Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bento Stars

My Daughter asked for a star themed lunch. This is what I made...
Almond Butter and Strawberry Jelly on Squaw Bread, sandwiched between Star Crackers.
Peas with Mozzarella Star
Star cut pears
and Star Puff Snacks from Gerber

People say I have too much time on my hands to make these lunches for my kids. Well I do not. I am a full time working mother of two year old twins; does it sound like I have a lot of free time? The thing is that I have to make lunch no matter what and making lunch takes some amount of time anyway, so what's a few minutes more to make something I know the girls will enjoy. Making this lunch probably took me 15 minutes. Having cookie cutters helps, being flexible helps, buying cool shaped foods at the grocery store helps. I don't go in to the boxes with a grand plan. Mostly I just try to make lunch a little fun for my girls. Hopefully, by sharing this with you, you get some ideas to make food fun for someone you love.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are too much...i wonder who brought you up...mom

daughteroffood said...

Awww, thanks Mom, does this mean that you will start cutting my food into cool shapes when I come over?

Hermine's Blog said...

What a MOM! Just think how this will influence their lives later on ... how they will do the same for their children.
How wonderful that a degree from RISD
has allowed you to cut stars out of unusual foods!!!!! Keep it up!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

I was just about to leave a different comment then saw your mom's lovely comment - so sweet.

I love the stars!

Amy said...

People who think you have too much time need a smack down. Your bentos are an expression of love! What's more worthy of time than that?

Anonymous said...

yes, like poker chips, dice, wheels,etc....love, mom

Anonymous said...

I so agree with Hermine...your girls will always remember that their Mommy used to make the best lunches! And I agree with your mom, you are too much...girl, you exhaust me! xoxo

Kelly Kells

Family of Food said...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

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