This week, my children asked me why I never make them bentos anymore. I told them that I was at a loss for time many mornings because of work but since they were off this week and I was trying to keep them entertained, I said I’d make them a bento lunch even though they were home from school. A simple Thanksgiving lunch 🙂
In today’s lunch:
Main PB turkey leg shaped sandwich. I made this in two parts, one with a general shape of the turkey (peanut butter on top) and one with a cutter (shaped like a bone) and chex mix (apparently, the kids love this stuff!)
Sides Though they look like cranberries, my kids love cherries, so cherries and a whole persimmon that my kids eat up like apples.
Also included but not pictured Water and grapes
Today, I used (please disable AdBlock to see what tools I used for this bento):
Since there is no school this week, I made this bento at the end of last week. I meant for it to look like the turkey had a plaque behind him saying “Thanks” but it turned out that it ended up looking like a huge turkey afro, which, in retrospect, is really funny. That’s what happens when you’re dead set on using certain elements (the turkey is made out of pumpkin bread with all kinds of veggies in it) and end up with something that wasn’t quite in the plans.
In today’s lunch:
Turkey is made with pumpkin bread (loaded with zucchini, carrots, and squash). I baked the bread in a special round pan for cake pops, but they only came up as half-spheres. His beak is a cashew and his waddle is a craisin. His eyes are candy eyes and his tail is made from candy corn that I stuck into a slit in the side of the body (in retrospect, some peanut butter would’ve been good to secure the tail). Turkey afro is just a PB&J sandwich 🙂
Cutie orange flower with a grape for the center. Trail mix with a mellowcreme marshmallow
Also included but not pictured
Today I used:
Thanksgiving bento 😉 Turkey is sandwich with candy corn tail feathers, candy eyes and fruit leather wattle. He also has some pretzel legs but they’re hardly visible behind the marshmallow creme pumpkins. Sides are an orange “pumpkin” with pretzel stem and craisins.