Monday, October 8, 2012

Jack-o-lantern Bento

We made it to the orchard this weekend but failed to pick a pumpkin (it started to rain)... So with no actual pumpkins in the house yet we decided to put pumpkins in our lunch!
This was such a simple lunch to put together! In the main compartment of our EasyLunchboxes Eliana had a ham and cheese sandwich on a sun dried basil tortilla, cut with a pumpkin cookie cutter. We went a long with our Pumpkin Patch Lunch theme and put some sliced green peppers and snapea crisps surrounding the sandwich.  To make your Jack-o-lantern you can use some edible food markers and draw a face. 

In the top right Eliana had some yogurt.  I saw the brilliant idea of freezing yogurt into shapes on Keeley McGuire and on Bent On Better Lunches this past summer and we've been doing it ever since. We always have some in our freezer stash now. Eliana had a frozen pumpkin yogurt on top of vanilla yogurt (recipe and tutorial here!)

In the bottom right Eliana had a pumpkin cinnamon streusel muffin. This is one of our favorite muffins! Both Eliana and I love muffins and pumpkin and cinnamon. Put them together? deliciousness. So of course we made extra and put them in the freezer to savor them longer ;) I already like to make my muffins in silicone cups. It not only reduces waste (you throw out the paper liner all the time!) it also makes makes the muffin cuter. Anything looks cutter in a silicone cup :)

But somehow I feel like this lunch is missing something.... it doesn't seem Jack-o-lantern-y enough...
aha! Now it is a Jack-o-lantern bento! :) I know, I know... I'm so silly. I simply love these pumpkin silicone cups. I found them at Christmas Tree Shops. They have a face in the bottom, so when you turn your muffin around it is a Jack-o-lantern! It was such a simple way to make this lunch more fun :)

Here is what I used to make this lunch (or similar):

I link up.

14 comments:

  1. Love the yogurt idea. I need to try that soon! Thanks for the comment and following.

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    1. Thanks Meredith! I love frozen yogurt shapes. We always have them in our fridge :)

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  2. Oh no, :( hope u get to pick some next time. Love your very cute pumpkin lunch! :)

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    1. Thanks Ming!! I hope we can pick some pumpkins too! Its been awful weather here.. Its raining again today.. and it rained all last week.. we'll eventually get some! :)

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  3. Super cute! I absolutely love the little pumpkin yogurt and the silicone cup you used to bake the muffin. ^^ Thank you for following me - I love your blog!

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  4. Cute idea! I have a silicone pan that makes those tiny pumpkins -- good idea to use it for the yogurt. Is the yogurt still in that form by lunch or has it thawed?

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    1. Rachel, it really depends on how cold you keep your yogurt. It doesn't stay completely frozen by lunch though. It will thaw-- just how much it thaws depends on how cold you keep you lunch (ice packs etc). My daughter actually likes them straight out of the freezer -- she likes to "mush it up" i.e. break and mix up frozen yogurt with her spoon :)

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  5. this is the cutest lunch ever... makes me want to be a kid again so my mom could make this for me...hahah

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    1. aww thank you!! haha you could make it for yourself too! not that I do that sort of thing... ;)

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  6. Michelle, you topped yourself with this Bento! Oh, that is just so darling and it all looks really healthy to boot! Wow. Do come and link it up at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-35/

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