Friday, July 29, 2011

Last Day Rainbow Star Lunch

It's the end of an era.  This is the final pre-school lunch for my wee ones, and yes of course I made two.
My twins are soon to go on to kindergarten where who knows what the lunch situation will be. I wanted them to have one last special bento box lunch made with love from Mommy before their next big adventure.
Here is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Seedless Grapes
1/2 Peach
1 Peeled Carrot
1/2 Banana
1 Celery Stalk
1 Turkey, Bacon, and Cheese Sandwich on Wheat, cut into quarters
2 Hand Cut Green Pepper Stars soaked in blue food coloring for extra blue hue

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heat Wave Bento

There is a heat wave in most of the United States right now, so I made special Heat Wave bento boxes for my kids.  This lunch is supposed to evoke the hot winds of the southwest with the sun blaring in the sky.
This rocky desert landscape should fold nicely into two soft tacos.

I used these ingredients to make this sweltering bento:
The Hot Sky - Soft White Corn Tortillas
Winds of Heat - Cheddar and Monterrey Jack Cheese
The Desert Rock and Sand - Cold Rotisserie Chicken
A Wisp of Cloud in the Sky - White Rice
The Sun - Half of an Egg

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Family of Food likes George RR Martin Cupcakes

George RR Martin has published his latest volume in the Song of Ice and Fire series.  Due in part to the popularity of the Game of Thrones series,it has hit #1 on the bestseller list!  I am waiting patiently while Husband of Food finishes his copy of A Dance with Dragons so I can read it (what is going on with Jon Snow these days, anyway?) and in the meanwhile maybe I will make my own version of this awesome set of ASoIaF Cupcakes found on this link

Is there a similarity to the Settlers of Catan cupcakes we made in 2008?  Comic-con is this week, I sense a geeky cupcake fest in our future.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shout Out to Another - BitterSweet

While searching for a good barley recipe, I came across a nice little blog called BitterSweet.  This vegan cooking and craft blog hits me just in the right spot - creativity + food = my kind of thing.  Author Hannah Kaminsky provides a wealth of vegan recipes and a fine collection of food related knit and crochet patterns.

I may have to make some toast purses for my wee ones, and maybe a Cupcake Hat for myself.

Hannah's Barley Salad recipe can be found here:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Quiche Me

One night I stunned my husband by putting together a delicious (if I may say so myself) Quiche out of the blue in less than a half hour.  I happened to have some left over pastry crust from a 2 crust recipe in which I used only one crust.  The rest was a cinch.  If you need a pastry crust recipe click the link below.

1 Pastry Crust (link)

1 Tomato, chopped
1 Cub Broccoli, chopped
2 Cups of Fresh Spinach, chopped
12 slices of cooked Turkey Bacon, crumbled or chopped
2 Eggs
3 Egg Whites
1 Cup Milk
1/3 Greek Yogurt
1/4 Cup of Parmesan
3/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Preheat oven to 400° F
Lay the pastry crust into a pie pan.
Combine filling ingredients in a bowl.  I crack the eggs in first and beat them slightly before adding the other ingredients.  Pour mixture into pie shell.

Bake at  400° for 1 hour.

Don't be afraid to experiment with the ingredients... don't have broccoli, try spinach, don't have Greek yogurt, use plain yogurt or milk.  Are you ready for your quiche?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Raising Cane's for the Fourth!

If you are in the Las Vegas area, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers on Flamingo is doing something very special for the Fourth of July.  They are giving 100% of what they make today to support the troops, so go on in and order!  It's the patriotic thing to do.

The Family of Food had a great lunch of chicken fingers with Raising Cane's special sauce, crinkle fries, and texas toast.  They do catering too, so you can pick up a tailgate box for your Fourth of July picnics.

Raising Cane's 
Las Vegas, NV
1120 E. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV, 89119

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