Monday, March 2, 2015

Big Hero 6 Baymax Sugar Cookies #BigHero6Release

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We have been so excited for the release of Big Hero 6 on DVD! We're generally excited about any new Disney movie, but we had been counting down the days to this one so we can have a family movie night.    Finally, February 24th arrived and we headed to Walmart and purchased our movie, but with our crazy schedule, it took 4 more days till family movie night.

To celebrate, we made Baymax sugar cookies with my extra easy, super-favorite, 4-ingredient sugar cookie recipe!


Want to make some of your own?  This is seriously the BEST sugar cookie dough ever.  It baked well in Canada (it was my mom's recipe originally), it baked well in Texas where we used to live, and it still bakes well at 6500 feet in Colorado.

Extra Easy Baymax Sugar Cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • Small round candy-coated chocolates, brown or black
  • Chocolate cookie icing in a tube with a small tip
  • Melt butter, cream butter and sugar together, add vanilla
  • Gradually mix in flour and knead together to make a dough
  • Chill dough for about an hour, you need the dough cool!
  • Roll out on a floured surface and cut ovals for Baymax's head
  • Press two round chocolate candies into the circle for the eyes
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly brown
  • Let the cookies cool completely, we left ours for several hours
  • Pipe a single line of chocolate icing to join Baymax's eyes together, cookie icing already in the tube works great for this!

Enjoy the cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of tea and a great family movie!  Since Colorado has been extra cold this winter, my kids highly recommend a cup of hot cocoa with your Baymax cookies.  You can even use a bit of the extra icing to make marshmallow Baymax faces.


Ben was excited to check out Walmart.com to see what kinds of Big Hero 6 toys and games are available. He was even more excited to find out that he would get to go shopping for a few items for himself! He finally narrowed it down to the Big Hero 6 Flying Baymax, the Big Hero 6: Essential Guide book, and the Big Hero 6 DS game.  He's been playing with them ever since, and I have to admit the game has been a great purchase as we are in the middle of cookie session with Faith's scout troop.

Ben's top picks for his shopping spree, it was so hard to choose!

Big Hero 6 can be purchased at Walmart (or Walmart.com) starting February 24th. Your purchase of the Big Hero 6 Blu-Ray/DVD + Gift With Purchase Set includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last! Simply scan your receipt using the Savings Catcher in the Walmart app. Then look for a message on your phone or email. Now you can watch Big Hero 6 on any device!  This is an awesome option for when you're on the go!

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Have you seen Big Hero 6?  What did your family think of it?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another Dinosaur Bento for the Boy

For our Cub Scouts Blue & Gold ceremony last week, we had a dinosaur theme. And since I had out assorted dinosaur items to make a cake, it made a lot of sense to have a dinosaur themed bento.


Benjamin was the lucky recipient of the dinosaur lunch, which included a piece of the aforementioned dinosaur cake.  He and I baked and decorated it as part of our den activities and it turned out adorable.  He has a sliver of it in the top center compartment--the grass was dyed coconut, with chocolate icing for the ground.  But since cake alone probably isn't lunch, he also had two dinosaur sandwiches (turkey and cheese on whole wheat), along with sliced strawberries and blackberries, and a yogurt (not pictured).  Lunch is packed in one of our 4 compartment Happy Lunchboxes.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

On-the-Go Snacks with Hormel & Lloyd's Barbecue


We are always on the hunt for quick on-the-go items for snacks when we came across this gem at the grocery store.  I was actually looking for ham for our breakfast sandwiches when these adorable little tubs of Lloyd's Barbecue products caught my eye.  And of course, I thought lunch application!


Each container is microwavable (which I have at work and the kids have at their charter enrichment program), so it's perfect for hot bbq sandwiches or as a dip during the day.  We bought a few to test-drive and the kids love them on top of woven wheat crackers, with a smidge of shredded cheese.

They'd be perfect in a bento too--one container, some shredded cheese in a cup, crackers, fruit, veggies, and a drink and you'd be all set.  Each little container has 4 ounces of BBQ pork or chicken, so it's a great serving size for lunch!


And of course, we saved the container.  Since it's microwave-safe, I think it will be perfect for other microwavable items in their lunches.  Several of our bentos aren't microwave-safe or they consist of one large piece, so this seems like an ideal solution.


Disclosure: I have received product and information from Hormel Foods in exchange for being a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed within the post are my own.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 246

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Welcome to the What's for Lunch Wednesday!

This weekly linkup was originally started to share bento lunches, but has expanded! Feel free to share any cute and fun food ideas for kids of all ages, food design, desserts, recipes and more! 
 
Looking for inspiration?  Check out two of the most popular posts from last week's link-up:



Want to join in?

Just choose a favorite post from the last week, copy the URL of that post from your blog, and enter it into the linky below.  We love to see bentos, cute food, fun food, kid friendly recipes, etc, just something food related!  We try to pin and tweet as many as we can, so share your favorites with us.

Click on the "Add Your Link" button below to add your posts to the link up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Leftovers to Lunches - Fried Chicken Bento

Another extra easy lunch, using food we already had! Our grocery deli often marks down the fried chicken in the evenings, so I'll pick up a container of it for lunches at home. It also makes an awesome bento if you like cold fried chicken!


Ben took a chicken drumstick, some cheese, some extra yummy Mediterranean pita crisps, along with carrots, blackberries, and strawberries.  For snacks, he chose yogurt, a granola bar, and some fruit gummies. No work on my part and we used out some leftovers!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cute Snack Bento

We've been thinking, if lunch is cute, shouldn't snacks be too? Faith and I decided that it should be!


She needed a quick snack for an afternoon activity, so we made a small sandwich with our CutezCute cutter, along with some sliced strawberries and a Gogurt.  Sometimes, you just need cute!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 245

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Welcome to the What's for Lunch Wednesday!

This weekly linkup was originally started to share bento lunches, but has expanded! Feel free to share any cute and fun food ideas for kids of all ages, food design, desserts, recipes and more! 
 
Looking for inspiration?  Check out two of the most popular posts from last week's link-up:


Want to join in?

Just choose a favorite post from the last week, copy the URL of that post from your blog, and enter it into the linky below.  We love to see bentos, cute food, fun food, kid friendly recipes, etc, just something food related!  We try to pin and tweet as many as we can, so share your favorites with us.

Click on the "Add Your Link" button below to add your posts to the link up.
 

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