Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Turkey Day Bento

I needed at least one Thanksgiving bento to post, so we made one today! Everyone loves a cute turkey, gobble gobble.

I am running on a low food count, since it will just be the 4 of us and a large turkey for Thanksgiving. I know I'm going to have a million leftovers, so trying to use out as much as I can without buying more before Thursday.


Today, we have turkey & onion/chive cream cheese sandwiches on multigrain sandwich rounds, topped with a cheese turkey! The feathers are alternating cheddar and swiss pieces, cut with a circle cutter twice to make the feather shape. The face is also cheddar, using part of a duck cookie cutter I have, the beak & waddle are swiss from the same cutters. Two sugar eyes make for a happy smiling turkey.

To the top, we have strawberry slices & grapes; to the upper right, some blackberries; and on the bottom right, honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon. We had a birthday dinner the other night with lots of fruit leftover, so F&B are enjoying a huge variety right now.

Lunch is packed in our EasyLunchboxes, I love the large space when I want a cute sandwich design.

9 comments:

  1. Cute! I never got an opportunity to make a Thanksgiving lunch. :(

    Sounds to me like you have just the right amount of turkey. I have to have leftovers!

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  2. Love this Shannon! So sweet that you're cooking for just the 4 of you and making a big deal for your own family. Happy memories!

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  3. This is such a cute bento idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. What a cute turkey! It's nice to see people appreciating Thanksigiving especially when I have been seeing christmas decorations in already! btw, I will try to do a tamago demo the next time I make it. Hopefully next month. :)

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  5. cute! cute! happy thanksgiving!! :)

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  6. Thank you all! Should you be passing through Dallas on Thursday, I have 9 lbs of turkey to share! ;o)

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  7. Did you use cream cheese to secure the design?

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    1. Yes. I usually use dots of it to hold designs down.

      My kids don't care for peanut butter, so cream cheese works just as well. :)

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