Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ginger Bread & Snow Man Bento

Christmas is quickly approaching and the boys are SO excited that this is their last week of school before their winter break! Yippee! I'm almost done with our shopping (thank you!) and hope to start wrapping up goodies this week. The boys have been taking lunch all week but I just haven't gotten around to posting. I'm actually blogging right now from church during their Christmas show practice! The boys get to play 2 of the 3 Wise Men. I'm a proud mama! They've been so good & so patient with weekly practices. I can't wait until this Sunday for the final show.
Below are two of the lunches that are post worthy. I attempted to make a Santa Bagel ... however, it ended up looking more like a clown! LOL!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Brrrr! It's Cold!

I think I'm having way too much fun this week with our lunches. Yesterday, the boys brought little mini corn dogs & as you can see, they look like they are ready for a snow day (Oh how I wish! We live in So. CA so that's probably non gonna happen). It has been cold and gloomy here but not cold enough to snow where we live.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa! I know him!

I think Jingle was feeling a little home sick.  He seems to have found our dancing Santa last night and was all smiles!  The boys thought he looked hilarious and could not stop laughing when they found him this morning.  Luckily they didn't turn on Dancing Santa...other wise Jingle would have fallen right out! And that would be bad.

Elf on the shelf with Santa

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Wreath

My previous post showed what Jingle, our Christmas elf, packed for the boys lunch. He was a little bit off so I had to make a different lunch for the boys to take.

Christmas Wreath Pizza Bagel
I made a Christmas Wreath aka Pizza Bagel. I topped a whole wheat bagel with pizza sauce, cheese & pepperoni then baked for 5 minutes. It was a hit with the boys! They love anything pizza!
I do have to give kudos to Jingles for trying to help out today with the lunches.

Jingle's Lunch

This morning we walked into the kitchen to find that our Jingle had already made the boys lunches! Well, that would have been OK by me, however, he packed waffle mix, frosting, tuna and sprinkles for the boys! My youngest was not mad at all and was happy to take sprinkles and frosting for lunch!  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was too funny!!

Elf on a shelf makes lunch.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Mini's

Today I used my new mini Christmas cookie punches for the boys lunch. Aren't they cute? I bought them at my local cake supply shop. My favorite one is the ginger bread man. I love going to cake shop because they have cute food picks and rings that are normally used for cupcakes.
I'm so impatient that I don't want to order them online because then I have to wait for them to arrive. =)
Lunch today was mini sandwiches, strawberries, grapes & crackers. (I finally went grocery shopping today!! Haha is this like déjà vu?)
And here's our little ginger bread man. Almost too cute to eat!

Elf On A Shelf

This month I'll be posting Christmas bentos along with other Christmas happenings in our home on my blog. It really is my most favorite holiday and time of the year & I'd like to share with everyone some holiday spirit!
So to start things off, let me introduce to you Jingle, our elf. This little guy arrived at our home this weekend and will be visiting for the month. He is here to help make sure the boys are being nice & not naughty.
However, we are finding that he has been getting into his own shinanigans!! Wonder if Santa has a list of his own for the elves!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Our first Christmas lunch!

Hi Everyone and welcome to .... DECEMBER! Finally I can break out all the Christmas goodies I bought a few weeks ago.  I do apologize for not posting so much the last part of November.  But I'm back and ready to go!! And really super excited!  Today I made a Christmas tree lunch and since it was our first Christmas bento, I went a lil over board with the goodies today.  But I do love how my new table cloth (thank you Tarzhey aka Target) goes with our lunch.  And it's also fitting today since we also got our Christmas tree today (thank you Husband).

I tried to make the Christmas tree look like it was sitting on top of snow (marshmallows). Ornaments are M&Ms. My youngest won some Milano cookies from our white elephant exchange this weekend, so I put some in their lunch along with some pretzels. Oh and of course strawberries! I must admit that I really love how all of this came together NOW that I am looking at it. I was in such a rush this morning that I didn't have time to ooooh and aahhhh! 

Happy Holidays to all my visitor and fellow bento bloggers! 
It's gonna be a great Christmas Season!

Our tree!