Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Early St. Patrick's Day Bento!

Much like Valentine's Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday, some bento friends and I decided to pick a day and formulate a blog hop to share off some awesome St. Patrick's Day ideas, before the holiday occurs!

I couldn't decide between one of two ways, so thought I would showcase both. Both kids have cream cheese and jelly sandwiches (the formations vary), key lime yogurt with shamrock sprinkles, a Thin Mint cupcake from the 100th birthday at Girl Scouts last night, some carrots, some strawberries, and both have a cutie orange in a separate container for a snack. The main lunches are packed in our Easy Lunchboxes (also available on Amazon). On to the sandwich options ...


This option works well if you don't have a shamrock cutter. The odds are much greater that you have hearts and 4 hearts pointed in the middle make a rather nice 4 leaf clover! The stem was just trimmed quickly with a knife to make it a little more shamrock-like.


This option showcases my shamrock cutter and led me to discover one more option for what to do with the extra bread. Now typically, I try to cram as many sandwich pieces onto one slice of bread, then save the crusts for croutons, but this time, I cut through the center and saved the pieces for egg in a hole this morning! No waste whatsoever.


As for the blog hop, I'd highly recommend hopping over to visit Astrid at Lunches Fit for a Kid to see what she is cooking up, the follow the links around to some other awesome blogs!

15 comments:

  1. So cute. My mom always called the egg in the bread dish "chicken in the basket." Love the idea of how to not waste the bread!

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  2. FANTASTIC! Love the egg in the hole idea - might have to do that for breakfast for the fam Sat morning (w/ GF bread of course)!! :)

    PS: Thin mint cupcakes sound soooo gooood! LOL

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  3. Key lime yogurt...umm! And LOVE the idea of how to use the leftover bread! I usually save it and feed them to the deer, but forget that, i'm saving it for me now..lol

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  4. Love your two cheese shamrock! Greatr lunches!

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  5. JDaniel would love this lunch! I love your egg sandwich!

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  6. I haven't had egg in a hole for years - thanks for reminding me of a great breakfast idea!

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  7. Love the egg in the hole bonus!

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  8. Love your lunches!! I love Egg in the hole!!! Growing up we called it Toasty Eggys... my fav!!

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  9. Adorable lunches! And I LOVE the egg in the hole idea!! No more wondering what to do with bread now :D

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  10. Adorable lunches and I am absolutely trying the egg in a hole idea! I think Taia might try it if the "hole" was a cute shape!

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  11. Great lunches! Love your egg in the hole idea for your leftover bread!

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  12. We're big fans of "dipping eggs" (over-medium) and dip our toast in it... That looks fantastic! I usually chuck my scraps out the back for the birds (Okay, okay. Raccoons. Whatever.)

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  13. I think I learned them as toad-in-the-hole though!

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  14. I love the breakfast idea! Beautiful shamrock sammies! I am sure they were loved!

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  15. You are a genius! My husband is always complaining about the wasted bread, but my girls LOVE hole in the bread egg, or eggs in a frame, eggs in a basket, toad in the hole. Sorry got carried away. Now when he complains I will make breakfast!

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