
both packed in EasyLunchBoxes

I linked up to Following in My Shoe's I Heart Lunch and A Boy & His Lunch's Grown-ups Gotta Eat

Super Fast Lunches!

Not every lunch end up super detailed or themed or cute--or even have the crusts of the sandwiches cut off.
Miss C's Lunch: Peanut Butter Sandwich w/a heart cutout cucumbers w/ranch, banana Mommy's lunch: Leftover meatloaf, green beans, apple, and nuts


Wizard of Oz - follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow-brick road...
Yellow Brick Road Lunch - ham and cheese sandwich with Emerald City - celery (with peanut butter dip-not shown) with cantaloupe and strawberry yogurt and a Rainbowsour candy.
And check out this cake I made ages ago:
Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful will be released this Saturday. In honor of the classic book and classic movie Wizard of Oz, my Bento Blogger Friends and I are participating in an Oz blog hop. Next up is Crystal of Crystal's Ramblings You know the drill... click on the link to hop onto the next blog, and the next... If you get lost, just follow the yellow brick road!