Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quick & Easy Halloween Bat Bento

I realized yesterday, around 2pm, that the kids needed something to take with them, so had to throw together a couple of quick bentos for them.

On the plus side, you can be completely Halloween themed without a whole lot of work, just a couple of cut-outs, sprinkles and picks!



Miss Faith wanted a cream cheese and cucumber sandwich (really), since she loves the onion & chive cream cheese we bought. Easy enough! It's on Nature's Own Multigrain Sandwich Rounds with a marble cheddar bat for Halloween spookiness. Surrounding it are blackberry-pomegranate crisps (made by Quaker, I think) that Grandma bought the last time she was over.

The bottom tier holds strawberry yogurt with bat, pumpkin and ghost sprinkles. That container has a separate lid, so it seals nicely and doesn't leak. To the right, we have grapes with Halloween picks. Nana is sending the kiddos a Halloween fruit bouquet, so we're trying to just use the grapes & cantaloupe we have instead of buying a variety right now.

5 comments:

  1. Shannon - I just found your blog not too long ago, but I have to say I get so much inspiration from your ideas - I love it and so does my little one!! I have a question for you - where do you buy all of your cookie cutters? I have some good Christmas ones, but I would like to quickly build up a large assortment, but am not sure where to look for cheaper ones that will last through multiple sandwich cutting. Any advice?

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  2. I'd recommend metal over plastic. You have to be a bit more careful washing/drying metal (they can rust) but they work a million times better than plastic ones. Wilton makes a ton of adorable ones (Michael's/Joann's sell them). Hobby Lobby sells Wilton and they also sell their own brand that I've discovered work really well. Look after the holidays too. I have a ton of Halloween ones that I bought after last Halloween for a fraction of the price, even Target carries some!

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  3. The cute bento doesn't look like a speedy one at all! So nicely done. Like the little sprinkle so much! :D

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  4. Miss Faith is my kind of kid. Cream cheese and cucumber, YUM!

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  5. Shannon - Thanks for your advice on the cutters and stores - I will be keeping my eyes peeled for new cutters that will last for a long time!! Can't wait to be MORE creative! :)
    Thanks!!

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