Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lunches: 10.16.13 - Frightful Fall Blog Hop!

Happy Halloween Season!

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Food is my favorite hobby.  Thus, Halloween lunches are a bit of a thrill for me.

Some of my Bento Blogger Friends decided to celebrate the season with a series of Frightful Fall Blog Hops. We will have three hops - I am part of the first one.  I hope that by hopping through our boo-tiful lunches, you will find some inspiration for your own haunted fun.


I decided to try something new for these lunches.  I picked up some Halloween wafer paper from Amazon (via FancyFlours.com).  Wafer paper is traditionally used on cookies, and sometimes cakes.  I searched the web to see if anyone had posted using it on bread before - so this could be a first!


For the sandwiches, I cut the shapes out of the wafer paper with a sharp knife, painted the back with a little corn syrup, and then placed them on top of the bread.  I pressed them for about 10 minutes by putting a cast iron pot on top of them to makes sure the wafer paper was well attached.

We'll see how the kids like the flavor... but I really love the way the sandwiches look!

Carrot fingers: 1g, grapes: 5g, sandwich: 25g, spinach: 1g, star crackers: 8g, apple: 4g
So - for The Boy's lunch, I packed some grapes, carrot fingers with cheese finger nails, a salami and Cabot cheese sandwich on a sandwich thin with wafer paper decoration on a bed of spinach, apple slices, and cinnamon star crackers, all in an Easylunchbox.  For snack, he has some Dick & Jane Baking company Educational snacks (not pictured, review coming soon - 18g)


The Girl has grapes, a clementine Jack-o-Lantern, a turkey and Cabot cheese sandwich on a sandwich thin with wafer paper decoration on a bed of spinach, with apple slices (BOO!), and some cinnamon star crackers, all in an Easylunchbox.  She also has Dick & Jane Baking company Educational snacks (not pictured) for snack.


I hope that you have enjoyed my lunches, and now, head on over to Cristi at Bentonbetterlunches to see what's hopping next!


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22 comments:

  1. Wow! Impressive lunches! I want to try some of that wafer paper.

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  2. Love it! That wafer paper is so cool!

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  3. These look great let us know what the kids think of the wafer papers, I think they are amazing

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  4. Great idea with the wafer paper, I might have to try it!

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  5. The wafer papers look amazing! I love the carrot and cheese fingers.

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  6. Very nicely done! The wafer papers add such a nice to touch!

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  7. The paper is very cool! everything looks perfect!

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  8. The wafer paper is wicked. Let us know how the kids liked the taste!

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  9. Wow, those look so impressive and professionally done. Now, I want to try wafer paper.

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  10. Ooh, this is super super cool! These lunches look amazing!

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  11. Wow, the results of the wafer paper on bread is great!

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  12. WOW I want wafer paper now! Its gorgeous!!

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  13. They look amazing! I definitely need some wafer paper!!!
    Awesome lunches!

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  14. Still in awe over your wafer paper idea. GENIUS!

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