Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pokemon and Flowers

A mix made just for Annie, a sweet little flower who loves things like Pokemon. Don't ask me which Pokemon are on the eggs but there they are with a couple of olives tucked in between. The middle tier is kind of obvious but just in case you don't know, those are mandarin oranges. And the bottom tier are some tomato cream cheese flower and leaf bites also with a few olives snuck in around the edges. This bento happens to have a small extra space under the lid just big enough for two midel ginger snap cookies. Thanks to Norby, I was able to sleep in yesterday and he made her lunch (he made it the day before too, I forgot). So here is Annie's bento for picture day at school which means no uniform day. Annie looked super cute heading out the door!

Marathon Bento

This past weekend, my 79 year old father-in-law and younger sister-in-law, came in to town and ran the Twin Cities Marathon. Very exciting. We ended up with 5 extra Kuchenmeisters staying at our house and it was a lot of fun. On Friday morning, grandma and Gretchen looked on as I made this bento. I completely left out a protein but since we were picking up Annie early from school to go to the renaissance festival, I knew she'd get plenty of protein there. So we have Soba noodles with flower and heart cheese bites (so there is a little protein in this), little bear apples and cucumbers with a few olives and cherry tomatoes and one more cheese heart to finish it off. And off she went to have the final class with the visiting poet she loved so much, that given the choice to stay home or go to school, she went to school! Such a good kid!