Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk like a Pirate Day!!!!

... ahoy mateys!
today be talk like a pirate day and in celebration my little scallywags will be having some pirate themed grub at school today...

Kiley's lunch has tomato and cheese swords, "ARG" spelt with cinnamon cookies (yeah, I know... it should have just been ARR!, but it was late when I made this!) , rapberries with buried treasure (chocolate chips), small turkey sandwich and apple slice pirate ship, pirates booty (actually its the Trader Joes version!) and a yogurt decorated with a pirate cupcake liner.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to school!

This blog has been sorely neglected for a long time... I have been wearing too many hats this year, and had to put something on the back burner... I do hope to get back to making regular posts this school year!

Kiley started Kindergarten today!!! I don't know who is more excited, me or her! (I!!)

 The first few days of school are half days so we haven't started packing lunch yet... but I did put a little snack in her bag :) She has sugar plums, blueberries and a few mini cookies in a fit and fresh container.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

We have a busy day today, so I don't have time to write much... so... LOOK, LUNCH! (and snack!) Happy Valentine's Day! xxoo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hearts and Butterflies

 We've been slacking on our bento making this past week due to blizzards and sinus infections... but here are two quick little snack size bentos!
 2 small heart shaped sandwiches, one with cashew butter, one with mango butter... cantaloupe, cheese and walnuts and a macaroon... packed in a Lunchbots Duo
avocado with a container of Braggs Amino Acids (similar to soy sauce with more health benefits!), raisins, cheese, cantaloupe, almonds and butterfly nut butter sandwiches.

Monday, February 4, 2013

a treat for Cash

I have been watching my friends son, Cash since he was 18 months old...He's in Kindergarten now and we consider him part of our family...He came to visit over the weekend, and his mother told me that she's been having a hard time coming up with breakfast, and lunch ideas for Cash... that work for their hurried schedule and don't kill their budget. I decided to help out and made Cash a few quick bentos to help their Monday run a little smoother. I didn't have a ton of groceries on hand, but Cash and I were able to come up with something that he would enjoy taking to school. The kid actually requested a salad!!! ( I LOVE this kid!)

 A friend of mine found these cute Star Wars boxes at Target, and Cash requested a Star Wars theme...I hope he likes them!!!  His Breakfast box (Yoda) has a banana muffin (with a bacon flower!) a few celery sticks, a mini dipper with peanut butter and honey and a small spoon to spread onto the celery (or the muffin!) & half of an orange. Lunch is a salad with fruit and cheese, and another muffin... a few goldfish crackers, nuts, dried fruit and watermelon for snack.

Kiley requested a lady bug theme today for her snack.. she has a fruit salad, a banana muffin and some dry snacks.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Today is International Fake Mustache Day!! Although I don't really get the whole mustache thing these days, I do think they are very amusing... so we made a few mustache snacks this week!

Here we have a mustached piggy sandwich cut using our CuteZCute cutter, kiwi, blackberries, raisins, tomato and cheese on a stick and a few little star cookies. This is packed in our lego bento box, which I absolutely adore!!! The cute napkin is from Red Poppy.

This is a little mustache sandwich on a bed of berries... with some cheese hearts and cherry tomatoes :)

We made some cheesy mustache crackers using this recipe from Bento For Kidlet . They were so good! Unfortunately they never made it into a bento, the kids gobbled them all up!

 Please click the button below to hop around and see more mustache lunches created by some of the talented Bento Bloggers & Friends! There are lots of fun ideas!!! Happy Mustache Day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty....

A kitty lunch for my little lady... Hello Kitty is made out of rice, and stuffed with umeboshi... decorated with nori, corn and red pepper. More red pepper and broccoli on the side. She also has pineapple, raspberries, a nectarine and a few pretzels.