Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Theme Lunch #1 (Thanksgiving Bento)

    Good Monday morning to you all!  I had a nice weekend packing up all the Halloween decorations, cookie pans and cutters.  Although I was a little sad at first, it became much more exciting as I dug through my stash searching for things that I will get to use this month.  Plus, we are still in the "fall/autumn" season, so I don't have to get rid of the leaves. All of the leaves are really starting to fall and turn the official brown - boo....but inside we can still use the colors to emulate the beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. 
    I will put a note in here that this month will probably have some repeats because you can only do turkeys, pilgrim hats, pumpkins, leaves, etc for so long.

Plated Lunch:

 - Turkey sandwich is just a round cut sandwich filled with cream cheese and stuck strawberries in for the feathers.  The little "turkeys" face is a piece of ham just cut with a knife, cheese for eyes (with a food marker for the dots) and a carrot nose
 - Autumn Mix Pile: Red grapes stuck with pretzel sticks (acorns), Apples cut into leaves, pepperoni slices...also using a leaf cookie cutter, and some provolone cheese using the leaf cookie cutters as well.

Bento Version: 

 - Red silicon cup with regular size goldfish
 - Circle "turkey" sandwich: cream cheese filling, strawberries for the feathers.  I used a slice of deli ham and just cut away a small portion for the "turkey's" head.  Topped with provolone cheese for eyes (with food marker dots) and a carrot nose
 - Sugar snap pea pods with an "acorn" made out of a pretzel stick stuck on a red grape
 - Apple and provolone cheese slices cut out with a leaf cookie cutter