Monday, December 22, 2014

Lunches: 12.22.14

The kids still have school today and tomorrow, so I'm still packing lunches.
Bagel: 30g, star cookies: 6g, egg: 0g, apple slices: 8g, Mozzarella snowman: 1g

The Boy has half a cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese, a hard boiled egg, dark chocolate star cookies, apple slices, and a mini Mozzarella ball snowman.  His snack is a fruit bar (not pictured, 19g).

The Girl has half a cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese, a hard boiled egg, dark chocolate star cookies, orange slices, and a mini Mozzarella ball snowman.




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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lunches: 12.18.14

Did you see my offering for the Bento Blogger & Friends Holiday Hop?

Today, I've gone with a grilled cheese sandwich, using MOMables method to keep the sandwich crispy.
Grilled cheese sandwich: 30g, pretzels & star cookies: 19g, applesauce: 15g, apple slices: 4g
The Boy has a grilled cheese sandwich on seeded sourdough bread, Holiday pretzels and a couple of dark chocolate mint star cookies, applesauce, and apple slices.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).

The Girl has a grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread, Holiday pretzels and a couple of dark chocolate mint stars, applesauce, and some orange slices.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lunches: 12.16.14 - Ho Ho Holiday Hop!

It's just a week until Christmas Eve, and the Bento Bloggers & Friends decided it was time for a festive Ho Ho Hop!
The Girl's lunch

Joyful ornament sandwiches
The Boy's Lunch: Sandwiches: 20g, pretzels: 14g, Bean crisps: 2g, raisins: 31g, applesauce: 15g

I used my Christmas ornament cookie cutters to cut the sandwiches, which are chicken and Havarti cheese.  Along side the sandwiches, I packed some Christmas-y yogurt covered pretzels, bean crisps, and a present of applesauce in a mini dipper (I told the kids to unwrap before eating).  The Boy has some jumbo raisins, and The Girl has some orange slices.  For snack, The Boy has a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).

http://eclecticlamb.com/2014/12/17/ho-ho-ho-holiday-bento-blog-hop/

Want to see what else we have to show you in the form of festive lunches?  Check out how Kathy over at Eclectic Lamb is celebrating, and then hop on through to the other Bento Blogger & Friends by clicking on the buttons on each lunch.  Happy Holidays!


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lunches: 12.16.14

On this Tuesday, it's leftovers for the kids.

Raisins: 31g, black bean crisps: 3g, tamale: 14g, apple slices: 4g, carrots: 1g
The Boy has a vegetable and cheese tamale (store bought), apple slices, roasted Parisian carrots, mixed jumbo raisins, and black bean crisps.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g)


The Girl has a vegetable and cheese tamale, apple slices, roasted Parisian carrots, mixed jumbo raisins, and black bean crisps.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Lunches: 12.15.14

Happy Monday!  After our cookie decorating party, I decided to go simple for lunches.
Tacos: 20g, broccoli and ranch: 2g, grapes: 6g, apple slices: 4g
The Boy has some mini tacos, broccoli with ranch dressing, grapes, and apple slices.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).

The Girl has mini tacos, broccoli with ranch dressing, grapes, and apple slices.


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Cookie Decorating Party 2014

It's become part of our annual tradition to host a sugar cookie decorating party.  If you want to see previous cookie decorating parties, you can check them out here:

2010
2011
2012 - Pictures on my facebook page
2013







This year, I made three kinds of sugar cookies: Spiced Eggnog, Cinnamon Sugar, and Red Velvet.  My mother donated some traditional sugar cookies to the cause.


To decorate, I made Joy of Baking's Royal Icing with Egg whites, and then made flood icing according to Bake at 350's method for decorating.  For the outline icing, I filled pastry bags, and for the flood icing, I filled Wilton squeeze bottles.  The trick for the icing is to make some thicker for outlining (just add a bit more confectioner's sugar), and then make the flood icing thinner.






Then, it was just up to everyone's imaginations!
























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Friday, December 12, 2014

Lunches: 12.12.14

I decided to do something fun for this Friday lunch.  How about everything round?

Meatballs: 10g, grapes: 6g, carrots: 3g, sandwich crackers: 10g, Mozzarella balls: 1g, spinach & kale bites: 9g
 The Boy has some spinach and kale bites (from Trader Joe's), roasted Parisian carrots (they are Heirloom carrots that grow round!), mini meatballs, mini Mozzarella balls, mini peanut butter sandwich crackers, and grapes.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).


The Girl has the same thing.  It's a good square meal, in a good round package.


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