Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate bento for Ben!

Ben is a little pirate obsessed. He's actually been a little pirate obsessed for a few years now. We have Little People pirates. We have Imaginext pirates. We have Playmobil pirates. We have pirate costumes and pirate patterned clothes and pirate jammies. We even have a skull & crossbones cutter to make pirate bentos!

On What's for Lunch Wednesday, Kids Dream Work shared an awesome pirate bento with a pirate sandwich with nori decorations. Now we didn't have sandwiches and Ben isn't a nori fan, but I had to try out her general idea to see if I could make a cute pirate too!

BentoLunch.net - Pirate themed bento box

Ben had a taco muffin, topped with his very own pirate face! The face is the last bit of white cheddar, with an orange cheddar bandana. He has one sugar eye (it's a pirate, of course) and an eye patch made from a bit of cucumber. His mustache & chin are cucumber also.

To go with our not-so-scary pirate, Ben has carrots & celery, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and a couple of kebabs of blueberries. We're almost out of fruit, so thank goodness for freezer berries!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing ever! Where do you get your sugar eyes?

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  2. I got them at a candy store near my mom's, but Amazon sells them!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Acandy+eyes%2Ci%3Agrocery&keywords=candy+eyes&ie=UTF8&qid=1281583201

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  3. Hi, I check in here often and admire your little creations! I work hard to pack meals with that generate little waste, although I am yet to attempt a bento box for my husband. Something I've been wondering is how much "scrap" do you generate when creating these beautiful presentations? And what do you do with the scraps?

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  4. @Erin - Not too much really! With this guy, the cucumber peel gets tossed anyhow so it at least had a purpose for a bit. I put all the scraps of cheese & meat back in the fridge in a container. I'll either use it later on or we just toss it in a chef style salad for the grown ups. Same with little bits of carrots & other veggies. This of course assumes my little vulture children aren't standing at the counter eating the scrap bits. ;o)

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  5. That's so awesome! Arrrrguably one of your cuter bento creations. (Sorry, had to do it.) I bet Ben was THRILLED.

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  6. I love this! You are so inspiring and the taco muffins are definitely going on our "must try" list. Sounds like my son is a bit ahead of yours..he's into dinos and then it was pirates (and still dinos...but now we've addes Star Wars...maybe you'd better get thinking on that one! :-) )

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  7. this is a cute and adorable pirate... Ben must be so excited by opening his box :-D

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  8. Will definitely be laughing if I ever see such cute real life pirate instead of being very afraid! Haha cool bento!

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  9. this is fabulous... I'm going to make this for my 34 year old husband... is that wrong?!

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  10. Thanks everyone! He is quite possibly my favorite bento I've made lately!

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  11. I love your version of Pirate! He is way more friendly than mine! :D
    Thanks for the link back too! :)

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  12. Yum! I can't wait to pick up a few bento containers.

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  13. So cute ... my daughter is famous for making her "snacky plates". She would love this!

    Enjoy your SITS Day! :)

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  15. Hi-this is fab. What kid of skewers have you got the blueberries on? They are the cutest!

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  16. Loved this! I tried my own today -- thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Where did you get the little skewers from? I love them!

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